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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

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 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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A thunderous trip on a new Harley-Davidson through the hills of Oman

April 3, 2014

Kevin Hackett swaps four wheels for two to roar through Oman on Harley-Davidson’s new bike range

The Emirates’ DIY creators come together for Innovator 2014 in Abu Dhabi

March 5, 2014

Afshan Ahmed meets four of the UAE’s finest inventive minds and talks to them about their DIY creations ahead of the launch of the new Innovator event in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Harley-Davidson Mena donates $30,000 to UN World Food Programme

December 9, 2013

The Middle East and Africa region of Harley-Davidson has donated US$30,000 (Dh 110,190) to the United Nations World Food Programme to feed school children in the region.

Road Test: 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

April 12, 2013

A review of Harley's latest bike, one that expects its riders to be tough

Harley's angels in Dubai spread their wings

February 26, 2013

The Dubai Ladies of Harley motorcycle group is growing in numbers and changing the perception of a typical Harley-Davidson rider.

CVO Electra Glide is possibly the ultimate Harley-Davidson

January 4, 2013

It costs more than a VW Golf but Harley-Davidson's new CVO Electra Glide is the best of its kind.

Best of 2012 has us all revved up for the future

December 28, 2012

Looking back on a year of brilliant cars, bikes and events.

Hogging the sunlight on a Harley-Davidson trip in Musandam

April 21, 2012

Kevin Hackett feels the heat on a biker trip to Musandam but finds that it's all worth it as he gets to take in scenery on a Harley-Davidson.

Dodgy paint job aside, Harley-Davidson's Seventy-Two is great fun

April 20, 2012

Retro styling or no, the Seventy-Two is another in a recent line of very cool-looking Sportsters.

Harley-Davidson aims to dispel myth of the 'typical' biker

March 30, 2012

The motorcycle maker's new campaign targets youths, women and minorities with a simple message: We are everyone. We are you.

Week in Motoring: Ayrton Senna's first F1 race car up for auction

March 30, 2012

Plus Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge goes green; do-it-yourself Harley-Davidson design; Volvo sponsors Chinese NBA star; Speedy supercar for fraction of price of Bugatti Veyron.

New generation's credo, customisation, is Harley-Davidson's legacy

March 2, 2012

The American motorcycle maker's strategy to appeal to young riders trades on its long-standing tradition of custom bikes.

The week in motoring: Death knell for Volkswagen graveyard in Florida

January 27, 2012

Plus Harley riders raid UAE; the final blow to Saab; Chevy has best ever sales year; and Porsche opens world's largest service centre in Abu Dhabi.

Bikers roll for wondrous Bu Tinah

October 30, 2011

Motorcycle enthusiasts ride around the capital to generate support for Bu Tinah as a new wonder of the world.