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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.

 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

 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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Arabian Ranches villa gets modern makeover

April 10, 2014

The blogger Monica Kapila has gathered the best of all worlds in her Arabian Ranches villa – and her flexible design philosophy has allowed her home to evolve organically, Melanie Hunt discovers.

In pictures: Arabian Ranches villa makeover

April 10, 2014

A villa in the Arabian Ranches gets a makeover.

On the Market: Festival City three-bedroom apartment

March 20, 2014

Al Badia development offers three-bedroom apartment with nice views

Hot Property: The Guess Estate, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills, California

March 6, 2014

Armand Marciano's 20-acre estate is going for 15 per cent less than its market value - unsurprising, perhaps, when you recall that his bankrupt older brother sold his mansion for 23 per cent under value. But unlike the family's riches-to-rags brand...

New London properties take luxury living to the next level

January 16, 2014

A husband-and-wife team is keeping history alive inside two London residences, Selina Denman finds.

House of the Week: Tranquil escape

January 2, 2014

Rasheda Khatun finds the perfect pallette for her well-lit Dubai Marina home

Rental home transformed with Far Eastern flair

October 10, 2013

Adding your own spin to your space isn’t always easy if you don’t own the property. But one Hong Kong resident has set a shining example for anybody who is renting their home, writes Alice Chan.

On the market: Four-bed villa in Dubai Investment Park

October 3, 2013

All rooms open out into the garden. and the property is in a cul-de-sac, a short walk from a park.

On the market: Apartment in Dubai Marina's Torch building

September 19, 2013

Stunning views and high-quality finishes make Dubai's Torch building well worth a look.

On the Market: A two-bedroom apartment on The Palm, Jumeirah

June 7, 2013

This two-bedroom apartment on The Palm, Jumeirah has an annual rent of Dh175,000.

Scarface, storylines and a brooding Bowie: At home with Yasemin Richie

May 17, 2013

Yasemin Richie's home on the Palm, Jumeirah, takes an eclectic approach to design that embodies her life and work.

Home Of The Week: Dubai apartment gets 'Hamptons' makeover

February 22, 2013

With the help of his interior designer friend Bonita O'Donnell, Bernard Creed was able to transform his Downtown Dubai apartment into a clean, clutter-free space that wouldn't look out of place in the Hamptons.

Meadows home acts as a tribute to rare tribal art

January 11, 2013

Nicole Silvertand's collection of rare tribal art is the cornerstone of her interior but she has combined it with comfortable furniture and a neutral colour palette.

Personal touches turn a Saadiyat villa into a family home

November 30, 2012

At home with one of the first families to move into the Saadiyat Beach Villas.