7DAYS’ Sarwat Nasir takes on noisy cinema-goers in Dubai

7DAYS’ Sarwat Nasir takes on noisy cinema-goers in Dubai

With a bag of popcorn and a soda in hand, I was all set to watch the comedy ‘Let’s Be Cops’ at the cinema. 7DAYS has received many letters from readers complaining about crying babies and loud phones causing distractions at theatres. So, I went to the cinema myself to record how many times my attention got diverted from the screen. The 9pm show for...

Help: There’s a shortage of maids in the UAE

Help: There’s a shortage of maids in the UAE

I have noticed that since the Philippines government banned applications for workers in the UAE, there is an absolute shortage of maids! Check out the ads sections and see how many families are lookin... »

I don’t think female pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri has broken any stereotypes

I don’t think female pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri has broken any stereotypes

In response to the story ‘Leave Our High-Flying Ace Alone’, I don’t think that Major Mansouri has broken any stereotype vis-à-vis Arab and Muslim women.  The good Major is an anomaly and her accomplis... »

‘Self-tipping’ waiter gives a blank look and tells me to count again

‘Self-tipping’ waiter gives a blank look and tells me to count again

I was dining with some folks at Century Village. Before I was through the waiter comes with the bill and says the amount out loud on the table. To avoid any further embarrassment I handed over the cas... »

Report reveals almost 3.5million in UAE are now on Facebook

Report reveals almost 3.5million in UAE are now on Facebook

Almost 3.5 million people in the UAE are now on Facebook, according to a new report, which says businesses are more and more seeing the potential of social media. Kuwait Financial Centre ‘Markaz’ has published the report on social media in the GCC, examining trends in usage and penetration of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Among GCC countries, Sau...

PICTURES: George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin celebrate civil wedding ceremony in Venice

PICTURES: George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin celebrate civil wedding ceremony in Venice

Singer Lily Allen will headline new music festival in Dubai

Singer Lily Allen will headline new music festival in Dubai

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are married

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are married

Is your child sitting safely in the UAE?

Is your child sitting safely in the UAE?

Worrying stats from the US claim that 75% of car seats are fitted incorrectly. Considering we live in a nation that is woefully behind in car seat legislation and many parents here still don’t restrai... »

Fashion Forward: Designer Hasan Hejazi all set for Dubai show

Fashion Forward: Designer Hasan Hejazi all set for Dubai show

With a client list that includes pop royalty Kylie Minogue, Jessie J and Fergie, Hasan Hejazi is ‘on trend’ in the world of fashion.   The UAE’s stylish set will get to see what the fuss is all about ... »

Things to do in the UAE today: Dinner for a dirham, glass bottom boat ride and meditation

Things to do in the UAE today: Dinner for a dirham, glass bottom boat ride and meditation

Have we got news for you? Things to do in the UAE of course! Not sure about The Illusionists? Find out more about the cast of tricksters here.  If you like Angry Birds, you’ll have a flapping go... »

Real Madrid will play AC Milan at Dubai Sevens Stadium

Real Madrid will play AC Milan at Dubai Sevens Stadium

Football fans in Dubai will have the chance to see some of the biggest names in world football when Real Madrid play AC Milan in a friendly at the Dubai Sevens Stadium on December 30. Global superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Fernando Torres will all be on hand to showcase their talent in what is the biggest single fixture to take place ...