The Guide: A handbook for expats in the UAE

For the relaunch of The National’s website I was asked to research, write and edit a resident’s guide for newcomers to the UAE. The Guide, as it became known, is divided into three sections: practical advice for day-to-day living; social tips for enjoying free time; and a final section on the heritage and culture of the UAE.

Opec at 50: Slideshow and country profiles

For the 50th anniversary of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, I helped produce this interactive to add another dimension to The National’s business coverage.

BlackBerry ‘ban’ lifted at the 11th hour in the UAE

The UAE and it’s two main telecom providers, Etisalat and du, today announced that the threatened ban on BlackBerry messenger services in the UAE had been lifted.

A sickener: If you can’t see the World Cup on TV, it can’t create camaraderie

This opinion piece was inspired by a previous blog post on the World Cup. The post was based on a timely and popular topic that was getting a lot of interest in The National newspaper. It was the only comment piece that day to have been written in-house by a staff member.

A traditional Arabic rowing race

Filmed along Abu Dhabi’s corniche, this was the annual rowing race held to commemorate the four colours in the UAE flag

Dubai24 audio slideshow

To accompany the video with Karim Al Azari, I produced this audio slideshow to go with The National’s coverage of the Dubai24 endurance race. Here, Will Catron, a pit mechanic, talks about the demands of the 24-hour endurance race that attracted 78 supercharged cars.

Pro Golfers taking part in the Race to Dubai final visit Yas Marina

Golfers including, Ian Poulter, took time out from the Race to Dubai tournament for a ‘hot lap’ around the Yas Marina F1 Circuit down the road in Abu Dhabi.

Arabian beekeeping

An interview with a traditional beekeeper at his hives in Al Shahama, near Abu Dhabi.

Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car

Tata Nano

The launch of the Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car made in India.

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

A video shot by Edthye McNamee that I edited for The National’s website. The idea was to take the viewer through the treatment of a falcon from arrival to recovery.