The December 22nd edition of UAE’s free tabloid newspaper 7DAYS that hit the newsstands was its last. The newspaper, owned by the UK-based Daily Mail & General Trust Plc (DMGT), has announced that it was ceasing the publication after 13 years, citing bleak prospects of print media.
Launched in 2003 as a weekly, the newspaper increased its frequency two years later to five days a week only to retract a less than a month ago. The newspaper  in financial trouble has also ann-ounced closing of its online news website on the same day the last copy rolls off the press.
“The current trading environment and future global outlook for print advertising remains severely challenged,” said Mark Rix, CEO of 7DAYS Media.