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 Faqar, a Baluchi labourer, is illuminated by the dappled light filtering through the palm leave canopy of the garden he is irrigating via an age old Falaj system, or water channels, used to irrigate the palm gardens of Al Ain. Antonie Robertson / The National

Focal Point: Immersed in an Al Ain oasis

Photographer Antonie Robertson immerses us in an Al Ain oasis

 Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2014 will run until April 24, 2014. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National.

In pictures: Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2014 opens
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Key developments and master plans are being unveiled at this year’s property exhibition in the capital.

 A plane flies overhead with a banner criticising former Manchester United manager David Moyes during United's Premier League match against Aston Villa at Old Trafford on March 29, 2014 in Manchester, England. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United must now search for the ‘anti-Moyes’

'The requirement is for a manager who does not exhibit any of the failings that made Moyes' reign at Old Trafford so painful' writes Richard Jolly on Manchester United's next managerial hire.

 From left, Mansoor Nabil Abdul Ghafar, Mohammed Al Tamimi and Marwan Nabil Abdul Ghafar, three co-owners of Code CrossFit, Abu Dhabi's first CrossFit gym. Ann Marie McQueen / The National / April 2014

Abu Dhabi gets its first CrossFit gym, Code CrossFit, thanks to four Emirati friends

Four Emirati friends have joined forces to open Abu Dhabi's first CrossFit gym, Code CrossFit.

 Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, right, speaks to Manchester United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs during a training session at the team's Carrington training complex in Manchester, north-west England on April 22, 2014. Andrew Yates / AFP

Giggs a better fit for Manchester United than Moyes

The winger, who has played 962 games for the club, has been placed in interim charge of the first team and will be assisted by his former Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt.

 One of the 21 duplex penthouses located in the curved sky-bridge at Gate Towers, spanning approximately 300 metres across three towers. Courtesy Aldar

Gate Towers Penthouse Collection on Reem Island launched by Aldar

The 21 duplex penthouses, which are located in the curved sky-bridge and feature private indoor pools and views of the city, were launched at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.


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