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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.

 An air traffic control tower is seen at the central terminal of LaGuardia Airport on April 8, 2014. Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

In pictures: New York’s LaGuardia Airport in need of a rebuild

With constraints on its resources and no appetite for further debt, private investors and developers are being tapped to rebuild the 50-year-old central terminal for $3.6 billion, instead of using traditional public finance methods.

 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.

 An Uber taxi driver drives his car through a street in New Delhi, India. Saurabh Das / AP Photo

In pictures: On-demand cab service app Uber targets India

Taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia with the company starting operations in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities in the last year.

 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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In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli makes home in Dubai

A growing number of multinationals are coming to Dubai seeking to serve their clients better and break new grounds for growth.

Cadillac takes top spot in JD Power customer service survey

Lexus, which topped the ranking for the past five years, drops to third place.

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Cadillac takes top spot in JD Power customer service survey

Lexus, which topped the ranking for the past five years, drops to third place.

Marka aims to use Dh500m from share sale to cover retail outlet costs

More than 100 outlets are in the works for the company, which plans to use half the capital raised for fashion stores and the other half towards new restaurants and cafes.

In pictures: Sweet success for Dubai’s Déliche

The Dubai-based chocolate brand Delice will be selling its sweets, dates and macaroons at London’s upmarket Harrods store later this month.

In pictures: This Swiss chateau can be yours for Dh30m

An 18th-century chateau, nestled at an altitude of 400 metres and surrounded by verdant landscaping overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Geneva, is on the market for 7.25 million Swiss Francs (Dh30m).

HTC launches gold-plated smartphone in the Middle East

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

In pictures: HTC One (M8) launched in Dubai

HTC has launched its latest flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), which is set to hit UAE stores in the next couple of weeks and will be priced at Dh2,750.

Dubai Duty Free sales up 10% to Dh1.75bn in the first quarter

Terminal 2, which focuses on low-cost and predominantly regional air traffic, had the best performance as sales grew 23 per cent after its recent expansion and upgrade last year.

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to be available in the Middle East by mid-April

The S5 will be available in four models, two compatible with 3G with prices starting from Dh2,599 and two models compatible with LTE with prices starting form Dh2,699.

In pictures: When design meets science

Workspace, a Finnish design company, is launching its first international offices here in the UAE. Here are some of the designs which made Workspace a market leader in Nordic countries.

Apple and Samsung return to US federal court in latest patent battle

Apple and Samsung have been litigating around the world for nearly three years.

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.

Acer effort at tablet/laptop hybrid falls a little short with Aspire P3

Acer Aspire P3 tries to be both a tablet and laptop - but sadly it does not live up to the expectations of either.

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Property

Dubai developers releasing nearly 1,000 more homes for sale

Emaar Properties, Dubai Properties and Lootah Real Estate launch schemes at Arabian Ranches, Jumeirah Village and Culture Village as positive market sentiment continues.

Property

Emaar to launch new phase of Mira Oasis townhouses in Dubai

Latest launch includes more than 480 three- and four-bedroom townhouses follows strong investor demand for the project.

SOUND & VISION

Video: The Arabian Gulf’s crowded skies

This video visualises 24 hours of air traffic across the Arabian Gulf. It shows approximately three thousand flights and is taken from a period spanning 4am to 4am (UAE Time Zone) across the 28th and 29th of November 2013.