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 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.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.


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Domestic abuse in Abu Dhabi triples in three years

March 30, 2014

There were 313 prosecutions for violence against spouses or children in 2010, but that number rose to 840 last year.

Battered, beaten but not broken: UAE woman awaiting divorce speaks up

July 30, 2013

Domestic violence: The last year has been a nightmare for mother-of-four Umm Danah as she waits for a divorce after her husband began attacking her. Her case highlights...

UAE needs law to protect women seeking divorce

July 30, 2013

Wives can sometimes suffer years of abuse as they await court proceedings and negotiations, before they are freed from their husbands.

Stronger deterrents needed to reduce domestic violence in UAE

July 30, 2013

Tough penalties for abuse should include reports to an offender's workplace or even visa cancellation, suggests Dubai-based lawyer Jouslin Khairalla.

Charities to build homes for UAE child victims of abuse

July 26, 2013

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children and the Beit Al Kheir society have joined to raise funds for the project

Domestic violence victims 'fear to speak out'

July 9, 2013

Data from the UAE did not form part of the WHO report and the levels of sexual violence here can be difficult to detect, according to a clinical psychologist at the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.

Domestic abuse among Emirati women is 'more verbal than violent'

May 30, 2013

Emirati women suffer more from psychological or verbal abuse rather than violence.

UAE maid 'tortured in hot oil attack' stable after skin surgery

April 3, 2013

An Ethiopian maid, who was allegedly burnt by her employer, will be in hospital for a further three or four weeks after responding well to skin graft surgery over the weekend.

More help at hand for domestic abuse victims of UAE

March 28, 2013

Dubai Foundation for Women and Children recorded a 36 per cent rise in number of people receiving help.

UAE human rights contest helps boys and girls know their rights

March 28, 2013

UAE pupils tackle subjects such as child neglect, violence and abuse in words and pictures in a creative contest.

Women seek help from domestic violence at Sharjah centre

February 20, 2013

The centre opened last year to provide accommodation, psychiatric help, legal assistance and other services to Emirati women who have experienced abuse.

Dubai woman held on charges of beating maid to death

February 4, 2013

The woman called an ambulance to her home in Dubai last month, claiming her maid had injured herself after falling down the stairs.

UAE to unveil results of first national survey on child violence

January 1, 2013

The way forward: Child protection The UAE will for the first time provide statistics on the prevalence of child abuse in the country.

Woman bit Emirati husband over alimony, Dubai court told

October 24, 2012

A Kenyan woman bit her Emirati husband's ear when he said he couldn't afford Dh5,000 a month to support her and their child, a Dubai court heard.