THE National – the Abu Dhabi newspaper created by former Daily Telegraph editor, Martin Newland, earlier this year – is set to launch a Saturday edition, to be edited by a Scottish journalist.
Because Sunday is a working day in Abu Dhabi, the Saturday edition of The National is equivalent to an UK Sunday paper, and the job of leading it has been given to Burhan Wazir, previously of The Times and The Observer.
The National is currently published six days a week, and editor-in-chief, Newland, told MediaGuardian that the long-term aim is to develop regional editions across the Middle East.
He is quoted, saying: “At the moment we currently run four sections – art, sport, business and news. This [Saturday edition] will have personal finance, motoring, hopefully a magazine at launch, if not, [not] long after. It will hopefully be like the Saturday Telegraph used to be.”