The issue of UAE employers holding passports

The issue of UAE employers holding passports

Huda is one of thousands of people in the UAE who have to hand over their passports to their employers. After being contacted by several readers in a similar position, 7DAYS conducted an online poll asking if people have their passport in their possession or if it is with their employer. Some 43 per cent of respondents out of the 1,438 people who t...

Change in school rule makes it tough for kids

Change in school rule makes it tough for kids

In March, I approached a school for the enrollment of my son in FS1 who will be under four at time term starts. He had gone through the interview and later enrolled after we paid all the dues. But, ye... »

Traffic jam in UAE

It’s not the dodgems: stop driving into each other

Despite living, and driving, here 10 years I’m still baffled when it comes to the number of shunts we witness in heavy traffic on the UAE’s roads. How is it possible that so many people manage to driv... »

It’s time to give peace a chance in Yemen

It’s time to give peace a chance in Yemen

It is a tremendous relief to read that the Saudi airstrikes, ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ in Yemen will cease now. Let us hope that the new phase, ‘Operation Renewal of Hope’, brings together the variou... »

UAE fans eagerly awaiting Apple watch

UAE fans eagerly awaiting Apple watch

Apple fans have been flocking to retailers in anticipation of getting their hands on the much-awaited Apple Watch – long before the product goes on sale in the UAE. Released on Friday in some countries to buyers who pre-ordered, some Apple resellers in the UAE expect to have the watch in stores by the early summer.But some retailers are seein...

Tom Cruise in talks to star in ‘Bob: The Musical’

Tom Cruise in talks to star in ‘Bob: The Musical’

Angelina Jolie scolds UN Security Council for inaction on Syria

Angelina Jolie scolds UN Security Council for inaction on Syria

Blake Lively is fashionable with or without a stylist

Blake Lively is fashionable with or without a stylist

Things to do today: Art, Movie, Playwrighting and Drums

Things to do today: Art, Movie, Playwrighting and Drums

An Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for his starring role as scientist Stephen Hawking coming to terms with love and motor neurone disease in ‘The Theory of Everything’ this year. ‘The Theory ... »

The new make-up trend – colour

The new make-up trend – colour

The ‘no make-up’ look on the Marc Jacobs spring catwalk may have been a big talking point for fashionistas in recent times, but colour has returned in abundance in the world of beauty. Every colour of... »

6 alternative uses of olive oil

6 alternative uses of olive oil

Olives and olive oil are a part of many cultures and cuisines. Olive oil production has contributed to the growth of many economies. Tunisia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon are amongst the top produ... »

Arsenal v Chelsea: 5 memorable matches

Arsenal v Chelsea: 5 memorable matches

It’s Arsenal v Chelsea on Sunday in the Premier League and it promises to be a cracker. Let’s hope it’s as good as any of these five classics between the two London rivals. Chelsea 3 Arsenal 5 October 2011 A belter at the Bridge as Robin van Persie scored a sensational hat-trick to stun the Blues. Chelsea had been 2-1 up at half-t...