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 The Retreat at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa will screen IPL games on request. Lee Hoagland / The National

Top five places to catch an IPL game in the UAE

Enjoy all the 20/20 cricket action at a sports lounge near you – whether in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or Dubai

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day

The game propelled the unknown Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen to rock-star status.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Fans braved long queues and early morning hassles to buy IPL tickets in person rather than buy them online, such has been the enthusiasm for the tournament. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Love it, hate it but IPL is too big to be ignored

The tournament steamrolls its way through life perennially from the throes of extinction to the prospect of expansion; alive one moment through its on-field spectacle, dying the next because of another off-field wrangle.


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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.