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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 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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Rolls-Royce cruises to a strong start

April 17, 2014

The Wraith, which began deliveries in the fourth quarter of last year and is named after the company’s pre-Second World War touring car, had sold out by January in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Motor Village luxury car show opens in Dubai

March 30, 2014

The Motor Village luxury car show featuring eight brands and 21 premium cars opened on Sunday, March 30. View some of the cars on display, and visitors can test-drive, at the five-day event.

In pictures: Rolls-Royce’s new Dubai showroom

February 20, 2014

Rolls Royce customers can treat their cars to a “spa-like” after sales service with the opening of a renovated showroom and care facility on Sheikh Zayed Road.

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.

Rolls-Royce Wraith sold out as Abu Dhabi sales soar

January 15, 2014

Sales of Rolls-Royce cars grew by 23 per cent at Abu Dhabi Motors last year placing the capital’s dealership in a four-way race for being the top global dealer of the year.

Dubai International Motor Show: Will Rolls-Royce build an SUV?

November 7, 2013

The Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös talks over the famous British-based brand's plans for expanding its range.

Dubai International Motor Show gears up on the world stage

November 7, 2013

Jack Hammond reports from this week’s biennial motor show, which is playing host to a total of 17 global car model launches and 150 of the world’s biggest automotive brands.

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a silent spectre

September 30, 2013

A first drive of the 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Abu Dhabi Motors: the world's most successful Rolls-Royce dealership

June 7, 2013

The man responsible for Rolls-Royce's success in the region talks us through his sales strategy.

BPG Cohn & Wolfe sets out regional expansion strategy

May 22, 2013

The newly created agency BPG Cohn & Wolfe is looking to expand its regional footprint with the backing of the US-based Cohn & Wolfe communications agency.

Wraith rides into a favourite market: Dubai

April 5, 2013

A look at the new Rolls-Royce Wraith in Dubai

US and China markets shift Rolls-Royce sales in record year

January 10, 2013

Rolls-Royce reported record car sales in 2012 as demand for its traditional luxury vehicles held up among wealthy Americans and Chinese.

Luxury cars leave the rest trailing

January 3, 2013

Despite the economic problems around the world, demand for premium brands such as Lamborghini, Daimler and Ferrari is accelerating.

Extra-long Rolls-Royce is a snip at just Dh2.5m

December 29, 2012

The new Roll's Royce Phantom EWB comes fully loaded with luxury extras and a little more room.