What Star Wars fans say is going on in Abu Dhabi’s desert
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.
Jennifer Grout on competing in the new show Your Face Sounds Familiar and her rise to fame
Jennifer Grout is set to wow Arab audiences once again in the new MBC talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar. Saeed Saeed speaks to the American about her success story
Sandance returns in May
Sandance is heading back to Dubai in May with a line-up that includes Arrested Development, Scouting for Girls, the Pet Shop Boys and Fatboy Slim, plus the Saudi DJ Omar Basaad and local acts.
Star Wars shooting in Abu Dhabi rumours gain traction
What started out on Sunday as an optimistic rumour that Star Wars Episode 7 is set to shoot in Abu Dhabi is seemingly gathering traction as the week progresses.
Mourning and memories in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s languid hometown
Mourning and memories in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s hometown of Aracataca, Columbia.
When the worlds of Bollywood and cricket collide
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.
Also, Harris channels Hedwig when audience acts unruly; Letterman gets visit from his successor; Ellen DeGeneres making design series for HGTV.
Ahead of her Abu Dhabi concert on Thursday night, we take a look at the Filipina singer Sarah Geronimo’s extraordinary career.
Also, illness spoils Lorde’s Australian tour; Hanks and Spielberg to make Cold War thriller.
Taking a look back at the highlights from the 2014 Coachella Music Festival.
Pindoll's debut album is an arresting collection of dynamic rock songs.
Ahead of his performance with Macklemore at du Arena on Friday, Ryan Lewis speaks to us about their rise from indie artists to full-fledged global pop stars.
A very trendy record with the Aussie crooning over Dam-Funk-edged lounge pop with synthesisers playing soul-inspired melodies.
Caustic Love is the Scottish singer's 'mature album' - one that sets him up for a new phase of his promising career.
Also, Canada’s Kiesza tops UK charts; Arrest made in connection with Aamir Khan defamation case; Whedon releasing film online; Celina Jaitley to sing for the United Nations; Kevin Sharp dies at 43; McCartney wows Uruguayans in packed stadium...
Plus: Gwen Stefani might join The Voice; Jack White releases vinyl in hours; Michelle Obama to appear in Nashville.
'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.
We take some backstage pictures of Tyrese Gibson performing at Dubai's XL Beach Club.
Plus: Miley Cyrus ill, postpones tour; Williams may reprise Mrs Doubtfire role; White House on deport Bieber: no comment.
At his Dubai concert on Thursday, Richie greeted the audience with “Yalla habibi” – a statement of intent as his energy rarely let up.