Get involved with The National’s short-story competition
Writers have two weeks to craft a winning submission, under the title and theme "The Turning Point".
Could the force be with us? The search for Star Wars truth
On the hunt for the Star Wars: Episode VII set, which a growing number of people are sure is in Abu Dhabi, but no one can seem to find.
In pictures: Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai
Dubai's World Trade Center was awash with people visiting this weekend’s Middle East Film and Comic Con. Here's some of our best pictures.
A candid talk with Quincy Jones about the UAE, Lil Wayne and the Abu Dhabi Festival award
The Abu Dhabi Festival honoree Quincy Jones discusses his legendary career as a music producer, the return of Dubai Music Week and why he can’t handle the rapper Lil Wayne.
In pictures: Will and Kate visit Australia and New Zealand
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge are on a tour Down Under for three weeks.
Street life: humanity’s future depends on ability to negotiate and sustain public space
Negotiating our ever more crowded cities and maintaining vibrant public spaces are among the major challenges facing humanity in the coming decades.
We may still not know exactly what The National caught pictures of in the Abu Dhabi desert last week, but the online community has had plenty to say. Here are some of the best bits.
We talk to Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, the stars of the cross-cultural romance 2 States, out now in UAE cinemas.
The festival has a line up of activities designed to keep children away from electronic games, plus workshops that make science, maths and astronomy fun.
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.
Plus: Gwen Stefani might join The Voice; Jack White releases vinyl in hours; Michelle Obama to appear in Nashville.
Mourning and memories in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s hometown of Aracataca, Columbia.
'The UAE takes it to a whole ‘nother level baby. Y’all know it, right?' said the Fast & Furious actor Tyrese at his XL Beach Club gig on Saturday.
From Shah Rukh Khan making the most of his SRK brand to rake it all in with the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders to Abhishek Bachchan acquiring a kabaddi team, Bollywood has found a new outlet for its glamour and money –...
The Cannes lineup, which includes films from India, Turkey and Syria, highlights the international breadth of what artistic director Thierry Fremaux called 'cinema's great rendezvous'.
Plus: Miley Cyrus ill, postpones tour; Williams may reprise Mrs Doubtfire role; White House on deport Bieber: no comment.
The British Film Institute's Discover Arab Cinema programme is dedicated to the late Sheila Whitaker, the former director of the London Film Festival who promoted cinema from the Arab region in the UK and was heavily involved with the Dubai...
At his Dubai concert on Thursday, Richie greeted the audience with “Yalla habibi” – a statement of intent as his energy rarely let up.
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism has died at the age of 87.
Also, Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on The View; Neil Young raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for PonoMusic; playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies.