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festoon your home with fairy lights, splurge on new tableware, add fresh flowers and light candles for the ultimate welcome. Dubai’s villa communities are home to iconic family properties for making memories with family and friends.

With sweeping glass walls to reflect every sparkling detail, a beachfront villa on Palm Jumeirah is the perfect home to enjoy the celebrations you’ve worked so hard for.

Don’t

panic. If you haven’t yet bought your christmas tree, there are still firs to be found in Dubai. One of these suppliers is sure to have the tree for you.

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switch up your soft furnishings. Whether you cosy up with warm shades, or celebrate the cooler season with oceanic tones, it’s easy to achieve with soft furnishings, inexpensive artwork and accessories.

A revamp of your outdoor space is also essential – you’ll be using it more now the weather is cool enough. From hanging lanterns to new furniture and plants, your balcony or garden is an integral part of your home.

Don’t

miss the opportunity to discover new parts of Dubai while you shop. Our favourite for one off pieces is Old Jumeirah’s Comptoir 102. Meanwhile in Al Quoz, Tribe at The Courtyard sources natural materials like bamboo and banana leaf to create chairs, tables, daybeds and benches that look equally good inside or out.

Don’t do anything until you’ve spoken to us. If you’re considering selling your property, we’re expert at valuations and also have a dedicated furniture solutions service you can use to dress your home.

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change your layout to reflect the way you use your space this season. With the aircon off and the doors open, it’s time to make your inside/outside space seamless. If there are boxes of toys lined up against your bi-fold doors, open up that glass wall, carry the toys onto the terrace and invest in sail shades for an outdoor play room.

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underestimate the benefits of professional outdoor maintenance to keep everything pristine when you have guests to entertain.

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spend strategically. With The Dubai shopping festival running parallel to Dubai’s winter festivities, you can find statement furniture or even a new kitchen at discount. “Resale properties that have been upgraded in key rooms like the kitchen really do sell more quickly,” says Luke Remington, Managing Director at haus & haus.

Don't

do anything until you’ve spoken to us. If you’re considering selling your property, we’re expert at valuations and also have a dedicated furniture solutions service you can use to dress your home.

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