Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case
Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.
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.
Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on
Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.
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.
Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel
The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.
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.
April 19, 2014
Matured outlook of the property industry, measures to rein in speculation and an emphasis on rapid growth are fuelling Abu Dhabi’s building boom, says Abubaker Seddiq Al Khouri.
March 21, 2014
In the wake of the global financial crisis, the world's banking community is now obsessed with compliance. But it makes it a nightmare for the ordinary customer trying to take out a mortgage, writes Nima Abu Wardeh.
March 14, 2014
Liam Bailey of Frank Knight gives his outlook on the top global property markets for 2014.
February 21, 2014
The central bank's mortgage cap, introduced in October of last year, has made it harder for UAE residents to buy. So what is the best way to get a foot on the property ladder now if you don't have the deposit you need?
November 23, 2013
Ever wonder what your neighbours pay on their home loan? The National has launched a way to compare rates around the country, with the goal of improving the UAE's financial transparency.
November 18, 2013
The regulations are intended to introduce a measure of control over the UAE’s real estate market to prevent a repeat of uncontrolled lending.
November 5, 2013
The governor of the Central Bank says prudence by bankers and recent mortgage caps will prevent a repeat of the 2008 property market collapse
November 4, 2013
Banks are likely to be given a five-year grace period to comply with new rules limiting their exposure to government-related companies, says the chairman of the UAE Banks Federation.
October 29, 2013
Expatriates will be restricted to 75 per cent of a property’s value for a first investment of less than Dh5 million, while UAE nationals will be restricted to 80 per cent.
October 29, 2013
The UAE Cental Bank has issued long awaited regulations restricting the amount of cash that homebuyers can borrow on their mortgages in an attempt to cool rampant house price rises.
October 23, 2013
The National’s financial literacy campaign is aimed at helping all of us who live in the UAE to have an understanding of how money works and the ability to make informed and effective decisions about personal resources.
October 18, 2013
Amid higher levels of consumer spending and lending, the latest financial literacy initiative launched in the UAE aims to train 100 people between age 15 and 24 to become personal finance mentors.
September 15, 2013
Mortgage middlemen are cashing in as property transactions boom with homeowners hoping to negotiate better terms on property deals.
September 10, 2013
Financial literacy: As the Dubai property market heats up and prices surge by the most in the world, international investors are eager for a piece of the action. But...