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2016: A year in Tweets

From news and entertainment to sport and politics - it all happened on Twitter during 2016. The Rio Olympics, the US presidential election and Pokemon...

A busy 14 years – the major stories we covered in the UAE

The UAE has developed rapidly during the past 14 years and 7DAYS has been there every step of the way. Here’s a look at the...
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A look at the biggest stories we covered online

In the past 14 years the news industry has undergone a shift change from print to digital – and at 7DAYS this was no different. The newsroom...

The Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards to be held in the UAE

The Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA) will be held in the UAE for the first time. The Entrepreneur’s Organization UAE Chapter will host the UAE...
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Keep that camel still: British embassy showcases mannequin challenge

The British Embassy in the UAE has released its own Mannequin Challenge video to remind British nationals to enjoy the festive season in a...

New Year’s Day holiday for UAE private sector announced

Private sector will be off on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Government departments and other public and private sector agencies will be off work next Sunday January 1,...

New Year’s Day holiday for UAE public sector announced

Government departments and other public sector agencies will be off work next Sunday January 1, 2017, to mark the New Year, according to a tweet by...
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Video: Dubai Parks and Resorts officially opens

Dubai Parks and Resorts officially opened its doors on Sunday evening. The opening ceremony had a live show with Lego characters, Bollywood dancing and fireworks. Dubai...

UAE women have same workplace equality as those in the west

Two thirds of female respondents in the UAE reported that women in their country have reached the same level of workplace equality as compared...

Life for torture and murder couple in Abu Dhabi

A husband and wife accused of killing the man’s second wife have been sentenced to life in prison. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court handed down the...

Man accused of rooftop rape in Dubai

A man has gone on trial accused of raping a 19-year-old man on a rooftop after threatening him with a knife. Dubai Criminal Court was...

Breaking bad style student made own drugs in Abu Dhabi

A University student who used his chemistry skills to sell drugs that he made himself has been arrested. Sounding like an episode of the hit...

Life sentence for Dubai cop who shot dead colleague

A police officer has been sentenced to life in jail for killing a fellow officer who he claimed had raped him. Dubai Criminal Court was...

UAE women’s cricket team want a level playing field

The UAE women’s cricket team has called for people to show them some respect as they head in to their first ever international Twenty...

Runaway boss leaves staff in UAE stranded without salaries and passports

A group of labourers have been left languishing in squalid accommodation for almost a year after their boss, who was holding on to their...

Emirates accused of being ‘Christmas Scrooges’ after revoking airline upgrade

Emirates club members have accused the airline of being festive ‘Scrooges’ after upgrading them by accident - then refusing to honour the offer. The carrier...

Palm residents must wait to learn of fire damage to homes

Residents of a Palm Jumeriah apartment building that was hit by a fire that spread to at least nine floors are likely to spend...

Three killed in road accidents in Dubai

Three people were killed and another was injured in separate road accidents in Dubai over the past few days, Dubai Police said.  One of the...

SeaWorld planned on Yas Island Abu Dhabi

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will be developed as a first-of-its-kind marine life themed park on Yas Island. Miral and SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announced their partnership to...

Dubai Airports’ smart travel tips for the holiday season

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is set to welcome seven million passengers during December. There are exciting seasonal activities, promotions, prize giveaways and entertainment for passengers at the...

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