Dubai news roundup: January 23

Emirati sword battle, construction strike, road safety and more news

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Road Safety Campaigners are outraged by a photograph of an unrestrained child standing in the front of a car in Dubai. The snap shows a child with its head out of a sun roof as the car travels along Sheikh Zayed Road.
Full story: 7 Days

As many as 5,000 construction workers at a Dubai-based company are refusing to work unless they are given a pay rise. The men are demanding a pay rise to Dhs1,200 per month from an average of between Dhs800-Dhs1,000.
Full story: 7 Days

40,000 tonnes of alcohol were confiscated in Sharjah last year. A major crackdown on illegal goods is ongoing and counterfeit CDs and other waste products are also regularly confiscated.
Full story: Gulf News

An Emirati gang attacked rivals with swords and knives in a street battle last year a Dubai court has hard. Eight men have been charged with assault after the incident in Al Twar in September.
Full story: TheNational

A shortage of school places is forcing hundreds of parents to queue through the night in order to guarantee placement for their children.
Full story: TheNational

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