Mangroves ecosystems are the only evergreen forests in the UAE. Khushnum Bhandari / The National
How mangroves became UAE's green lungs and coastal guardians

Ahead of International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, The National speaks to experts about the important role of the guardians of coastlines

July 24, 2024, 4:04 AM
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is hosting a neon-themed festival. Photo: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
Things to do this week: underwater neon festival to silent yoga

Film festival of classic movies in Dubai tops bill on the events calendar

July 22, 2024, 4:04 AM
Sharjah's new Aljada community will cover 2.2 square kilometres of land and home up to 70,000 residents. Photo: Arada
The making of a 'new Sharjah': Touring Arada megaproject

Chief operating officer Amit Arora takes The National on an exclusive tour of the up-and-coming Aljada development

July 16, 2024, 10:04 AM
Take the children to a pet-themed summer camp. Photo: The Petshop
Things to do this week, from doggy summer camps to a food festival

Also watch out for a six-day-long Amazon Prime sale

July 15, 2024, 3:59 AM
The Abu Dhabi outpost will feature 50 villas. Photo: Ritz-Carlton Reserve
UAE's first Ritz-Carlton Reserve to open in Abu Dhabi

One of only eight in the world, the ultra-luxurious resort is set to open in 2029

July 10, 2024, 8:55 AM
People kite surf the day before Eid. Kite Surf Beach, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
UAE public beaches guide: Entry fees, times and activities

Many are free and open 24/7, with others offering a mix of sun, sand and sports

July 09, 2024, 1:06 PM
Hudayriyat Island has a children's summer camp that includes indoor and outdoor activities. Photo: Hudayriyat Island
Things to do this week, from summer camps to sushi Sundays

Dubai concert series Beat The Heat continues this week with a spotlight on regional artists

July 08, 2024, 3:50 AM
John Cena and Triple H at the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: WWE
A look at John Cena's WWE career and UAE connections

The American wrestler, who is also an actor, will retire from the ring soon

July 07, 2024, 12:08 PM
The beef dish uses A5 Saroma Wagyu in Jason Atherton's 17-course menu at Row on 45, which was awarded two Michelin stars. Photo: Row on 45
Guide to Dubai's five new Michelin-starred restaurants

City now has 15 one-starred and four two-starred venues

July 05, 2024, 10:17 AM
Tresind Studio retained its two stars at the Michelin Guide ceremony, held in Dubai on July 4. Photo: Tresind Studio
Michelin Dubai: Here are the 19 restaurants listed in 2024 guide

New restaurants include Row on 45, Orfali Bros, Smoked Room and a couple of venues from the One&Only One Za'abeel

July 04, 2024, 4:20 PM
A basic insurance package for pets costs Dh93 per month for an annual coverage of Dh5,000. Photo: Joe Caione / Unsplash
Pet insurance in the UAE: Is it worth the investment?

Experts and owners explain what to consider when looking into health protection for furry companions

July 02, 2024, 10:20 AM
Fly over Dubai this summer on a discounted gyrocopter flight. Photo: Skydive Dubai
Things to do this week: Gyrocopter flight and Korean film festival

Popular summer destination Modesh World is also open now

July 01, 2024, 4:00 AM
Dubai Summer Surprises runs from June 28 to September 1. Photo: Dubai Summer Surprises
Dubai Summer Surprises: Sales, free offers and dining deals

A guide to some of the highlights of this year's jam-packed shopping festival

June 26, 2024, 6:56 AM
The special livery features line art showcasing Abu Dhabi symbols. Photo: Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways unveils 20th anniversary livery

Design has been applied to one of the six new planes to recently join airline's growing fleet

June 25, 2024, 1:25 PM
Head to Demon Duck for an all-you-can-eat dim sum night on Thursday. Photo: Demon Duck
Things to do this week: Unlimited dim sum to invigorating ice bath

Fans of Adele can also join a tribute concert in Dubai

June 24, 2024, 3:58 AM