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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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Peace to get a sporting chance at Dubai forum

April 4, 2013

Ministers and representatives from countries around the region will attend a series of workshops, discussing intervention in schools and communities to foster peace.

Ironman teacher inspires schoolgirls to compete in Abu Dhabi duathlon

February 28, 2013

The girls say their humanities teacher, who has completed nine Ironman challenges and an Ultraman, was their inspiration.

Football field injury led to police questioning for Abu Dhabi schoolboy

February 20, 2013

A school in the capital is keen to lay to rest rumours circulating since police were called in by the parents of a child injured during football trials.

Week in Motoring: F1 in Schools draws would-be racers to Yas circuit

May 10, 2012

Plus, Hyundai launches i30 in Middle East; Ferrari test drive lands man in hot water; Juke R set for production; and a woman breaks fastest toilet record.

BSAK are going from strength to strength, says Dubai College coach

March 23, 2012

British School Al Khubairat lose out to Dubai, but opposing coach is impressed by their progress.

UAE schools athletics event meets the highest standard

January 25, 2012

Mohammed Mustafa shines brightest at 'brilliant' gathering for young athletes in Dubai.

More competition is the priority for improvement in athletics

January 25, 2012

Multinational event proves facilities can help students.

Sister act chase their rugby passion at Sharjah Wanderers

December 19, 2011

Rae and Taya are at the heart of a promising Under 18 girls side who are keen on contact.

British School pupils cycle away to help out African children

December 19, 2011

All took turns, some in the night, on an exercise bike in the lobby over two days, to raise money for Zambian and Ugandan schools.

Inter-school competitions help Abu Dhabi students sharpen axe

December 19, 2011

Abu Dhabi Cricket Council 'has made the right moves' by providing facilities and playing kit free of cost.

Al Budoor wants to ride the winning boost from National Day golf title

December 13, 2011

The Al Khaleej school student has emerged as one of the success stories of the Emirates Golf Federation's programme.

Omer is role Model for cricket at his school

December 13, 2011

Picked to train at Sussex, the 17 year old captain is keen to pass on his knowledge and form teams for inter-school events.

British School trio drive and putt their way to success

December 12, 2011

The youngsters win the first Abu Dhabi Inter-Club and Schools Junior League despite being a player short.

Mani confident schools contest will discover talent

December 7, 2011

Dilawar Mani is hopeful players competing in the Abu Dhabi inter-school cricket tournament will step up to play for the UAE's junior sides.