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As the sun falls across the western sky, the surge of residents looking for villas with scenic water views is increasing as the emirates progress. The UAE offers several residential options near beaches and lakes, including freehold properties that can be purchased by both expatriates and local residents. After all, the UAE has a number of islands with a modern take.
East of Abu Dhabi, with spectacular views of the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, is the beachside villa-apartment development of Al Raha Beach. The project consists of many communities. Al Muneera has different villa and apartment options, and is complete with commercial and retail areas, and modern facilities. Al Zeina is composed of villas, townhouses and apartments with high-tech gym equipment, library and meeting areas.
Villas by the Saadiyat Beach Club (formerly called Monte-Carlo Beach Club) have views of the beach from the top floors. The beach, which is just a few steps away, allows residents to take a dip anytime they want.
The inviting Mangrove Village, which is barely 500 meters away from the enticing seashores of Mussafah, is another haven to add to the list.
On the other hand, Ras Al Khaimah has announced its newest waterfront property in Mina Al Arab, the Bermuda Villas, which features waterfront villas along pristine beaches and coastal wetlands. Another landmark development in Mina Al Arab is the Flamingo Villas project boasting houses overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Mina Al Arab Lagoon.
Dubai has many existing and still-under-construction waterfront properties to choose from. One of the under-construction projects is Jumeirah Heights Fronds in Jumeirah Islands, which offers thousands of villas and apartments.
Individuals are attracted to properties with water views because indeed nothing is more inviting than a home with exclusive access to the turquoise waters at the end of each working day.
• The Al Raha Beach and Saadiyat Island offer various villas with water views
• Villa options in Ras Al Khaimah include Bermuda Villas and Flamingo Villas
• Dubai has a wide range of beachside and lakeside properties to choose from
Read more on the lure and appeal of waterfront properties
Source: Cleofi-Krista Capili, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer