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When people decide to buy a home, they consider several factors that include safe and secure environment, basic conveniences like schools, hospitals and supermarkets, connectivity/accessibility to other parts of the city and so on.
There is yet another factor that governs the decisions of investors in the residential sector and has tremendous impact on its prices – the panoramic views that the property offers. The fact that properties with splendid views are always sold at a premium is quite well-known.
In fact, in today's times, home investors look at the views as a major deciding factor in buying property. After all, who wants to wake up to a traffic-crammed street or a noisy neighborhood? Serenity and beautiful landscapes are something that most of the homeowners seek these days even if it comes at a premium price. Be it the azure waters of the seascape, the calmness of the lakes, the cascading waterfalls, the lush green gardens, or the mammoth skyscrapers, the choice varies from individual to individual.
Many of the Dubai freehold communities are designed in a way that majority of the apartments and villas have picturesque views of the parks, the marina, the Arabian Gulf, or even small water features like lakes. People prefer to reside in homes that have spectacular sunset or sunrise views ushering in from their windows, or the waves beating at their doorsteps. Scenic glimpses are not only soothing to the senses, but also convert homes into heavenly retreats.
The emirate's freehold communities like Palm Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Greens, Emirates Living and Jumeirah Village Circle offer picture-perfect views from the balconies.
Downtown Dubai boasts unparalleled views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and the fountains that play their magic in the evening. Palm Jumeirah is reputed for offering 360-degree views of the sea and the marina. The beautifully lined columns of well-appointed villas on the fronds of the Palm are also a treat to the eyes. The record-breaking fireworks at Palm Jumeirah can be virtually enjoyed from the Palm itself, and from JBR and Dubai Marina. Localities like The Greens are well-known for their green-carpeted golf courses.
• Properties that offer great glimpses are in demand and sold at a premium
• Majority of homeowners prefer to buy properties that offer splendid views
• Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and JBR are famed for their exceptional views
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Source: Bandana Jain, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer