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 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 A model of the plans for Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District, which was on display at the Global Cityscape exhibition at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre last year. Ali Haider / EPA

Building the future on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

Nick Leech meets Jassim Al Hammadi, the engineer charged with providing the services that will make the Saadiyat Cultural District tick.

 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.

 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.

 From left: Alex Ritman, his favorite waiter and friend Andy Tillett at Baithal Ravi in 2009. Courtesy Alex Ritman

Lamenting Bur Dubai’s Baithal Ravi Restaurant

When I heard that a fire had ripped through the restaurant known as Ravis in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, my outburst was met with echoed monosyllabic despair among numerous friends on social media.

 Screen shot from Vin Deisel's facebook page of he and Michelle Rodriguez in Abu Dhabi for the filming of Fast & Furious 7. April 2014

Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy

Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.


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Rolls-Royce cruises to a strong start

April 17, 2014

The Wraith, which began deliveries in the fourth quarter of last year and is named after the company’s pre-Second World War touring car, had sold out by January in Abu Dhabi.

BMW’s NightVision pulls dangers out of darkness

April 17, 2014

Via an onboard infrared camera mounted discreetly between the fins of the kidney-shaped grilles, BMW's NightVision system can detect large animals, such as deer and horses and pedestrians, from up to 100 metres away, even in complete darkness

In pictures: Motor Village luxury car show opens in Dubai

March 30, 2014

The Motor Village luxury car show featuring eight brands and 21 premium cars opened on Sunday, March 30. View some of the cars on display, and visitors can test-drive, at the five-day event.

The outstanding fibre of BMW’s i3 and i8

March 27, 2014

BMW has seen the future and it’s now – with i3s and i8s on its assembly line, writes Kevin Hackett.

Road test: 2014 BMW 435i M-Sport

February 20, 2014

Kevin Hackett tries out the 3 Series successor and doesn’t want to return the keys.


Maserati races ahead of luxury-brand rivals as Middle East sales jump 44%

February 15, 2014

Among its competitors, Porsche registered the next best increase in sales, of 26 per cent, followed by Rolls-Royce at 17 per cent and Mercedes at 16.7 per cent. Audi and BMW had increases of 16.3 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively.

Road test: 2014 BMW X5

January 23, 2014

Can BMW’s speedy SUV compete with a raft of new foes, asks Kevin Hackett?

The Detroit Auto Show 2014 shows off Motown’s muscle and plenty of new models

January 16, 2014

The city may be bankrupt, but Detroit’s auto show is still the top place to show a car, David Booth writes.

Rolls-Royce Wraith sold out as Abu Dhabi sales soar

January 15, 2014

Sales of Rolls-Royce cars grew by 23 per cent at Abu Dhabi Motors last year placing the capital’s dealership in a four-way race for being the top global dealer of the year.

BMW’s S1000R is a superbike for the road

January 9, 2014

The street version of BMW’s S1000RR superbike is one uncompromising machine, David Booth writes.

Roadtest: BMW M6 Gran Coupé – beauty and braun

January 9, 2014

BMW finds the sweet spot – a sultry saloon with a real kick, Kevin Hackett writes.

Road Test: BMW 4 Series

August 29, 2013

The renamed coupe has muscle and beauty to hush worried fans, finds Mike Porter.

Car recalls issues: From acceleration at Toyota to spiders at Mazda

June 20, 2013

Toyota suffered a hugely damaging blow to its reputation for quality between late 2009 and early 2011 when it recalled more than 10 million cars.

Road Test: BMW M6 Gran Coupe

May 24, 2013

BMW is in danger of making several of its models irrelevant with the introduction of the superb new M6 Gran Coupe.