Sheikh Hamdan. Instagram/ faz3
Sheikh Hamdan celebrates 41st birthday with throwback photos

He is known for his love of travel, adventure, poetry and nature

November 14, 2023, 7:56 AM
Making friends in a new country can be daunting, but there are plenty of ways to meet people. Getty Images
How to make new friends in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Moving to another country is an opportunity to meet people, but it can also feel extremely daunting

August 22, 2023, 9:27 AM
The Sheikh Zayed Road connects Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National
How to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi (if you don't have a car)

If you don't have a car, here are some easy ways to travel between the two emirates

August 21, 2023, 8:51 AM
The recently opened Al Porto Lagoon Pool at Park Hyatt Dubai. Sophie Prideaux / The National
Mediterranean charm awaits at Park Hyatt Dubai – Hotel Insider

With a stunning lagoon pool and spacious contemporary villas, the scene at this stalwart resort is decidedly dreamy

August 10, 2023, 8:07 AM
The Advalight laser facial treats skin concerns like rosacea and acne. Photo: Biolite
Should we all be using lasers on our faces?

Several non-invasive treatments are now available to help combat a variety of skin concerns

June 12, 2023, 10:04 AM
Air4All and Delta Air Lines has created a seat prototype that will allow passengers to remain in their wheelchairs on flights. Photo: Air4All
Groundbreaking plane seat design for wheelchair users unveiled

Developed by Delta Air Lines and Air4All, the fold away seat will be able to accommodate motorised wheelchairs

June 09, 2023, 10:04 AM
Singer Maritta Hallani wed her music producer fiance Kamil Abi Khalil at a civil ceremony in Abu Dhabi. Photo: @maritta / Instagram
Lebanese singer Maritta weds in Abu Dhabi wearing Elie Saab

Couple then enjoyed extravagant celebration in Beirut with family

June 08, 2023, 8:07 AM
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared photos at the UK F3 Stables with his son, Sheikh Rashid. Photo: @faz3 / Instagram
Six times Sheikh Hamdan has shared his love of animals

From giraffes and falcons to dogs and elephants, Dubai's Crown Prince loves all creatures great and small

June 06, 2023, 4:04 AM
Jill Biden wears a headscarf as she visits Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo. EPA
What Jill Biden wore on her stylish tour of the Middle East

The US first lady has visited Jordan, Egypt and Morocco over the past week

June 05, 2023, 4:06 PM
Princess Iman wore an outfit by Ashi Studio, from Saudi founder Mohammed Ashi. EPA
All the looks by Arab designers worn at Jordan's royal wedding

From the bride in Elie Saab to Jill Biden in Reem Acra, regional fashion brands were the go-to choice for many

June 02, 2023, 10:34 AM
Taylor Swift wears a golden tulle gown by Lebanese designer Elie Saab during her Eras world tour. Photo: Instagram / Elie Saab World
Taylor Swift stuns on stage in golden Elie Saab ballgown

Pop star performed at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Friday in a haute couture dress

May 28, 2023, 11:20 AM
Princess Iman, Queen Rania, Al Saif's mother, Azza and Princess Salma. Photo: queenrania/Instagram
Saudi designer shares details of Rajwa Al Saif's mother's dress

Honayda Serafi also created the mother-of-the-bride's look, inspired by Saudi culture

May 27, 2023, 8:12 AM
The UAE has dozens of indoor and outdoor padel tennis courts. Sophie Prideaux / The National
After 32 years up hobby creek, I finally found a padel

It feels as if the UAE has been taken over by the sport, and I can see why

May 26, 2023, 6:02 PM
From left to right: Rajwa Al Saif, Crown Prince Hussein, Queen Rania, Jameel Thermiotis, Princess Iman, King Abdulla II, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem. Photo: Queen Rania / Instagram
Five major occasions for the Jordanian royal family in 2023

From graduations and weddings to anniversaries, the year has brought plenty to celebrate

May 26, 2023, 7:04 AM
Lindsay Lohan enjoys a relaxing babymoon at Oman's Six Senses Zighy Bay. Photo: @lindsaylohan / Instagram
Lindsay Lohan picks Oman's Six Senses Zighy Bay for her babymoon

The star is getting ready to welcome her first child with Kuwaiti husband Bader Shammas

May 26, 2023, 6:50 AM