Dubai news roundup: February 23

Spanking, taxmen, the end of plastic bags and more UAE news

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The taxman is increasingly coming after expats in the UAE this year. Expats from US, UK and Canada will be particularly targeted.
Full story: The National

Beached ships in Sharjah turn into a tourist attraction as hundreds of visitors stop by every day.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Dubai Terry Fox Run, the world’s largest single day fundraiser for cancer research, to be held in Al Mamzar Park on Feb 25.
Full story: Khaleej Times

UAE to phase out plastic bags as large campaign is brought on this week and a total ban of them by January 1, 2013 is planned.
Full story: The National

One in five UAE parent say spanking is an acceptable way to discipline children.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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

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