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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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Car recalls issues: From acceleration at Toyota to spiders at Mazda

June 20, 2013

Toyota suffered a hugely damaging blow to its reputation for quality between late 2009 and early 2011 when it recalled more than 10 million cars.

Tech-heavy fuel sipper 2012 Kia Rio saloon beats its rivals

March 9, 2012

Road Test It's impossible to ignore how much car one gets for a seemingly paltry sum with Kia's saloon edition of its cheerful workhorse Rio.

Top 5: Best performances on Top Gear's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

February 24, 2012

From actors to comedians, we round up the celebrities who clocked the five best times on Top Gear's test track.

Lamborghini Aventador named best supercar at Middle East Motor Awards

November 11, 2011

Woman passes driving test while in labour, Mercedes-Benz shows futuristic Hollywood car design, Kia to build third Chinese plant and other Motoring news.

Road Test: Its name is Kia Rio and it's set to dance on the sand

September 23, 2011

Redesigned and reinvented, the modus operandi for Kia's newest models, the Rio offers customisation and, finally, comparable performance in its class.

Green cars electrify Frankfurt Motor Show

September 16, 2011

There are many highs, and a few lows, at this year's German car-fest, but the interesting aspect is the marked rise in manufacturers showcasing their electric power credentials.