May 2021

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Bedroom 1:
Master bedroom, king bed, en suite with jacuzzi, balcony
Bedroom 2:
Nursery, crib, balcony
Bedroom 3:
Nursery, crib, balcony
Bedroom 4***:
Queen bed, loft twin / single bed, balcony
Bedroom 5:
Kids play room with futon couch, tv with Netflix and YouTube, sliding doors to porch

***Note: Furniture can be rearranged for visits of 2+ weeks . For instance if you do not need two nurseries, one can have the loft bed and/or desk setup.

Kitchen, living, dining, private garden, 150 inch tv projector with Netflix and YouTube, big desk and working space, large shared garden great for kids


Welcome to our home! I’m Hannah from the states, and I’m here with my husband Dan from the UK our baby girl 11mo, and expecting another baby any day (June 2021). We are lucky enough to live in a big beautiful villa in Dubai, walking distance to the famous Kite Beach. This villa is our main residence.

Our maid Winny will be here. She has an apartment outside the home but on the property. She will do daily light cleaning in the mornings and checking in to see if you need anything. It may be possible to arrange some cooking and childcare also. She makes the best lasagna, and banana bread too! She is off on Fridays and Public Holidays.

Our two cats will also be around, Rory and Barney. Winny will take care of them. They stay downstairs only if you prefer as the steps have a baby gate. They are so handsome and friendly, but will just hang around. They are getting older so aren’t so playful and don’t ask for attention. They will just do their own thing (sleep and eat).

For children: two nurseries, bunk beds, play room, baby swing, kids picnic table, large shared garden with many other children, baby gates, baby safety gear, and of course the cats. Luckily, since we do have the playroom, the living and dining room area feel very “grown up”, so if you aren’t traveling with children you won’t at all feel like you’re in a child-run home.

Transport: It may be possible to use our car depending on insurance, international licensing, etc. It is a BMW X3 SUV. We can further discuss in messaging. It is also incredibly easy to use the taxi service with an app called Careem which can have taxi drivers or private drivers at the door in a minute.

Our villa is in a local neighborhood. We are part of an expat compound of 24 families, mostly British and French. The families share a safe large common garden off the road where all the children play and neighbors mingle. There is also a small gym, communal pool, squash courts, tennis courts, and small playground.


More about us

  1. We are a couple traveling with our two young baby girls while their flights are still free!

  2. Dan works as an IT architect and Hannah in Science Communications, so both of us will be “working from home” as we travel

  3. We love the beach, city life, culture, and some sprinkles of luxury - making Dubai our perfect home!

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Where is it?


Area: We are blessed to be in the prestigious and famous Jumeirah neighborhood near the most beautiful beaches in the region. This is a very sought-after area of Dubai to live among and bump elbows with wonderful Emirati neighbors. Only Emiratis can own land in this area.

Outside of the complex, we are a stone’s throw away from a major upscale supermarket called Spinneys. It is in a strip mall with 2 liquor stores, a pharmacy, a bank, tailor, cleaners, and some shops.

Around the corner is the famous Jumeirah Beach Road, packed with trendy cafes, high end shisha bars, delicious local restaurants, and endless burger joints. The weekends are hustle and bustle around here as young locals zip by in their incredible custom cars and cafes fill to capacity with Arabs enjoying some tea, cake, and shisha with friends well into the early morning hours.

Just beyond beach road is, of course, the beach. We are in the perfect spot to choose between the large quiet Nessnass beach or the famous and popular Kite Beach. Kite Beach has many cafes, food trucks, and activities for children including a scooter/ skate park, high jump trampolining, blow up slides, etc. Both beaches have lifeguards, calm waters, and are great to watch kite surfers. You can also rent paddle boards, kayaks, and even jet skis. You may use our chairs and umbrella.

We are also quite close to Burj Al Arab, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, City Walk, and Le Mer. Because we are very near the most famous and easy freeway, SZR, it’s also a fast and simple drive to get to Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina, The Palm, Downtown, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Mall. The same road makes travel from the airport easy and fast, usually under 25 minutes, and you can take it directly to Sharjah, RAK, and Abu Dhabi.

Buzzy restaurants
close by: Drift Beach Club, Summersalt Beach Club, Wooden Bakery, Bagel Yard, Salt, Shimmers, Coya, Kite Beach Food Trucks, The Meat Co, Folly by Nick and Scott, Sal, Al Mahara, Nammos
Cool bars
close by: Kabana (shisha), Red Lion (pub), Souk Madinat (many bars and restaurants), Grape Vine (wine and cheese), Skyview
Cozy cafés
Heal, 515, Kulture House, Cake & Brunch, Circle Cafe, Boston Lane, Nostalgia, Tania’s Teahouse
Retail therapy
City Walk, Souk Madinat, Ripe Market, Gold & Diamond Park, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates
Bit of culture
The Workshop, Kulture House, Souk Madinat, Jumeirah Archeological Site, nearby Fishing Marinas, Zaytoni, Kabana
Walks in the park
Safa Park, Kite Beach, Dubai Marina, Green Planet, City Walk
Spot of exercise
Kite Beach
Day tripping
Abu Dhabi, Hatta, Al Ain, RAK

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