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The value of single-family homes, known locally as villas, rose 2% in the richest and largest of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, real estate consultancy Core said in a report.

Abu Dhabi villa prices climb for first time in five years

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Rental rates continued to decline for both villas and apartments as the pandemic forced companies to cut jobs. Residency permits in the UAE, where expatriates make up the majority of the population, are usually tied to employment and many residents who lose their jobs leave the country.
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OPEC and its allies agreed last week to keep production unchanged for most members as their coalition seeks to keep output restrained amid slack demand and coronavirus shutdowns.(REUTERS)
OPEC and its allies agreed last week to keep production unchanged for most members as their coalition seeks to keep output restrained amid slack demand and coronavirus shutdowns.(REUTERS)

Abu Dhabi raises February Murban crude pricing after Saudi boost

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. set Murban crude at a premium of 75 cents a barrel to the regional benchmark, according to a notice from the producer. That’s 25 cents more than in January. Abu Dhabi pumps almost all of the oil in OPEC member the United Arab Emirates.
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File - In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin, of the United States, plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Kenin is the top-seeded woman in Abu Dhabi, where the first women’s tour-level tennis event of 2021 begins main-draw play on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)(AP)
File - In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin, of the United States, plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Kenin is the top-seeded woman in Abu Dhabi, where the first women’s tour-level tennis event of 2021 begins main-draw play on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)(AP)

Kenin into Abu Dhabi round 3 after Flipkens injures ankle

By Associated Press | ABU DHABI
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:48 PM IST
Flipkens won the first set 7-5 and was 5-4 down in the second when she jumped to play a shot and landed heavily on her left ankle, which twisted underneath her.
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The Fourth Season of the only ICC-sanctioned T10 cricket tournament in the world, Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 is to going to be played from January 28 to February 6, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
The Fourth Season of the only ICC-sanctioned T10 cricket tournament in the world, Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 is to going to be played from January 28 to February 6, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Pune Devils debuts in Abu Dhabi T10 - Announces 14 players squad

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Appoints Jonty Rhodes as Head Coach, signs Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera as icon player, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, wicket-keeper Sam Billings, spin master Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lankan Cricketer Chamara Kapugedara, and right-arm fast bowler Hardus Viljoen from South Africa among others.
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Supreme Council members will continue to exercise their role as ADNOC board members until a new board is appointed, the media office said.(Bloomberg)
Supreme Council members will continue to exercise their role as ADNOC board members until a new board is appointed, the media office said.(Bloomberg)

UAE president forms new Abu Dhabi Supreme Council

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Cairo
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The current Supreme Petroleum Council, which regulates petroleum-related policies, will be merged with this new council, the Abu Dhabi media office said in a tweet.
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UAE has launched Covid-19 vaccinations in capital Abu Dhabi(AP photo)
UAE has launched Covid-19 vaccinations in capital Abu Dhabi(AP photo)

Covid-19: UAE launches inoculation using Chinese drugs giant Sinopharm’s vaccine

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Abu Dhabi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Gulf countries UAE and Bahrain, where third-phase trials of the Sinopharm vaccine were carried out, have both officially registered it for public use after it was previously approved for emergency use for frontline health workers.
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Customers are lining up at a Jerusalem bakery-cafe for the “Abu Dhabi” doughnut, a date-flavoured confectionery inspired by Israel’s new relations with the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters)
Customers are lining up at a Jerusalem bakery-cafe for the “Abu Dhabi” doughnut, a date-flavoured confectionery inspired by Israel’s new relations with the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters)

‘Abu Dhabi’ doughnut a Hanukkah hit in Israel

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Jerusalem
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Doughnuts, called “sufganiyot” in Hebrew, are a popular fare in Israel during the current holiday of Hanukkah, in which Jews traditionally eat deep-fried delicacies.
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Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists as it eases down restrictions.(Unsplash)
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists as it eases down restrictions.(Unsplash)

Abu Dhabi to reopen for foreign tourists amid vaccine optimism

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale, Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists by early January as it eases down curbs.
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Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the post qualifying FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the post qualifying FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Hamilton still feeling effects of COVID-19

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The 35-year-old Mercedes driver has returned after testing positive for the new coronavirus and missing the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend. He has tested negative repeatedly this week.
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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium.(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton fit to race at Abu Dhabi GP after COVID-19 recovery

By Associated Press | YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Hamilton’s presence at the Yas Marina circuit means that George Russell returns to drive for Williams in Sunday’s race.
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The image shows the demolition of Mina Plaza.(Facebook/@Guinness World Records)
The image shows the demolition of Mina Plaza.(Facebook/@Guinness World Records)

Demolition of 144 floors of Mina Plaza in Abu Dhabi creates new world record. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Modon Properties also shared a post about the achievement on Instagram along with the certificate.
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Abu Dhabi is seeking volunteers to take part in Phase 3 clinical trials of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters/ Representational)
Abu Dhabi is seeking volunteers to take part in Phase 3 clinical trials of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters/ Representational)

Abu Dhabi seeking volunteers for Russian Covid-19 vaccine trial

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:05 PM IST
Two doses of the vaccine will be given to up to 500 initial volunteers, according to the emirate’s media office.
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UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready(Unsplash)
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready(Unsplash)

UK begins vaccine campaign as US secures shots

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:29 PM IST
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready
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FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Sakhir Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - December 3, 2020 Haas' Romain Grosjean arrives to thank marshals ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Sakhir Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - December 3, 2020 Haas' Romain Grosjean arrives to thank marshals ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo(REUTERS)

Grosjean to miss Abu Dhabi career swansong

By Reuters | Manama
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Forced to sit out Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix, the Frenchman had been hoping to return for what looked set to be his Formula One swansong in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 13.
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The software, its developers say, is a game changer for small and medium enterprises as it does away with the need of expensive model photoshoots.(Unsplash)
The software, its developers say, is a game changer for small and medium enterprises as it does away with the need of expensive model photoshoots.(Unsplash)

Startup develops software for displaying garment images in 3D

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 05:49 PM IST
A startup incubated by IIT Madras and NASSCOM has developed a software to convert flat images of traditional Indian garments into photo-realistic 3D images on e-commerce websites.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(Dr. S. Jaishankar/Twitter)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(Dr. S. Jaishankar/Twitter)

India discusses opportunities to work with the Gulf in a ‘changing world’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Jaishankar paid a two-day visit to UAE on November 25-26. It was the second leg of his six-day three-nation tour to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles, which began on Tuesday.
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Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)

S Jaishankar meets UAE counterpart; discusses Covid-19, strategic cooperation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Jaishankar, on the second leg of his six-day three-nation tour to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles, is currently visiting the UAE. He arrived in Dubai on Wednesday night.
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Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)
Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)

Delhi ranks 62 in list of world’s best cities: Here are the 10 best cities

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Apart from Delhi, the other cities that have been featured in the list include San Francisco, Amsterdam, Rome, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Prague, St Petersburg, among others.
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The travel entrepreneur gives tips on places that offer top-notch sanitisation, where you can head for a quick break
The travel entrepreneur gives tips on places that offer top-notch sanitisation, where you can head for a quick break

Jeremy Jauncey: How to quench your wanderlust during a pandemic

By Jeremy Jauncey | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The world’s most popular travel entrepreneur on how to travel safely and enjoyably!
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The worsening relationships with the UAE and Saudi Arabia should worry Pakistan, which has for years, survived on support from West Asia.(AFP Photo)
The worsening relationships with the UAE and Saudi Arabia should worry Pakistan, which has for years, survived on support from West Asia.(AFP Photo)

Abu Dhabi puts the squeeze on Imran Khan, Pakistanis in UAE feel the heat

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Abu Dhabi’s probe into the 2017 Kandahar bombing that killed 5 UAE diplomats revealed the involvement of the Haqqani Network and Pakistan’s ISI, people familiar with the matter said.
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The airport catered to the region with a total of six domestic carriers such as Air India, Air India Express, GoAir, Indigo, SpiceJet, and Vistara.(HT PHOTO.)
The airport catered to the region with a total of six domestic carriers such as Air India, Air India Express, GoAir, Indigo, SpiceJet, and Vistara.(HT PHOTO.)

Mumbai airport sees surge in traffic to Dubai from June to October

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Since the commencement of India’s air bubble agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has seen higher movement of passengers on the Mumbai-Dubai route followed by Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
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The amendments to the UAE personal status law, criminal code and other laws were made on Saturday, part of an effort to “strengthen the country’s ability to attract foreign expertise and investment,” state news agency WAM reported.(File photo)
The amendments to the UAE personal status law, criminal code and other laws were made on Saturday, part of an effort to “strengthen the country’s ability to attract foreign expertise and investment,” state news agency WAM reported.(File photo)

UAE legal overhaul could decriminalize alcohol, cohabitation

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 09:03 PM IST
The legal overhaul means that consuming alcohol, living together before marriage and attempting suicide will no longer be considered crimes, The National newspaper reported.
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Rashid Khan after running out Moeen Ali on a free hit(IPL/BCCI)
Rashid Khan after running out Moeen Ali on a free hit(IPL/BCCI)

IPL 2020: ‘Don’t think I’ve ever seen it’ - Moeen Ali’s dismissal on a free hit after Rashid Khan’s brilliant throw stuns the commentators

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 07:55 AM IST
IPL 2020: Rashid Khan, who was standing inside the ring collected it cleanly and knocked the stumps down the at the non-striker’s end before Moeen Ali could reach home in RCB vs SRH IPL Eliminator match at Abu Dhabi.
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Anushka Sharma slays maternity fashion like a pro at Virat Kohli’s birthday(Instagram/anushkasharma/virushka.xoxo)
Anushka Sharma slays maternity fashion like a pro at Virat Kohli’s birthday(Instagram/anushkasharma/virushka.xoxo)

Be it off-shoulder midi dress or black floral kurti, Anushka Sharma slays maternity fashion like a pro on Virat Kohli’s birthday

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Be it her romantic pink midi dress while partying with birthday boy Virat Kohli and friends on a yacht in Abu Dhabi or ringing in intimate celebrations with the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain in a twinning black kurti, Anushka Sharma raises the glam bar higher with her effortless vibe and ravishing maternity looks which are fashion inspiration for all mommies-to-be out there
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Drop in temperature made it easier to chase in second phase of IPL 2020: Tendulkar

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 08:05 PM IST
“The tournament started six weeks ago. What the temperature was back then compared to what it is now, on an average it has dropped by six degrees,” Tendulkar said on 100MB app.
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Five Rafale jets flew to the Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29(Dassault aviation)
Five Rafale jets flew to the Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29(Dassault aviation)

Indian Air Force to get a big Rafale boost, 16 fighters to land by April

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Five Rafale jets flew to the Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29. Three more are landing in Ambala air base on November 5, three will arrive in January, another three in March and seven in April, taking the total number of fighters handed over to the IAF to 21 single-seat fighters and seven twin-seat trainer fighters.
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The IPL 2020 final will be played in Dubai on November 10(IPL/Twitter)
The IPL 2020 final will be played in Dubai on November 10(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020 playoffs fixtures announced, Dubai to host final

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:55 PM IST
The BCCI has announced the fixtures of the Indian Premier League 2020 playoffs, with the first qualifier being played between the top two teams on November 5 at the Dubai International Stadium, which will also host the final.
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The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. ebreili, File)(AP)
The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. ebreili, File)(AP)

UAE minister faces Scotland Yard investigation after allegations of sexual assault arise

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:00 AM IST
The alleged victim said the attack occurred when she accepted an invitation to meet the sheikh shortly before the opening of the inaugural Hay Festival Abu Dhabi.
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IPL 2020, MI vs RR Live Score - Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE(IPL/Twitter)
IPL 2020, MI vs RR Live Score - Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020 Highlights, MI vs RR: Suryakumar’s fifty, Bumrah 4-fer lead MI to 57-run win against RR

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 11:37 PM IST

IPL 2020 Highlights, Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): A magnificent fifty from Suryakumar Yadav followed by a clinical spell from Jasprit Bumrah (4/20) scripted Mumbai Indians’ 57-run win against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. Besides Bumrah, James Pattinson (2/19) and Trent Boult(2/26) scalped 2 wickets apiece while Rahul Chahar (1/24) and Kieron Pollard (1/24) settled one wicket each. This win propelled MI to the top position on the points table. RR batsmen were completely outplayed by MI bowlers. In pursuit of 194-run target, they ended up scoring 136 runs.Jos Butler came out as the top-scorer with 70 runs against his name. Earlier, MI won the toss and elected to bat first. Defending champions Mumbai Indians registered their first win against RR since 2015. Follow the MI vs RR IPL 2020 Highlights Here:

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Look back to plan for the future. Heritage towns such as Jaisalmer are great examples of how built-up areas can be cooler and improve microclimate(Shutterstock)
Look back to plan for the future. Heritage towns such as Jaisalmer are great examples of how built-up areas can be cooler and improve microclimate(Shutterstock)

Broaden the idea of a smart city in India | Opinion

By KumKum Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:44 AM IST
To tackle the climate crisis and make cities liveable, invest in energy-efficient buildings and microclimate
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