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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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In pictures: Motor Village luxury car show opens in Dubai

March 30, 2014

The Motor Village luxury car show featuring eight brands and 21 premium cars opened on Sunday, March 30. View some of the cars on display, and visitors can test-drive, at the five-day event.

Maserati races ahead of luxury-brand rivals as Middle East sales jump 44%

February 15, 2014

Among its competitors, Porsche registered the next best increase in sales, of 26 per cent, followed by Rolls-Royce at 17 per cent and Mercedes at 16.7 per cent. Audi and BMW had increases of 16.3 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively.

Rolls-Royce Wraith sold out as Abu Dhabi sales soar

January 15, 2014

Sales of Rolls-Royce cars grew by 23 per cent at Abu Dhabi Motors last year placing the capital’s dealership in a four-way race for being the top global dealer of the year.

Road Test: 2014 Audi A8 4.0 TFSI

November 28, 2013

Kevin Hackett finds the A8 Audi has more to offer than just high-tech headlamps.

The Audi RS7 Sportback can scare you half to death while carrying the entire family

July 18, 2013

Kevin Hackett gets behind the wheel of the RS7 that was unveiled for the first time in January this year at the Detroit Motor Show.

Daimler likely to cut 2013 outlook on weak European demand

April 10, 2013

German premium carmaker Daimler is likely to cut its profit expectations for the year, after it said on Wednesday that its core European markets continue to weaken.

Audi aims to tackle BMW and Daimler overseas as 4x4s roar back

April 4, 2013

With the boom in shale oil the fear of the precious resource running out seems to have faded. And that is making itself felt in a resurgence in the popularity of the once-derided gas-guzzling 4x4.

Audi plans to double Middle East sales as UAE market accelerates

February 20, 2013

In contrast to the desperate state of the car sector in Europe, the Middle East is proving a driving force for manufacturers.

Road Test: 2013 Audi S8

January 25, 2013

Audi's S8 now has a smaller engine but still outpaces almost everything else.

Luxury cars leave the rest trailing

January 3, 2013

Despite the economic problems around the world, demand for premium brands such as Lamborghini, Daimler and Ferrari is accelerating.

European car makers dented by euro crisis

December 18, 2012

Some of Europe's most venerable car brands are facing a struggle for survival as a collapse in demand is forcing plant closures and staff cuts.

Road Test: 2013 Audi S7

December 14, 2012

Audi's new S7 manages to combine style. huge performance and an environmental conscience

Road Test: 2014 Audi R8

November 30, 2012

It's still just a hunch but I suspect that Audi is suffering from Italo-envy. This might sound ridiculous, but the evidence is starting to stack up.

Motor awards nominees released in Sharjah

September 21, 2012

Motoring awards to be announced in Sharjah at the International Automobile Show