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Mult-tasking my way through the week

Elham Al Dhaheri   |  January 25, 2015

I pushed myself this week to finding new ways to open closed doors.A man I needed to interview refused my request, so I was forced to think outside the box. If he does not want to be interviewed, I thought, why not go and convince him?That is how I started my week.Last Sunday, I went to his office and showed up... Read more


A labyrinth of learning

Maryam Al Shamsi   |  January 25, 2015

Finally, I moved into my new apartment in Abu Dhabi.It has been a very long process indeed, and finally here I am. At times thought the whole process has felt like a labyrinth.Speaking of labyrinth, I can relate to the quote from the fantasy film of that name: “Because it is in pain that we find the... Read more


Learning to be sceptical

Maryam Al Shamsi   |  January 15, 2015

On her second week at The National, our Emirati trainee describes the lessons she has learnt.


Multi-tasking is an important part of reporting

Elham Al Dhaheri   |  January 15, 2015

This week started with a story idea that involved activity and driving to the middle of the desert.For a while, I forgot that I am 31 weeks pregnant and went ahead with my first desert adventure. The moment I arrived at the bumpy roads, it hit me.I realised that I am not in good shape for covering this story. I... Read more


An overwhelming first week at The National

Maryam Al Shamsi   |  January 8, 2015

Maryam Al Shamsi talks us through her first week as a reporter at The National.


A month already!

Elham Al Dhaheri   |  January 8, 2015

I cannot believe my first month at The National has already passed. It has been going really well.I would say settling in the first week was the hardest. Having the flu (my son and I), moving to Abu Dhabi, and just trying to cope with the new job highlighted my first week. It was tough, but I managed to live it up.The ... Read more


Learning from my mistakes: don’t let a source talk for an hour

Elham Al Dhaheri   |  December 30, 2014

Elham Al Dhaheri, a trainee reporter, talks about her adventures in The National newsroom.


Impressions after the first week

Elham Al Dhaheri   |  December 10, 2014

Our new reporter Elham Al Dhaheri talks about her first week at The National


Trainee, no more

Hareth Al Bustani   |  June 24, 2014

Hareth al Bustani looks back on his year as a trainee at the National.


Exhibiting the ability to find stories at UAE business conventions

Hareth Al Bustani   |  June 3, 2014

The purpose might not always be clear of some of the conventions and exhibitions staged here, but there are some riveting stories to be told.