Dubai news roundup: March 16

Shark fin soup, chubby kids, James Cameron in Abu Dhabi and more UAE news.

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Nationwide survey of both expatriate and Emirate schoolchildren show that number of obese kids is down. However, 39 per cent are overweight due to unhealthy lifestyles.
Full story: Gulf News

Shark fin soup served at Dubai restaurants although shark hunting was banned in the UAE in 2008. German top diplomat calls for the dishes to be taken off menus.
Full story: 7days

India has announced a revised minimum wage for 36 categories of skilled and unskilled Indian workers in the UAE to take effect from April 1.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron spoke about the future use of 3D technology in movies at Abu Dhabi Media Summit yesterday.
Full story: The National

Sheikh Mohammed stresses the importance of ensuring freedom of press in meeting with Reuters CEO Tom Glocer.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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