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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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Top Gear host Richard Hammond takes Mercedes 6x6 monster truck on tour of UAE

February 24, 2014

The six-metre long Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6 was featured on a recent episode of driving show Top Gear, where it crested dunes in the Empty Quarter and took a scenic drive down a waterpark lazy river.

Maserati races ahead of luxury-brand rivals as Middle East sales jump 44%

February 15, 2014

Among its competitors, Porsche registered the next best increase in sales, of 26 per cent, followed by Rolls-Royce at 17 per cent and Mercedes at 16.7 per cent. Audi and BMW had increases of 16.3 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively.

The end of the Mercedes SLS marks the death of a supercar

February 6, 2014

With the end nigh for the Mercedes-Benz SLS, Kevin Hackett takes a last blast in its AMG Black Series.

AMG’s high-performance Mercedes-Benz tour de force comes to Abu Dhabi

January 23, 2014

Not many journalists know how to properly drive on a racetrack. But Fraser Martin does, so we sent him to Yas Marina to test the latest range from AMG, but his favourite drive was something of a surprise.

Road test: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

January 16, 2014

There’s a new hot hatch on the block to rival VW, Audi et al, Kevin Hackett writes.

The Detroit Auto Show 2014 shows off Motown’s muscle and plenty of new models

January 16, 2014

The city may be bankrupt, but Detroit’s auto show is still the top place to show a car, David Booth writes.

UAE driver breaks Mercedes Group 63 AMG’s record

December 25, 2013

More than 100 Mercedes-Benz cars gathered in Yas Marina Racing Centre to watch Ahmad bin Khadeya break Group 63's record.

The Mercedes Sprinter van isn’t strictly business

December 12, 2013

Richard Biebrich Jr takes the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van out on a job - on the track.

Mercedes-Benz’s S63 AMG is cruising into the future

November 21, 2013

Mercedes offers cutting-edge tech in its new S63 AMG, and a dash of emotional appeal, says Jeb Stuart.

The Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG S-Model 4Matic Wagon has stats that jump off the page

October 24, 2013

A review of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black is a supercar that leads from the front

October 24, 2013

David Booth races round Willow Springs Raceway in California to put the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black through its speedy paces and finds that it has graduated to fully-fledged supercar status.

Roadtest: The Mercedes-Benz C350 is a happy medium

June 7, 2013

A review of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C350

Yas Marina Circuit's new AMG Experience a must for thrillseekers

May 31, 2013

A ride around the Yas Marina Circuit with its new AMG Experience is a great way to experience the Formula One track.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GL500

May 3, 2013

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL500 is safe and fast - but good luck trying to park it, says Kevin Hackett.