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
May 19, 2022

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
154 reviews
Wassiem Shalak
March 29, 2022
After the recent changes to the UI/UEX, the app started to drain data like crazy (2.33GB used and I'm not even listening to pod casts or watching videos) please fix this
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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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Arslan Arshad
May 7, 2022
Excellent news in a very fine format. The best newspaper in UAE.
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What's new

We’ve made a number of fixes to improve your experience with the app. This includes corrections to:
- Social embed appearance for articles
- Display numbered and bulleted lists
- White space on section pages
- Display of multiple authors

Other new features we’ve added in this release are:
- Navigation between articles using swiping gestures
- Change article font size via the settings screen
- Increased size of tappable components
- Saving and abandoning changes to followed topics