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 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 Screen shot from Vin Deisel's facebook page of he and Michelle Rodriguez in Abu Dhabi for the filming of Fast & Furious 7. April 2014

Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy

Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.

 A Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

In pictures: Auto China 2014 exhibition

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased.

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 From left: Alex Ritman, his favorite waiter and friend Andy Tillett at Baithal Ravi in 2009. Courtesy Alex Ritman

Lamenting Bur Dubai’s Baithal Ravi Restaurant

When I heard that a fire had ripped through the restaurant known as Ravis in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, my outburst was met with echoed monosyllabic despair among numerous friends on social media.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA

Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.


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Courier Aramex targets Middle East medical services with Biocare

March 17, 2014

Dubai-listed company launched its new service called Biocare which allows hospitals and clinics to send and receive samples and high value drugs.

Pressure mounts to lift foreign ownership limits on UAE shares

February 11, 2014

Under UAE rules, most companies listed in Abu Dhabi and Dubai may choose to allow investors from outside the UAE or GCC to buy up to 49 per cent of their shares.

Aramex chief hasn’t missed a beat

February 4, 2014

Hussein Hachem succeeded a legend at the UAE logistics firm and has taken his new role their in stride.

Aramex wants amendment to foreign shares ownership

February 2, 2014

Hussein Hachem, the chief executive of Aramex, said yesterday that the foreign ownership limits is a 'handicap' for the company.

UAE online retail sales surge in festive season

December 21, 2013

But the UAE’s mega malls should not be too fearful, because consumer traffic continues to surge, driven by rising tourist arrivals and improving consumer confidence.

Retailers offered e-commerce solution package to get online in UAE

October 7, 2013

Some of the region's biggest players in commerce have partnered up to launch the first “e-commerce solution in a box” for retailers who want to get online in the UAE.

E-commerce quadruples for Aramex in the Middle East

September 23, 2013

Transactions have accelerated for the logistics firm as the Mena region embraces mobile transactions and credit card use grows.

Crescent CEO backs aid plan for jobs crisis

September 14, 2013

A prominent UAE businessman is calling for an Arab-led multilateral policy response that would tackle youth unemployment, a fundamental cause behind the regional political turmoil.

High hopes for Emaar results

January 31, 2013

Markets Wrap: Emaar Properties hit a 39-month closing high as investors bet the developer will announce market-pleasing earnings and dividends for 2012.

Dubai stock investors eye dividend rise

December 18, 2012

Markets Wrap: Dubai's shares rose yesterday as investors increased holdings in companies amid bets of increased dividend payouts in the new year.

Post-holiday gains in Dubai

December 5, 2012

Markets Wrap:The UAE's markets extended gains on the first day of trading after a long-weekend, but investors booked most of the intraday gains on Dubai's measure.

Dana Gas sukuk on spotlight as traders look to earnings results

October 28, 2012

Markets Preview: All eyes will be focused during the next few days on Dana Gas, whose US$1 billion sukuk matures on Wednesday.

Thin volume on Dubai stock market despite Erbil deal

October 11, 2012

Markets Wrap: Thin trading volumes weighed on Dubai Financial Markets Company shares, even as the bourse operator signed an agreement to help to establish a stock exchange in Erbil, the...

Profit-taking hits Dubai index

April 20, 2012

Markets Update: Dubai's benchmark yesterday fell to the lowest level in more than a month, amid lackluster trade as investors closed their positions ahead of the weekend.