The two-bedroom apartment has a liveable area of 1,730 square feet. Courtesy Better Homes
The two-bedroom apartment has a liveable area of 1,730 square feet. Courtesy Better Homes


The 1,730-square-foot apartment, available to rent for Dh210,000 per year, is located in the Attareen Residence in Dubai’s Old Town, and has two bedrooms plus a study.


The apartment is located on the ground floor, with a small patch of lawn leading off from a sizeable terrace area. The communal swimming pool sits just beyond, on the boundary of the property. The interior offers some pretty cool design features, such as an Arabian-style arch dividing the open-plan living areas.


There aren’t many, to be honest. The Dubai Mall traffic can be a nightmare over the weekends, but with so many amenities within walking distance, you would probably not need to use your car, anyway.

They say

A prestigious address.

We say

This is one of our favourite developments in Dubai.


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Getting there

Given its remote location, getting to Borneo can feel daunting even for the most seasoned traveller. But you can fly directly from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan and Sepilok is only half an hour away by taxi. Sandakan has plenty of accommodation options, while Sepilok has a few nature lodges close to the main attractions.

Keep it fun and engaging

Stuart Ritchie, director of wealth advice at AES International, says children cannot learn something overnight, so it helps to have a fun routine that keeps them engaged and interested.

“I explain to my daughter that the money I draw from an ATM or the money on my bank card doesn’t just magically appear – it’s money I have earned from my job. I show her how this works by giving her little chores around the house so she can earn pocket money,” says Mr Ritchie.

His daughter is allowed to spend half of her pocket money, while the other half goes into a bank account. When this money hits a certain milestone, Mr Ritchie rewards his daughter with a small lump sum.

He also recommends books that teach the importance of money management for children, such as The Squirrel Manifesto by Ric Edelman and Jean Edelman.


Goalkeepers Henderson, Johnstone, Pickford, Ramsdale

Defenders Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell, Coady, Godfrey, James, Maguire, Mings, Shaw, Stones, Trippier, Walker, White

Midfielders Bellingham, Henderson, Lingard, Mount, Phillips, Rice, Ward-Prowse

Forwards Calvert-Lewin, Foden, Grealish, Greenwood, Kane, Rashford, Saka, Sancho, Sterling, Watkins 

The biog

Favourite hobby: taking his rescue dog, Sally, for long walks.

Favourite book: anything by Stephen King, although he said the films rarely match the quality of the books

Favourite film: The Shawshank Redemption stands out as his favourite movie, a classic King novella

Favourite music: “I have a wide and varied music taste, so it would be unfair to pick a single song from blues to rock as a favourite"


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