Jan 29, 2009

Careers UAE kicks off in March

Dubai: Careers UAE 2009, the recruitment, training and education event for UAE Nationals, will be held from March 29 to 31 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Held under the Patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will bring together the nation's top recruiters and thousands of job seekers under one roof and is set to play a key role in the government's efforts to increase the number of UAE nationals working in the private sector.

"As companies resize and reposition their HR strategies, Careers UAE becomes more relevant than ever to ensure the Emiratisation programme remains a priority for companies in both the private and public sectors," said Mr Helal Saeed Al Merri, the CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, the show's organiser. "This year, the event provides UAE nationals the valued opportunity to improve their understanding of the changing trends and developments in the employment and training market here."

Social awareness can help quit smoking

It is time to put an end to the habit of smoking!

There may be various reasons why people begin smoking. However, once one has identified the trigger for this habit, it will be much easier to break it.

Smoking is classified as one of the main causes of cancer, a disease which has unfortunately become very common in these times. However, I believe that social awareness can prevent the spreading of such habits to a great extent.

Recently, I happened to see a poster at the entrance of a prominent shopping centre in Muscat, Oman.

The poster clearly states that no cigarettes will be sold to those below 18 years of age. I have not seen similar awareness drives in the city's retail outlets, nor anywhere else, in the past. Such initiatives by organisers is highly appreciated. These types of campaigns would definitely serve to alert the general public about the harmful effects of smoking. Simultaneously, it can prevent the cigarette sales to youngsters.

In many countries, I believe smoking has been banned from places such as public transport depots, cinemas and other public properties. However, recent statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that more and more young people are becoming addicted to smoking, which is alarming.

An important point is that individuals must understand the pros and cons of their habits. The emotional remunerations of quitting bad practices are increased confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, one can revel in the knowledge that one has will power. The physical benefits of quitting smoking include being able to breathe easy, and a decreased risk of acquiring a serious illness.

On a larger level, one would be able to support the society by contributing to a cleaner and fresher atmosphere.

People should be aware of the fact that they are in control of their actions. With a positive attitude, one can stay away from smoking and enjoy life's precious moments as a non-smoker!

3 shampoo brands withdrawn from shops

Dubai: Three types of shampoos manufactured in India and Iran have been withdrawn from the market as long term use can cause adverse effects on human health.

Redha Salman, director of public health and safety department for Dubai Municipality said that tests revealed the evidence of 1,4 Dioxane. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the testing of this chemical compound on mice resulted in their developing liver and gall bladder failure. The EPA has classified the 1,4 Dioxane as a Group B2, a probable human carcinogen.

Salman said that beginning this year the Saudi Arabia, Food and Drug Administration banned some nine types of shampoos and the Dubai Municipality moved accordingly.

"We found only five types in the market but only three batches showed evidence of 1,4 Dioxane. There is no consensus on the safe limit in the use of this chemical. Animals tested developed tumours and cancer. It is not tested on humans, therefore the recommended concentration limit should be maintained at 10ppm [parts per million]."

Salman refused to reveal the names of the banned shampoos as only some batches were faulty.

"People here are unlikely to be exposed to it as we have withdrawn everything from the market some three weeks back. Some shampoos have been returned to the company while some will be destroyed here. This is a precautionary step," he said.

Jan 21, 2009

Dubai Rent Index


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Dubai Rental Index 2009

The latest average recommended rental price for residential property in Dubai, as laid out in the Real Estate Regulatory Authority index which was published in January 2009.
Dubai Marina
Apartments:
Studio: Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh110-150,000
2 bedrooms: Dh168-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh220-300,000
4 bedrooms: Dh280-400,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh300-320,000

Apartments:
Studio: Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh110-150,000
2 bedrooms: Dh168-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh220-300,000
4 bedrooms: Dh280-400,000

Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh300-320,000

The Greens
Apartments
Studio: Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh110-130,000
2 bedrooms: Dh168-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-260,000
4 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000
Apartments:
Studio Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh110-130,000
2 bedrooms: Dh168-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-260,000
4 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000

Burj Dubai/Downtown
Apartments
Studio: Dh110-118,000
1 bedroom : Dh125-165,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-260,000
3 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000
4 bedrooms: Dh330-350,000
Studio: Dh110-118,000
1 bedroom : Dh125-165,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-260,000
3 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000
4 bedrooms: Dh330-350,000

International City
Apartments
Studio: Dh45-55,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-90,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-55,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-90,000

Green Community
Apartments:
Studio: Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh100-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh240-260,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh270-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh350-400,000
5 bedrooms: Dh390-400,000 6 be...
Apartments:
Studio: Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh100-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh240-260,000

Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh270-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh350-400,000
5 bedrooms: Dh390-400,000
6 bedrooms: Dh440-460,000


Jumeirah Beach Residence

Apartments:
Studio: Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh110-150,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh220-300,000
4 bedrooms: Dh280-400,000
Studio: Dh80-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh110-150,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh220-300,000
4 bedrooms: Dh280-400,000

Palm Jumeirah
Apartments:
1 bedroom : Dh140-210,000
2 bedrooms: Dh210-240,000
3 bedrooms: Dh270-320,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh350-400,000
4 bedrooms: Dh400-500,000
5 bedrooms: Dh500-700,000
Apartments:
1 bedroom : Dh140-210,000
2 bedrooms: Dh210-240,000
3 bedrooms: Dh270-320,000

Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh350-400,000
4 bedrooms: Dh400-500,000
5 bedrooms: Dh500-700,000

Jumeirah Lake Towers
Apartments:
Studio: Dh75-95,000
1 bedroom : Dh120-135,000
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh240-350,000
4 bedrooms: Dh380-400,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh75-95,000
1 bedroom : Dh120-135,000
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh240-350,000
4 bedrooms: Dh380-400,000

Arabian Ranches
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh190-200,000
3 bedrooms: Dh250-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh320-350,000
5 bedrooms: Dh380-400,00
6 bedrooms: Dh400-430,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh190-200,000
3 bedrooms: Dh250-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh320-350,000
5 bedrooms: Dh380-400,00
6 bedrooms: Dh400-430,000

Jumeirah Islands
Villas:
4 bedrooms: Dh400-500,000
5 bedrooms: Dh500-550,000
Villas:
4 bedrooms: Dh400-500,000
5 bedrooms: Dh500-550,000

The Meadows
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh300-320,000
4 bedrooms: Dh330-400,000
5 bedrooms: Dh420-500,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh300-320,000
4 bedrooms: Dh330-400,000
5 bedrooms: Dh420-500,000

The Springs
Villas:
Studio: Dh80-90,000
2 bedrooms : Dh190-230,000
3 bedrooms: Dh250-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh300-350,000
Villas:
Studio: Dh80-90,000
2 bedrooms : Dh190-230,000
3 bedrooms: Dh250-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh300-350,000

The Gardens
Apartments:
1 bedroom: Dh90-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-115,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-140,000
Apartments:
1 bedroom: Dh90-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-115,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-140,000

Discovery Gardens
Apartments:
Studio: Dh70-75,000
1 bedroom : Dh95-105,000
2 bedrooms: Dh130-145,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh70-75,000
1 bedroom : Dh95-105,000
2 bedrooms: Dh130-145,000

Dubai Silicon Oasis

Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-70,000
1 bedroom : Dh95-125,000
2 bedrooms: Dh130-140,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-170,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-70,000
1 bedroom : Dh95-125,000
2 bedrooms: Dh130-140,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-170,000

Dubai Financial Centre
Apartments:
Studio: Dh130-150,000
1 bedroom : Dh170-190,000
2 bedrooms: Dh230-280,000
3 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh130-150,000
1 bedroom : Dh170-190,000
2 bedrooms: Dh230-280,000
3 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000

Al Souq Al Kabeer
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh75-80,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-95,000
3 bedrooms: Dh125-135,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh75-80,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-95,000
3 bedrooms: Dh125-135,000

Al Jafliyah

Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-45,000
1 bedroom : Dh55-65,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-130,000
3 bedrooms: Dh110-180,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms:
Dh100-130,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh140-170,000
5 bedro...
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-45,000
1 bedroom : Dh55-65,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-130,000
3 bedrooms: Dh110-180,000

Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh100-130,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh140-170,000
5 bedrooms: Dh160-200,000

Al Bada'a
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh60-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-110,000
Villas: 2 bedrooms:
Dh150-200,000
3 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-260,000
5 bedrooms: Dh250-290,000
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh60-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-110,000

Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
3 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-260,000
5 bedrooms: Dh250-290,000

Al Satwa
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh60-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-110,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh60-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-110,000

Al Hudaiba
Apartments:
Studio: Dh50-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-85,000
2 bedrooms: Dh95-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh110-140,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-160,000
4 bedro...
Apartments:
Studio: Dh50-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-85,000
2 bedrooms: Dh95-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh110-140,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-160,000
4 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
5 bedrooms: Dh170-210,000


Mankhool

Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-85,000
1 bedroom : Dh90-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh115-170,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh105-135,000
3 bedrooms: Dh125-250,000 4 bed...
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-85,000
1 bedroom : Dh90-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh115-170,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh105-135,000
3 bedrooms: Dh125-250,000
4 bedrooms: Dh220-350,000
5 bedrooms: Dh300-450,000

Umm Hurair
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-80,000
1 bedroom : Dh80-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh110-160,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-80,000
1 bedroom : Dh80-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh110-160,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000

Al Karama
Apartments:
Studio: Dh50-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh70-110,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-200,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh50-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh70-110,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-200,000

Oud Metha
Apartments:
Studio: Dh70-80,000
1 bedroom : Dh95-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh120-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh155-180,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh70-80,000
1 bedroom : Dh95-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh120-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh155-180,000

Al Barsha
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-85,000
1 bedroom : Dh80-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-160,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-170,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
3 bedrooms: Dh220-270,000
4 bedrooms: Dh250-300,000 5 bed...
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-85,000
1 bedroom : Dh80-120,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-160,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-170,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
3 bedrooms: Dh220-270,000
4 bedrooms: Dh250-300,000
5 bedrooms: Dh300-400,000


Al Quoz

Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh170-210,000
4 bedrooms: Dh200-250,000
5 bedrooms: Dh240-290,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh170-210,000
4 bedrooms: Dh200-250,000
5 bedrooms: Dh240-290,000

Al Wasl
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh160-210,000
3 bedrooms: Dh180-240,000
4 bedrooms: Dh220-280,000
5 bedrooms: Dh250-300,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh160-210,000
3 bedrooms: Dh180-240,000
4 bedrooms: Dh220-280,000
5 bedrooms: Dh250-300,000


Al Safa

Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh190-250,000
4 bedrooms: Dh230-320,000
5 bedrooms: Dh260-400,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh190-250,000
4 bedrooms: Dh230-320,000
5 bedrooms: Dh260-400,000

Al Manara
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh190-250,000
4 bedrooms: Dh230-320,000
5 bedrooms: Dh260-400,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh190-250,000
4 bedrooms: Dh230-320,000
5 bedrooms: Dh260-400,000

Umm Al Sheif
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh190-250,000
4 bedrooms: Dh230-320,000
5 bedrooms: Dh260-400,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
3 bedrooms: Dh190-250,000
4 bedrooms: Dh230-320,000
5 bedrooms: Dh260-400,000


Jumeirah

Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh240-290,000
3 bedrooms: Dh250-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh340-410,000
5 bedrooms: Dh380-450,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh240-290,000
3 bedrooms: Dh250-280,000
4 bedrooms: Dh340-410,000
5 bedrooms: Dh380-450,000

Umm Suqeim
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh250-300,000
3 bedrooms: Dh290-360,000
4 bedrooms: Dh350-420,000
5 bedrooms: Dh400-470,000
Villas:
2 bedrooms: Dh250-300,000
3 bedrooms: Dh290-360,000
4 bedrooms: Dh350-420,000
5 bedrooms: Dh400-470,000

Dubai Investment Park
Apartments:
Studio: Dh70-80,000
1 bedroom : Dh90-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh130-135,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-240,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh70-80,000
1 bedroom : Dh90-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh130-135,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-240,000


Al Hamriya

Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-65,000
1 bedroom : Dh75-110,000
2 bedrooms: Dh90-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
4 bedrooms: Dh200-250,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-65,000
1 bedroom : Dh75-110,000
2 bedrooms: Dh90-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh150-200,000
4 bedrooms: Dh200-250,000

Trade Centre 1
Apartments:
Studio: Dh85-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh125-145,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-210,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh85-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh125-145,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-210,000

Trade Centre 2
Apartments:
Studio: Dh85-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh125-145,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-210,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh85-90,000
1 bedroom : Dh125-145,000
2 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
3 bedrooms: Dh200-210,000

Al Mussala
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh75-80,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-95,000
3 bedrooms: Dh125-135,000

Al Refaa
Apartments:
tudio: Dh50-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-185,000
2 bedrooms: Dh90-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh50-60,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-185,000
2 bedrooms: Dh90-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh130-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000

Al Garhoud
Apartments:
Studio: Dh65-70,000
1 bedroom : Dh90-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh125-135,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh200-240,000
4 bedrooms: Dh220-280,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh65-70,000
1 bedroom : Dh90-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh125-135,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh200-240,000
4 bedrooms: Dh220-280,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-320,000

Al Muteena
Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-65,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-150,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh130-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
5 bedrooms: Dh250-270,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-65,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-150,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh130-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
5 bedrooms: Dh250-270,000

Hor Al Anz
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh80-90,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh120-140,000
4 bedrooms: Dh160-200,000
5 bedrooms: Dh220-260,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh80-90,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh120-140,000
4 bedrooms: Dh160-200,000
5 bedrooms: Dh220-260,000

Abu Hail
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh80-90,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh130-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh140-170,000
5 bedrooms: Dh170-200,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh80-90,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh130-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh140-170,000
5 bedrooms: Dh170-200,000

Al Twar
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh160-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
5 bedrooms: Dh200-240,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh160-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh170-220,000
5 bedrooms: Dh200-240,000

Al Wahaida
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh130-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh140-170,000
5 bedrooms: Dh170-200,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh130-150,000
4 bedrooms: Dh140-170,000
5 bedrooms: Dh170-200,000

Al Rashidya
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-170,000
4 bedrooms: Dh160-190,000
5 bedrooms: Dh190-230,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-170,000
4 bedrooms: Dh160-190,000
5 bedrooms: Dh190-230,000

Nad Al Hamar
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh160-190,000
4 bedrooms: Dh220-240,000
5 bedrooms: Dh290-320,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh160-190,000
4 bedrooms: Dh220-240,000
5 bedrooms: Dh290-320,000

Al Warqa'a
Apartments:
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-95,000
3 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000
Apartments:
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-95,000
3 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000

Mirdiff
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh80-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh120-130,000
Villas (part of a community):
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh190-200,000
5 bedrooms: Dh220-250,000 Villas (ind...
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh80-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh120-130,000
Villas (part of a community):
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh190-200,000
5 bedrooms: Dh220-250,000
Villas (individual):
3 bedrooms: Dh170-200,000
4 bedrooms: Dh230-250,000
5 bedrooms: Dh300-320,000

Al Muraqqabat
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom : Dh85-100,000
2 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh160-180,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom : Dh85-100,000
2 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh160-180,000

Al Mezhar
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000

Al KhawaneejVillas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000

Al Muhaisnah First
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh80-90,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh80-90,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
4 bedrooms: Dh210-230,000
5 bedrooms: Dh280-310,000

Al Qusais
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh75-80,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-110,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-135,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh120-140,000
4 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
5 bedrooms: Dh200-220,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-50,000
1 bedroom : Dh75-80,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-110,000
3 bedrooms: Dh120-135,000

Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh120-140,000
4 bedrooms: Dh150-180,000
5 bedrooms: Dh200-220,000

Nad Al Shamma
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-170,000
4 bedrooms: Dh160-190,000
5 bedrooms: Dh190-230,000
Villas:
3 bedrooms: Dh150-170,000
4 bedrooms: Dh160-190,000
5 bedrooms: Dh190-230,000

Al Nahda
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-47,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-95,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh45-47,000
1 bedroom : Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh85-95,000
3 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000

Hor Al Anz East
Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-65,000
1 bedroom: Dh80-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
3 bedrooms: Dh140-160,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-65,000
1 bedroom: Dh80-90,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-120,000
3 bedrooms: Dh140-160,000

Al Muhaisnah Fourth
Apartments:
Studio: Dh35-45,000
1 bedroom: Dh55-65,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-75,000
3 bedrooms: Dh85-90,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh35-45,000
1 bedroom: Dh55-65,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-75,000
3 bedrooms: Dh85-90,000

Al Rigga
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh85-100,000
2 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh160-180,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh85-100,000
2 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
3 bedrooms: Dh160-180,000


Al Baraha

Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh55-65,000
2 bedrooms: Dh65-75,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh55-65,000
2 bedrooms: Dh65-75,000


Naif

Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000

Al Ras
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-55,000
1 bedroom: Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-85,000
3 bedrooms: Dh80-85,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-55,000
1 bedroom: Dh65-75,000
2 bedrooms: Dh75-85,000
3 bedrooms: Dh80-85,000

Al Buteen
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh85-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh120-140,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh85-95,000
2 bedrooms: Dh120-140,000

Rigga Al Buteen
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh90-100,000
2 bedrooms: Dh110-120,000
3 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh60-70,000
1 bedroom: Dh90-100,000
2 bedrooms: Dh110-120,000
3 bedrooms: Dh140-150,000

Port Saeed
Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-65,000
1 bedroom: Dh80-85,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-110,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh55-65,000
1 bedroom: Dh80-85,000
2 bedrooms: Dh100-110,000


Al Sabkha

Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000


Al Dhagaya

Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000


Ayal Nasir

Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000
Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh60-70,000
2 bedrooms: Dh70-80,000


Al Murar

Apartments:
Studio: Dh40-50,000
1 bedroom: Dh55-65,000
2 bedrooms: Dh65-75,000

999 number being abused

Dubai: Inquiring about whether a certain brand of bottled drinking water is healthy or not is one of the many trivial calls that Dubai Police's Command and Control Room receives at 999 - a dedicated number allocated to emergency calls only.
Colonel Omar Abdullah Al Shamsi, director of the Command and Control Room, said: "We have been [repeatedly] saying that 999 is for emergency calls only, for years now, but the situation remains the same as more than half of the calls received on 999 continue to be trivial, general inquiries."
He said the diverse cultural backgrounds of the people living in the city is one of the factors behind this issue.
Colonel Al Shamsi said there was a whopping 1.7 million calls received on 999 in 2008.
"Around 549,892 calls made in 2008 were inquiries on trivial issues and that was more than half the total number," he said.
Colonel Al Shamsi said the number 999 receives on an average 8,000-10,000 calls daily and police personnel are required to take each and every call because they do not know which is a genuine emergency until they have answered it.
A walk in the Command and Control Room shows how busy each and every person is, working in that room, attending to all kinds of calls and providing as much help as possible to every caller.
"The personnel attending to calls on 999 try to answer the non-emergency inquiries of all callers in every way possible, but if information is unavailable, the personnel guide callers to where they can find the information," Colonel Al Shamsi said.
Colonel Al Shamsi said the Command and Control Room has 30 dedicated personnel round the clock to take calls on 999.
"We have a goal, as mentioned in Dubai Police's strategy, stating that we have to answer calls on 999 within three rings, which equals 10 seconds," he said.
He said from January to September in 2008, the average percentage of response to calls on 999 reached 93.9 per cent.
"All the personnel assigned to answer calls on 999 go through intensive training in various languages and on the methods of answering the calls, in addition to skills of customer service. They also have skills to calm down callers, especially the frustrated or nervous ones," Colonel Al Shamsi said.
Colonel Al Shamsi said soon there will be a dedicated number for inquiries, but he refused to elaborate on the issue. Anyone who is not in danger or in dire need of help should call the police general enquiries line on 04-2694848.
The number 999 receives all kinds of calls and inquiries, including queries on the available credit on one's mobile phone, complaints on disputes over parking spaces at shopping malls and so on.
There are other callers who report their missing dogs and horses, especially in the Jumeirah area!
Other calls include those from hassled girlfriends who complain about their boyfriends who have left them after a dispute.
Colonel Al Shamsi said many people, who do not have enough awareness about the emergency number, use public phones which have signboards with emergency numbers.
Colonel Al Shamsi said some irresponsible people even divert the annoying calls they receive on their mobile phones to 999. "We make such people sign an undertaking not to repeat such a thing," he said.
04-2694848 is the number to dial for general inquiries with the policeThe number 999 receives all kinds of calls and inquiries, despite being allocaed only for emergencies. More than half of the calls received on 999 are trivial calls and general inquiries.
Some examples of trivial calls include:
How can I check the credit on my mobile phone?
Is a certain brand of water bottle healthy or not?
I have been looking for a parking lot for the past three hours and when I found one, another motorist took it, what do I do?
My dog/horse has gone missing, what should i do?
What is the speed limit on a certain road?
Other calls include worried girlfriends calling 999 saying their boyfriends have left them after personal disputes.
Colonel Omar Al Shamsi, Director of Dubai Police's Command and Control Room, said many people, who do not have enough awareness about the emergency number, use public phones which have signboards with emergency numbers.
"They use the 999 number to call from a public phone and inquire about trivial things especially that calling the emergency number is free of charge," he said.
He said some irresponsible people even divert some annoying calls they receive from their mobiles to 999.
"We bring those who do such things and make them sign undertaking not to repeat such thing and if repeated, we take strict action against them," he said.

Diners get less to chew

Dubai/Sharjah: Majority of cafeterias and eateries in Dubai and Sharjah have cut down on the quantity of food served in a desperate attempt to offset rising cost of food supplies.Gulf News visited some of these places and learnt from the people running these establishments that they had also witnessed a fall in demand in recent times. These cafeterias usually serve Asian and Arabic food and are largely frequented by middle-income group people and blue collar workers.
According to some of the customers, the difference in the quantity of food served is more apparent during lunch and dinner. "Times are very bad and could get even worse. Prices have also been on the rise over the last three months. For example, we used to buy 5 kilos of fresh Sardines for Dh20. Now, the same amount of fish costs Dh30. Instead of charging an extra dirham from the customers, we opted to reduce the portions.
Customers who frequent our cafeterias are bachelors from the middle and low-income groups," said Mustafa P.K., a cafeteria owner in Al Karama. According to him, a non-vegetarian lunch earlier comprised rice, fish or chicken curry, a big scoop of yoghurt, pappadom and a piece of fried chicken or fish. "Now, the lunch is served minus the fried chicken or fish, with only a tablespoon of yoghurt and a small portion of rice. All this comes for Dh12," added Mustafa. Ditto for Sami Mahmoud who is now using glasses that are smaller than the regular ones to serve fresh juice at his Deira cafeteria. He explained: "These are difficult times and one ought to be careful. I would like to offer a generous spread to my customers, but what to do? Now when the salad plate is to be served, I have asked my staff to be very careful [read stringent] with quantity. "When we serve chicken burger, we apply a thin coating of mayonnaise on the bun. The burger comes with a small portion of fries, minus the salad, but if the customer insists, we provide him with a small leaf of lettuce. All that for Dh6.50.
The customers understand the problem. Some have left, while others continue to enjoy their meal." Meanwhile, customers do not have an option as they simply cannot afford expensive restaurants. Mani Pillai, who lives in a shared accommodation in the Al Taa'wun area of Sharjah after having sent his family back home to India, does not know how to cook and so he depends on the cafeterias. He said: "It's a catch-22 situation for both the customers as well as the cafeteria owners," he said.