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On our sixth birthday, today’s news told visually

Today in print, we are doing something different: we use only photos, graphics, illustrations and headlines to capture the news in a one-off collector’s edition.

 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.

 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.

 Hassan Abdullah, who goes by the name Abu Mahmoud, an Emirati fisherman, poses for a portrait at the Al Rughayalat Port. Abu Mahmoud was born and raised in Fujairah city and has been working as a fisherman since 1968. “I’m a shark man”, he says, “I was born in the sea.” Silvia Razgova / The National

In pictures: Fishing communities in the Northern Emirates

Fishermen in Fujairah and Umm Al Qaiwain worry that new regulations to protect fish stocks are harming their trade. We look at both communities through the lens of our photographers.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.

 Al Maryah Island will host the 114-hectare Abu Dhabi Global Market free zone. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

In pictures: Al Maryah Island rises in Abu Dhabi

Al Maryah has been chosen as the site for Abu Dhabi’s first financial free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and construction activity in the island has been at a fast pace.


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Striking Abu Dhabi university campus has become an instant landmark

August 27, 2012

Zayed University's new Dh3.7 billion campus in Khalifa City, which opened to students in September last year, has helped to put the UAE's higher education on the world map.

Dubai tower became world's tallest residential building by accident

August 21, 2012

The Princess Tower apartment block in Dubai holds the Guinness record for world's tallest residential tower and rises 413.4 metres above Dubai Marina.

Historic Dubai landmark waits to be rebuilt

August 19, 2012

The Umm Royal guard tower, one of Dubai's most significant historical landmarks, is awaiting the completion of the Metro so it can be rebuilt.

Abu Dhabi's Yas Viceroy hotel: it's whatever you want it to be

August 14, 2012

Poised over the Yas Marina Circuit, the Yas Viceroy hotel has become an Abu Dhabi landmark.

New Ajman academy to make learning fun

August 7, 2012

Ajman Academy designers are creating a school that will make education an enjoyable experience.

Dubai World Trade Centre building 'an example for the future'

June 26, 2012

The 149-metre tall office tower was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth in 1979 and was the tallest building in the Arab world until the completion of the Burj Al Arab 20 years later.


UAE villas prove architectural marvels don't always reach for the sky

June 15, 2012

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are famous for ground-breaking architecture, but this flair isn't confined to the large cities. Anna Zacharias takes a tour of some spectacular Northern Emirates homes.