Inside a Dh76m Palm Jumeirah penthouse with a guesthouse - in pictures
For expats living in the UAE it is always a joy to welcome family after months or even years apart. But at the same time it can create a headache - where will they stay?
Many apartment dwellers have the issue of there simply not being enough space, so hotels have to be booked or a quick trip to Ikea brings in a sofa-bed to set up in the lounge.
It's far from ideal and can be costly at a time when you just want your visitors to have a trip to remember.
There is a solution, however, if you have a spare Dh76 million to spend and fancy investing in a property on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah.
Among the island's skyline is Palme Couture, a collection of just 14 ultra-luxury residences by the developer Innovate Living, located on the main trunk.
This property, being marketed by LuxuryProperty.com, consists of a four-bedroom penthouse, but it comes with a twist - included in the price is a guesthouse complete with its own independent entrance so visitors can come and go as they please.
The penthouse spans two floors, with the lower level containing bedrooms which include a master suite covering almost half of the total area due to it having its own living room, a huge walk-in closet and a private terrace that contains a Jacuzzi.
The main living area on the top floor features a dining hall, professional-grade kitchen, home gym and media room. Two wide terraces run either side of this floor providing a swimming pool and dining space with panoramas of the nearly completed Bluewaters Island and forthcoming Dubai Harbour.
That's the penthouse done.
While the term guesthouse sounds like a retreat in the grounds of a stately home belonging to an Earl, in this case it comes in the form of a three-bedroom apartment.
It has an open-plan living room, two balconies, and a large beach-facing terrace. The catch, if it can be considered one, is that the penthouse and guesthouse cannot be purchased separately - one comes with the other.
Each residence at Palme Couture has a contemporary design with marble tying everything together. In fact, 15 types of marble have been imported from the Carrara region of Italy for use in the interior of the building, plus the pool decks.
To complete the luxury package, there's round-the-clock concierge service and private beachfront.
Dubai's property market has slowed in the past couple of years on the back of lower oil prices, but there could be a boost arriving from the announcement on Sunday that 10-year visas will be offered to residents working in certain sectors.
Experts said the changes are likely to “stimulate the owner-occupier market". Foreign investors will be allowed 100 per cent ownership in businesses in another part of the landmark decision by the UAE Cabinet which will spur the economy.
Updated: May 24, 2018 02:40 PM