Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Editor's Picks

 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.


To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National

Serena Williams goes from idol to idle in Sloane Stephens' eyes

May 6, 2013

Sloane Stephens vents after being given cold shoulder by world No 1, writes Ahmed Rizvi.

The fall and rise of maturing Serena Williams

September 10, 2012

By her own definition then, and indeed by a near unanimous vote, Serena Williams is one of the greatest champions tennis has seen, male or female.

Tennis: Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams move on

September 1, 2012

Serena Williams moved into a career tie in US Open wins with her sister, Venus, after a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Ekaterina Makarova at Flushing Meadows.

US Open: Kim Clijsters bows out of tennis after surprise Robson defeat

August 30, 2012

Belgian star Kim Clijsters said goodbye to tennis after a surprise second-round defeat to Britain's Laura Robson which marked the end of her final professional tournament.

US Open: Federer eases into second round as Murray given test

August 28, 2012

Roger Federer began his campaign to claim a record sixth US Open with a comfortable victory over Donald Young, while defending women's champion Samantha Stosur, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova cruised to wins.

US Open is the perfect place for Kim Clijsters to say goodbye

August 27, 2012

New York is a fitting venue for Kim Clijsters to say her final farewell to tennis.

Sabine Lisicki knocks Maria Sharapova out

July 3, 2012

The German ends the top-ranked Russian's Wimbledon quest and Serena Williams survives a scare against Yaroslava Shvedova.

Maria Sharapova overcomes 'nightmare' at Wimbledon

June 29, 2012

Familiarity of playing Taiwanese opponent before helps world No 1 win and Vera Zvonareva injury puts Kim Clijsters through to next round.

Kim Clijsters' incredible service to tennis

June 28, 2012

Chuck Culpepper does not rule out a Wimbledon women's singles title win for the retiring and very popular Belgian.

Wimbledon: Li and Stosur through, Venus crashes out

June 26, 2012

Li Na and Samantha Stosur successfully navigated their way through to the second round, but five-time champion Venus Williams suffered an early exit.

Novak Djokovic to open Wimbledon defence against Juan Carlos Ferrero

June 23, 2012

On the women's side, Petra Kvitova will start with Akgul Amanmuradova.

Rafael Nadal overcomes Roger Federer threat to reach final

January 26, 2012

Sharapova avenges her loss to Kvitova while Azarenka awaits the Russian in Australian Open final.

Rafael Nadal sets up clash with Roger Federer in Melbourne

January 24, 2012

Spaniard sees off Berdych at Australian Open, Federer makes light work of Juan Martin del Potro while Kim Clijsters knocks Caroline Wozniacki off top spot.

Kim Clijsters far from perfect but makes Melbourne's fourth round

January 21, 2012

Defending Australian Open women's champion Kim Clijsters made 18 unforced errors in a sometimes sloppy display but still advances to the fourth round, where she will meet China's Li Na.