Dubai news roundup: February 6

Dubai tourism boom and more of today's news

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The escalating political crisis in Egypt could trigger an upswing in Dubai’s tourism traffic as travellers rearrange their holiday plans, an analyst has said.
Full story: Arabian Business

Thursday is officially the most dangerous day of the week to drive in Dubai. New statistics provided by the deputy director of the Dubai traffic police shows that 33 of 154 road deaths last year occurred on a Thursday.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

An unidentified flying object has been spotted in the desert skies above Dubai. The UFO was spotted by a Dubai resident who managed to take a long distance photograph.
Full story: 7 Days

The crime rate in Bur Dubai has dropped by 67 per cent according to statistics from Dubai Police. Increased patrols and staff training are believed to be the reason for the reduction.
Full story: Khaleej Times

An Emirati teenager has become the first UAE national to lead a ballet troupe in the country. 17, year old Alia al Neyadi and the Fantasia Ballet School will perform for the Ministry of Culture on Wednesday.
Full story: The National

A mosque in Abu Dhabi will deliver Friday sermons in English. The historic move is a first for the UAE and is part of the Emirate's cultural strategy for 2011.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Dubai’s popular Italian joint is getting a “cheesy facelift”

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