Wash your car, risk a fine: Abu Dhabi cracks down on residents violating hygiene laws

Wash your car, risk a fine: Abu Dhabi cracks down on residents violating hygiene laws

Motorists washing their cars on public streets are among the thousands of people fined for breaking strict hygiene regulations in the UAE capital. Abu Dhabi Municipality yesterday revealed it had handed out fines of Dhs200 to some 1,600 drivers for public car washing in 2014. Altogether the authority recorded 12,543 violations against people caught...

Why do cyclists in Arabian Ranches risk their lives?

Why do cyclists in Arabian Ranches risk their lives?

I have a question that I’ve been dying to ask for months. This is addressed to everyone that uses their bicycle around Arabian Ranches roads recreationally or as an exercise. Please don’t take this th... »

Emirates Towers metro station

Parent with pram: It always amazes me how rude commuters are on Dubai Metro

Ricardo (Why are commuters so selfish on Dubai Metro’ - Letters, Jan 25), you have read my mind! I have a baby and am an avid metro commuter as I find the roads too dangerous to drive on. It is so cle... »

Why did the salesman fail to reward this honest taxi driver himself?

Why did the salesman fail to reward this honest taxi driver himself?

‘Expat raises 2,000 in donations for honest cab driver’ (7DAYS, Jan 25). While a beautiful story, it just did not sit well with me. There are so many things wrong with it that after the initial feel-g... »

Hundreds of drivers caught at 180kph-plus each day on UAE’s roads

Hundreds of drivers caught at 180kph-plus each day on UAE’s roads

Shocking new figures show 128,480 drivers were caught speeding at more than 180kph on the UAE’s roads last year – an average of 352 daily. And the staggering statistic prompted an angry response from traffic police. “Those motorists were driving at almost double the legal speed when exceeding 180kph,” said Brigadier Gaith Al Zaabi, traffic co...

Bollywood stars share their pride of India after Republic Day parade

Bollywood stars share their pride of India after Republic Day parade

Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe in Miami

Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe in Miami

Shah Rukh Khan reality show will launch in March

Shah Rukh Khan reality show will launch in March

Things to do in the UAE today: Live theatre performance, ladies night and dodgeball league

Things to do in the UAE today: Live theatre performance, ladies night and dodgeball league

>>Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the finest actors of his generation, taking on some incredibly diverse and powerful roles. In recent times he’s played controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Ass... »

Things to do in the UAE today: Film screening, discounts and art exhibition

Things to do in the UAE today: Film screening, discounts and art exhibition

>>Hiyam is a Cairo textile factory worker who falls for her supervisor in ‘Factory Girl’, a study of gender and class in modern Egypt. Hiyam believes love can conquer all, but when a pregnancy t... »

Filmmaker Ali Mostafa keen to promote UAE movie industry

Filmmaker Ali Mostafa keen to promote UAE movie industry

With local movie ‘From A To B’ currently on our big screens, filmmaker Ali F Mostafa might be forgiven for resting on his laurels. But no, the director and producer is still putting in the hard yards.... »

Top golfers ready for Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match

Top golfers ready for Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match

Top-ranked players will set the tone when they feature in the 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match on January 26 to kick off tournament week at Emirates Golf Club. The two-man scramble on the back nine of Majlis course will see defending champion Stephen Gallacher of Scotland team up with world number two Henrik Stenson as they tee off a...