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Some interesting real estate trends to look for

Some interesting real estate trends to look for

By Anitha Lakshminarayanan

It is fascinating to see some significant changes and trends that are prevailing in the real estate market of Dubai right now. And in my opinion, at the top of my head is the new age concept of co-living communities and co-working models.

At the outset, let’s define a co-working model:

Co-working model is a set up wherein a private office is offered to freelancers and self-employed professionals, and this also helps in sharing of ideas amongst entrepreneurs as they share pieces of equipment and office furniture. In addition to sharing meeting rooms, this arrangement led to the trend of co-living.

What is co-living?

As per Wikipedia, co-living is a type of intentional community providing shared housing for people with shared intentions.

And this merely means coming together for activities such as meals and discussion in the common living areas, yet may extend to shared workspace and collective endeavors such as living more sustainably.

Co-living concept must not be confused with the sharing of rooms

This new way of co-living must not be confused with the sharing of apartments, particularly in Dubai, as residents sharing their rooms are not allowed. Instead, you can focus on living as a community, for instance, watching your favorite movie in a cinema hall and using all other amenities to bond culturally.

And co-living communities are popular, especially with the millennial folks because this is an affordable and innovative way of living as the individuals collaborate and emphasize on social networking as well as improving the economy.

So would you like to work in an environment similar to this or live in a co-living community, please drop a line anithaideas@gmail.com or leave a comment, if you feel this is a great setup to work or live or if you think this is not working for you…?

How Ramadan helps in building a strong bond in a community

 

When we think of Ramadan, what pops into our mind or visit our thoughts are spirituality, and most importantly this is the time of giving, particularly to charities and organisations that support and aid poor down and out and homeless people. Not only is this Holy month of Ramadan considered as the month of helping the poor but also to revive friendships, build community bonds and receive gifts and wishes from your loved ones.

On that beautiful note, a few days before, I was invited to my friend’s house for an iftar get-together and after meeting her and partaking in their tradition, I realised the significance of Ramadan and how this holy month transforms individuals and its community into a sacred one…

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EXPERIENCE THE TRADITIONAL FLAVORS OF RAMADAN AT RAMADA PLAZA JUMEIRAH BEACH

cropped-255-e1411031451419.jpgDubai, UAE; May 2018: Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan with your family and friends and share truly memorable moments at Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach.

Centrally located in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence and overlooking the exquisite beach promenade “The Walk”, Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach is a four-star deluxe hotel with magnificent views of the neighboring Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and a mere walking distance from the vibrant culture and upscale shopping destination, “The Walk”.

The hotel features a variety of dining options that are sure to satisfy the cravings of fasting guests as well as those looking for a private dining spot. Share a blessed and bountiful Iftar at Shores restaurant to enjoy a variety of International palates, chill out after Iftar until Sohour late hours in an Oriental ambience at Sama Lounge, delve into an All-You-Can-Eat meat experience at Fogueira Restaurant & Bar.

With so much on offer, your Iftar and Sohour will surely be an astonishing gastronomical experience!

Shores Restaurant Ramadan Buffet

Starting from Iftar until to 9:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month with family and friends this Ramadan at Shores Restaurant and partake into sumptuous traditional palates, traditional Arabic Mezzas, an array of International salads, complemented by live cooking stations, whole Ozzy, Shawarma station and so much more. Break your fast with your favourite Arabic juices and drinks and end your meal with your choice of traditional Arabic desserts, exotic fruit selection, Kids’ candy station, crepes and plenty of chocolate fountain fun for all!

AED 145 per person inclusive of Ramadan Juices

Kids between 6-12 years old dine at 50% discount; Kids aged 5 years & below dine for free.

For reservations & more information, please call +971 (0) 4 439 8888, or email restaurants@ramadaplazajbr.com.

For Groups Rates, please email: groups@ramadaplazajbr.com

Enjoy Ramadan with a Brazilian Twist

Starting from Iftar until to 12:00 midnight

Located on the 35th floor, the Brazilian churrascaria, Fogueira Restaurant & Lounge offers an all-you-can-eat Brazilian Barbecue experience offering 20+ meat cuts. With stunning views of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, guests can dine in or enjoy al fresco dining with a view on the terrace.

Ramadan Packages:

AED 249 per person with soft drinks.
AED 349 per person with Brazilian cocktails.

For reservations & more information, please call +971 (0) 4 439 8888, or email restaurants@ramadaplazajbr.com.

An Oriental Ambiance at Sama Lounge

Starting from Iftar until 2:00 am

Relax with your friends and loved ones under the stars and enjoy a variety of authentic Arabic Mezzas, refreshing traditional Ramadan juices, an exceptional variety of your favourite Hookah flavors complemented by the picturesque views of Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeirah.

AED 52 per person for your choice of Shisha flavor and Moroccan tea

For reservations & more information, please call +971 (0) 4 439 8888, or email restaurants@ramadaplazajbr.com.