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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.

 This comparison image shown on Reddit annotated the objects with vehicles from the movies.

What Star Wars fans say is going on in Abu Dhabi’s desert

We may still not know exactly what The National caught pictures of in the Abu Dhabi desert last week, but the online community has had plenty to say. Here are some of the best bits.

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Time frame: It’s all going swimmingly

Built on what was originally a public park, Ain Al Faida - the flowing source - became one of the country’s first resort hotels when it opened in the mid 1970s.

 The iconic Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Above ground work is set to begin on the tower which is expected to be taller than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Rendering courtesy EC Harris/Mace

Saudi’s Kingdom Tower set to go skywards as it aims for world’s tallest building tag

Above ground construction work due to start next week in Jeddah, after months of testing and preparation work.

 Jia Ruhan sang as a guest singer in famous pianist Robert Wells's concert 'rockabilly-medley' in November 2012. Handout

Meet the pop star who is key to China’s superpower ambitions

Before Beijing can achieve its ambitions to be a superpower it will need to become a respected soft power. That's where Jia Ruhan comes in.

 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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History beckons off the pitch as Al Ahly and Orlando Pirates meet again

November 9, 2013

Al Ahly and Orlando Pirates will clash in Cairo in the second leg of their Confederation of African Football Champions League final while both clubs are still dealing with their own conflicts, writes Ian Hawkey

Stephen Keshi resignation row overshadows African Cup of Nations success

February 12, 2013

The Nigerian coach has withdrawn his resignation, just hours after going on radio to announce he had quit following a row with the country's football federation.

African Cup of Nations: Building the game at home

February 11, 2013

After hosting three major football tournaments in three years, South Africa are hoping to capitalise while grooming their youth program, writes Ian Hawkey.

African Cup of Nations: Super Sunday for Nigeria with final victory

February 11, 2013

A memorable first half goal from Sunday Mba proves to be the difference in Nigeria's 1-0 win over Burkina Faso in the African Cup of Nations final.

In Pictures: Nigeria v Burkina Faso - African Cup of Nations Final 2013

February 11, 2013

In Pictures: Nigeria v Burkina Faso - African Cup of Nations Final 2013

African Cup of Nations: Nigeria face nervous wait on struggling frontmen

February 10, 2013

Emmanuel Emenike, Nigeria's leading scorer, along with Victor Moses have lingering injuries and their status is questionable for today's championship against Burkina Faso, writes Ian Hawkey.

African Cup of Nation: Stallions saddle up for one more ride

February 9, 2013

Burkina Faso has overcome their coach being banned in Europe for match fixing, being docked a point in World Cup qualifying, losing their best striker to injury and several other setbacks to advance to the African Cup of Nations final, writes Ian...

African Cup of Nations: Nigeria's chance to set the record straight

February 7, 2013

After nearly two decades of hurt, Nigeria have the chance to secure the trophy they were denied the chance of defending in 1996, writes Ian Hawkey in South Africa.

African Cup of Nations: moment of truth is upon Burkina Faso

February 7, 2013

The profile has risen for a team once known as Upper Volta and they are now one step away from hitting the peak at the African Cup of Nations.

African Cup of Nations: Refereeing errors threaten to overshadow Burkina Faso's dramatic win over Ghana

February 7, 2013

Burkina Faso book their place in the African Cup of Nations final for the first time, despite a host of controversial refereeing decisions during their penalty shootout win over Ghana.

African Cup of Nations: Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi continues to fly high

February 5, 2013

The Super Eagles coach is proving to be as competitive as he was as Nigeria player and captain, writes Ian Hawkey.

African Cup of Nations: Burkina Faso's Jonathan Pitroipa is a joke, a muse and a winner

February 6, 2013

The gifted winger has come a long way from the German Bundesliga days, writes Ian Hawkey.

African Cup of Nations: New millennium will see new winner again

February 5, 2013

Of the four semi-finalists this year, the most recent to win the competition was Nigeria - and that was almost 20 years ago.

African Cup of Nations: Asamoah Gyan out on his own for Ghana

February 5, 2013

Unlike at Al Ain, he has to operate as a lone striker, a role he does not always enjoy, writes Ian Hawkey in Durban.