A maid carrying towels

How much should people pay maids in the UAE?

Almost 60 per cent of people in a 7DAYS poll said they pay their housemaid less than Dhs2,000. The poll was carried out following a heated debate by readers on the Letters page and on Facebook about how much domestic help should get. The issue was sparked by one reader who claimed some families were driving up the cost for others by being too gener...

Palm Jumeirah

Palm’s main strip is fast becoming drag race track

I congratulate the Dubai Police for their efforts of trying to improve the safety of all drivers throughout the city. There is an overlooked area however and it too needs attention. The main road onto... »

Can the marina area get any more overcrowded?

Can the marina area get any more overcrowded?

I would like to congratulate the master developer of Dubai Marina on making it the most overcrowded and difficult place to live after Hong Kong. The new Marina Gate complex is going to have a disastro... »

Trolley touch accidental, no one needs to go to jail

Trolley touch accidental, no one needs to go to jail

I couldn’t agree more with Mr C Hill (‘Why jail time for tapping someone on the shoulder’ – Letters, May 25). Recently I have read so many articles in 7DAYS regarding people being accused of mol... »

PHOTOS: Inside the newly opened Fairmont, Ajman

PHOTOS: Inside the newly opened Fairmont, Ajman

Salman Khan confirms Dubai date in video to fans

Salman Khan confirms Dubai date in video to fans

Bijol Chalamma wins Smart Idol in Dubai

VIDEO: Dubai talent contest winner lands Bollywood recording deal

Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Listen to Sweden’s winning entry for the Eurovision Song Contest...

The Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne is back – faster and even more flash

Bentley’s new flagship model, the 530bhp Mulsanne Speed, has hit the roads in the UAE. The car features a 7-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine that propels it from 0-100kph in 4.9 seconds and to a top speed of 305kph. The engine has been re-engineered for the Mulsanne Speed, including a redesigned combustion system that delivers a faster and more controll...

Salman Khan gets court’s permission to come to Dubai

Salman Khan gets court’s permission to come to Dubai

Hozier and his rapid rise to fame

Hozier and his rapid rise to fame

High heels and the Cannes controversy

High heels and the Cannes controversy

Simple and tasty recipes – take your home cooking to the next level with our <em>Easy Eats</em> series

Simple and tasty recipes – take your home cooking to the next level with our Easy Eats series

Easy Eats is a series of recipes that will help you make great food from scratch. Dieticians continuously highlight the unnecessary nasties we consume when we rely on a pre-packaged diet – hidden suga... »

Stuck in the same routine? Food for thought for families

Stuck in the same routine? Food for thought for families

When you take the kids out for a meal, you’re a lucky – and unusual – parent if they plump for a dish other than the standard favourites of either chicken nuggets and chips or pizza. A new... »

Things to do today: Dubai Tango Festival, singing bowls and Talking Art

Things to do today: Dubai Tango Festival, singing bowls and Talking Art

Ready, steady, Tango GET your gladrags on and jump to the beat – the seventh Dubai Tango Festival kicks off tonight. Enthusiasts and novices alike will be wowed by performances from Argentinean ... »

Adrian Lewis and Adrian Back at the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters press event

VIDEO: 7DAYS Darts Challenge between Adrian Back and Adrian Lewis

  It’s the battle of the Adrians as 7DAYS sports writer Adrian “The Scribe” Back takes on professional darts player Adrian “Jackpot” Lewis in the 7DAYS Darts Challenge. Lewis is one of the eight players competing in the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters on May 28-29. For tickets and event information see our Dubai Dut...