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 An Egyptian Orthodox Christian priest give communion during the Palm Sunday service inCairo, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Hamburg players leave the field after the match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on March 30, 2014. AFP

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.


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Abu Dhabi Film Festival announces its call for entries

April 17, 2014

Entries are open for all categories – feature length or short narrative, animation and documentary films – until July 15, 2014.

Emirati director Nawaf Al Janahi is on a mission to educate

February 17, 2014

The Emirati director Nawaf Al Janahi has launched the Emirati Cinema Campaign, hoping to raise the profile of the local movie scene.

A World Not Ours is on the crowd-funded campaign trail for an Oscar nomination

February 15, 2014

Mahdi Fleifel, the director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival favourite A World Not Ours, has set his sights on the 2015 Oscars.

UAE-supported Palestinian documentary launches crowdfunding campaign for Oscar consideration

January 28, 2014

Fleifel and Campbell aim to raise US$30,000 to secure a seven-day commercial run in Los Angeles County, one of the main eligibility requirements set forth by the Academy.

Whiplash wins audience and jury awards at Sundance

January 26, 2014

The film stars the 26-year-old Miles Teller as an aspiring jazz drummer in pursuit of excellence.

UAE-made horror movie Djinn takes Dh1 million in its first week

November 7, 2013

Emirati-made feature film Djinn become the second highest grossing film across the GCC following its premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The horror movie made more than Dh1million at the box office in its first days of release.

Eugene Domingo on the demands of Barber’s Tales

November 5, 2013

The Filipino actress Eugene Domingo talks about her role in Barber's Tales, and how the drama is a marked departure from the screwball comedies she is known for.

The first-time stars of Adff

November 2, 2013

First time filmmakers shine in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Today’s top picks: The Broken Circle Breakdown, Once Upon A Time in the West and InRealLife

November 2, 2013

Our top picks for Friday's ADFF watching: The Broken Circle Breakdown, One Upon a time in The West and InRealLife

The best moments of Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013

November 2, 2013

The curtains have closed and the last of the ticket stubs and spilt popcorn have been swept off the cinema floors. All that remains are memories of great esoteric films from around the world, and the hope that it will all return next year.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi Film Festival

November 2, 2013

The best moments from this year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Today’s top picks: Night Moves and Canopy

November 1, 2013

Saturday’s best include Night Moves, starring Jesse Eisenberg; the Australian war drama Canopy; and Irrfan Khan’s critically acclaimed Qissa.

Keeping it short and sweet with the Emirates Film Competition

October 31, 2013

Tahira Yaqoob talks to the filmmakers from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s shorts competition about how they hope to make the leap to full-length feature films.

Giraffada, a lofty movie paean to Palestine

October 31, 2013

An interview with Rani Massalha, the Palestinian director of the film Giraffada.