The National - UAE, World News

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About this app

The National app brings you top stories and breaking news from the UAE, Middle East and around the world. Free to download, The National app provides you with quality journalism via six dedicated editions – UAE, US, UK, Gulf, Middle East North Africa and International - giving you greater choice and accessibility in finding the news that matters most.

Our award-winning journalism covers a wide variety of topics including breaking news and analysis, business, politics, travel, sport, opinion, health, art, lifestyle and much more.

Key Features:
- Receive breaking news alerts
- Personalise your news feed and customise the content that matters to you
- Save articles to read later
- Experience our audio features and listen to stories on the go
- Listen to our wide range of podcasts to get a summary of the day’s trending topics with “Trending Middle East” or enjoy a deeper dive into finance tips and politics with our long-form podcasts “Business Extra” & “Beyond the Headlines”
- Explore videos, photo galleries, quizzes and interactive graphics
- Quickly find stories and topics using our search feature
- Browse through sections using the sections listing
- Use our settings page to change notifications settings or to adjust the article text size that suits you
- Experience your news content in a completely ad-free environment

You can also easily share articles, photos and videos with your family and friends on your preferred social platform or through email/SMS.

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Privacy policy:
Updated on
Jul 19, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

242 reviews
Denny Gamble
July 9, 2020
Endless Repetition Of The Same Stories! At first it looks like there are many articles, however as you scroll down you find that there are actually only several but that they just keep repeating further down. The quality of the writing is often poor as well: grammatical errors, bad or incorrect use of idioms (and this is when the article is supposedly credited to native English-speakers). Overall nowhere near as good as a proper journalism source, but still better than all other Gulf-based news.
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Zainul Alqadri
July 26, 2023
Touch is now availble after the update!
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The National
July 24, 2023
Hi Zainul, thanks for your feedback. There was a fix that was done in our last release to fix this. Are you still seeing this issue? If so, we'd love to know more details. We can be contacted on
English Rain
May 2, 2021
When going back from an article, the app should not return to the top of the articles. Stay fixed till the place the user has scrolled. Also, no night mode Edit - I see you have replied saying issue is fixed, it's not. Only sometimes it remembers scroll location. Most of the times it just goes back to the start. Your developer should thoroughly test before releasing app. Or he should use it himself daily to realize all the shortcomings of his work.
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The National
October 15, 2020
Hi, we are really sorry for the trouble caused. We have fixed this issue in the latest release of the App. Please contact us at if there are any other issues.

What's new

We’ve made some fixes and feature updates:
- Location sharing fix
- Map embed fix
- Improving image resolution on the section pages
- Article section label enhancements
- Audio fix for featured articles
- Heading and author names added to Podcast pages