Abu Dhabi

A new age of happiness in the UAE? Maybe not

World View: Oil-rich Abu Dhabi's crackdown on dissent has proved somewhat uncomfortable for Dubai’s efforts to locate itself as a tourism and business hub with a reputation for tolerance

Victors emerge from 336 starters in Fastnet Race

In miserable rain there were celebrations developing in Plymouth as places were settled in the 45th Rolex Fastnet Race, the biennial battle on the briny around a desolate rock off the south-west corner of Ireland.

Travel challenge: The best deals for an escape to the Seychelles

Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: an escape to the Seychelles. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each package includes 10 nights' accommodation and flights from Heathrow on Saturday 21 September...

Art review: Birth of a Museum, Manarat al-Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

Stalled by downturns, delays and even the threat of a boycott by artists over the conditions of the building workers, Abu Dhabi’s masterplan to convert a vast sandy swathe of Saadiyat Island into a world-beating “cultural quarter” has sometimes looked like a desert mirage.

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