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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

In pictures: Auto China 2014 exhibition

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 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.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 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.


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Asian Cup expanding to 24 football teams in 2019

April 16, 2014

As part of a regional shake-up, the 2019 Asian Cup will climb to 24 teams but next month’s Challenge Cup in the Maldives will be the last, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced.

Group of Gulf: UAE drawn with Iran, Qatar, Bahrain for 2015 Asian Cup

March 26, 2014

UAE were drawn on Tuesday into Group C with Arabian Gulf rivals Iran, Qatar and Bahrain in a geographically cozy group for the 2015 Asian Cup.

In pictures: The 2015 Asian Cup draw in Australia

March 26, 2014

Images from the draw for the 2015 Asian Cup, which was held at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday.

AFC president: UAE has strong chance of winning the bid

March 10, 2014

An eight-member delegation from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) completed an inspection visit to the UAE as the country prepares to put in a bid to host the 2019 Asian Cup. The delegation visited stadiums in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain.

Cosmos back on the orbit of American football as they play friendlies in Dubai to prepare

March 6, 2014

The club, with its rich history and past glory, is plotting the way back to American football elite through the second division and starting from preparation in Dubai.

Al Ain football club concede mistakes for poor AGL season

March 5, 2014

The club’s administration have vowed to do everything possible to return the team to the top of UAE football, reports John McAuley.

UAE extend unbeaten run to 20 games after draw with Uzbekistan

March 5, 2014

The second-half substitute Ismail Al Hammadi put the visitors ahead before Igor Sergeev struck a late equaliser in the dead-rubber Group E match at the Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent on Wednesday.

UAE football team can rise to the fore in Asia

March 4, 2014

Ahmed Rizvi lists three reasons why Mahdi Ali’s men could go deep in the continental championship in Australia next year.

Chance for Mahdi Ali ‘to experiment a few things’ with UAE football

March 4, 2014

The first priority is to beat Uzbekistan in Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday but coach may also try out new players, writes Amith Passela.

Tashkent – UAE’s city of joy

March 3, 2014

Mahdi Ali’s men return to the venue where they qualified for the 2012 Olympics. Paul Oberjuerge reminisces.

Eisa Ahmed among new faces emerging for UAE national team

March 3, 2014

Al Wahda defender recalled for national team's trip to Uzbekistan in 2015 Asian Cup qualifier.

Dubai Schools Football Cup to become yearly event

March 3, 2014

Dubai Sports Council and management consultants Inspiratus have signed a memorandum of understanding for the Dubai Schools Football Cup to continue for another five years.

Jazira hope for helping hand in push to reach UAE League Cup semi-finals

March 1, 2014

International call-ups leave both Abu Dhabi clubs relying on squad depth, writes Amith Passela.

Al Ain set to part ways with Quique Sanchez Flores

February 23, 2014

Arabian Gulf League club understood to be negotiating with Spanish coach on compensation package, reports John McAuley.