Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Editor's Picks

 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.

 A model of the plans for Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District, which was on display at the Global Cityscape exhibition at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre last year. Ali Haider / EPA

Building the future on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

Nick Leech meets Jassim Al Hammadi, the engineer charged with providing the services that will make the Saadiyat Cultural District tick.

 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.

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 From left: Alex Ritman, his favorite waiter and friend Andy Tillett at Baithal Ravi in 2009. Courtesy Alex Ritman

Lamenting Bur Dubai’s Baithal Ravi Restaurant

When I heard that a fire had ripped through the restaurant known as Ravis in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, my outburst was met with echoed monosyllabic despair among numerous friends on social media.

 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.


To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National

UAE anti-money laundering draft law amended

April 20, 2014

The first draft included four activities considered criminal offences – transferring, depositing, transmitting or replacing money with the purpose of hiding or disguising its illicit origin.

We don’t know our rights, UAE youth say

April 17, 2014

Many young people say government entities are not doing enough to teach them about their rights as a citizen.

School dropout problem keeps Emiratisation from fully succeeding

April 6, 2014

“To ensure adequate motivation for Emiratis to continue education and pursue higher education qualifications, more companies have to start training and development programmes connected to diploma completion."


UAE is a friend for all, says Sheikh Mohammed

March 31, 2014

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai said peace is the basis of the country's foreign policy and helping the poor and needy are the priorities of the UAE diplomatic agenda.


FNC approves military draft law in UAE

March 26, 2014

At a session held on Tuesday FNC members debated eight of the 44 articles of law, completing the rest during the debate held on Wednesday.

Emirati researcher wants to see harsher punishments for those who break environmental laws

March 12, 2014

Howrah Moosa’s one-year-long study is the first attempt of its kind, comparing the UAE’s environmental laws with those of Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and the rest of the GCC.

Dubai passes new law protecting rights of those with special needs

March 11, 2014

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, passed the law, which seeks to bring together authorities to address the needs of those with disabilities.

Benefits await Emiratis who complete military service

March 4, 2014

Emirati men who complete military service will have priority in job placements and promotions and for marriage and land loans, and the Armed Forces will fund their continued education.

Judicial services in the UAE are just a click away

March 2, 2014

The Judicial Department website also allows nationals, expatriates and visitors to find out with the click of a button if they are part of any legal procedures.

UAE lawyers welcome new rules for legal translators

March 2, 2014

The regulations mean that non-Emirati legal translators have to have five years experience before they can work in the profession.

UAE service centre rating system could go global

March 1, 2014

Under the system, 400 federal government service centres will receive a classification between two and seven stars, based on quality and speed of service.

Call for legal crackdown on drivers in UAE who kill

February 19, 2014

Drivers who cause death or serious injury should be imprisoned for longer, have their licences revoked and be ordered to take remedial driving classes, road-safety campaigners say.

UAE needs tough measures for red-light deaths, says head traffic prosecutor

February 4, 2014

Dubai's chief traffic prosecutor calls for change to existing law to close road-safety loophole.

Breastfeeding should be a choice, not a legal obligation, say UAE mothers

January 26, 2014

Mothers say breastfeeding should be a choice and not forced, following a clause passed in UAE's Child Rights Law last week making nursing mandatory.