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 The Greens, villas: Q1 no change. 3BR - Dh210-250,000. 4BR - Dh210-260,000. 5BR - Dh220-300,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 5% rise. Pawan Singh / The National

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

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

 Miele coffee maker making Cappuccino at Miele Gallery in Sama Tower in Dubai. The cost of this coffee maker is around Dh 17,000. Pawan Singh / The National

Space-age coffee comes at a price from Miele

Miele have taken the coffee machine to a new level with its Dh17,000 offering that is built into your kitchen.

 The bridge of Seajacks Hydra, as the wind farm installation vessel undergoes finishing touches and testing works at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in Sharjah before its planned delivery on June 2, 2014. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

In pictures: Building the Seajacks Hydra

The Seajacks Hydra, a wind farm installation vessel, is undergoing finishing touches and testing works at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in Sharjah before its planned delivery on June 2, 2014.

 The Wind, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition takes place from April 14 to April 16. Above, the Dewa showroom during last year’s Wetex. Jaime Puebla / The National

April corporate and economic calendar for the UAE and overseas

From Cityscape to Wetex to stock-market holidays to nations reporting first-quarter GDP figures, here is our helpful calendar of April's business events in the UAE and internationally.

 The rush of new supply of hotel rooms pushed Dubai occupancy rates down to 87 per cent. Sarah Dea / The National

Dubai hotel room rates rise 10 per cent

The rush of new supply pushed occupancy rates down to 87 per cent, a dip of 2.6 per cent from the previous year. Winter months are the strongest for Dubai hotels, with occupancy and prices falling to half their peaks by July.

 Get the latest information on credit cards, bank accounts and loan products in the UAE. Mark Lennihan / AP Photo

Rates report: Latest on UAE loans, accounts and credit cards

Souqamal.com brings you the latest interest rates on banking products in the UAE.

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Technology

HTC and Samsung square off in battle of the Androids

April 16, 2014

HTC and Samsung are once again gearing up for battle with their latest releases.

Technology

GE, Saudi Aramco launch contest to improve desalination technology

April 15, 2014

Current desalination techniques are typically very energy intensive and energy consumption can account for up to 70 per cent of costs, according to a joint statement from the two companies.

Technology

How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day

April 15, 2014

The game propelled the unknown Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen to rock-star status.

The Life

Moto G’s high quality and low price make it iPhone rival

April 14, 2014

While budget smartphones have their drawbacks, the Moto G has few niggles. Rather, it can do everything any other Android phone can – it’s just a lot cheaper.

Finance

Fast digital growth has UAE banks looking to a mobile future

April 12, 2014

Lenders are spending billions of dollars on technology inside and outside of branches that will reduce customer stress and put their staff to better use.

Technology

Arabic domains key to expanding language’s online presence

April 5, 2014

Content in Arabic accounts for just 3 per cent of all online content, while 12 per cent of the population of the world are Arabic speakers.

Retail

Apple bitten by cheap smartphones

April 3, 2014

The branding may be more modest, but it's all about delivery on performance – and of course the price.

Technology

Mubadala, Tawazun and Emirates Advanced Investments mull defence merger

April 3, 2014

Mubadala Development, Tawazun and Emirates Advanced Investments will explore a merger of their defence services businesses

Retail

HTC launches gold-plated smartphone in the Middle East

April 2, 2014

HTC is launching a gold-plated version of its new phone exclusively in the Middle East as a show of commitment to the region.

Technology

Mobile apps development know-how to curb region’s youth unemployment

March 30, 2014

Developing the skills of young people in information and communications technology will prepare them for future careers, according to a United Nations study.