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 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

 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.

 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.

 Children walk past an Indian voter awareness mural in Mumbai ahead of the sixth phase of India’s national elections. Indranil Mukherjee / AFP

Inside India: Election, Promoting the Vote

A view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent for the week of April 10, 2014.

 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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Ethiopian maid ‘admits to burning and knifing Dubai children’

April 17, 2014

The Dubai Attorney General said the maid had confessed that she attacked the three children because her sponsor wouldn't cancel her visa

Dubai massage centre boss admits to offering bribe to continue operations

April 17, 2014

Chinese owner says she offered inspector Dh2,000 bribe but only after he asked for it, Dubai court hears.

Hammer attack suspects to appear in London court

April 16, 2014

The four will appear at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday after being formally charged on Friday last week.

One-year jail term for father who whipped son to death rejected by Abu Dhabi court

April 16, 2014

The court of cassation said the father should have been charged with causing death by beating rather than premeditated murder.

Dubai court upholds life sentence of labourer who killed over missing Dh6,000

April 16, 2014

Dubai Court of Appeal rules that Bangladeshi will serve sentence for killing of countryman who he believed had stolen his life's savings.

Man on trial for killing wife says she stabbed herself, Dubai court hears

April 16, 2014

Pakistani drove his wife's body to Ras Al Khaimah, where he dumped it, but he insists she killed herself after argument caused by her belief he was cheating on her.

Trial delay for Fujairah woman allegedly killed by husband and son

April 16, 2014

During interrogation, the victim's husband confessed that he killed his wife because she was practicing black magic.

New death penalty hearing for Abu Dhabi motorist who ran over boy

April 15, 2014

The Pakistani man had been sentenced to death for running over after the 12-year-old Sudanese boy whom he believed had thrown trash into his car.

Labourer jailed for indecent act at Dubai villa construction site

April 15, 2014

A construction worker has been sentenced to one month in jail for committing an indecent act publicly while working at a Dubai villa.

Passenger allegedly groped sleeping woman on Abu Dhabi bus

April 14, 2014

The criminal court was shown closed-circuit footage from the bus that appeared to show the man leaning towards the sleeping woman

Bus driver tried to rape woman outside her home, Dubai court told

April 14, 2014

“I was waiting for my flatmate to throw down the gate card when a man surprised me from behind and attacked me,” said the victim.

UAE leadership travel to London to support injured hammer attack sisters

April 13, 2014

A special delegation from Abu Dhabi Police has also been dispatched to the UK to provide 'psychological' support to the victims and coordinate with British detectives.


Maid accused of stabbing three Emirati children after being denied leave

April 13, 2014

The children, girls aged 16 and 14 and a boy aged 12, managed to lock themselves in a bathroom at their home in Al Warqa, and one of them called the police.

Man accused of murdering Dubai air hostess acquitted

April 13, 2014

Prosecutors had alleged that the Tunisian man held his Japanese girlfriend in a chokehold until she died.