Three men have been jailed in Dubai for kidnapping

Three men have been jailed in Dubai for kidnapping

Three men have been jailed for five years for assaulting a businessman and keeping him prisoner for days. The defendants, all Pakistani, had a financial dispute with their victim and decided to kidnap him. They kept him captive for three days in a flat in Al Quoz, where they beat and stabbed the 37-year-old Pakistani and also took off his trousers ...

Major surgery changed my life: Thanks to all the staff at Wooridul Spine Centre

Major surgery changed my life: Thanks to all the staff at Wooridul Spine Centre

I would like to say thank you to all the staff at the Wooridul Spine Centre. The people who work here are amazing, they always make time to say hello and are very attentive and welcoming. This is from... »

Skimpy clothes are on sale: No wonder tourists and expats get confused

Skimpy clothes are on sale: No wonder tourists and expats get confused

Hayley’s view on the dress code issue and the shortage of appropriate clothing in Dubai shops (Letters, Sept 17), raises a very valid point. Culturally inappropriate clothes are not only widely stocke... »

Please include English commentary for all major football tournaments

Please include English commentary for all major football tournaments

Could BEIN sports please clarify their position on their language feeds for football matches. Last night there were eight simultaneous CL games. The TV presenter on channel 11 said all of them are ava... »

Spotlight on loan rates at UAE banks

Spotlight on loan rates at UAE banks

The head of the UAE Banks Federation has commissioned a survey to look into the use of flat rates by lenders when offering personal loans to customers, a practice banned by the central bank.   A central bank circular, issued in 1993, regulating interest rates and fees provided on personal loans, prohibits banks to use a flat rate system when c...

Cimate change: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Cimate change: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has obtained restraining order against stalker

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has obtained restraining order against stalker

Lindsay Lohan claims she handled Whitney Houston’s body bag at morgue in LA

Lindsay Lohan claims she handled Whitney Houston’s body bag at morgue in LA

Singer Cat Stevens opens up about his return to music at book launch in Dubai

Singer Cat Stevens opens up about his return to music at book launch in Dubai

Music fans around the world will have been delighted with the news that the singer-songwriter Cat Stevens is heading back on the road this year. And at a special event in The One&Only Royal Mirage... »

Relax with Tibetan singing bowl meditation at Talise Spa in Madinat Jumeirah

Relax with Tibetan singing bowl meditation at Talise Spa in Madinat Jumeirah

Aches and pains are a fact of life but, before you reach for the nearest painkillers, there could be an alternative out there that is music to your ears, body and soul. It may sound a bizarre concept ... »

Things to do in the UAE this weekend: Potted Potter, burlesque and spicy river prawns

Things to do in the UAE this weekend: Potted Potter, burlesque and spicy river prawns

If you’re struggling for things to do today, never fear 7DAYS is here.  If you’re the clubbing type, singer Tara McDonald will be in town or if you’re looking for some family fun why... »

Alastair Cook determined to lead England at next year’s World Cup

Alastair Cook determined to lead England at next year’s World Cup

Alastair Cook is adamant he is still the man to lead England at next year’s World Cup and not only that, he believes they can contend for the trophy. Such claims seem laughable given the dreadful run of results Cook has presided over during the past 12 months. His position as captain of the ODI team has come under scrutiny following five consecutiv...