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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.

 Luis Suarez became the first Liverpool player to score 30 Premier League goals in a season since Ian Rush in 1987. Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Sterling and Suarez inspire Liverpool to win over Norwich City

The win takes the Premier League table-toppers to 80 points from 35 games.

 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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Cricket fans from far and wide descend on Dubai for IPL action

As cricket action moves down Sheikh Zayed Road from the capital to Dubai this weekend, fans in the emirate are turning out in force to cheer for their favourite teams.

Emirati student hopes to become volunteer at Milan Expo and tell her country’s story

The Milan Expo expects to draw an estimated 21 million visitors, with more than 120 countries participating.

UAE pavilion at Milan Expo to showcase Emirati story of survival

Work on the site at the heart of the Expo site will begin this month and will finish next February, ahead of the start of the Italian city's world fair in May next year.

Visitors to Milan Expo could win trip to UAE

Visitors to the UAE pavilion in Milan could win holidays to the Emirates and other high-value prizes.

Abu Dhabi becoming a cultural citadel as tourist numbers soar

Tourism experts credit the growth to both the expansion in routes by Etihad, and significant foreign investment in Europe.

Emiratis’ visa-free travel to Europe applauded by Cyprus

Cyprus' deputy foreign minister was part of a delegation to the UAE led by the country's president - the first such trip in more than 20 years.

IPL-mad Indian expats in UAE come out to bat for their teams

This year eight teams will compete in the UAE, India and Bangladesh, with 20 games taking place here.

Travel companies in India and UAE offer tour packages for IPL fans

Fans willing to travel have been snapping up offers that include visas, flights, hotels, transport to and from the stadiums as well as tours of Dubai complete with desert safari and dhow cruise. Some even offer the much sought after match tickets.

Young fans are ready to shout their support for favourite IPL teams

Nine-month-old Krisha Javeri and one-year-old Maahir Javeri will get their first taste of the sport at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Cricket Stadium during double-header evening and night games on Friday.

UAE’s Sadhwani brothers have a passion for curry and cricket

Laxman and Shanker run the Royal Rajasthan, just off Hamdan Street, and hope some of their cricketing heros will visit while they’re in Abu Dhabi for the IPL competition.

40 million passengers on Dubai Metro in first three months of the year

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the Dubai Metro’s Red and Green Lines carried 40,655,978 passengers during the first quarter, which is 7.3 million more than the same period in 2013.

Dubai named as one of world’s top destinations by TripAdvisor

Dubai came in at number 17 on the list, beating Chicago, Cape Town and Sydney, while Istanbul was named top destination.

Dubai issues deadline to dismantle winter desert camps

If campers fail to meet the deadline, municipality workmen will clear the site and charge the owners for the work.

Keep vigilant and take precautions is message to Emiratis holidaying in big cities

Although the hammer attack against three Emirati women in a London hotel is a rare occurrence, staying alert and minimising the chances of an attack are things that every tourist should do.