Etihad says there is ‘no evidence’ of threat to flights in Iraqi air space

Etihad says there is ‘no evidence’ of threat to flights in Iraqi air space

Etihad Airways says that there is “no evidence” that planes could be attacked by militants if they fly through Iraqi air space. The firm released a statement as a a number of European carriers, including Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, said they have devised alternate flight plans for their planes. Air France specifically said it d...

Why are Muslims not supposed to drink alcohol?

Why are Muslims not supposed to drink alcohol?

While nowadays many of us use the term alcohol to refer to drinks that come in many forms, in the Quran what is actually prohibited is any type of intoxicant. An intoxicant is any substance that, if t... »

Streets cats just trying to survive like rest of us…

Streets cats just trying to survive like rest of us…

Why are people in Dubai so cruel? So many people call the authorities to take poor outdoor cats away that have been sterilised and are not causing any harm to anyone. They’re just trying to live and s... »

Praise for municipality in handling spider invasion

Praise for municipality in handling spider invasion

Hats off to Dubai Municipality for their absolutely amazing service! Found two colonies of poisonous Red Back Spiders in my garden this afternoon. Made a phone call to the Municipality and one hour la... »

Aston Martin building exclusive super saloon for the Middle East

Aston Martin building exclusive super saloon for the Middle East

Oh Aston Martin, you teases. The folks at Gaydon have released these peaks of a new super saloon being built exclusively for the Middle East. The limited series will carry the historic Lagonda badge that once adorned “the finest of fast cars”. The firm said it will be offered exclusively in the Middle East as a result of market demand, however, it ...

Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif competing to get waxed at Madame Tussauds

Shah Rukh Khan lends his name to luxury real estate project in Dubai

Shah Rukh Khan lends his name to luxury real estate project in Dubai

Shah Rukh Khan greets fans outside his house for Eid Al Fitr

Shah Rukh Khan greets fans outside his house for Eid Al Fitr

Likes don’t lie – what you can learn from Shakira’s 100 million Facebook milestone

Likes don’t lie – what you can learn from Shakira’s 100 million Facebook milestone

Whenever, wherever, we’re meant to be together… Millions of people worldwide have clearly taken Shakira’s lyrics to heart after she recently stormed past the 100 million ‘likes’ milestone on Facebook.... »

Dis-comfort eating – leading expert helps people take the emotion out of food

Dis-comfort eating – leading expert helps people take the emotion out of food

In a world where obesity and diabetes are common, comfort eating, overeating or binge eating are big issues. That delicious slice of chocolate cake or that cheeky packet of crisps can be an occasional... »

Schoolchildren get creative with environmental message during ‘Students for the Earth’ initiative

Schoolchildren get creative with environmental message during ‘Students for the Earth’ initiative

24 students from twelve different UAE schools, aged 6-18 years, participated in an environmental initiative recently called ‘Students for the Earth’. The students were provided plain t-shi... »

7DAYS talks to Filipina MMA star keen to create a desert storm in Dubai

7DAYS talks to Filipina MMA star keen to create a desert storm in Dubai

The UAE continues its love affair with mixed martial arts next month when the ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest MMA organisation, hosts the ‘Reign of Champions’ at the Dubai World Trade Centre, writes Marvin France. Whereas previous events in this country have been dominated by male fighters, among the headline acts on August 29 will be Ame...