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 Supporters of unseen India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate and Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, wave as he arrives to file his election nomination papers in Varanasi. Sanjay Kanojia / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world April 24

The National View's photo editors pick the best of the day from around the world

 Sarah Geronimo. Courtesy: FLASH Entertainment

Sarah Geronimo brings her star power to Abu Dhabi this weekend

Ahead of her Abu Dhabi concert on Thursday night, we take a look at the Filipina singer Sarah Geronimo’s extraordinary career.

 Visitors look at the medieval inventor Al Jazari’s water-powered Elephant Clock. The clock is on show at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at Sharjah Expo Centre. Photos Antonie Robertson / The National

1001 Inventions: in praise of Islam’s gifts to the world

Down the centuries, from camera obscura to designing a sail that allowed early seafarers to tack into the wind, Muslim scientists have made many significant contributions to science. Rym Ghazal and Asmaa Al Hameli visit an exhibition in Sharjah that celebrates those contributions

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Iranian workers at the Iran Khodro auto plant in Tehran on March 18. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

Iran’s love of cars survives devastating sanctions

Sanctions and energy subsidy reductions might have hurt the Iranian automotive industry. But car makers at one factory are still optimistic, Yeganeh Salehi reports from Tehran

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Disney confirms that Star Wars: Episode 7 is filming in Abu Dhabi desert

Disney yesterday confirmed that the filming of Star Wars: Episode 7 is taking place in the desert in Abu Dhabi.


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Gate Towers Penthouse Collection on Reem Island launched by Aldar

April 22, 2014

The 21 duplex penthouses, which are located in the curved sky-bridge and feature private indoor pools and views of the city, were launched at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Aldar’s Gate Towers Penthouse Collection on Reem Island

April 22, 2014

Aldar launched its Gate Towers Penthouse Collection at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The launch features 21 penthouses spanning the skybridge, with each having a private indoor pool and incredible views.

Work to begin on four new bridges linking Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah with Reem Island

April 17, 2014

Work on the new bridges, which will link Al Maryah Island with Hamdan Street and Electra Street on Abu Dhabi island to the west and with Reem Island to the east, will take two years.

Khalifa City is Abu Dhabi’s most sought after rental neighbourhood

April 1, 2014

Khalifa City, located on the Abu Dhabi mainland has long been seen by residents as a cheaper alternative to living in the city centre and has attracted droves of teachers working in the many nearby schools.


Investor wins compensation from developer over stalled Abu Dhabi project

March 6, 2014

An arbitration case has been won against Dubai developer, Tameer Holding , over the stalled Dh7 billion Tameer Towers project on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island, according to law firm House of Justice.

Landlord prevents Reem Island, Abu Dhabi tenant from moving furniture out

February 19, 2014

Mario Volpi helps a reader who is ready to leave the country but is being prevented from moving furniture out of the apartment.

Apartment with quirky features at Reem Diamond Residence in Abu Dhabi

February 6, 2014

Features include a large balcony designed to include a glass roof on which water ripples; an outdoor dining area and a lavatory offering views of the Arabian Gulf.

In pictures: where rent has risen and fallen in Abu Dhabi during 2013

January 22, 2014

It has been a dramatic year for the capital’s property market, with rents soaring in some areas, new supply coming online and the abolishment of the rent cap. See how average rental rates have performed over the past 12 months in the...

Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island comes of age – but will tenants be priced out?

January 21, 2014

Reem’s reputation as a pleasant and affordable location has attracted growing legions of tenants. But price rises seem inevitable with the removal of the rent cap, and for many that will determine whether they stay or go.

Aldar generates Dh100m from Gate Towers apartments on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island

January 21, 2014

Aldar has sold or leased nearly half of the first batch of 400 apartments, with thousands more to come.

Arabtec wins Dh2.59bn flats and hotel deal for Reem Island’s Stonehenge-style development

January 14, 2014

Work on the 61-floor block of flats and hotel complex next to Abu Dhabi's Gate Towers development is set to get under way after Arabtec said that it had won a Dh2.59 billion contract.

Abu Dhabi rents rose more than 16% in 2013 in most popular areas, new figures show

January 13, 2014

Reem Island, which was propertyfinder.ae's most searched for neighbourhood in Abu Dhabi last year, saw asking rents on average rise by 20.8 per cent.

Power outage on Reem Island leaves Abu Dhabi residents in the dark

December 8, 2013

Some of the buildings affected by the power outage include Marina Blue building, Al Maha Tower and most of the towers in the Marina Square development.

Removal of Abu Dhabi rent cap can also work for tenants

November 28, 2013

Ben Crompton analyses how removing the 5 per cent cap on Abu Dhabi's rental market will affect tenants and landlords.