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.
Building the future on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island
Nick Leech meets Jassim Al Hammadi, the engineer charged with providing the services that will make the Saadiyat Cultural District tick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 25, 2014
From the company known for its super-sized retail bazaars now comes My City Centre, which promises to be a “new neighbourhood retail concept”.
February 21, 2014
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February 15, 2014
Ratings were based on consumer opinions of individual outlets tracked over a period of nine months through to last December. Consumer complaints received by DED were also taken into account.
February 9, 2014
Simon Azzam, a former chief executive of Union Properties, is to join Majid Al Futtaim.
January 27, 2014
Majid Al Futtaim Holding, the company behind some of the Middle East’s biggest malls, plans to invest more than Dh3 billion across its Dubai business over the next five years.
December 17, 2013
The UAE developer behind the Mall of the Emirates targets new openings across Africa in countries that include Mozambique, Angola, Kenya and Ethiopia.
November 25, 2013
The deal was previously described as being at the “due diligence” stage, implying that it was close to completion.
November 18, 2013
Sharjah City Centre is undergoing a Dh200 million revamp to increase the gross leasable area of the shopping centre by 13,500 square metres.
September 10, 2013
Mall of the Emirates, is to undergo a Dh1 billion renovation, which will create a new fashion district, luxury retail and sports and leisure precinct, as well as new restaurants and the expansion of Vox Cinema.
September 3, 2013
Majid Al Futtaim, the operator of Carrefour stores in the Middle East, is raising more than US$1.5 billion from a revolving credit facility to replace a loan, according to a banker familiar with the plan.
August 26, 2013
Sharjah retailers stand to benefit from an influx of new residents as soaring housing costs in Dubai make the northern emirate more attractive among commuters.
July 26, 2013
Revenues at Majid Al Futtaim Holding, the retail giant behind many of the UAE's malls, including Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, rose 10 per cent to Dh11.3bn in the first half of the year.
May 26, 2013
Majid Al Futtaim may buy part of the Spinneys supermarket chain after acquiring Carrefour's 25 per cent stake in its Middle East joint venture as it builds its retail business across the region.
May 24, 2013
A day after it bought the remaining stake it did not already own in Carrefour in the region for more than €500 million, one of the UAE’s leading retail groups is reportedly planning a bond sale.