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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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Public library opens on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche beach

April 10, 2014

The beach library has four desktop computers and 14 iPads that are available to search the collections.

Emirates Foundation hails youth of UAE after engaging 64,000 youngsters

December 16, 2013

The Emirates Foundation is looking to the future and says the best is yet to come.

Takatof makes volunteering easy

November 13, 2013

Just a few simple steps and you're ready to volunteer at Takatof, which organises help for social service centres, universities and sports events, among others.

UAE and Saudi charities ink collaboration deal at Philanthropy Summit

November 13, 2013

An agreement was signed between Emirates Foundation and Saudi Arabia-based Majid Society at the conclusion of the Emirates Foundation Philanthropy Summit 2013.

UAE wants to impact ‘hundreds of thousands’ who are less fortunate, says Sheikha Lubna

November 12, 2013

The Emirates Foundation Philanthropy Summit 2013 kicked off today in the capital as philanthropic organisations around the world togethered in Abu Dhabi to discuss how to get the most out of their work.

Work your way up, Emiratis told

October 1, 2013

Local youth at the Emiratisation forum were told they should not expect to start at the top of the pyramid but find jobs at all levels of employment, and work through the ranks.