7days

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7days
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Associated Newspapers
PublisherAl Sidra Media LLC
FoundedApril 7, 2003; 15 years ago (2003-04-07)
Political alignmentNeutral
LanguageEnglish
Ceased publicationDecember 22, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-12-22)
Websitewww.7days.ae

7DAYS was an English language free daily newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates. It was in circulation between 2003 and 22 December 2016.

History and profile[edit]

7DAYS was the region's first free daily newspaper. It was part-owned by the UK's Daily Mail General Trust (DMGT). The paper was founded by Ashley Northcote and Steve Lee as a weekly tabloid published every Friday in 2003.[1]

The circulation of the daily, which was confirmed by the BPA, was 62,532 copies for the last six months of 2011.[2] For the first six-month period of 2013 the paper had a circulation of 61,494 copies.[3]

The paper was known for holding an editorial line independent of the remainder of the country's print media. It was folded on 22 December 2016.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Free Sports Daily in Dubai". The Arab Press Network. 22 June 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "BPA Worldwide 2nd for the six-month period ended 31 December 2011 Concurrent Release Data for the Middle East" (PDF). BPA Worldwide. 23 May 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  3. ^ "BPA Worldwide Concurrent Release Data for the Middle East" (PDF). BPA Worldwide. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  4. ^ "UAE newspaper 7Days closes down". Gulf Business. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.