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 Bloom Properties' Al Bateen Waterfront project in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy Bloom Properties

Bloom Properties starts work on Al Bateen Waterfront project

The development will feature 225 residential apartments of one to four bedrooms, a 200-room five-star hotel with 57 serviced apartments, and a 3,000 square metre retail space

 David Moyes has led Manchester United to seventh in the Premier League, six points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United require ‘radical surgery’ from top to bottom

'Moyes is not a bad manager ... However, he is doing a spectacularly bad job at United' writes Richard Jolly of Manchester United, arguing wholesale changes at the club are now necessary.

 Courtesy Al Ittihad

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.

 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.

 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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Juan Mata influential as Manchester United brush aside Newcastle

April 5, 2014

Juan Mata was on target twice for Manchester United in 4-0 win away at Newcastle, while Fulham move off the bottom of the table after a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.

Villa win gives Rooney belief for Bayern tie

March 30, 2014

“It is a massive game,” the striker said. “The quarter-final of the Uefa Champions League, against the champions. We are excited and looking forward to it. It’s going to be a good game and hopefully a good result.”

Wayne Rooney double sees Manchester United hand Moyes respite with defeat of Aston Villa

March 29, 2014

Visitors take the lead but Rooney and Kagawa shine to give their manager a lift.

Stoke City score away win at Aston Villa

March 23, 2014

Goals from Peter Odemwingie and Peter Crouch as home team are thrashed at Villa Park.

‘I don’t expect to be charged because I did nothing,’ Mourinho says

March 16, 2014

Chelsea's Willian and Ramires were both sent off in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa as manager Jose Mourinho was also dismissed for coming on the pitch in injury-time to remonstrate with the referee.

Mourinho given his marching orders along with Willian and Ramires as Chelsea lost to Aston Villa

March 15, 2014

Jose Mourinho sent to the stands after referee Lee Mason had earlier sent off Brazilian midfielders Willian and Ramires as Aston Villa put a dent in Chelsea's title hopes.

Rooney puts Liverpool as favourites at Manchester United’s Old Trafford base

March 14, 2014

With four successive league victories Liverpool will be optimistic they can win at Old Trafford for the first time since a 4-1 success five years ago.

In pictures: The top images of the Premier League weekend

March 3, 2014

Check out the weekend's best football action shots out of the English Premier League.

Richard Jolly’s Premier League Team of the Week 28

March 3, 2014

English football columnist Richard Jolly names his Best XI for round 28 in the Premier League.

‘The lads keep on going’ says Lambert after relegation-threatened Aston Villa find some breathing room

March 3, 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert noted his side had been 'threatening to do over the last few weeks' after a breakout 4-1 win over Norwich City on Sunday.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revels in home comforts of Anfield

February 22, 2014

Liverpool face Swansea at Anfield, Tottenham away to Norwich, and Newcastle manager says players playing for their futures against Aston Villa.

Patchwork Everton display winning mentality in comeback against Aston Villa

February 2, 2014

Merseysiders bounce back after demoralising derby defeat

Paul Lambert may have suffered a knock-out blow at Aston Villa

January 12, 2014

Coach hopes for turnaround against Arsenal after fans vent anger at cup exit.

Solskjaer of to a flying start as Cardiff City defeat Newcastle in FA Cup

January 4, 2014

Shock for Aston Villa as Sheffield United dump them out of tournament.