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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 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

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 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.

 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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One-time bus boy now oversees VIP operations at Emirates Palace

April 2, 2014

From bus boy to chief of operations at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi – Dhansukh Ramji Mazgaonkar's career in the UAE hospitality industry has spanned 40 years.

Emirates Palace designer proud of his crowning achievement

March 25, 2014

Kongsak Yuktasevi’s talks about what it's like to design the interiors of the world's most expensive and luxurious seven-star hotel.

Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace casts an eye on the movies

January 14, 2014

Emirates Palace improves its earnings last year with 150,000 tourists and a 26 per cent rise in room rates as it now eyes hosting film productions.

Emirates Palace hotel warns guests on Ramadan dress code

August 1, 2013

The luxury hotel is encouraging tourists and visitors alike to wear conservative clothing that is respectful to Ramadan.

Da Vinci exhibition enthrals visitors at Emirates Palace

June 6, 2013

The exhibition pays tribute to the great mind of the Italian inventor whose mechanical principles are still being applied today.

Da Vinciís genius machines to come to life at Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace

May 31, 2013

An exhibition dedicated to the universal genius of the Italian will be held at Emirates Palace from June 5 to June 30, and will feature 40 of the machines drawn by the Italian genius.

Najwa Karam and Kadim Al Sahir headline New Year's Eve concert at Emirates Palace

December 23, 2012

Arab pop music royalty will herald the new year at Emirates Palace.

Students flag their true colours in moving salute to National Day

November 26, 2012

National Day 2012: More than 4,000 young people stood side by side wearing red, white, black and green as part of a patriotic challenge to show their pride in the UAE...

The rhythm of flamenco is going to get you

November 15, 2012

Spanish flamenco maestro Carmen Iniesta is back in the capital and Dubai, this time with an exhilarating form of the dance.

Polo at the Palace

October 25, 2012

Emirates Palace will welcome some of the world's top polo players next month at its first Coutts Polo at the Palace event.

Emirates Palace and Etihad win top awards

January 13, 2012

Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace and Etihad Airways pick up honours at the World Travel Awards.

Over and out: last ball bowled on Emirates Palace cricket pitch

October 6, 2011

Cricketers ' desperately sad' that they can no longer play on pitch described as 'one of the most beautiful countrified cricket grounds' seen.