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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.

 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.

 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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Strong winds down trees, shatter windows in Abu Dhabi

April 4, 2014

Abu Dhabi Police responded to 1,391 calls between midnight and 4am on Friday night as strong winds and heavy rain lashed the capital.

UAE weather: Wet and windy weather to continue

April 4, 2014

Wind gusts reached up to 89 kilometres an hour in Abu Dhabi on Friday morning and unstable weather is expected to continue through Saturday morning.

UAE weather warning: expect rain and dust storms on the weekend

April 3, 2014

The weather bureau is asking drivers to be cautious. The warning also extends to people heading out to sea, where conditions are expected to be rough.

UAE weather: Temperatures to start rising while hazy conditions remain

March 30, 2014

Expect cloudy skies over scattered areas and light rain at times, says the weather forecast centre.

Fog, accidents cause delays on Abu Dhabi and Dubai roads

March 30, 2014

Drivers faced delays this morning due to fog and major accidents on the roads of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

UAE begins clean-up operations after storms

March 27, 2014

The weather bureau expects conditions will begin to improve this weekend after heavy downpour created havoc across the UAE earlier this week.

Video: Heavy rains flood roads in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

March 26, 2014

Heavy rains overnight caused flooding of several highways and streets in the UAE. Roads in Abu Dhabi Gate City and Mohammed Bin Zayed City were flooded causing traffic delays while streets in Umm Suqeim and Al Barsha were inundated. 

Accidents ‘every 2 minutes’ in Dubai as rain wreaks havoc across UAE

March 26, 2014

Poor weather also delayed Sharjah’s Clusters of Light show until Sunday. It was initially meant to run from March 26 for a week.

In pictures: Rain lashes down on the UAE

March 26, 2014

While the weather is expected to improve in the coming days, the UAE saw rain across all the emirates today as residents woke up to a dark and gloomy day.

All-day deluge brings flooding and traffic jams to Dubai neighbourhood

March 26, 2014

Roads closed by flooding and long tail backs of traffic are a common sight in Al Barhsa when it rains, say residents.

UAE weather set to improve in time for weekend

March 26, 2014

The unstable weather will continue on Thursday with rainfall, strong winds and dust storms affecting the region, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said.

In pictures: Wet weather in the UAE

March 26, 2014

Accidents, rain, floods and wet weather around the UAE on March 26.

UAE weather: rain, dust and strong winds expected this week

March 24, 2014

The unstable weather will start with clouds forming over the west of the UAE, bringing the possibility of rainfall on Tuesday evening and throughout the night.

UAE rumours of thunderstorms and hailstones ‘baseless’, says weather bureau

March 17, 2014

Residents urged to ignore false reports that the UAE will face extreme weather conditions for the next two weeks that could result in losses of public and private properties.