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.
Entries are open for all categories – feature length or short narrative, animation and documentary films – until July 15, 2014.
A round-up of showtimes for movies playing around the UAE.
A study conducted by the Northwestern University in Qatar found that more Emiratis want to see their own culture on the big screen compared to their counterparts in the region.
The cast of Fast & Furious 7 have come to Abu Dhabi and Dubai to shoot scenes for the upcoming movie.
Also, Goonies sequel is underway; Jennifer Aniston wants to take Friends to Broadway; Jennifer Love Hewitt goes blonde.
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.
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.
Also, Sigma top music chart.
With the first game of the Indian Premier League beginning today in the UAE, we explore the league’s Bollywood connections, which are as glitzy as they are controversial.
Highlights from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California.
The self-taught videographer Gibran Hasnaoui discovered Islam in Dubai in 2010, and has since created video projects and a film festival with the purpose of a more positive portrayal of his religion
Also, Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000.
Jordan Brewster introduced special tribute to her former Fast & Furious co-star, Paul Walker, at MTV Movie Awards.
Stars come out for the MTV Movie Awards. The big winner of the night was the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.