On our sixth birthday, today’s news told visually
Today in print, we are doing something different: we use only photos, graphics, illustrations and headlines to capture the news in a one-off collector’s edition.
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.
Map of seperatist movements around the world
The conflict in Ukraine is a classic example of competing aspirations and identities – here’s a look at seperatist movements around the world.
In pictures: Fishing communities in the Northern Emirates
Fishermen in Fujairah and Umm Al Qaiwain worry that new regulations to protect fish stocks are harming their trade. We look at both communities through the lens of our photographers.
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.
In pictures: Special needs driver an exemplary example in the UAE
Photos of Omar Al Miskini, 40, who was named exemplary male driver with special needs by Abu Dhabi Police during the Gulf Traffic Week
April 15, 2014
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the Dubai Metro’s Red and Green Lines carried 40,655,978 passengers during the first quarter, which is 7.3 million more than the same period in 2013.
March 17, 2014
Daily commute for Dubai residents and visitors set to become a little more entertaining - and educational.
March 6, 2014
A survey on the Dubai Metro found most passengers are in their 20s, have bachelor's degrees and earn a salary of up to Dh5,000.
February 26, 2014
Once the Al Jadaf and Creek stations are active it means that the Roads and Transport Authority has opened all its completed stations thus far.
February 4, 2014
The shopping centre has been attracting enough traffic to warrant its own link to the Dubai Metro, said Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, acting chief executive of the Rail Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority.
February 1, 2014
A raft of housing, schools, transport and other projects will transform Abu Dhabi into an integrated, cosmopolitan global city.
January 21, 2014
Driving schools are being told to educate students in new signs that will appear alongside the tram system, which begins running in November.
January 15, 2014
The first phase of the Dh3 billion, 10.6-kilometre tramway will have 11 stations and will loop around Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence to Al Sufouh.
December 29, 2013
The RTA has prepared a traffic plan for New Year’s eve - a night usually marked by intense traffic movement, particularly around Dubai Mall and the Palm Jumeirah.
December 23, 2013
Access to the Palm Jumeirah will be restricted in the days leading up to this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations with all residents needing a special pass to access their homes by car.
December 10, 2013
The Roads and Transport Authority is asking international real estate companies to submit bids for developing blocks of flats and offices above the two-level Union Metro station complex in Deira.
September 27, 2013
The RTA said a new bus route will run regularly to Energy Station, in Zone 2 between Ibn Battuta Mall and Jebel Ali Industrial stations, starting from Monday.
September 22, 2013
Energy Station, on the red line between Ibn Battuta and Jebel Ali Industrial stations, will add to growing network.
September 22, 2013
Escalators at several stations stopped and a handful of people had to be rescued from a stalled lift.