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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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Dubai tower became world's tallest residential building by accident

August 21, 2012

The Princess Tower apartment block in Dubai holds the Guinness record for world's tallest residential tower and rises 413.4 metres above Dubai Marina.

Abu Dhabi's Yas Viceroy hotel: it's whatever you want it to be

August 14, 2012

Poised over the Yas Marina Circuit, the Yas Viceroy hotel has become an Abu Dhabi landmark.

New Ajman academy to make learning fun

August 7, 2012

Ajman Academy designers are creating a school that will make education an enjoyable experience.

Al Ain desert learning centre a monument to heritage

July 31, 2012

Dh280m facility in Al Ain represents Sheikh Zayed's love of UAE and environment, while teaching about our past, present and future.

Palm Jumeirah mosque has unique design

July 24, 2012

Architect behind Spine mosque says houses of worship should complement the times in which they are built.

Dubai tower that shines as bright as a diamond

July 17, 2012

Almas Tower, in the middle of Jumeirah Lakes Towers, is the tallest business tower in the Middle East.

New bridges have 'positive impact' all over Abu Dhabi

July 10, 2012

Not every noteworthy architectural project is flashy: nine new pedestrian bridges in Abu Dhabi succeed by fitting into their surroundings.

Dubai's Toyota building: a block on the landscape

July 3, 2012

The old Toyota building might not be much to look at but its residents say they would not live anywhere else. Experts in architecture say while it is aesthetically unremarkable, it is a vital piece of the Dubai cityscape.

Mythology meets the Moors, with sea creatures everywhere

September 2, 2011

The story of Atlantis, the mythical island that was swallowed by the ocean, is depicted in eight murals 19 metres above the lobby floor.

Aldar's desert disc is simply unique

August 25, 2011

Modern icons: Aldar headquarters, shaped lke a giant coin, was a challenge for its designers.

Capital's wavy Rocco Forte hotel

August 11, 2011

The unique, wavy design of the new Rocco Forte Hotel in Abu Dhabi represents the sand dunes and deserts of the UAE, while its blue and green mosaic tiles symbolise its vast marine life.

National Bank built to stand the test of time

August 4, 2011

The National Bank of Dubai building, a majestic 16 storeys, is almost ancient history in the context of Dubai architecture.

Infinity Towers give new twist to Dubai's skyline

July 28, 2011

Modern icons:The Infinity Tower has a dynamic shape and was designed to look like a piece of art.