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 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.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

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Recipients of UAE Marriage Fund named

March 30, 2014

Nearly 350 people will benefit from Dh10.3 million in grants provided by the Marriage Fund as part of the second wave of the year’s recipients.

Royal seal of approval boosts UAE mass weddings

August 5, 2013

More Emiratis are taking advantage of the Marriage Fund which gave out more than Dh57 million in the first half of the year.

UAE weddings: trend of big-budget days may be changing

June 5, 2013

A recent plea by the Sharjah Marriage Fund for restraint in the cost of weddings has highlighted just how much some Emirati families are prepared to spend on the big day

Emirati-only marriages encouraged in UAE

May 1, 2013

The Marriage Fund is holding lectures for parents across the country, warning them of the negative consequences of mixed marriages.

Emiratis who marry much older men 'more likely to divorce'

June 8, 2012

But the age gap is not widely acknowledged by divorcees as the main reason for the failure of their marriage, with only two in five citing it as a primary cause.

Cash boost eases newlyweds' debt

September 14, 2011

So far this year, the Marriage Fund has given 818 couples grants worth Dh70,000 so they can marry without the threat of debt.