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 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

 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.

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 Children walk past an Indian voter awareness mural in Mumbai ahead of the sixth phase of India’s national elections. Indranil Mukherjee / AFP

Inside India: Election, Promoting the Vote

A view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent for the week of April 10, 2014.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.


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Taqa arranges ¥20.4bn Samurai loan

April 17, 2014

The ¥20.4 billion samurai loan was arranged by Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and swapped into US dollars.

UAE support for oil price as demand picks up

April 14, 2014

“The market is stable, the supply is stable. The price is acceptable and comfortable for the producing countries and the consuming countries," said the undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy.

Oil firms have ‘good chance’ of winning Abu Dhabi concession renewal

April 13, 2014

UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohammed Al-Mazrouei says the likes of Exxon, BP and Total 'are the best in understanding the field because they have been there for 70 years and we hope they will be among the winners'.

UAE to raise oil production capacity to 3.5 million bpd

April 12, 2014

The UAE would continue in line with Opec to ensure the stability of the oil markets by helping to maintain a balance between oil exports and global demand.

Technip’s Abu Dhabi unit wins Iraq gas plant contract

April 10, 2014

The contract is a part of the world’s biggest flare reduction project by Shell and is also the largest gas project in the country’s history.

US crude oil stockpiles swell to a record

April 10, 2014

Storage tanks on US Gulf Coast are filling as US law keeps companies from moving oil out.

Abu Dhabi Spanish oil unit Cepsa acquires stake in Liberian exploration block

April 9, 2014

The move into West Africa comes as part of the Madrid-based company’s expansion into emerging markets.

Dragon Oil drills first well in Iraq

April 8, 2014

Dubai producer expects output to rise 10% this year.

ADIB among banks planning Iraq expansion amid oil boom

April 5, 2014

ADIB, the only UAE lender to operate in Iraq, plans to open a branch in Basra before the end of the year after it opened a branch in Erbil in October.

Adnoc to cut sulphur in diesel from Ruwais

April 3, 2014

Its largest refinery at Ruwais, the oil processing hub in Al Gharbia, is due to stop making diesel with 500 parts per million of sulphur in favour of diesel with a fiftieth of that amount.

Opec oil production dragged down by Iraq, Libya and Angola

April 1, 2014

Output fell to 29.9 million bpd in March as Iraqi production dropped 200,000 bpd and maintenance at Angola’s Plutonio field took 150,000 bpd offline.

Oman crude holds steady above $100 mark amid Crimea political crisis

April 1, 2014

Europe was heavily dependent on Russian oil and gas, but Moscow was equally dependent on Europe for revenues.

Mena oil exporters face deficits

April 1, 2014

Even as oil prices remain close to U$100, five oil exporting countries in the region are on track to run fiscal deficits this year, underlining the challenge facing their finances.

Lukoil focuses on Middle East with aim of doubling foreign oil production

March 30, 2014

Looking at fields in Iran, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia following agreement with Mubadala Petroleum.