Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways defend cabin crew rules
Carriers defend their policies on pregnancy and marriage. Emirates has a policy whereby female cabin crew who become pregnant in the first three years have to leave.
In pictures: Indian soldiers on the First World War battlefields
Pre-partition India, which included present-day Pakistan and Bangladesh, provided more than 1.27 million men to the Allies during the First World War.
How investigators unlock air crash secrets
The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines 777 has left 239 passengers presumably dead. Thankfully, air tragedies are rare. Investigators face the task of finding out what happened to the aircraft, as they have done since the first major jet air crash in 1954.
Skincare’s great secrets include placenta facials
Placenta (yes, you read that correctly) is proving to be the latest Hollywood beauty secret. Now, a clinic in Dubai is offering what claims to be an age-defying treatment.
In pictures: 12 new restaurants to try in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
The National takes a look at 12 new restaurants that have recently opened up in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
In pictures: Search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 widens
Vietnamese searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went missing more than two days ago.
January 23, 2014
We live in a country of consumption on an epic scale. So why is Volkswagen in Dubai showcasing the world’s most economical production car?
December 1, 2013
Volkswagen is advising owners of Tiguan models with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to visit their nearest dealer after it discovered a malfunction in the electrical system caused, in part, by synthetic oil.
June 17, 2013
Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Gulf state's sovereign wealth fund, has sold its 10 per cent stake in Porsche to the luxury carmaker's family shareholders, four years after it first invested in the firm.
June 10, 2013
Consumer electronics makers are increasingly drawing inspiration from the fashion industry, although companies from both sectors are also partnering up with automotive manufacturers in the production of high-tech vehicles.
April 4, 2013
With the boom in shale oil the fear of the precious resource running out seems to have faded. And that is making itself felt in a resurgence in the popularity of the once-derided gas-guzzling 4x4.
February 20, 2013
In contrast to the desperate state of the car sector in Europe, the Middle East is proving a driving force for manufacturers.
January 28, 2013
Toyota regained the crown as the world's top selling automaker in 2012, posting record-high sales and beating rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.
December 28, 2012
Looking back on a year of brilliant cars, bikes and events.
December 18, 2012
Some of Europe's most venerable car brands are facing a struggle for survival as a collapse in demand is forcing plant closures and staff cuts.
December 17, 2012
Toyota is poised to take back the title of world's biggest car maker for 2012, as Volkswagen fights General Motors for second place heading into the final weeks.
December 12, 2012
German sports car maker Porsche AG says it has already broken last year's record sales number with one month left in 2012.
November 9, 2012
The Volkswagen Golf is 38 years old and the launch of the seventh edition comes just four years behind the last, equally evolutionary model.
October 5, 2012
How the internet has robbed us of the mystery and excitement of a car launch.
August 3, 2012
The 11-year-old has been stranded in the UAE for more than a month after developing a chronic aversion to flying.