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 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.

 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

 Hamburg players leave the field after the match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on March 30, 2014. AFP

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

 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.

 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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Perfume exhibition at Abu Dhabi International Airport

April 7, 2014

The forthcoming Masters of Fragrances Exhibition at Abu Dhabi airport offers visitors the chance to see, sample and purchase one-of-a kind fragrances in designer bottles.

Making Scents at the Masters of Fragrances exhibition

March 6, 2014

Limited-edition versions of some of the best-loved perfumes in the world will be on show at Abu Dhabi's Manarat Al Saadiyat next month, as part of the by-invitation-only Masters of Fragrances exhibition.

Dubai teen Hayla Ghazal offers lifestyle tips over YouTube

February 18, 2014

A Dubai-based teenager has launched a lifestyle channel titled HaylaTV on YouTube that offers friendly and fun advice on everything from how to organise your handbag to making Nutella Fudgesicles.

The best deals and events at Dubai Shopping Festival 2014

January 12, 2014

Apart from slashed prices at more than 6,000 retail outlets and 70 malls across the UAE, there’s plenty more on offer besides. Here’s your alternative guide to the 19th Dubai Shopping Festival.

Trend: get the best hair of your life with nourishing shampoos and deep conditioning treatments

January 9, 2014

Get ready for the best hair of your life. Pamper your overstyled locks with nourishing shampoos and deep conditioning treatments and masks for a glossy head of hair.

Blake Lively in Dubai: the Gossip Girl star talks Gucci, fashion, Beyonce and more

January 4, 2014

Gemma Champ meets the Gossip Girl star Blake Lively in Dubai to talk about her work in fashion and her own style tastes.

Trend: Keeping hands and nails soft and perfect this winter

December 19, 2013

Cooler climates mean dry skin – try these soothing creams, balms and cuticle oils for your hands and look after your nails with premium clippers and files.

In pictures: Christmas gift guide for her

December 12, 2013

A guide to luxury gifts for her for Christmas

In Pictures: Christmas gift guide for him

December 12, 2013

A guide to luxury gifts for him for Christmas

Join in as Capella Club showcases different dances at the capital’s Life & Style Show

December 2, 2013

The club will be showcasing it’s star dancers at the Life and Style show at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi from December 5 to 7, and there will be opportunities for anyone to get up and join in with samba, Zumba and salsa.

Joelle Mardinian shares beauty secrets ahead of visit to Abu Dhabi Life & Style Show

December 1, 2013

The Beirut-born make-up artist Joelle Mardinian, who is in Abu Dhabi this weekend at the Life & Style Show, tells us the secrets to a fresh, beautiful face.

What we’re loving: Hirst’s scarf for Alexander McQueen

November 23, 2013

Damien Hirst's scarf for Alexander McQueen is something to treasure. Fujifilm's

Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Khloé brings clothing line to Dubai

November 18, 2013

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane chats to Khloé Kardashian about fashion and her role in one of the world’s most gossiped-about celebrity families.

History in a bottle: Atkinsons launches in Dubai

September 11, 2013

Epitomising 200 years of English eccentricity, the fragrance house Atkinsons, launched four contemporary interpretations of vintage scents exclusively at Bloomingdales in The Dubai Mall this week.