When renting a villa with a garden in Dubai usually the maintenance of the garden is the tenants responsibility. Often when new tenants move into the villa the garden has died off due to the villa being left vacant for a few weeks or months and so the garden has not been watered.
The up keep of a garden is something to be put in your budget when searching for a villa as it can be expensive because of the amount of water they ‘eat up’. Don’t be fooled by that corner villa with a huge lawn – remember this will need to be watered and sometimes of the year twice a day! In reality there is also a limited amount of time you and your children will spend in the garden. From May to October the balcony doors will be kept hermetically sealed due to the intense heat and the garden will only be for looking at.
It is worth thinking about putting an irrigation system into the garden (many will come with one) as it is more efficient. The plants around the borders can be watered through a ‘drip irrigation system‘. Read more
Every year, millions of people around the world catch the dreaded seasonal flu! When one thinks of the flu, they think of cold weather, runny noses, itchy eyes and soar throats – one does not however typically think of the desert and palm trees. Despite the fact that Dubai has glorious winter weather, people are nonetheless still prone to catching the flu. Read more