Dubai news roundup: January 26

Gold bar vending, change your mobile phone number and drunken bomb hoaxes

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Weather forecasters are predicting rain fir parts of the UAE this week.
Full story: Gulf News

A British man has pleaded guilty to making a bomb hoax onboard an Etihad Airways flight that was diverted under fighter jet escort.
Full story: Arabian Business

95 per cent of the 500million canned drinks sold in the UAE every year end up in giant landfill sites. A study by the Emirates Environmental Group revealed the scale of consumption and highlight the need for more recycling.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Mobile phone users in the UAE will soon be able to switch between du and Etisalat accounts without changing phone number.
Full story: ITP.net

Gold-bar vending machines have been introduced to the Burj Khalifa. For Dhs5,645 gold lovers will be able to buy a 28 gram gold souvenir.
Full story: The National

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