Emirati policeman denies raping Filipina mum after offering her a lift in Dubai

Emirati policeman denies raping Filipina mum after offering her a lift in Dubai

 A policeman is accused of raping a woman after offering her a lift. The 20-year-old Emirati, who denies the charge, has gone on trial at Dubai Court of First Instance. The court was told the Filipina accepted the lift after the policeman showed her his ID. “I’m innocent,” the officer said in court yesterday. “She was the one who stopped me and ask...

First world problem: Kidzania is great for children but expensive for parents

First world problem: Kidzania is great for children but expensive for parents

This is very much a #Firstworldproblem but a valid one. I love Kidzania. I think the concept is fantastic and at Dhs140 for my four-year-old daughter to do so many activities and learn so much is grea... »

Traffic woes for 7DAYS reader who is late for work due to traffic jams

Traffic woes: Constantly late for work in Dubai Marina

I am writing since my life became a nightmare – I am constantly late at work because of the traffic I am having in my street in Marina because of the tram construction. This morning I got stuck ... »

How can you refuse medicine to someone at that time of night?

How can you refuse medicine to someone at that time of night?

It’s 4am and my wife woke up with a bad cough. I decided to go to a pharmacy to get her something to relieve the cough. As we all know discovery gardens & the gardens are one of the most populated... »

World’s deepest multi-passenger submersible

World’s deepest multi-passenger submarine at Dubai exhibition

Fancy your own yellow submarine? Then you might want to pop along to Big Boys Toys. The Triton 300-3, the world’s deepest multi-passenger submersible, will be among the stars of the show when it takes place at its new SkyDive Dubai home next month. Other highlights include the Seabreacher diving machine, which can jump up to 90 degrees out of water...

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan gains 10 million followers on Twitter

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan gains 10 million followers on Twitter

Twilight star Robert Pattinson claimed to be dating rising star FKA Twigs

Twilight star Robert Pattinson claimed to be dating rising star FKA Twigs

Britney Spears’ dad bought video of David Lucado allegedly cheating

Britney Spears’ dad bought video of David Lucado allegedly cheating

Essential Guide: Things to do today in Dubai and Abu Dhabi today

Essential Guide: Things to do today in Dubai and Abu Dhabi today

From Ministry of Sound DJ Colin Francis coming to town to moon cakes and Chinese tea, there’s plenty to do in UAE today. 1. Put your best foot forward this morning in Abu Dhabi, burn some calori... »

What's in and what's out when it comes to calories

Skip the burger and try this calorie control guide for healthier lifestyle

Did you celebrate international burger day on Saturday? Or maybe made one or two too many trips to the amazing stations at brunch on Friday. If you’ve eaten out at all recently, there’s a good chance ... »

Julian Pletts on ice with Disney on Ice cast

7DAYS’ Julian Pletts skates with Disney On Ice dancers in Dubai

Our 7DAYS features writer Julian Pletts swapped the newsroom for the ice rink and sampled some of the moves that will performed at Disney On Ice at Dubai World Trade Centre later this month.   &n... »

Katinka Hosszu broke her own world record at Swimming World Cup in Dubai

Katinka Hosszu breaks her own world record at Swimming World Cup in Dubai

Katinka Hosszu stayed true to her ‘Iron Lady’ nickname when she broke her own world record in the 100m individual medley heats on the second day of competition in the FINA Swimming World Cup today. Hosszu became the first woman in history to swim the event in under 57 seconds, breaking the record she set in Doha just four days ago. Her time of 56.8...