Dubai news roundup: March 30

Massive pearl on auction in Dubai, Emirati hoping to trek Burj Khalifa, Bollywood stars at JBR and more UAE news

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Auction house Christie’s to sell one of the world’s largest pearls in Dubai. The nearly 60 carat pearl is expected to bring in $250,000.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Local Emirati unhappy with the developers of Burj Khalifa for not allowing him to trek the stairs of for charity, when the ‘French spiderman’ was given permission to climb the world’s tallest building.
Full story: Gulf News

Former British PM Tony Blair announced at conference that his charity will work with six Dubai schools in order to promote cultural understanding.
Full story: The National

Bollywood stars arrived fashionably late to press conference The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence last night. The stars were there to promote their new film, but left their fans waiting for two hours.
Full story: 7days

Abu Dhabi is counting down to launch of a satellite tomorrow that will bring commercial television and broadband internet services to 20 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Full story: The National

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