Dubai drugs suspect: ‘Friends spiked my shisha’

Dubai drugs suspect: ‘Friends spiked my shisha’

A man charged with consuming hashish has claimed his friends spiked his shisha without him knowing, a court has heard. Dubai Court of First Instance heard that the 42-year-old Emirati tested positive for hash after his arrest on October 15. But the man claimed at court on Thursday: “I know that I tested positive but I have not taken any drugs. “I f...

‘Everyone in Pakistan must fight terrorism’

‘Everyone in Pakistan must fight terrorism’

I was totally upset and speechless when I heard this news of the Peshawar attack. I burst into tears when I saw footage on social media and TV. The whole world has criticised the killing of innocent c... »

Disgust at school attack in Peshawar

Disgust at school attack in Peshawar

I read this mornings 7DAYS and quite rightly the front page was about the horrific scenes from the terrible school tragedy in Peshawar. Words cannot express the sheer horror and disgust as a result of... »

Crazy driving in Dubai: Lunatic still managed to amaze me

Crazy driving in Dubai: Lunatic still managed to amaze me

It is hard to be surprised any more by crazy driving on SZR but this morning one lunatic’s antics still managed to amaze me. Joining from Haddiqa St I was waiting with everyone else to get on SZR as w... »

UAE Energy Minister says oil slump ‘will not last long’

UAE Energy Minister says oil slump ‘will not last long’

The UAE’s Minister of Energy has insisted that the country will not be affected by the decline in oil prices. Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei made the comments on the sidelines of a reception that the Department of Energy held for “strategic partners” in Abu Dhabi, UAE news agency WAM reported on Thursday. It comes as oil prices h...

Giuliana Rancic will countdown the New Year in Dubai

E! Entertainment star Giuliana to count down New Year in Dubai

Christmas giggles: Quip about Take That tops list of funniest festive jokes

Christmas giggles: Quip about Take That tops list of funniest festive jokes

Bollywood star Aamir Khan says he is raising awareness to help combat rape

Bollywood star Aamir Khan says he is raising awareness to help combat rape

Giuliana Rancic will countdown the New Year in Dubai

E! Entertainment star Giuliana to count down New Year in Dubai

E! Entertainment stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic will host a New Year’s Eve countdown at #DXBNYE in Dubai.   Ahead of the event, she recorded this message. #DXBNYE is taking place at Meydan and will fe... »

Dubai video installation tells stories of breast cancer patients

Dubai video installation tells stories of breast cancer patients

The battle that women with breast cancer undergo to survive is the focus of a new video installation unveiled in Dubai. The ‘I Am Not The Cancer’ film event was set up by the Friends of Cancer Patient... »

Christmas giggles: Quip about Take That tops list of funniest festive jokes

Christmas giggles: Quip about Take That tops list of funniest festive jokes

A joke about pop band Take That has topped a list of the funniest festive jokes for 2014. A quip about the singers missing the “Orange” from their stocking has scooped the top spot followi... »

Derek Whyte: The ‘Happy One’ stays calm over quadruple talk

Derek Whyte: The ‘Happy One’ stays calm over quadruple talk

On Tuesday night Chelsea cruised into the semi-finals of the League Cup as Jose Mourinho’s side continue their quest to win a remarkable quadruple. They may not be the new ‘Invincibles’ after losing to Newcastle earlier this month, but this powerful Chelsea side will take some stopping. You just can’t see any weaknesses. They have world-class talen...