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 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.


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Tickets go on sale for Formula One’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

March 31, 2014

Formula One’s first double points race will be watched by the largest crowd in the history of the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.

Double points in Formula One finale: Reviewing impact on past seasons

March 10, 2014

With Abu Dhabi set to host the first double points race in Formula One history in November as a bid to add more excitement to the season finale, Gary Meenaghan looks at how the format could have altered the outcomes of recent title fights.

Will double points in Formula One finale make a difference?

March 10, 2014

New format with double points in season finale labeled a ‘gimmick’ and criticized by drivers but Abu Dhabi fans could benefit, writes Gary Meenaghan.

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff on points doubling at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: ‘99 per cent of fans thought it was wrong move’

January 29, 2014

The Mercedes executive director acknowledged there were 'some arguments for' the move on Wednesday, but said he felt 'maybe it is time to revisit it'.

Sebastian Vettel slams ‘absurd’ points doubling at final race

December 11, 2013

The four-time world champion Red Bull Racing star said Formula One's plan to double the points for the final race - the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - 'punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season'.

Double points on offer for F1 finale in Abu Dhabi next year

December 9, 2013

Yas Marina could see twice the drama when race returns to UAE

Formula One grand finale returns to Abu Dhabi in 2014

December 4, 2013

Yas Marina Circuit to host last race for first time since 2010

Domenicali commends Abu Dhabi’s quick response medical team

November 7, 2013

Stefano Domenicali, the Ferrari team principal, has paid tribute to the medical team who came to the aid of Fernando Alonso at last weekend’s Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In pictures: Ten top moments at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013

November 4, 2013

We look at the Top 10 musical moments from the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In pictures: Royal seal of approval for Abu Dhabi’s Grand Prix

November 4, 2013

Dignitaries from around the world joined Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed as the capital of the UAE hosted a spectacular F1 Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi just can’t get enough as Depeche Mode round off F1 weekend

November 3, 2013

British electronic music band Depeche Mode brings fine finish to five days of concert action on Yas Island and Abu Dhabi Cornice as Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix comes to an end.

Sheikh Mohammed steals Vettel’s spotlight

November 3, 2013

Forget Cameron Diaz in Monaco or even Paul McCartney in Abu Dhabi two years ago. In the entourage stakes, nobody can compare to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Abu Dhabi GP: Nico Rosberg happy with third after losing to Webber

November 3, 2013

The German driver rues getting the balance wrong at Yas Marina but is motivated that he has the second-best car for next season.

Ferrari and McLaren miles off Red Bull pace

November 3, 2013

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s procession to titles aided by lack of a challenge from likes of Ferrari and McLaren, writes Graham Caygill