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 Lionel Richie performed many of his hits from the 1970s and 1980s at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Jaime Puebla / The National

Lionel Richie dishes out the hits to Dubai crowd

At his Dubai concert on Thursday, Richie greeted the audience with “Yalla habibi” – a statement of intent as his energy rarely let up.

Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

 Falconry is an activity where they demonstrate how falcons catch prey while flying at a speed of almost 360 kilometres per hour. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National

In pictures: Adventure in the desert at Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Sarab

Mohammad Ashfaq, an adventure guide at the Qasr Al Sarab resort, Abu Dhabi, showcases a day in his working life.

 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

 An Egyptian Orthodox Christian priest give communion during the Palm Sunday service inCairo, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

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Abu Dhabi's Dh5.7 billion sunken maze is spreading fast

February 5, 2013

Work on the capital's new sewer system is progressing quickly as the 84-kilometre line grows under and across the island.

Dubai expands recycling programme following earlier success

January 1, 2013

The way forward: Dubai municipality City recycling project to be rolled out across emirate

A busy year for Dubai Municipality

December 26, 2012

Look Back 2012 One of the most important developments of 2012 for Dubai Municipality was the introduction of its recycling programme in March.

Dubai Municipality honours 56 whose suggestions have helped improve life

December 21, 2012

Dubai Municipality employees who suggested the most innovative ideas to their bosses were honoured at a ceremony yesterday for their contribution to improving life in the emirate.

UAE abattoirs gearing up for 17,000 cattle during Eid

October 23, 2012

More than 129,000 head of cattle have been slaughtered at the abattoirs so far this year, plus sheep, goats, cows, camels and three deer.

Drop in complaints about pests in Dubai

October 2, 2012

A campaign to educate the public about pests is being credited as one of the reasons for fewer calls to the emirate's pest-control department.

Dubai conference to address problems of growing cities

September 27, 2012

Four hundred government representatives will convene at the Future Cities Conference in Dubai next week to share solutions to the problems posed by a growing metropolis.

Dubai 'seeing results' in effort to rid city of strays

December 29, 2011

Authorities trap more than 5,000 animals that roam the streets

UAE fault line unlikely, quake experts say

November 17, 2011

Researchers in Abu Dhabi say they are unlikely to include the 'West Coast Fault Line' in their earthquake zone map because there is little evidence to prove it exists.

Bedbugs spread as pesticides prove ineffective

October 16, 2011

Bedbugs are becoming increasingly resistant to pesticides and UAE pest control firms are racing to develop new ways to exterminate the little suckers.

Dairy tests intensify for Ramadan

August 29, 2011

Dubai officials conduct microbiological tests on milk and dairy products brought into the emirate.