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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

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.

 A Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

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.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

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.

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

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.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

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.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

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.


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Your guide to the UAE’s best burgers

March 25, 2014

In search of the perfect burger, The National staff taste-tested the country's many burger joints. Which ones stood out from the pack?


We test out UAE veggie burgers

March 25, 2014

We taste-tested four veggie burgers in town.

Burger Joint New York comes to the UAE

March 19, 2014

The famed Manhattan eatery Burger Joint New York opens in the UAE tomorrow. 'It’s not a fancy burger, just incredibly tasty,' says the founder Steven Pipes.

Five things to do today: Join Design Days Dubai’s director for discussion about the fair

March 3, 2014

Plus, see an exhibition by the British artist Ross Chisholm, tickle your taste buds with Cajun classics, plan to be at Eric Clapton's concert and book an Italian cooking class at Vill Toscana.

Dubai Food Festival is a step up the culinary ladder

February 18, 2014

The inaugural Dubai Food Festival kicks off with a two-day carnival featuring celebrity chefs, cooking competitions, food tents and live entertainment ranging from stand-up comedy to musical performances.

Gourmet Abu Dhabi: Meals from the masters

February 11, 2014

We round-up the first week of Gourmet Abu Dhabi – talking to its impressive cast of international culinary stars – and highlight more of the not-to-be-missed events in the coming week.

Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and co predict the tastes of the future – globally and locally

February 9, 2014

Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert share their predictions on 2014's food and restaurant scene, as well as the region's cuisine.

A taste of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro with Philip Chiang

February 8, 2014

We head to Abu Dhabi's first PF Chang restaurant for lunch with one of the co-founders, Philip Chiang.

Everything you need to know about Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2014

February 2, 2014

We highlight all the celebrity chefs, notable events, dinners and happenings at this week's Gourmet Abu Dhabi food festival.

Experiencing Etihad’s first-class suites

January 21, 2014

Flying Etihad first class is nothing less than a once-in-a-lifetime trip, where an exclusive restaurant meets a five-star hotel in the sky. One of their in-flight chefs shares some first-class recipes you can prepare at home.

Cravin’ Cajun: American southern Cajun and Creole soul food comes east to the UAE

January 14, 2014

A new Cajun restaurant has opened in Dubai. We talk to its Louisiana-born chef about his offerings, including the most popular dish on the menu: southern fried chicken, cornbread waffles and smoked turkey gravy.

A saucy dining option at Ashton Kutcher’s Ketchup diner

January 8, 2014

For the less-than-healthy eater, Ashton Kutcher's Ketchup can be crowned as a king of fast food-done-posh.

Perfect steaks at Lexington Grill

October 2, 2013

Just over an hour’s drive from Dubai, and with panoramic terraces overlooking manicured gardens and miles of coastline, the Waldorf Astoria’s restaurants offer dining escapism.