Region in focus - April 18, 2014
The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.
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 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.
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.
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.
March 9, 2014
The National takes a look at how the UAE has changed since the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology launched its first satellite in space on July 29, 2009.
February 24, 2014
“Based on the texts, it is not permissible to travel to Mars and never to return if life is not possible there," said the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments following calls by Mars One to cancel an earlier fatwa.
February 21, 2014
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment said in an edict that travel to the red planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam.
February 15, 2014
The Emirates Mobile Observatory is also seeking to become part of the International Astronomical Union's network of robotic telescopes for conducting astronomical research.
January 19, 2014
After 10 years and 7 billion kilometres, the first spacecraft to try to land on a comet is close to its target – provided the scientists can wake up up the probe.
January 5, 2014
More than 200,000 people applied for the chance to be part of Earth’s first colony on Mars and only 1,058 were picked. Khalid Al Jaaidi who was born and bred in Dubai was one of them.
January 2, 2014
It may be shot from an unfamiliar angle but on close inspection, this spectacular image clearly outlines the coastline of the UAE - capturing the Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman conurbation; Abu Dhabi and Al Ain all in one frame.
December 30, 2013
Dubai will reach for the stars with the first 100 per cent Arab satellite designed and built by Emiratis.
December 29, 2013
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid salutes plans for Khalifa-Sat as a tribute to both historic Arab innovation and a new generation of scientists.
December 11, 2013
More than 1,000 images, from Mecca to Vegas, have been received from DubaiSat-2 since its launch a few weeks ago, and the satellite is now just about ready to start providing the government with images.
November 26, 2013
More than 180 people spent Monday evening at Zubair camp just outside Dubai to try and catch a glimpse of Comet Ison, but poor visibility scuppered their viewing.
November 16, 2013
The Chelyabinsk event highlighted the inadequacies of current methods for spotting space objects before they strike Earth and the importance of commoners' observations to science.
November 12, 2013
Space Expedition Corporation is offering an hour-long flight on Lynx Mark 1 as early as next year on a genuine out-of-this-world experience – at just Dh367,000 per person.
November 4, 2013
Final preparations have begun ahead of the launch of Dubai Sat-2, which is expected to blast into orbit before the end of the year.