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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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UAE dress code: FNC member worries custom of wearing Emirati dress is eroding

January 7, 2014

With more than 200 nationalities in the country, an FNC member says that local dress is disappearing from the malls and sees this as a deterioration of Emirati cultural identity.

Culture for All: a hat-tip to UAE expatriate workers

July 23, 2013

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development has set up Ramadan tents near labour camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to host religious and cultural activities.

Ambitious plan to develop all aspects of Emirati art and culture launched

July 5, 2013

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, outlined his vision to support the country's artists, writers and intellectuals by integrating them into the cultural development of the UAE.

'Future of UAE depends on developing human resources', says Sheikh Nahyan

March 15, 2013

As he starts work in his new job as Minister for Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak says human resources is his key priority.

Sheikh Nahyan's education background a good foundation for new post

March 14, 2013

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak's background in education should stand him in good stead for his new role as Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.