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 Shah Rukh Khan performs at the IPL Gala dinner to open IPL VII at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Shah Rukh Khan stars at IPL Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

The superstar entertainer Shah Rukh Khan on stage last night at a gala dinner to launch the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 A customer browses the selection of property adverts posted at the Better Homes office in the Gold and Diamonds Souk in Dubai. Lauren Lancaster /The National

What to consider when spending Dh6m on a luxury Dubai apartment

Property expert Mario Volpi explains the five key elements apartment buyers in Dubai should consider when property hunting to ensure they pick a pad that holds its value.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi plays with a rugby ball during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona in Sant Joan Despi, April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

In pictures: Barca play a little rugby before Copa del rey final

Barcelona and Real Madrid will play in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night but the day before the match, Braca players played a little rugby during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain. Barca meet Real Madrid on Wednesday at 11.30pm (UAE time) and the match will be on BeIn Sports.


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Dubai developers releasing nearly 1,000 more homes for sale in the city

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Emaar Properties, Dubai Properties and Lootah Real Estate launch schemes at Arabian Ranches, Jumeirah Village and Culture Village as positive market sentiment continues.

Luxury Culture Village apartments launched by Dubai Properties

April 14, 2014

Project with views of Dubai Creek features 76 three- and four-bedroom apartments and is anticipated to be complete by mid-2016.

Three-way split with restructuring at Dubai Properties Group

April 9, 2014

Developer reorganises to take advantage of a rebound in the sector.

Business Bay stages a comeback as Dubai property market picks up

February 22, 2014

Business Bay, the vast commercial business district hit hard by the crisis is on its way back – as a residential-led community.

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With less than a week to go before the decision on whether Dubai will host Expo 2020 is known, property developers are jostling into position to take advantage of a potential bid win.

Dubai Properties Group to use cash reserves on new developments

October 9, 2013

Dubai Properties Group says ambitious plans to develop three hotels, more than 1,500 homes, a souq and a marina will be funded from its cash reserves.

Donald Trump ready for another round of Dubai real estate

October 8, 2013

The 66 year old entrepreneur will front a scheme of 100 luxury mansions as part of Damac's planned Akoya golf course in the city after his first foray in Dubai ran out of steam.

Emaar and Dubai Holding to revive Lagoons development

October 7, 2013

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Fast-track system for Dubai rent disputes welcomed

September 22, 2013

The new rental dispute resolution centre decreed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid aims to rule on cases within 30 days - a move welcomed by lawyers and residents in Dubai.

Dubai Properties call on developers and Government to stop speculation

October 3, 2012

Dubai Properties Group, one of the UAE's biggest developers, is calling on developers and municipal authorities to clamp down on property speculation.

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