Makeshift Entertainment Parks

October 26, 2014

Muhammed Muheisen's photography from places such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Palestine often show a very different side of life to that often portrayed in the media. His ability to find real moments of life is shown to great effect with these images of people at play in makeshift entertainment parks taken while on assignment for AP. Muhammed talked to National View about the work.

Region in Focus - October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014

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

Inside India - Diwali

October 24, 2014

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

Focal Point: Pattern recognition

October 23, 2014

As a photo editor it's always interesting to see two members of your staff latch onto an idea independent of one another at the same time.

Under starters orders: Wadi Rum camel racing

October 22, 2014

More than 200 camels raced on the two-day final stage of the Sheikh Zayed Camels Race Festival in Wadi Rum. The race takes place in the Disah village in Wadi Rum desert south of Jordan. All participants are Jordanians from Wadi Rum villages in addition to a few competitors from Saudi Arabia. The Camel race in Wadi Rum is a tradition between the Bedouins but in the last six years the Emirates Camel Racing Federation has supervised the Jordanian race.

Time Frame: A town hall rises

October 21, 2014

Think spectacular buildings and Dubai comes to mind. The Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, the twisting Cayan Tower in the Marina and, of course, the Burj Al-Arabia.

The UAE through his lens: René Burri, 1933-2014

October 21, 2014

Rene Burri, the photographer who captured the embryonic UAE in a series of stunning images in the 1960s and 1970s, has died of cancer in his home city of Zurich in Switzerland. He was 81. Burri made several visits to the UAE, photographing daily life in Abu Dhabi, oil production on Das Island and encounters with the late Sheikh Zayed, the founding president.

The blessed fruit of Palestine

October 19, 2014

It is “a blessed fruit” according to the Prophet Muhammed in a hadith. For the farmers of the Palestinian territories, the olive is also the key to their survival. This is the season of harvest, when the fruit is gently shaken from the trees and crushed in a traditional stone press to produce a golden green liquid that carries the warmth of the Sun and the taste of the land.

Inside India - October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

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

Region in Focus - Fashion Week in Istanbul

October 17, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

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