We are currently open to requests/points for the following dates
Half term 19 - 27 Oct 2018 (all dates are inclusive)
Half term 15 - 23 Feb 2019
Easter 29 Mar - 13 Apr 2019
We are planning to be at home this Christmas and New Year with family so our home will not be available, sorry.
It's crazy hot here in the summer but we are close to lots of indoor things to do or just as a welcoming home to take a break from a long flight to or from the Southern Hemisphere for a few days.
Arabian Ranches is away from the traffic of the city but also very well known and easy to get inexpensive taxis to anywhere, a great mix of relaxation and tourist holiday. We have lived in our villa since it was built and love the fact that our back garden gate opens onto a large grassy park are. This has a children's playground with brand new equipment including a small climbing wall for children and there are 2 large lakes nearby for walks. We have a great pool with lifeguards only 3 minutes walk away and there are 18 (!) other pools that you can use within our community.
We have a golf course in the estate which has a club house with 2 licensed restaurants plus there is a retail centre with supermarket, doctors surgery and other shops and the Dubai Polo and Equestrian club is located next to Arabian Ranches.
We are only about 5 minutes from the desert and 30 minutes from the beautiful Bab al Shams hotel http://www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams/ and yet only 25 minutes drive to the words tallest tower the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and the amazing Dubai Fountains.
It is also about 20 minutes to beautiful beaches, the indoor snow ski slope at the Mall of the Emirates. Best of all, old Dubai and the Creek area with abras, which every visitor should go on, and the gold and spice souks are about 30 - 40 minutes away depending on traffic.
Dubai parks and resorts which includes Legoland, Legoland waterpark, Motiongate (great for 5 yrs to teens) & Bollywood are also about 35 mins away.
We have 5 year old twins so can leave the villa set up for children with safety gates, highchair, a cot bed etc or remove these and have it for grown up use too. The master bedroom has a superking bed, walk in wardrobes, ensuite bathroom and terrace. The guest bedroom has a king bed with fitted wardrobes. There is a family bathroom, an upstairs majlis (study/play/reading area) and we have a 3rd bedroom with twin low level child bunk beds with play dens underneath. There is also a single bedroom downstairs and a double sofa bed should it be required. Car use may be available for within the Ranches community but it is easier to get cabs for journeys into town as the driving here is quite crazy.
We have a wonderful live in housekeeper until end Feb 2018 who has her own self contained accomodation so no need to worry about cleaning, ironing etc while you stay, you can just relax. (Amali has every Fri and some Saturdays off though).
We are happy to leave suggestions for the many restaurants and activities to do here from both a tourist and a long term local perspective and look forward to welcoming you to our home.