From Foo Fighters to Dua Lipa and Amr Diab: the updated playlists on The National's Apple Music page

Whether you're making the trek from Dubai to Abu Dhabi or need music to workout to, check out our specially crafted playlists

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More than three hours' worth of new tunes have been added to The National's Apple Music page.

For those experiencing the long daily commutes from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, you can ease that strain by singing along to a soundtrack of rock classics from the 1990s.

The two-hour compilation, featuring 32 songs, has all the tracks that will make your drive a trip down memory lane.

Tracks in the playlist include rock staples such as Monkey Wrench by the Foo Fighters, When I Come Around by Green Day and Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden.

There are also a handful of forgotten hits such as Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind and She's So High by Tal Bachman.

For those preferring their music smoother, check out the Abu Dhabi Nights playlist. Perfect for an evening cruise, songs include the lush jazz of I.G.Y by Donald Fagen, the neo-soul of Set You Free by Kem and the blissed out vibes of Lovely Day by Bill Withers.

Other playlists include the Fit List, which is full of high-energy pop songs – from Calvin Harris to Portugal The Man – to power your next calorie-blasting session.

While those looking for a regional flavour should go no further than our Tarab playlist.

Created by Emirati singer Omar Al Marzooqi for The National, the playlist aims to bring the listener the breadth of the genre's styles and talent from the commercial sounds of Emirati superstar Hussain Al Jassmi and Egyptian pop king Amr Diab to the folk of Lebanese singer Oumaima Khalil.

How to find us on Apple Music

You can access the channel by finding The National's logo on the Apple Music Mena featured playlists page, or through a simple search where you'll see us under the Curators category.

Once you enter our page, you will have access to five eclectic, regularly updated playlists that will appeal to fans of various genres and listeners from all walks of life. The playlists are mostly designed by The National's in-house team of music nerds, with musicians and celebrities occasionally invited as guest curators.

Email your songs and playlist ideas to In the meantime, find our curators page on Apple Music Mena by subscribing on and enjoy the tunes


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