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 Lionel Richie performed many of his hits from the 1970s and 1980s at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Jaime Puebla / The National

Lionel Richie dishes out the hits to Dubai crowd

At his Dubai concert on Thursday, Richie greeted the audience with “Yalla habibi” – a statement of intent as his energy rarely let up.

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.

 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.

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 An Egyptian Orthodox Christian priest give communion during the Palm Sunday service inCairo, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

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


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Support for Philippine peso as UAE remittances rise

December 14, 2013

UAE currency exchanges say Filipino expatriates sent more money than usual to their families and aid organisations after the devastating natural disaster.

Dubai proves star-spangled location for Bollywood and Hollywood

December 8, 2013

The emirate is growing in popularity as a location for film-makers.

Time for decisive action from Islamabad to stem Pakistani rupee’s free fall

October 3, 2013

Now is the right time for Islamabad to do all it can to resolve the rupee's free fall, because the current economic situation is worse than that in 1998 when international sanctions were imposed on Pakistan after it conducted nuclear tests. Even...

Kerala remittances hit record in first half on weak rupee

September 16, 2013

Remittances into Kerala surge 36 per cent to record levels in the first half of the year as Indian expats in the Arabian Gulf take advantage of the rupee’s slide.

Spend or save? Why it's best to do both

August 24, 2013

Money and me: Chris Ferguson is the managing director of the UAE office of Guardian Wealth Management. He came to Dubai seven years ago after...

Giant sapphire in the UAE, yours for $180m

June 10, 2013

The 28-centimetre Millennium Sapphire is up for sale in the UAE.

UAE to start printing its own money

May 30, 2013

Plans for a UAE mint have been on the cards for some time. Now the Central Bank and Emirates Investment Authority are putting the plan in motion.

Money makes life easier to live for Viceroy hotels boss

March 3, 2013

Money and me: Bill Walshe, chief executive of Viceroy Hotel Group, describes his financial journey so far.

Most Emiratis do not save regularly, Dubai study shows

January 8, 2013

Students from the University of Dubai are urging National Bonds to encourage Emiratis to save after a study showed most do not save regularly.

UAE tops the GCC list for saving most

December 21, 2012

Residents of the UAE are better at saving money than all of their counterparts across the GCC, where the habit of putting cash aside is still to catch on.

Dubai police arrest Dh3m fraudster after two years on the run

September 30, 2012

Man with 32 fraud cases filed against him caught by Dubai Police after managing to evade them for two years.

Sale to prove there's no money like old money

September 29, 2012

In the first auction of Middle East banknotes, lots include top-condition first UAE notes, Dubai and Qatar riyals, and currencies from across the region from the collection of an Arab banker.

Good life in the UAE makes it hard to teach value of cash

September 29, 2012

Expats should avoid giving in to pester power of children.

Get going transferring cash with a little help from your phone

September 29, 2012

Ismail Ahmed is the founder of WorldRemit, a currency transfer service that aims to give expats a more transparent and less expensive way to send their money home.