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Today in print, we are doing something different: we use only photos, graphics, illustrations and headlines to capture the news in a one-off collector’s edition.
Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert
After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.
Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3
British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.
In pictures: Fishing communities in the Northern Emirates
Fishermen in Fujairah and Umm Al Qaiwain worry that new regulations to protect fish stocks are harming their trade. We look at both communities through the lens of our photographers.
Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace
Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.
In pictures: Al Maryah Island rises in Abu Dhabi
Al Maryah has been chosen as the site for Abu Dhabi’s first financial free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and construction activity in the island has been at a fast pace.
April 16, 2014
CBRE researchers estimate that developers in Dubai will complete around 17,000 new homes - most of which will be built in mega schemes on the outskirts of Dubai - while another 65,000 homes are planned to be completed over the next four years.
April 15, 2014
Lessons of 2009 have been learnt, says the property consultancy JLL’s Middle East chief, Alan Robertson, who voices both confidence and caution towards Dubai’s rapid resurgence.
April 15, 2014
Apartment rents jumped 7 per cent from the previous quarter, taking the annual increase to 38 per cent according to a report from Asteco.
April 12, 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.
April 9, 2014
Property expert Mario Volpi offers a guide to landlords and tenants on the steps needed to notarise an eviction notice.
April 9, 2014
Asteco report says more and more tenants may be pushed to relocate in northern emirates as rents rise 10 per cent in Dubai Marina and 13 per cent in The Springs during first three months of 2014.
April 8, 2014
While the reason for the latest revision is not outlined in the report, the fund previously cited the extent of the property market rebound and the strength within trade, transport and tourism for its earlier upgrade.
April 6, 2014
Owner of a one-bedroom apartment in International City wants to end tenancy agreement immediately after tenant breaches contract.
April 2, 2014
Average anual rents for a one-bedroom apartment in Al Reef Downtown, about half an hour’s drive from Abu Dhabi city centre, currently stand from Dh75,000 to Dh80,000, according to the property broker Asteco.
April 2, 2014
Our property expert Mario Volpi answers a question from a property owner in the Springs, whose tenant signed a non-renewable contract.
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.
March 27, 2014
Ben Crompton, managing partner at Crompton Partners real estate agency, lists seven steps to help Abu Dhabi tenants get a fair deal from their landlords.
March 26, 2014
Property expert Mario Volpi assists a tenant who is asked to pay commission twice by a real estate agent in Dubai.
March 25, 2014
Apartments overlooking Dubai's most prestigious landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountains and the spectacular Dubai skyline are selling for as much as 45 per cent more than those without.