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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.

 Roberto Martinez is daring Everton to dream. Paul Ellis / AFP

Martinez v Moyes is a clash of purist v puritan

Roberto Martinez’s positivity made him the perfect choice in 2013 to manage Everton and to build on the solid foundations David Moyes had left.

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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Competition is key in UAE telecoms sector

August 9, 2013

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat commercial broadband service has, in essence, become the country's third internet provider. Its Yahclick offering gives consumers an alternative option to Etisalat and du.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's majlis hears space tale

July 31, 2013

Yahsat's journey to outer space was one of overcoming challenges.

Image is all for Emirati satellite engineers working on DubaiSat

June 8, 2013

Staff at the Al Khawaneej headquarters of DubaiSat say their jobs are something to be proud of.

DubaiSat-3: Emiratis are reaching for the stars

June 3, 2013

Emirati engineers in South Korea have completed the first design phase for DubaiSat-3 - the third in a series of Earth-imaging satellites.

UAE satellite ready for action, Yahsat says

May 16, 2012

Control of the newly-launched communications satellite Y1B has been handed over to Abu Dhabi technicians.

Broadcasting pact to provide region additional HD channels

February 29, 2012

The UAE-based satellite broadcast company YahLive has struck a deal with Abu Dhabi Media to broadcast six of its channels in HD throughout the region.

There is little space to play with 36,000km above Earth

February 2, 2012

Yahsat: The National meets the Yahsat engineers responsible for steering Abu Dhabi's first satellite through meteor storms, and dodging rogue...

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat mulls third satellite for region

February 2, 2012

Yahsat: The company says there is a "strong" possibility of building a third spacecraft, following the launches of two other satellites at a total cost...

Abu Dhabi satellite beaming Dubai channels in high definition

December 21, 2011

Five Dubai TV stations are being beamed down to earth by an Abu Dhabi-owned satellite, under a deal between two state-owned entities.