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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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World history told in 100 ways to come to UAE

March 27, 2014

A British Museum collection of 100 artefacts will attempt to span civilisation from a 2 million-year-old axe from Tanzania to a Sharia-compliant credit card issued in the UAE. But hurry, the exhibition opening on April 23 at Saadiyat Island only...

New apartments up for sale in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

March 25, 2014

The Tourism Development and Investment Company has put up for sale a new building at Saadiyat Beach Residences.

Beach living up for grabs as Saadiyat developer TDIC announces apartment sale

March 18, 2014

The master developer of Saadiyat Island, Tourism Development & Investment Company, is set to start selling another 70 apartments at the second phase of its Saadiyat Beach Residences project at the end of the month.

Dh27m villa at Saadiyat Island: the place to be for upmarket living

March 13, 2014

A 14,494 square foot Saadiyat Island villa overlooking a golf course is on the market for the exact figure of Dh27,582,489.

In pictures: Upmarket living with Dh27m villa at Saadiyat Island

March 13, 2014

Saadiyat Island is finally becoming the destination everyone hoped it would be. There is now a tranche of upmarket housing that boasts a wealth of amenities and luxury. Among them is a twelve-bathroom six-bedroom bastion of good taste to tantalise...

Largest display of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection to be unveiled in Paris

March 12, 2014

More than 160 items will be showcased as part of the Birth of a Museum exhibit in the Louvre's Napoleon Hall starting from May 2.

Saadiyat beaches reopen two weeks after oil spill

March 2, 2014

A discharge of ballast water from an unknown water vessel caused a minor oil spill along St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort beach and the Park Hyatt Hotel beach on Saadiyat Island last month, the environment agency said on Sunday.

Oil spill near Saadiyat Island forces swimmers off beach

February 18, 2014

An emergency team from the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi immediately visited the site and conducted an initial assessment confirming the occurrence of a minor oil spill.

Buyer of pro golfer Adam Scott’s Saadiyat villa gets to play a round with him

January 16, 2014

Golfer Adam Scott is selling his Abu Dhabi home - and throwing in a round of gold to sweeten the deal.

HSBC golf tournament will enhance Abu Dhabi tourism

January 14, 2014

Organisers and tourism authorities expect the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to be a big draw for visitors, as the emirate grows as a golfing destination.

Top tips for your next staycation in the UAE

January 6, 2014

Emiratis should leave their passports at home and become tourists in their own country, the Federal National Council heard recently. By doing so, they enjoy their break and gain a deeper understanding of their own country. Here, seven Emiratis...

Louvre Abu Dhabi wins green building award

November 25, 2013

The Tourism Development and Investment Company said the award underlined its dedication to sustainability in projects such as Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi set to open on National Day 2015, French minister says

November 19, 2013

Aurelie Filippetti, the French Minister of Culture and Communication, said Emirati art and culture will be integrated into the Louvre Abu Dhabi project.

David Hasselhoff of Baywatch spotted at Saadiyat beach in Abu Dhabi

October 31, 2013

Twitterverse abuzz after David Hasselhoff was seen posing for a photoshoot on Saadiyat Island beach in his famous red Baywatch trunks.