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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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Yas Marina Circuit appoints new chief executive

March 12, 2014

Al Tareq Al Ameri previously ran Yas Marina Circuit's commercial division.

Yas Marina berth rates hold steady at Dh16,455 a year

March 5, 2014

Annual berth rates include the race week and other benefits such as a discount card for Yas Island venues, two concert tickets and invitations to members-only Cruising Club events for people new to yachting.

Rolling Stones show knowledge of UAE as they rock Yas Island arena

February 21, 2014

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company had fans going wild at 14 On Fire gig at du Arena.

The Rolling Stones ask UAE fans to come up with set list for Abu Dhabi concert

February 13, 2014

The legendary British band have launched a campaign asking fans in the UAE to nominate their favourite songs ahead of their February 21 concert at du Arena.

Top tips for your next staycation in the UAE

January 6, 2014

Emiratis should leave their passports at home and become tourists in their own country, the Federal National Council heard recently. By doing so, they enjoy their break and gain a deeper understanding of their own country. Here, seven Emiratis...

UAE driver breaks Mercedes Group 63 AMG’s record

December 25, 2013

More than 100 Mercedes-Benz cars gathered in Yas Marina Racing Centre to watch Ahmad bin Khadeya break Group 63's record.

World record for largest swimming lesson set at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld

December 12, 2013

A record number of 777 swimmers participated in the winning lesson at the Abu Dhabi waterpark, beating out 32,450 competitors from 432 venues across 13 countries.

Splashing day at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina

December 9, 2013

Yas Marina’s water-themed family fun day, Splash @ Yas, returns December 13.

Hundreds of decorated cars turn up at Yas Island in bid to make history

December 2, 2013

Hundreds of cars descended on Yas Island to take part in the National Day celebrations as the UAE sought to set another world record.

‘I have 15 cars but I decided to bring this one’

December 2, 2013

Yehya Bel Helli's 6x6 stood out amongst the hundreds of vehicles at the Yas Island parade.

UAE’s record breaking streak

November 4, 2013

The UAE loves setting new standards – as the latest Guinness World Records shows. Hareth Al Bustani and Mitya Underwood report on some of our record breakers

Year-long action and events for all of the community at Yas Marina Circuit

November 2, 2013

Building on the success of the Formula One weekend, Yas Marina is now holding events throughout the year.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: A view from the yacht

November 2, 2013

At Yas Marina, it is the busiest year so far, with a record number of boats sailing in for the Grand Prix.

Dreaming of becoming the next Grand Prix champion? UAE may be the answer

October 30, 2013

Abu Dhabi Racing and Daman insurance company have partnered to establish a racing academy to help aspiring Emirati racing drivers become the next Formula 1 champion.