Sarah Geronimo bringing her Perfect 10 concert to Abu Dhabi
Sarah Geronimo, the Filipina superstar, is bringing her Perfect 10 concert to the du Forum on Yas Island.
Dh1 billion Falcon Island takes flight under solar power in Ras Al Khaimah
All of the electricity for homes, street lighting, water desalination and cooling will be generated on the island, which will feature 150 luxury villas and mansions with private beaches.
Who’s sitting in that aircraft seat?
Interpol reckon up to 40 million lost or stolen passports and identity papers are scattered over the world. Yet many countries do not follow the UAE’s lead and make regular checks on Interpol’s database, making it easy for the fake papers to be used globally.
In pictures: India’s health and fitness guru Mickey Mehta
Mickey Mehta, whose client list reads like a who’s who of India’s elite, describes himself as a “holistic health guru” and “a life coach and philosopher”.
Fast & Furious’s Don Omar talks about the late Paul Walker
The Puerto Rican singer Don Omar opens up about the death of his friend, Paul Walker, and his performance at the Dubai Music Awards later this year.
Best photography from around the world today
The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.
February 27, 2014
Poor fire-regulation and building laws are thwarting the efforts of civil defence teams to respond more quickly to emergencies, says the acting commander of Civil Defence.
February 18, 2014
A firefighter was hurt as he tried to battle the blaze, which started around 9pm on Monday night.
February 6, 2014
“Frequent false alarms will always de-sensitise the occupants of a building, which in the case of a real fire can be fatal,” an expert warns.
January 20, 2014
Civil Defence inspectors will use a scanner to quickly read the equipment’s RF code, which will provide information about the manufacturer, UAE agent, reference number and maintenance schedule.
January 20, 2014
Regular maintenance of fire safety equipment and procedures is vital, but staff must also be aware of how to best use these systems.
January 20, 2014
The Intersec exhibition, a Middle East expo for security, safety and fire protection, is held from January 19 to 21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
January 12, 2014
The city’s civil authority has approved building permits for the building in Jumeirah Lakes Tower, but owners have hit another stumbling block before the repair work can actually start.
January 9, 2014
The cause of the fire that broke out in a burger restaurant of the Marina Tower building is under investigation, a civil defence official said.
January 7, 2014
Several restaurants and a cafe were reduced to ashes after fire broke out at about 11am on Tuesday.
December 21, 2013
Repair work has still to begin on the 34-storey JLT tower after it was badly damaged by fire more than a year ago.
December 12, 2013
The fire started at around 2.30pm when most of factory’s staff were taking their rest break in a nearby labour camp.
December 7, 2013
A second fire breaks out at Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi forcing police, ambulance staff and firefighters to evacuate hundreds of shoppers from LuLu Hypermarket.
December 5, 2013
Some shoppers at Al Wahda Mall extension were not even aware a fire had shut down the main section of the shopping centre.
December 4, 2013
Streets cordoned off as police and fire crews investigate a blaze at Al Wahda Mall, which started about midnight on the upper floors. Employees gathered outside had been given little information and only found out about the fire when they arrived...