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For families and couples looking to start a family, residential communities score higher than skyscraper apartments. One such family-friendly community in Dubai is Al Barari. The environmentally conscious community comprises eco-friendly luxury apartments and villas surrounded by gardens, lakes, freshwater streams and waterways. Meaning ‘wilderness,’ Al Barari features a spa and wellness centre, a health club, award-winning restaurant The Farm and so much more. Gulf Sotheby's international Realty takes us on a tour inside one of the community’s villas, Desert Leaf 5, on sale for $6.5m (AED23.9).
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The Desert Leaf 5 villa in Al Barari is located on a corner extended plot located near a lake.
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Its floor plan encompasses five master bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a kitchen, a study and living and dining rooms.
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Pictured above is the main living room, which flows into smaller seating areas across the villa.
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One of the smaller dining areas in the villa, which boasts floor to ceiling windows that open to face the back garden and pool.
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A look into the private 1,300 square foot swimming pool (which features a sunken pool bar) in the back garden, which is professionally landscaped and has a designated barbecue area as well as outdoor dining area.
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The main dining area located on the ground floor of the villa, which is designed in solid wood and marble floors. It also opens out onto the back garden and swimming pool.
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The all-white, fully-fitted kitchen in the villa is contemporary and spacious and features its own on the counter dining area.
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On the top floor of the property is a private study that overlooks community views from floor to ceiling windows spread out across the villa that also includes a private cinema and game room.
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On the same floor is one of the master bedrooms, which has two built-in wardrobes and garden views.
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The luxurious bathroom in one of the five master bedrooms in the villa, evidently designed in an eco-friendly theme and featuring a jacuzzi and outdoor shower.
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The Al Barari community also boasts shares swimming pools, communal gardens, cycling tracks, tennis and squash courts, restaurants and an upcoming shopping mall, resort hotel, school, medical facilities and retail offerings.