Bus driver jailed for crash that killed 13 labourers in Dubai

Bus driver jailed for crash that killed 13 labourers in Dubai

A bus driver has been sentenced to seven years in jail for causing a horrific crash in which 13 labourers died.  Dubai Traffic Court handed down the sentence to the Pakistani driver on Thursday. He was also fined Dhs30,000 and ordered to pay Dhs2.6 million in blood money to the families of the victims following the May 10 crash. The 13 men died whe...

Maids should pay more attention to children

Maids don’t pay enough attention to employer’s children, says 7DAYS reader

I have noticed that many maids do not pay attention when supposedly looking after their employer’s children. This could be letting them run near a road, climb on dangerous walls or run and make noise ... »

Sad to see workers using undergarments for sun protection on bus

Sad to see workers using undergarments for sun protection on bus

Today I was saddened to see workers using cardboard, clothes and even undergarments as sun screen to stop the sun through windows of their bus. This is not the first time that I spotted such a scene. ... »

Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United

Derek Whyte: Manchester United need a leader to cut through the rubbish

Roy Aitken, Mick McCarthy, Bryan Robson and Nigel Pearson may not be names that inspire confidence in those of you who like your silky skills, great goals and players, say, like Angel di Maria. But th... »

DEWA adds bill payments to Samsung

Dubai residents can now pay DEWA bill on Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 watch

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has added a bill-payment feature to its smart app on Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 watches. The authority says the new service reflects DEWA’s commitment to developing and providing innovative services to its customers via different smart devices. DEWA’s application on the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 offers several se...

Our 7DAYS reporter Sarwat Nasir meets former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee

7DAYS reporter Sarwat Nasir meets former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee

OJ Simpson reportedly set to convert to Islam

OJ Simpson set to embrace Islam with help of boxing pal Mike Tyson

Justin Bieber compares himself to Princess Diana after car crash in Hollywood

Justin Bieber compares Ferrari car accident to Princess Diana’s death

Simon Rimmer set to open ‘The Scene’ in Dubai Marina

Simon Rimmer set to open ‘The Scene’ in Dubai Marina

Foodies in Dubai are buzzing about The Scene, the new restaurant that is due to open at Pier 7 in Dubai Marina on September 9.  It is the latest venture from Simon Rimmer, the British celebrity chef f... »

Mime: Children master the art of silence in Dubai

Mime: Children master the art of silence in Dubai

The sound of silence is as rare as it is welcome for most parents. But a fun, new drama class with a difference could hold the key to more peace and quiet in the household in the coming weeks. The 11-... »

Our 7DAYS reporter Sarwat Nasir meets former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee

7DAYS reporter Sarwat Nasir meets former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee

Pop. Bend. Snap. Pop diva Lisa Scott Lee was dancing exceptionally. But unfortunately for her, she was giving me – a natural klutz – private dance lessons. Lee is a member of the UK pop gr... »

Ben Askren has point to prove

Ben Askren has point to prove

BEN ASKREN is determined to prove he’s the best welterweight on the planet when he squares off against champion Nobutatsu Suzuki for the ONE FC title at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow.     Former Bellator king Askren, a former wrestling superstar, and Suzuki of Japan are the co-main event for the biggest event in ONE FC history, wi...