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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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The Style List: pretty fly men’s footwear from Christian Louboutin

February 6, 2014

While the brand is generally associated with seductive, skyscraper heels, Christian Louboutin’s men’s line has an equally devoted following.

Trend: Army Man

November 21, 2013

Khaki army tones are a hit this winter for men. Wear your neutrals with casual jeans, tucked into chunky boots for an everyday look, or with slippers for a more polished appeal- the key is simplicity.

Christian Louboutin: The shoe-man is a showman

March 17, 2012

The Frenchman is about to have his craft showcased in a special exhibition at London's Design Museum. Laura Collins examines the work of a man for whom flamboyant footwear is both an art and a science.

God Save My Shoes

October 18, 2011

An interesting insight into why women go crazy for footwear.