Dubai news digest: January 17

UAE football, diesel price hike, shopping award and more Dubai news

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Municipality officials are playing down a snake attack in a Dubai park. Although one school pupil was bitten by a snake in Mushrif Park it is believed to be an isolated incident.
Full story: Gulf News

An Uzbek woman has been accused of selling her cousin in Abu Dhabi for Dhs100,000. The women have appeared before the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court.
Full story: The National

Six out of 10 Gulf residents believe they are unhealthy and in need of a change in lifestyle according to a new survey.
Full story: The National

An increase in the price of a taxi journey in Dubai has met with mixed results from consumers. The tariff has increased from Dhs1.6 per kilometre to Dhs1.71 per kilometer
Full story: Gulf News

World’s largest hotel planned for Dubai. The construction would be 25 per cent larger than The Atlantis and situated on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Full story: Emirates 24/

Novak Djokovic is coming back in Dubai to defend his Dubai Tennis Championship title. Djoovic is on a hat-trick after winning the title two years in a row.
Full story: Sport 360

The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch

Feeling the pinch? Fear not. We've got 16 weekend feasts for under Dhs300 for you

Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city

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