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.
Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert
After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.
Inside India: Election, Promoting the Vote
A view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent for the week of April 10, 2014.
Map of seperatist movements around the world
The conflict in Ukraine is a classic example of competing aspirations and identities – here’s a look at seperatist movements around the world.
In pictures: Fishing communities in the Northern Emirates
Fishermen in Fujairah and Umm Al Qaiwain worry that new regulations to protect fish stocks are harming their trade. We look at both communities through the lens of our photographers.
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.
March 26, 2014
The DIFF-funded Factory Girl sparks a new dawn for Egyptian films in the UAE.
March 8, 2014
Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, the publisher and owner of The National, also partners with DFM to offer production support for the selected films.
March 2, 2014
As the delegation for Hany Abu Assad's Academy Award-nominated Palestinian thriller Omar gets ready for Sunday's show, Waleed Zuaiter, star and producer, remembers just how hard it was to get the film made.
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.
February 12, 2014
David O Russell on his big Oscar contender, American Hustle: 'It’s an opera in a way. People sing right into the camera.'
January 5, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Wadjda has been shockingly omitted from the Oscars Foreign Language shortlist. A great opportunity to shine a light on the country had been missed.
December 26, 2013
Kelly Ann Crane talks to the actress Naomie Harris, who plays Winnie Mandela in the new biopic of Nelson Mandela’s life, about the challenges of presenting the great man’s story.
December 26, 2013
Shekhar Kapur, who is one of four directors who attempted to make Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, tells Jessica Hill about working on the early stages of the film and meeting the late South African leader.
December 23, 2013
Inspired by the DIFF movie A Story of Children and Film, we asked moviegoers for their favourite films when they were kids, giving inspiration for ones to watch over the holidays.
December 18, 2013
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the directors of Disney's Frozen, talk to us about the struggle to bringing The Snow Queen to animated life.
December 16, 2013
We chat with the 38-year-old Ras Al Khaimah film fanatic who won the IWC Filmmaker Award at the Dubai International Film Festival.
December 15, 2013
The American director jets into the Emirates to screen his latest film at the closing of the Dubai International Film Festival. American Hustle is a dramatic caper that wraps up a rapid-fire trilogy and a dark period in Russell's own life.
December 15, 2013
The singer and actor Ali Azmat talks about his latest film, Waar, Pakistan’s first English-language action thriller - and the country's highest-grossing film of all time.
December 14, 2013
Cast of Gunday gathers at the Dubai International Film Festival to release the official trailer. See trailer and picture gallery here.