Dubai news round-up: April 19

The Ryder Cup in Dubai, new UAE motorway, super fuel-saving taxis and more …

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Colin Montgomerie believes the UAE could host the Ryder Cup in the near future. The Scot, who captained Europe to a thrilling victory over the United States at Celtic Manor in Wales last October, said yesterday there was no reason why the bi-annual competition could not take place in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

The event, which alternates between courses in Europe and the US, could be held in the UAE as tournaments in the Gulf form part of the European Tour.
Full story: Gulf News

A senior transport official said a second motorway between the capital and Dubai would be under way within four years.

Bader al Qamzi, speaking at an engineering forum at the Higher Colleges of Technology, said the second Abu Dhabi-to-Dubai motorway was part of the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP).
Full story: The National

Public buses and taxis in Dubai will be fitted with supertech fuel saver which will reduce fuel consumption and gas emissions.

The supertech fuel saver is a mechanical device fitted in the vehicle’s fuel tanks of Dubai Taxi units, which the world’s transport industry is calling, the ‘genius of the tank’.
Full story: Khaleej Times

A school in Dubai is teaching Arabic to parents who could in turn help their kids overcome difficulties in learning the language.

Our Own High School in Al Warqa’a has pioneered a successful programme to bridge the language learning gap between parents, kids and the school.
Full story: Khaleej Times

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