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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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Why Afghanistan voted decisively for change in this month’s polls

Because the US had insisted on negotiating with Mullah Omar, a real fear existed among Afghans that the Taliban might return to political power, argues Shaukat Qadir

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The Dubai daily commute is going to change

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Companies in the UAE must work harder for their workers

The most recent report on labour relations in the UAE shows enormous improvements, but companies need to take responsibility as well

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Everest tragedy highlights Nepal’s problems

The Everest is the most valuable source of income for Nepal. Therefore, it needs to be protected and respected.

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Cleanliness is a draw for Dubai

April 21, 2014

A reader appreciates DUbai's effort to keep the emirate clean. Other topics: UN statistics, Iranian execution, Easter celebration

Sport Comment

Manchester United require ‘radical surgery’ from top to bottom

April 21, 2014

'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.

Editorial

Aesthetic dimension

April 20, 2014

The Dubai daily commute is going to change

Comment

Images from the Arab world depict picture of a region under darkness

April 20, 2014

What the Arabic press is saying about the future of the Arab region

Editorial

Everest tragedy highlights Nepal’s problems

April 20, 2014

The Everest is the most valuable source of income for Nepal. Therefore, it needs to be protected and respected.

Editorial

Companies in the UAE must work harder for their workers

April 20, 2014

The most recent report on labour relations in the UAE shows enormous improvements, but companies need to take responsibility as well

Comment

Why Afghanistan voted decisively for change in this month’s polls

April 20, 2014

Because the US had insisted on negotiating with Mullah Omar, a real fear existed among Afghans that the Taliban might return to political power, argues Shaukat Qadir

Comment

Children shouldn’t be dragged into school fees dispute

April 20, 2014

It is hardly the fault of the children that their parents have not paid their school fees, writes Ayesha Almazroui

Comment

Why the people in Algeria continue to suffer in silence

April 20, 2014

Kamal Benkoussa, a former presidential candidate, says Algerian society has been stripped of its substance to the point that Algerians no longer dare to assert their right to exist

Sport Comment

Passing tests of temperament shows Liverpool are worthy title contenders

April 20, 2014

Chelsea and Manchester City's considerable experience have not given them an edge in the title race