Region in focus: May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

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

Time Frame: Fuelling friendships

May 5, 2015

At the risk of sounding trite, the search for oil in the 1950s led to the discovery of more than economic wealth.

Kurdish women battle the Islamic State

May 5, 2015

Kurdish forces have been fighting the Islamic State since the al Qaeda offshoot captured large tracts of land in Iraq and Syria.

Focal Point: A moving image

May 4, 2015

Dubai is known as a city on the move. Internationally, that reputation is based on its rapid growth; for those who live in the UAE, it’s literally experienced daily on Dubai’s transit network.

Workers suffer producing India’s bidi cigarettes

May 3, 2015

Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India’s powerful bidi barons.

Inside India: April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

Our weekly view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent.

The Forgotten Pyramids of Sudan

April 29, 2015

The site, known as the Island of Meroe because an ancient, long-dried river ran around it, once served as the principle residence of the rulers of the Kush kingdom, known as the Black Pharaohs. Their pyramids, ranging from 6 meters (20 feet) to 30 meters (100 feet) tall, were built between 720 and 300 B.C. The entrances usually face east to greet the rising sun. The pyramids bear decorative elements inspired by Pharaonic Egypt, Greece and Rome, according to UNESCO, making them priceless relics.

Region in focus: April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015

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

Time Frame: Front-row seats for rounds of boxing history

April 28, 2015

Sport is a universal passion that unifies all people, cultures and faiths and speaks all languages. Events such as the World Cup Final and the Cricket World Cup have a global reach.

Focal Point: A photo finish

April 27, 2015

A great sports picture usually features either peak action or reaction, however this image by staff photographer Mona Al Marzooqi, taken last weekend at the Final Annual Camel Races Festival in Al Wathba, has both in one frame.

About National View

A view of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, all of the UAE and its neighbours, shared through photography and related commentary by people in the region.