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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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Tiny dip in temperature, but the heat remains for Eid holidays in UAE

October 9, 2013

A spokesman for the National Centre of Meteorology & Seismology said things will cool soon, with temperatures in October expected to be up to five degrees lower than last month.

Dubai malls brace for round-the-clock shopping over Eid Al Adha

September 24, 2013

Seven malls will be required to stay open for 48 hours straight during the first weekend of the ‘Eid in Dubai’ shopping festival.

50C in the UAE, but fewer are suffering in the heat

July 16, 2013

Despite temperatures soaring as high as 50C this month, fewer outdoor workers are falling foul of the heat.

Catch the hottest ticket for family fun in Abu Dhabi this summer

July 14, 2013

Youngsters are raving about SummerFest's games and puzzles.

More people opting to leave UAE on summer breaks

July 1, 2013

Travel agents say Mediterranean and the Far East are top spots for holiday travellers.

Shows, rides and slides offer family fun at Abu Dhabi SummerFest

June 30, 2013

SummerFest kicks off 52-day programme of entertainment for families and children at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Summer break at Al Ain Zoo

June 27, 2013

Al Ain Zoo switches to summer hours, allowing visitors to see animals in the cool of the evening.

Get set for 47C and 95% humidity as UAE weather hots up

June 20, 2013

Highs of 47C expected in inland areas, with temperatures reaching 47C along the coast.

Outdoor workers get help to beat the UAE heat

June 15, 2013

A safety campaign is being conducted to teach thousands of workers on construction sites, road projects and in labour camps the tell-tale signs of deadly heat exhaustion.

UAE companies and workers gear up for midday break rule

June 14, 2013

Companies and workers have welcomed the start of the midday work ban and are looking forward to a safe, if still very hot, summer.

Reckless racers in badly modified cars to blame for rise in Dubai car fires

June 14, 2013

Racing, reckless driving and badly modified cars were major factors in the number of vehicles bursting into flames almost doubling last year, Dubai Civil Defence says.

Avoid hot or salty foods during Ramadan, UAE health experts urge

June 13, 2013

Ramadan will begin on July 10, and health officials have offered tips to those who will not eat or drink during the hours of sunlight and very hot conditions.

Dubai Municipality issues safe summer guide

June 12, 2013

A handbook containing tips on how to reduce fire risks and staying healthy during the summer will be released tomorrow.

UAE weather forecasters blow hot and cold

June 3, 2013

Forecasters say the climate has taken an unusual twist this year, with cooler, wetter weather not seen for several decades. The question is, what kind of summer can we expect?