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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 16, 2013
Despite temperatures soaring as high as 50°C this month, fewer outdoor workers are falling foul of the heat.
July 14, 2013
Youngsters are raving about SummerFest's games and puzzles.
July 1, 2013
Travel agents say Mediterranean and the Far East are top spots for holiday travellers.
June 30, 2013
SummerFest kicks off 52-day programme of entertainment for families and children at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
June 27, 2013
Al Ain Zoo switches to summer hours, allowing visitors to see animals in the cool of the evening.
June 20, 2013
Highs of 47ºC expected in inland areas, with temperatures reaching 47ºC along the coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 12, 2013
A handbook containing tips on how to reduce fire risks and staying healthy during the summer will be released tomorrow.
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?