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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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Dubai electricity authority to provide energy-saving lightbulbs to residents

April 16, 2014

Installation will start in residential buildings before moving to Government-owned structures and buildings in the private sector.

Dewa to invest Dh20bn in energy assets as Dubai prepares for Expo 2020

March 26, 2014

Earlier this month Dewa hired a consultancy to advise on the 1,200-megawatt clean-coal plant, which is expected to inject greenhouse gases underground.

Dewa kick-starts power expansion plans with Dh500 million energy plant

January 22, 2014

The complex has been built with an eye for the future and can meet six times the size of the existing power network.

Dubai releases maiden report on energy sector

October 21, 2013

Dubai yesterday released its first report on the emirate’s energy sector as it prepares to open its flagship solar-energy park.

Residents of Discovery Gardens sceptical as Nakheel ponders flood solution

August 28, 2013

The developer is working with Dewa to avoid a repeat of last month's pipe burst, but one resident says the flooding problem was 'only a matter of time'.

New Dh105 million station to power up Dubai Marina

May 19, 2013

The new station will increase capacity, enhance the electricity transmission network output and meet the growing demand for services.

Credit scores to be available next year

May 1, 2013

The Al Etihad Credit Bureau is preparing to begin trials in two months' time, but that is only the start of its plans to overhaul credit assessment in the UAE.


Solar panels a window to power cost savings, UAE study finds

April 9, 2013

Office buildings can reduce energy costs by up to 33.5 per cent if transparent solar panels are installed on windows, a study has found.

UAE’s largest power and desalination plant opens at Jebel Ali

April 9, 2013

With daily capacity of 2,060 megawatts, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)’s power and desalination complex will keep both fuel use and surcharges down.


Green buildings guide to put emphasis on energy metering for UAE developers

March 27, 2013

The new version of LEED, the rating system used to evaluate green buildings worldwide, will put a greater emphasis on metering energy and water use in buildings.

UAE powers down to save the planet

March 23, 2013

UAE joins 151 other countries in symbolic dark hour to push the message on saving energy.

Earth Hour 2013: Lights-out to save Dh1.2 million

March 20, 2013

Dubai's utilities company hopes to beat last year's savings in energy consumption by 20 per cent.


Bonds and loans keep up the flow

March 10, 2013

The region's bond and loan markets have remained an active source of fees for banks during the past two years, though buyers are becoming harder to find.

Dubai to offer another flagship asset for initial public offering

March 5, 2013

Dubai expects to offer at least one flagship asset to the public as early as next year to stimulate investment and shore up its role as a global trade hub, a senior government official said.