Dubai news roundup: January 25

Gulf-hopping sea turtles, Kevin Spacey coming to the UAE and more UAE news

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Two women have been charged with human trafficking in Dubai. It is believed that this is the first case of its type in the region masterminded by women.
Full story: 7Days

Sea turtles in the Arabian Gulf regularly travel as much as 20km per day claim scientists monitoring marine life in the region. Marine Biologists working with the Emirates Wildlife Society have been tracking the animals for six months.
Full story: 7Days

The world’s largest floating book fair is docking in Dubai. Based on a ship named logos Hope the sailing book fair has more than 7,000 books on board.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Actor Kevin Spacey is heading to the UAE to host the Laureus Awards. Dubbed “the sporting Oscars” the ceremony will highlight athletic achievements in the past 12 months.
Full story: The National

The UAE government is considering new legislature to control the percentage of expatriate workers in the country. The Federal National Council will develop a strategy that defines the optimum demographic balance.
Full story: The National

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

Whether you’re surfing, floating, or plummeting, here’s where to make a splash

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