Levi Johnson from the US, known as Leviathann, emerging as the undisputed champion.
Winner of Sharjah Drone Racing Championship crowned

Sixteen pilots compete for top spot in two-day MultiGP event

April 22, 2024, 3:10 PM
Sixteen competitors will battle it out for a share of a $25,000 prize pot. Photo: Sharjah Government Media Bureau
Sharjah's first Drone Racing Championship cleared for take off

After record rainfall forces scores of events to be cancelled or postponed, the two-day event is able to go ahead

April 19, 2024, 2:14 PM
Naseer Shamma at his exhibition “Half Life” at the Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi. The virtuoso seamlessly weaved together two distinct art forms, the auditory and visual realms. Leslie Pableo for The National
Oud master Naseer Shamma unveils debut art exhibition

Shamma's Half Life exhibition harmonises music and visual art at Abu Dhabi's Etihad Modern Art Gallery

February 11, 2024, 1:21 PM
The Oscar band accompany students on stage. Leslie Pableo for The National
Rashid Centre for People of Determination celebrates Union Day

Compassion for regional issues exhibited even amid a celebratory atmosphere

November 29, 2023, 1:55 PM
A selection of books the writer chose at this year's Sharjah International Book Fair. Liza Ayach / The National
A book lover's day at the Sharjah International Book Fair

Which works of literature will capture the attention in a world of digital distractions?

November 10, 2023, 6:02 PM
Hazem Helme Abuanza fears for the safety of his parents in Gaza, who were forced to flee after heavy Israeli bombardment. Photo: Hazem Helme Abuanza
Bereaved Palestinian in Dubai issues peace plea for Israel and Gaza

Hazem Helme Abuanza voices fears for other family members in war zone as humanitarian crisis worsens

October 26, 2023, 3:00 AM
Firefighters evacuated the high-rise residential tower in Dubai Sports City. Photo: Dubai Civil Defence
Fire breaks out in high-rise in Dubai Sports City

No injuries were reported in the blaze

September 25, 2023, 5:50 AM
Dubai Folk Band perform at  Al Bader Festival in Fujairah. Antonie Robertson / The National
Al Bader Festival celebrates Al Maled's legacy and artistic brilliance

Oman Areej Ensemble, Fujairah Maled Group and Dubai Traditional Arts group take centre stage for theatrical delight

September 23, 2023, 2:04 PM
Luai Ahmad Alkilani fell in love with Lebanon during family holidays there in his childhood. Photo: Luai Ahmad Alkilani
Kuwaiti man's love letter to Lebanon spreads cheer online

Luai Ahmad Alkilani is captivated by the country's diverse food, immaculate streets and resilient nature, and he wants to share his joy with millions

September 03, 2023, 4:02 AM
Muhammad Al-Masha'leh from Jordan performs during the finals of Munshid Al Sharjah 14. Ruel Pableo for The National
Munshid Al Sharjah to host auditions in Saudi Arabia next month

Aspiring chanters from seven countries can participate either in person or online

August 17, 2023, 10:42 AM
Majida El Roumi's song is an homage to the indomitable spirit of the Lebanese people. AFP
Lebanese singer's new song honours Beirut blast victims

The soprano dedicates the release to the victims and families on the third anniversary of the tragedy

August 03, 2023, 12:35 PM
Nasheed artist Yahya Nadi, who won Munshid Al Sharjah last year, released the song Ya Marakibi this month. Ruel Pableo for The National
Inspirational and spiritual songs to listen to over Eid Al Adha

Elevate your seasonal playlist with music from past Munshid Al Sharjah contestants

June 27, 2023, 10:01 AM
Ziana Sing, a pupil from Hartland School, in action during the tournament.
Jumeirah College claims top prize at Dubai chess championships

Sunmarke School and Hartland School came second and third respectively

June 16, 2023, 6:04 PM
Al Mahra Resort in the Maldives will be a 150-key hotel with overwater and beach villas. Photo: FAM Holdings
Dubai-owned Al Mahra Resort to open in the Maldives in 2025

The luxury resort will have overwater villas, high-end chalets and an array of aquatic experiences

May 18, 2023, 6:04 AM
Dubai resident Dr Yasir Amin Latif was in Sudan when the fighting broke out. The National
Dubai-based Sudanese surgeon forced to treat paramilitary soldiers

Doctor had no choice but to escape with his mother after tense negotiations with Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum

May 09, 2023, 4:53 AM