Dubai news roundup: February 27

Visa scams, new volunteer portal, endangered coral reefs and more UAE news.

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Common platform for volunteer work to be launched soon with Dubai Community Development Authority building new portal.
Full story: Khaleej Times

For Dhs19,000 visa scammers help people enter the UAE on false 3-year residence visas issued from fictitious free zone firms. According to UAU labour laws law breakers could face a Dhs50,000 fine and jail term.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Marine experts urge UAE residents to partake in the protection of the local coral reefs after new international study show that the world’s reefs could be wiped out by 2050.
Full story: 7days

Plans for dedicated cancer hospital in Dubai progressing according to schedule, authorities say. A final conclusion of the plan expected before June.
Full story: The National

University of Wollongong Dubai expecting to offer new master’s degree in media and communications later this year as part of the university’s expansion plan.
Full story: Gulf News

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

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January

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