Dubai news roundup: March 8

Seven new parks, higher temperatures, fake handbags and more UAE news

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Dubai residents are given a park a day from the local municipality this week. Seven new parks will be opened in different residential areas during the celebration of the 31st Plantation Week.
Full story: Khaleej Times

More Dubai companies are hiring people on a temporary basis in order to cut costs. Industry experts believe that up to 40% of all firms hire project employees.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Nearly 500,000 fake goods, including handbags, sunglasses and medication, confiscated in 2010 were destroyed yesterday. The number has almost doubled since 2009.
Full story: 7days

Forecasters expect that Dubai has seen the last off the cold weather and expect a gradual rise in temperatures from Tuesday.
Full story: Gulf News

British five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave tries out an Emirati rowing boat off the coast of Dubai.
Full story: The National

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