UAE Government officials say protection policies are in place for domestic workers

UAE Government officials say protection policies are in place for domestic workers

Government officials in the UAE claim there is enough legislation to protect domestic workers from abuse by employers – but admit more can be done to help. It comes a day after 7DAYS reported on the abuse of two Ethiopian maids – prompting their country’s Consul General in Dubai to brand their treatment “household slavery”. Afra Al Bast...

Major health issue: Staff should wear masks at gas stations

Major health issue: Staff should wear masks at gas stations

  As all car drivers are aware, the gas stations have an extreme level of fumes in the air. I roll my window down for the staff but quickly roll them up after, like most others. I asked one of th... »

Unhygienic: Why leave dog poop on walkway?

Unhygienic: Why leave dog poop on walkway?

We live in the Alma area of Arabian Ranches. Every morning and evening I see dog owners (or their maids) walking dogs around the neighbourhood. Unfortunately dogs do their business wherever they wish,... »

Trying to find parking is making me a very angry person

Trying to find parking is making me a very angry person

Dear DKV, I work in Knowledge Village and the growing frustration of trying to find parking is making me a very angry person. Not only is my time wasted on a daily basis trying to find a parking spot,... »

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helps generate $23.7 billion in sales

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helps generate $23.7 billion in sales

The iPhone has again proved to be the engine behind Apple’s blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations. Excitement for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sparked sales of 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter – a record for the months of July through September – and made up for more disappoint...

Ariana turns to Miley Cyrus for ‘diva’ advice

Ariana turns to Miley Cyrus for ‘diva’ advice

Shah Rukh Khan’s son AbRam makes his Bollywood film debut

Shah Rukh Khan’s son AbRam makes his Bollywood film debut

Gary Barlow reveals collaboration with legendary producer Rick Rubin

Gary Barlow reveals collaboration with legendary producer Rick Rubin

Things to do in the UAE today: Facelift, talent contest and Opera pop

Things to do in the UAE today: Facelift, talent contest and Opera pop

There’s a heap of fun things to do in the UAE today. Whether you fancy a facelift, improving your fitness or watching opera with a pop twist, we’ve got it all here. Take your pick and have... »

Things to do in the UAE today: Rope climbs, business talks and modern Chinese cuisine

Things to do in the UAE today: Rope climbs, business talks and modern Chinese cuisine

From rope climbs, how to deal with setbacks in business and Thai and Chinese cuisine, we’ve got an action-packed list of things to do in the UAE today. We’ve cherry-picked some of the most... »

Why can’t I put someone on my shoulders at Dubai concerts?

Why can’t I put someone on my shoulders at Dubai concerts?

Why are we not allowed to have people on shoulders at concerts in Dubai? I can understand if it was a seating area or something, but when it’s on the beach why is it not allowed? I have been to hundre... »

Ahmad Al Harthy joins Al Nabooda racing team for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Ahmad Al Harthy joins Al Nabooda racing team for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Ahmad Al Harthy will team up with Clemens Schmid in the Al Nabooda racing team for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. “I’m very happy to join Al Nabooda Racing and to have the chance to drive for the top team in the Porsche GT3 Cup series,” said Al Harthy. “I’ve raced against Clemens so I know how good a driver he is and I’m sure that we ca...