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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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UAE sailors set a course for Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race

April 9, 2014

The country’s newest sailing event will feature 13 teams of UAE sailors and the winners will receive exclusive experiences at the Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi stopover.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing introduce climate-controlled suits

April 1, 2014

The new suits are designed to keep sailors at a body temperature of 23 degrees Celcius, with skipper Ian Walker and Emirati Adil Khalid of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew set to begin testing them on Tuesday.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team complete line-up

March 27, 2014

Veteran sailor Roberto Bermudez de Castro Munoz has joined the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) to complete their on-board jigsaw for this year’s Volvo Ocean Race (VOR).

No resting on laurels for crew while Azzam gets ready for Volvo Ocean Race

March 11, 2014

With their early workload reduced by the new ‘one-design’ rule, the Azzam crew sampled some of Abu Dhabi’s tourist attractions after sweating it out on their fitness.

New Azzam yacht gets rave reviews from crew as it sails for first time

March 10, 2014

Crew waiting for orders to move on to next stage and sail to training base in Portugal

New and improved Azzam unveiled in England

February 27, 2014

Skipper Ian Walker thrilled to see new design, with the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing boat set to undergo structural tests in the summer.

Dongfeng pick French skipper to lead Volvo Ocean Race team

February 26, 2014

Chinese entry expected to include four Olympic sailors

Meet the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew

February 11, 2014

Osman Samiuddin introduces us to the eight key members who have been picked for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race.

Identical boats level playing field in Volvo Ocean Race

February 11, 2014

Ian Walker, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper, says his crew has 'no excuses' to not do well in this year's competition. Paul Oberjuerge writes.

Walker picks trimmed Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew

February 11, 2014

Team of eight, down from 10 last year, is a line-up of considerable experience, with 21 VORs between them. Osman Samiuddin reports.

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi team skipper recaps as golfer Sergio Garcia drops by

January 28, 2014

The Englishman Ian Walker brings upto date with what the captain and his Azzam crew have been up to in their preparations.

Australian signs on with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

December 21, 2013

Walker impressed with Parkinson after sailing to Vietnam

One design better for all in 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race

December 20, 2013

The first of a monthly diary from Ian Walker, who will once again skipper Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's boat Azzam in the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race.

Captain Walker reaches for familiar crewmate to board ‘Azzam’

December 16, 2013

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team has identified a third member of their eight-man crew for the 2014/15 edition of the race, the on-board reporter Tom Bushell.