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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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Josep Maria Bartomeu says he has no hesitation to sign Argentine star to a new contract despite being criticised for his team's run of defeats in recent weeks.

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Neymar says injury will not keep him out of Fifa World Cup

April 19, 2014

Brazil's superstar forward expects to be back in his Barcelona shirt in three weeks with the World Cup still two months away.

Atletico ‘need to recover’ for Champions League semis after win over Elche

April 19, 2014

Manager Simeone juggling between keeping Spanish Primera Liga title bid alive and preparing his men for Chelsea.

Carlo Ancelotti savours Gareth Bale strike in win over Barcelona

April 17, 2014

It was Gareth Bale’s first match-winning goal since joining Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur last summer for a world-record fee and came at the right time as Real beat Barcelona 2-1 in Copa del Rey final.

Plenty of life still in Barcelona, says Gerardo Martino

April 17, 2014

Barcelona coach maintained his side can still return to their former glories after they were beaten 2-1 by a Gareth Bale-inspired Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.

Time is almost up for Barcelona ahead of Copa del Rey

April 16, 2014

Season has fallen apart in the space of four days and Barcelona supporters are far from happy just ahead of the Copa del Rey final with Real Madrid, writes Andy Mitten.

Real Madrid can take first step to a treble with Copa del Rey win

April 16, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo is out with a hamstring injury but Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has plenty of depth to throw at Barcelona in Copa del Rey final, writes Andy Mitten.

Barcelona or Real Madrid? Copa del Rey result too close to call

April 16, 2014

A clasico in the final usually means drama, writes Andy Mitten.

In pictures: Barca play a little rugby before Copa del Rey final

April 16, 2014

Barcelona and Real Madrid will play in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night but the day before the match, Braca players played a little rugby during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain.

Injuries mar Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Real Madrid

April 15, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury when Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.

Barcelona slipping off Primera Liga title pace as Atletico push on

April 13, 2014

Costa stretchered off field at Getafe in potential blow to Atletico's title hopes

Real Madrid back in Primera Liga title hunt with win

April 13, 2014

Los Blancos beat Almeria 4-0, taking advantage of Barcelona's slip-up to join city rivals Atletico at top of Spanish Primera Liga.

Martino laments Barca’s lack of killer instinct

April 13, 2014

Spanish Primera Liga champions beaten by Granada following Uefa Champions League exit.