Mohammed A Mueen, an imam at Ali Salem Al Kaabi Mosque in Abu Dhabi, has welcomed the announcement. Photo: Mohammed A Mueen
Dubai mosque scheme 'will benefit country and encourage Islamic values'

Emiratis will receive training to work in mosques under the Manbar programme

July 05, 2024, 3:00 AM
Emiratis take part in the UAE Industrialist Career Fair held in Abu Dhabi in October. Victor Besa / The National
UAE private sector 'must develop local talent' to support Emiratisation drive

Businesses urged not to focus on 'fulfilling quotas' but to help integrate citizens into the workplace

June 30, 2024, 3:00 AM
Turtles were released into the wild at Saadiyat Island on Thursday. Victor Besa / The National
Endangered turtles released into wild at Saadiyat Island

Freed turtles are tracked and monitored to make sure their migration goes smoothly

June 06, 2024, 5:24 PM
Emirati barista Nooran Albannay opened Coffee Architecture at Mamsha Al Saadiyat in honour of her grandmother's gahwa. Photo: Nooran Albannay
Emirati entrepreneurs cause a stir in the world of coffee

Mohammad Al Farran, Nooran Albannay and Ali Tahlak share their passion for the beverage with The National

April 06, 2024, 4:01 AM
Al Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi will host fireworks as well as an Eid-themed event. Photo: Al Hudayriyat Island
Eid Al Fitr 2024: Where to watch fireworks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

From Al Seef to Yas Bay, here's where to catch the shows during the holiday

April 01, 2024, 9:02 AM
Hussain AlMoosawi captures the UAE's urbanscapes for a project he hopes may inspire future designs. Photo: Hussain AlMoosawi
Urbanscapes are building blocks for Emirati photographer's craft

Seasoned creative Hussain AlMoosawi discusses his ongoing urban series, which doubles as research into the country's evolution

March 30, 2024, 12:36 AM
Ali Al Kaabi has been part of an Al Razfa group for almost three decades. Leslie Pableo for The National
What is Al Razfa? Emirati dance explained by a master performer

Ali Al Kaabi describes the ceremonial art form as a fundamental part of who he is

March 04, 2024, 3:06 AM
Emirati hikers Jameela Ahli and Huda Bin Redha hiking Fujairah Adventures Al Dahir Hiker Trails. Photo: Ruel Pableo for The National
Emirati hikers find 'balance' on UAE peaks

Post-pandemic, three friends turn exploration into their weekend mainstay as they find balance among the peaks

February 15, 2024, 3:58 AM
Deer grazing in Al Jurf, Abu Dhabi.
The hidden Abu Dhabi woods where you can spot wild deer

Featuring deer and antelope native to UAE, parts of coastal nature reserve open to public

February 08, 2024, 3:59 AM
A project manager by day, Khalid Al Mehairbi says moulding dice to game with feels therapeutic. Photo: Khalid Al Mehairbi
How UAE residents are trying their luck with niche hobbies

The National chats to four hobbyists from Abu Dhabi with passions from painting books to trading cards

February 03, 2024, 4:05 AM
Emirati pastry chef Sahar Al Awadhi serves baked sago pudding with asario seeds. Photo: Gerbou / Atelier Hospitality
Gerbou supper club cooks up success with Emirati flair

Intimate evenings in Dubai villa lay foundations for coming restaurant, and provide welcome addition to UAE dining scene

January 20, 2024, 3:59 AM
Hearing aids have progressed from chunky gadgets to discreet buds that can be inserted within the ear cavity. Getty Images
Hearing aids advice as study links deafness to dementia

Experts also say stigma against hearing aids needs to end

January 12, 2024, 7:14 AM
Abdullah Al Harthi in Norway after his three-week drive. Photo: Abdullah Al Harthi
Meet the Emirati who drove more than 7,600km for love of adventure

Abdullah Al Harthi drove from his home in Abu Dhabi to most northern part of mainland Europe

January 05, 2024, 3:00 AM
Efforts to stop the spread of malaria focus on mosquitoes, which carry the disease. AFP
AI being trained to predict next malaria outbreak

Researchers at MBZUAI are using historical and real-time data to combat the disease

December 19, 2023, 10:19 AM
A 1991 Volkswagen Beetle retrofitted with an EV engine by UAE start-up Fuse, in Dubai Design District. Photo: Fuse
UAE retrofit start-up puts classic cars on road to green future

Dubai-based company, which swaps internal combustion engines for EV motors, will showcase its work at Cop28

November 28, 2023, 8:38 AM