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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.

 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.

 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.

 INVERNESS, SCOTLAND - APRIL 16:  A general view of Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit on April 16, 2014 in Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18, 2014.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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.

 Hassan Abdullah, who goes by the name Abu Mahmoud, an Emirati fisherman, poses for a portrait at the Al Rughayalat Port. Abu Mahmoud was born and raised in Fujairah city and has been working as a fisherman since 1968. “I’m a shark man”, he says, “I was born in the sea.” Silvia Razgova / The National

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.

 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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Production line at Al Ain water factory is manned entirely by Emiratis

April 8, 2014

Rashid Humaid Al Humairi is in charge of the assembly line at the Al Ain Mineral Water Company and oversees the filling, capping, labelling and packaging of more than 4,000 five-litre water bottles every hour.

In pictures: Emiratis’ opinions on the UAE dress code

April 2, 2014

The country's national dress should be better protected, says a member of the Federal National Council. But what exactly is national dress? We speak to several Emiratis on their thoughts.

UAE retail academy seeks to woo Emiratis to sector

March 5, 2014

The Higher Colleges of Technology and Majid Al Futtaim Charity Foundation have teamed up to set up a retail training programme.

Emiratisation in the private sector up for discussion

March 3, 2014

An interactive forum launched by Mohammed bin Rashid will accept suggestions and proposals.

Emirati teachers threaten to resign over new pay scale

February 6, 2014

Public school teachers are disappointed by the new pay structure that went into effect this week, with some saying they have been misled.


6,000 jobs on offer at Abu Dhabi careers fair

February 5, 2014

On the final day of the Tawdheef careers fair on Wednesday, a busy steam of Emiratis browsed more than 100 stalls.

Speak the language of Emirati youths, UAE employers urged

February 4, 2014

Breaking down stereotypes, flexible working hours and giving Emiratis more responsibility among ideas discussed.

How a UAE career fair changed one Emirati’s life

February 4, 2014

Tawdheef has brought together more than 100 exhibitors which collectively hold more than 6,000 current job vacancies for fresh Emirati graduates and professionals.

Young generation of Emiratis want a career not just a job, summit told

February 3, 2014

Young Emirati graduates want the chance to grow and expand their skills in a dynamic workforce, a forum has heard.

Young Emirati job-seekers throng UAE careers fair

February 3, 2014

More than 100 local and international government and private sector companies attended the exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Emiratis must not be hired just to meet quotas, summit told

February 3, 2014

Emiratis should feel they are an important part of the workplace - hiring them just to meet a mandate does them no good, says a human resources expert.

Abu Dhabi Media seeks Emirati talent at career fair

February 3, 2014

Tawdheef is a career fair at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre that held is exclusively for UAE nationals.

Job opportunities overseas will draw Emiratis to private sector

February 2, 2014

Students at an Emirati youth forum ranked jobs abroad as their first consideration, followed by salary packages and role models.

Parents play critical role in Emirati women’s career choices, UAE study shows

January 29, 2014

Parental attitudes can reduce the cultural barriers that keep Emirati women from entering the workplace.