The nine new weird and wonderful UAE workouts you have to try
Tired of your usual workout? Exercise needn’t be boring: we’ve picked out nine novel – and challenging – classes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Saif Ali Khan pleads not guilty to assault
Plus: Hilton inaugurates Manila beach club; Rick Ross tops Billboard 200; Chris Brown arrested for parole violation; Keith Richards to publish children’s book; big renewal deal for Big Bang; and book of Oprah's columns to be published.
In pictures: New Lamborghini showroom opens in Abu Dhabi
Lamborghini launched its latest super car, the Huracán LP 610-4, in the Emirates at the opening of its new Abu Dhabi showroom on the Corniche.
Emirates Airline: A million passengers a week and flying higher
As Emirates adds its eighth American destination with a daily service to Boston, its president speaks about how the carrier manages its rapid growth and surging passenger totals and its plans for additional expansion.
In pictures: 2014 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
Over 2,400 athletes, professional and amateur, took part in the 2014 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.
Silva service for Manchester City in 2-0 win over Hull
Manchester City resumed their Premier League engagements after two weeks off with a narrow 2-0 win over Hull City, but striker Edin Dzeko says the team can ill-afford to be without captain Vincent Kompany in their title chase after the defender was sent off against the Tigers.
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.