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 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.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 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.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.


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UAE is a friend for all, says Sheikh Mohammed

March 31, 2014

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai said peace is the basis of the country's foreign policy and helping the poor and needy are the priorities of the UAE diplomatic agenda.


UAE lawyers welcome new rules for legal translators

March 2, 2014

The regulations mean that non-Emirati legal translators have to have five years experience before they can work in the profession.

UAE Cabinet introduces mandatory military service for all Emirati males

January 19, 2014

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has revealed details of new law requiring all males who have finished secondary school or are over the age of 18 and under age 30, to undergo military training.

Emiratis welcome national service plans

January 19, 2014

Emiratis gave an enthusiastic welcome to the new National Service law announced on Sunday.

Political Islam ‘a threat to Arab nation states’, Abu Dhabi forum hears

October 27, 2013

Tribalism and political Islam are the gravest threats facing the Arab nation state, an annual forum organised by Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National, heard today.

UAE boosts diplomatic presence in Europe

October 6, 2013

The permanent mission will be a key player in spreading peace, dialogue and tolerance, says Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

UAE on target for power and water projects

July 29, 2013

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai chaired the cabinet meeting last night.

Smoking ban in cars when driving with children for UAE

June 4, 2013

The Federal Cabinet has given its approval for a number of new initiatives, ranging from education to public health.


UAE Cabinet meets to review its work during 2012

April 14, 2013

In tweets, Sheikh Mohammed, also Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that last year the council of ministers made more than 500 decisions.

Petrol and poetry: the many strings to the bow of UAE's new energy minister

March 29, 2013

At 39, Suhail Al Mazrouei is the youngest member of the Cabinet and while he has worked at Shell and Mubadala Oil & Gas he also appeared on Million's Poet.

Sheikh Mohammed: Society will judge new UAE Cabinet's success

March 24, 2013

The Cabinet has held its first meeting since the reshuffle a fortnight ago, with new ministers being given a range of additional jobs.

New-look UAE cabinet sworn in by Sheikh Khalifa

March 18, 2013

At the opening of the solar power plant Shams 1 in Madinat Zayed, the four new ministers, as well as current Dr Abdulrahim Al Owais, took their oath.

FNC members back new UAE Cabinet

March 14, 2013

FNC members are optimistic that Tuesday's Cabinet reshuffle will help the country to continued its rapid development.

Sheikha Lubna to give all in new portfolio

March 14, 2013

In her new role as Minister of Development and International Co-operation, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi will have the task of boosting 'the UAE as a major donor and a key player in global human development'.