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 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.

 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

 Hamburg players leave the field after the match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on March 30, 2014. AFP

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 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.


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World history told in 100 ways to come to UAE

March 27, 2014

A British Museum collection of 100 artefacts will attempt to span civilisation from a 2 million-year-old axe from Tanzania to a Sharia-compliant credit card issued in the UAE. But hurry, the exhibition opening on April 23 at Saadiyat Island only...

New apartments up for sale in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

March 25, 2014

The Tourism Development and Investment Company has put up for sale a new building at Saadiyat Beach Residences.

Beach living up for grabs as Saadiyat developer TDIC announces apartment sale

March 18, 2014

The master developer of Saadiyat Island, Tourism Development & Investment Company, is set to start selling another 70 apartments at the second phase of its Saadiyat Beach Residences project at the end of the month.

Dh27m villa at Saadiyat Island: the place to be for upmarket living

March 13, 2014

A 14,494 square foot Saadiyat Island villa overlooking a golf course is on the market for the exact figure of Dh27,582,489.

In pictures: Upmarket living with Dh27m villa at Saadiyat Island

March 13, 2014

Saadiyat Island is finally becoming the destination everyone hoped it would be. There is now a tranche of upmarket housing that boasts a wealth of amenities and luxury. Among them is a twelve-bathroom six-bedroom bastion of good taste to tantalise...

Largest display of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection to be unveiled in Paris

March 12, 2014

More than 160 items will be showcased as part of the Birth of a Museum exhibit in the Louvre's Napoleon Hall starting from May 2.

Saadiyat beaches reopen two weeks after oil spill

March 2, 2014

A discharge of ballast water from an unknown water vessel caused a minor oil spill along St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort beach and the Park Hyatt Hotel beach on Saadiyat Island last month, the environment agency said on Sunday.

Oil spill near Saadiyat Island forces swimmers off beach

February 18, 2014

An emergency team from the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi immediately visited the site and conducted an initial assessment confirming the occurrence of a minor oil spill.

Buyer of pro golfer Adam Scott’s Saadiyat villa gets to play a round with him

January 16, 2014

Golfer Adam Scott is selling his Abu Dhabi home - and throwing in a round of gold to sweeten the deal.

HSBC golf tournament will enhance Abu Dhabi tourism

January 14, 2014

Organisers and tourism authorities expect the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to be a big draw for visitors, as the emirate grows as a golfing destination.

Top tips for your next staycation in the UAE

January 6, 2014

Emiratis should leave their passports at home and become tourists in their own country, the Federal National Council heard recently. By doing so, they enjoy their break and gain a deeper understanding of their own country. Here, seven Emiratis...

Louvre Abu Dhabi wins green building award

November 25, 2013

The Tourism Development and Investment Company said the award underlined its dedication to sustainability in projects such as Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi set to open on National Day 2015, French minister says

November 19, 2013

Aurelie Filippetti, the French Minister of Culture and Communication, said Emirati art and culture will be integrated into the Louvre Abu Dhabi project.

David Hasselhoff of Baywatch spotted at Saadiyat beach in Abu Dhabi

October 31, 2013

Twitterverse abuzz after David Hasselhoff was seen posing for a photoshoot on Saadiyat Island beach in his famous red Baywatch trunks.