Rabia Ali admits to spending much of her day sitting in front of the TV, a common pursuit for many UAE residents. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National

ABU DHABI // Once her husband goes to work and daughter leaves for school, housewife Rabia Ali spends most her day sitting in front of the television.

She watches her favourite soap operas, cooking programmes and reality shows.

When her family gets home in the evening, her daughter watches cartoons,… [Read more on The National]