Dubai news roundup: January 31

Globe Theatre coming to Dubai, mail order brides and quintuplets in the UAE

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A municipality official has confirmed that a five per cent housing fee is mandatory for residents of Dubai in both freehold and non-freehold areas. The fee will mean that residents of freehold properties will have to pay a fee to their property developer as well as the municipality.
Full story: Emirates 24|7

A “mail order bride” business has opened a franchise in the UAE. For Dhs7,000 men are able to purchase a supervised courtship with brides-to-be from the Czech Republic.
Full story: The National

The Globe Theatre Company will perform Macbeth in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this year. Abu Dhabi Theatre and Ductac will be the venue for the historic cultural show.
Full story: The National

An Emirati woman has given birth to quintuplets at a hospital in the UAE. The three boys and two girls were delivered by caesarian section in Al Ain.
Full story: Emirates 24|7

The National Media Council (NMC) has established a special channel on YouTube to showcase many of the films that it has supported over the past decade.
Full story: Arabian Business

This week’s episode of the Time Out Dubai podcast rolls up its sleeves

The al fresco theme park will be opening its gates with a new show

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January

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

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