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 A still from the 27-second black-and-white video that was taken using a satellite owned and operated by Skybox Imaging.

Burj Khalifa stars in HD video from space

A 27-second black and white video of a plane flying over Dubai's skyscrapers captures the imagination of some.

 Falconry is an activity where they demonstrate how falcons catch prey while flying at a speed of almost 360 kilometres per hour. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National

In pictures: Adventure in the desert at Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Sarab

Mohammad Ashfaq, an adventure guide at the Qasr Al Sarab resort, Abu Dhabi, showcases a day in his working life.

 JP Duminy played a cameo knock of 52 not out from 35 balls to tip the game in Delhi Daredevils' favour. Pawan Singh / The National

Kolkata Knight Riders lose way as Duminy sizzles for Delhi Daredevils

JP Duminy keeps his head as cameo at the death helps swing it in Delhi's favour in Dubai after captain Karthik plays the anchor role.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 The mother removes the noose with the help of her husband from around the neck of Balal.

In pictures: Mother forgives her son’s killer as he awaited his execution

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Abu Dhabi becoming a cultural citadel as tourist numbers soar

April 16, 2014

Tourism experts credit the growth to both the expansion in routes by Etihad, and significant foreign investment in Europe.

Etihad signs interline agreement with Fiji Airways

April 16, 2014

The interline agreement will allow each airline to sell seats for the other so that passengers can make easier travel and booking connections.

Etihad Airways revenues rise 27% in first quarter as network expands

April 15, 2014

The Abu Dhabi airline carried 3.2 million passengers in the first three months of the year, up from 2.8 million in the first quarter of 2013 – a gain of 14 per cent.

Australia looks to Gulf funds for A$700bn infrastructure investment

April 13, 2014

Potential investments could include urban rail, roads and tunnels across the country’s major cities as well as intensive agribusiness projects.

Air Seychelles profits from successful expansion strategy

April 10, 2014

Carrier realises a 171 per cent increase in net profit for 2103, demonstrating the success of Etihad's equity alliance strategy.

Mumbai Indians cricket team fly high on Etihad and Jet sponsorship

April 10, 2014

Etihad Airways's sponsorship of the Mumbai Indian cricket team is its first high-profile sports partnership in the region.

Next stage of airberlin partnership is close, says Etihad chief executive

April 7, 2014

Etihad already owns 29.2 per cent of the German airline. If it were to cross the 30 per cent threshold, it would, under German regulations, have to make an offer to other shareholders at the average stock price for the past 90 days.

High fliers gather for Abu Dhabi Global Aerospace Summit

April 6, 2014

More than 1,000 industry executives to attend, with astronaut Buzz Aldrin also in attendance.

Travel and tourism industry to add tens of thousands of jobs in UAE

April 5, 2014

Investment in the travel and tourism sector is forecast to jump by nearly 10 per cent this year, creating tens of thousands of extra jobs.

Etihad good partner for Alitalia, says Unicredit chief executive

April 5, 2014

UniCredit, which is one of Alitalia’s creditor banks, owns a 13 per cent stake in the airline after it took part in a €500 million share issue engineered by the Italian government.

Etihad Airways goes the extra mile with loyalty programme spin-off

April 2, 2014

Etihad said the programme’s spin-off would create “a separate legal entity” and is “designed to support its growth”.

Airberlin shares run into turbulence

April 1, 2014

Volatility as speculation continues over the German carrier's ownership.

Passenger numbers up 15% to 1.41m in February at Abu Dhabi airport

March 31, 2014

The top five routes from Abu Dhabi were Bangkok, Jeddah, Doha, Manila and London Heathrow.

Emirates Airline the clear winner in Qantas partnership

March 31, 2014

Emirates is already a bigger winner in an alliance that resulted in a switch of the stopover for Qantas long-haul flights to Dubai from Singapore.