Region in focus - April 18, 2014
The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.
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
Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga
Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.
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.
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.
January 30, 2014
Not all shisha cafes will be have to stop serving from February 1, when tough enforcement of laws come into effect.
January 28, 2014
At least 324 people gave up smoking last year, bringing the number who have quit after visiting the clinic to 1,618 since 2008.
January 6, 2014
The federal anti-tobacco law forbids the sale of tobacco to those under 18, forbids smoking in cars with children under 12 and prohibits tobacco advertisements.
November 4, 2013
A World Health Organisation report has found that 21.3 per cent of 13 to 15-year-olds in the UAE use tobacco products.
August 26, 2013
Police have yet to decide how to enforce the new law that prevents smoking inside cars when there are children below the age of 12 inside.
August 21, 2013
The secretary of the Higher Child Protection Committee at the interior ministry has praised anti-smoking regulations approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid which prohibit smoking in private vehicles in the presence of children under 12.
July 22, 2013
Doctors say the holy month is the perfect time of year to stub cigarettes out as Muslims abiding by the rules of the holy month are not allowed to smoke between sunrise and sunset.
July 22, 2013
The Sheikh Khalifa Medical Cityís Smoking Cessation Clinic helps almost 400 people kick their smoking habit in 18 months.
July 11, 2013
The National visited all 41 coffee shops and cafes in three of the most popular malls in the capital - Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall.
July 7, 2013
The first municipality smoking controls have come up against resistance from shop owners who want time to finish their stock.
May 31, 2013
Almost one in three UAE residents under 18 smoke, revealed Dr Fadila Mohammed Sharif, the Ministry of Health's director of health education and promotion.
May 31, 2013
Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which 600,000 are non-smokers inhaling second-hand smoke, the World Health Organisation has revealed.
May 30, 2013
The Dubai Without Tobacco Day has been supported by 34 groups and companies this year who have vowed to completely stop sales for 24 hours across 420 outlets.
May 22, 2013
A White Paper highlights that introducing tobacco tax in the GCC could lead to an increase in illicit trade and the smuggling of cigarettes.