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 An Egyptian Orthodox Christian priest give communion during the Palm Sunday service inCairo, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Hamburg players leave the field after the match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on March 30, 2014. AFP

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

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.


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On the market: a beachside villa in Dubai with a private swimming pool

April 17, 2014

Except for the price, there aren't any downsides to this villa that's located steps away from the beach, with multiple balconies, a private swimming pool, a walled garden and a roof terrace with stunning sea views.

Arabian Ranches villa gets modern makeover

April 10, 2014

The blogger Monica Kapila has gathered the best of all worlds in her Arabian Ranches villa – and her flexible design philosophy has allowed her home to evolve organically, Melanie Hunt discovers.

On the market: a two-bedroom apartment in Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR)

March 6, 2014

The 1,408-square-foot apartment is located in Rimal 2.

On the market: four-bedroom apartment in Al Zeina

February 27, 2014

A four-bedroom apartment in Al Zeina is on the market.

On the market: an eight-bedroom apartment in Dubai Marina

February 20, 2014

The 7,526-square-foot penthouse apartment is located in the Sky View Tower in Dubai Marina.

On the market: a two-bedroom town house in Jumeirah Village Circle

February 13, 2014

This 3,000-square-foot property is part of a new collection of one- and two-bedroom town houses in Jumeirah Village Circle.

On the market: a three-bedroom apartment on Saadiyat Island

February 6, 2014

This new, three-bedroom apartment is located in the Saadiyat Beach Residences, a community of six low-rise buildings.

Hot Property: Trisara Iconic Villa, Nai Thon, Phuket, Thailand

February 6, 2014

This oceanfront spreads over 75,400 square feet of land and is on the market for Dh102.8 million.

On the market: a one-bedroom apartment in Jumeirah Lakes Towers

January 30, 2014

The 802-square-foot apartment is located within the Bonnington Tower, in the heart of Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

On the market: a two-bedroom apartment in the Burj Khalifa

January 23, 2014

The 1,639-square-foot apartment is located in the world’s tallest building and is sea-facing.

On the Market: A five-bedroom villa in the heart of Abu Dhabi

January 16, 2014

This recently renovated five-bedroom villa boasts a private pool and great outside space.

On the Market: a four-bed apartment in Dubai Marina

January 9, 2014

A luxurious four-bedroom apartment in Dubai Marina offers plenty of space, as well as stunning views of the Palm.

On the market: Five-bedroom villa on The Palm, Jumeirah

December 5, 2013

This fully furnished Riviera-type villa is located on the P frond of the Palm.

On the market: Four-bedroom villa in Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi

November 28, 2013

This property is part of a group of six brand new villas with large, manicured lawns.