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 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

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.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.


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Jobs drive in Abu Dhabi industrial sector

February 1, 2014

Abu Dhabi is stepping up plans to drive job creation in the Dh41.5 billion industrial sector as a number of projects get under way in the emirate.

UAE makes progress on new insolvency laws

December 21, 2013

The UAE’s new and long awaited insolvency law has moved a step closer to reality, with the referral of a revised draft of the legislation to the Ministry of Justice for its approval.

UAE SMEs to make their pitches as Adnec event begins

December 15, 2013

SME Congress & Expo starts in Abu Dhabi today to help small businesses network and gain access to markets.

Spending to exceed $100bn as Abu Dhabi strives towards Vision 2030

December 9, 2013

The growth will be led by the construction, oil and gas and transport sectors, according to a forecast by Middle East Economic Digest.

Doubts cast on target for industry sector’s contribution to Abu Dhabi GDP by 2030

December 9, 2013

The chief of Abu Dhabi’s new Industrial Development Bureau has questioned the emirate’s target for sourcing almost a quarter of its GDP by 2030 from industry.

Abu Dhabi firms to embark on tourism roadshow in India

December 8, 2013

Etihad Airways, Al Diar Hotels and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi are among the group that will visit New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

Stars are aligned for a solid 2014 for UAE markets

December 8, 2013

High underlying confidence among companies and investors, easing political tensions in the Middle East, and the recovering global markets make for a positive outlook.

UAE to gain from WTO breakthrough in Bali on trade facilitation

December 7, 2013

The UAE was ranked 17th – the highest in the Middle East – in the latest Logistics Performance Index on how efficient countries are at facilitating trade.

Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port marks million milestone

December 4, 2013

The occasion took place less than 12 months since port operations in Abu Dhabi were officially switched from Mina Zayed on the Corniche to the new US$7.2 billion terminal.

Islamic finance holds lessons for advanced economies, according to Nouriel Roubini

December 3, 2013

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini says there is a need for a more resilient global economic system, adding that Islamic finance's lower volatility and greater stability is an example for advanced economies.

WEF founder urges governments to take long view at Abu Dhabi summit

November 18, 2013

More than 1,000 global leaders gather to discuss the agenda for the forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January.

Optimism on GCC-Singapore free trade deal despite lower exchange

November 2, 2013

Trade in the first half of this year declined to US$30.2 billion from $38bn last year, partly due to lower Saudi oil shipments, said Singapore’s trade ministry.

Work for a company or be your own boss? In the UAE it’s hard to decide

October 8, 2013

Entrepreneurial spirit is bubbling in the UAE, with almost as many people saying they would prefer to start their own businesses as those who prefer employment, a new Bayt.com survey finds.

Oil output helps Abu Dhabi economy grow 5.6% last year

October 7, 2013

Manufacturing and property were also growth drivers, according to figures from Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi.