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 The Retreat at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa will screen IPL games on request. Lee Hoagland / The National

Top five places to catch an IPL game in the UAE

Enjoy all the 20/20 cricket action at a sports lounge near you – whether in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or Dubai

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 Fans braved long queues and early morning hassles to buy IPL tickets in person rather than buy them online, such has been the enthusiasm for the tournament. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Love it, hate it but IPL is too big to be ignored

The tournament steamrolls its way through life perennially from the throes of extinction to the prospect of expansion; alive one moment through its on-field spectacle, dying the next because of another off-field wrangle.

 An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day

The game propelled the unknown Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen to rock-star status.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 A view of a defaced portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korean rally on the 102nd birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung in central Seoul. Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

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Abu Dhabi health expert warns diabetics over Ramadan fasts

January 28, 2014

Education is key to preventing complications from diabetes during the Holy Month, according to Dr Aly B Khalil, a consultant diabetologist at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Thousands of illegal residents arrested in Abu Dhabi in Ramadan crackdown

August 20, 2013

The Ministry of Interior says 3,371 illegal residents were arrested across the country during the holy month.

Iftar volunteers at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque put in 5,600 hours of work

August 12, 2013

Volunteers also assisted people with special needs, children and women who visited the mosque.

Sights and sounds of a special time

August 11, 2013

After the energy-sapping Ramadan fast, the arrival of Eid Al Fitr is cause for great joy and a chance for friends and family to celebrate together.But first, there are preparations to be made and everything comes to a head on the hectic last night...

Non-Muslims embrace the spirit of Ramadan

August 10, 2013

Embracing the principles of Ramadan helped two expatriates gain a greater understanding of the UAE and Islam.

Friday sermon: Continue the good deeds of Ramadan

August 9, 2013

The sermon reminds Muslims to continue worshiping, praying and fasting even after Ramadan.

RAK residents told to fast extra day after reported TV prayer time mistake

August 8, 2013

Ras Al Khaimah residents have been told to fast for an extra day, after a local television station aired the Maghreb prayer almost 20 minutes early on Wednesday.

Iranian feels like a million dirhams after winning Million Player

August 8, 2013

Moeen Amozadeh from Iran became the first winner of the Million Player tournament.

Food prices in Abu Dhabi up again in fourth week of Ramadan

August 7, 2013

Cost of vegetables up by almost 17 per cent compared with first week of June, according to the Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Red Crescent spends millions in Africa for Ramadan relief

August 6, 2013

Eid clothes and iftar meals were distributed in Somalia, Senegal, Cape Verde, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Djibouti, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Benin, Kenya, Mauritania and Nigeria.

Video: Ramadan and Eid Festival

August 6, 2013

As Ramadan draws to a close, visitors to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre's Ramadan and Eid festival talk about their favorite way to celebrate this occasion.

Video: Significance of Ramadan - Eid Al Fitr

August 6, 2013

In the final video in our series for Ramadan, Ammar Shams speaks about how Muslims mark the end of the month with Eid Al Fitr.

Worshippers perform Tahajjud prayers at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

August 6, 2013

Tomorrow, the UAE government's moon-sighting committee will meet to determine whether Ramadan has ended.

Hopes and prayers: Ramadan in Dubai jail

August 6, 2013

Prayer is never more central to a Muslim prisoner’s life than during the holy month – it helps when the inmates reflect on the traditonal family life they are missing because of their crimes while one says his conversion to Islam has helped him cope...