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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.

 Roberto Martinez is daring Everton to dream. Paul Ellis / AFP

Martinez v Moyes is a clash of purist v puritan

Roberto Martinez’s positivity made him the perfect choice in 2013 to manage Everton and to build on the solid foundations David Moyes had left.

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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Bill Clinton to speak at first New York University Abu Dhabi graduation

March 15, 2014

Former US president Bill Clinton will attend the graduation ceremony for 140 NYUAD students on May 25.

Two students in UAE win scholarships to Oxford

February 3, 2014

An Emirati and an Austrian woman were selected for the programme, which is administered by the Rhodes Trust.


A human landscape of the UAE

January 28, 2014

A new ‘cultural laboratory’ set up by the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute called Find has asked three academics to compile different portraits of the human landscape of the UAE in their own discipline. All three discuss their...

Founder of University Leadership Council in UAE fears for its future

January 15, 2014

The committee of universities was set up more than three years ago to attain more funding for research and to encourage greater collaboration but it has achieved very little.

NYU Abu Dhabi student selected as Rhodes Scholar

November 25, 2013

Alexander Wang has been named New York University Abu Dhabi's first Rhodes Scholar.

Shisha: The Middle East’s favourite toxin

October 20, 2013

Imagine yourself smoking 150 cigarettes over the course of an hour. Think about the massive amount of poison you would inhale. Although it may sound like an exaggeration, that is what goes into the body during an average session of smoking shisha ,...

UK writer to speak on Gulf economic and cultural ties at NYUAD

October 10, 2013

A distinguished lecturer and writer from Oxford University will deliver a talk on the economic and cultural ties between Gulf states at New York University Abu Dhabi.

New York University Abu Dhabi welcomes students from more than 70 countries

September 9, 2013

A total of 175 students have joined the university's undergraduate programme for the start of the academic year.

Internships open doors to 'hidden' UAE for overseas students

August 6, 2013

Two students join Al Qasimi Foundation for the summer and gain valuable insights into the culture, history and geography of the country.

New York University's Abu Dhabi students in final stretch

July 6, 2013

As the first class of NYU Abu Dhabi prepares for its final year, students talk about the experience of studying in a foreign land.

New York University Abu Dhabi scientists probe glacier's secrets

May 26, 2013

As the Earth's temperature climbs and the ice sheets slowly melt, the global sea level is rising. Not only that, the breaking up of the ice shelves has been linked to the severe storms and coastal erosion seen on every continent in recent years.

Marina district to take shape on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island

April 15, 2013

The Tourism Development and Investment Company has released the land next to New York University campus for commercial development.

Sheikha Maryam's award-winning piece is unveiled before one of her heroes

March 12, 2013

Sheikha Maryam bint Sultan bin Zayed, who recently graduated from the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University, won the inaugural Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award.

Arabian Gulf may hold key to coral survival

February 17, 2013

It is a mystery how corals manage to survive in the heat of the Arabian Gulf waters. Now a collaboration between scientists in Abu Dhabi and Britain is starting to reveal some surprising answers.