UAE residents pay tribute to Sheikh Zayed on anniversary of his death

UAE residents pay tribute to Sheikh Zayed on anniversary of his death

The UAE is marking the anniversary of the death of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father and first President of the UAE. Sheikh Zayed died on the 19th day of Ramadan in 2004 and UAE nationals and expatriates are today remembering his time as the country’s highly respected leader. The 19th day of Ramadan, which is July 6 this yea...

Sad to see undergarments being used for sun protection on buses, says 7DAYS reader

RTA responds to concerned shop worker over bus times

“In response to the letter ’Spare a thought for shop workers who must get home’ (7DAYS, June 23), working hours of the buses were extended to fit with metro working hours. We also extend working... »

‘Vehicle approached me at missile speed, so much for new tailgating rule’

‘Vehicle approached me at missile speed, so much for new tailgating rule’

I’m sure you have been inundated with correspondence on this topic but I thought I should share my exasperation with my experience of the first day of the enforcement of the 5 metre gap rule. Wh... »

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Let’s just enjoy Ramadan in the UAE, says letter writer

I was praying last night and do you know what I thought about those walking around Dubai not fasting? Nothing. It didn’t cross or come into my mind at all. Mainly because no one else concerns me. But ... »

When Rafael Nadal lost to world number 102 Dustin Brown in the second round, many simply shrugged. Of course he did: if you were looking for the shock of the round, that was the obvious match. Nadal has lost all his confidence and sense of belonging on Wimbledon's grass, suffering four consecutive early exits now, and it would be a staggering achievement were he to turn that around and add to his two titles. Sadly, because we love Rafa, he looks to be the first of the 'Big Four' whose game is severely on the wane.

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Kids hosting the press conference

Children launch ‘Kids Rule on Yas this Summer’ in Abu Dhab...

Dubai Metro tunnel

Photos of Dubai by reader Sam Al-Azzawi

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirm split

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirm split

Grace period for UAE firms violating labour laws ends

Grace period for UAE firms violating labour laws ends

A grace period that saw companies offered the chance to settle labour fines at a reduced rate has ended – with firms that failed to take up the offer now facing financial penalties. The Ministry of Labour on Monday said that 27,962 companies in the UAE had come forward to pay Dhs1,000 each, a huge reduction on the actual amount owed. Many fir...

Chris Martin and Kylie Minogue share ‘chemistry’

Chris Martin and Kylie Minogue share ‘chemistry’

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Celebrity endorsed Indian salon chain to open outlets in Dubai

Harry Styles to get into movies

Harry Styles to get into movies

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Things to do: Badminton, Movie and Yoga

  Smashing good fun Play badminton tonight at La Liga Night Monday Smashers at Al Safa Sports Hall. Open to all skill levels, entry fee is Dhs40 for three hours. They are also offering a badminto... »

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Is ghosting the new trend to break-up?

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron was recently in the spotlight for her reported hard-line rejection of Sean Penn. Forget the ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ approach or the ‘I’m washing my hair’ excuse k... »

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Things to do: Submit Art and Skate

Submit your artworks Calling all aspiring artists in the UAE, to submit original abstract artworks to Walls Talk studio for an upcoming two-month group exhibit. Deadline for submission is July 8. For ... »

Rory McIlroy on crutches

Rory McIlroy suffers major ankle injury ahead of The Open

Rory McIlroy’s chances of defending his Open Championship title are in doubt after he ruptured ligaments in his left ankle during a football kickabout. The world No. 1 golfer announced the news via Twitter, with an accompanying photograph on Instagram showing himself on crutches and wearing a protective boot. The news comes less than a fortni...