Dubai news round-up: April 20

Dubai team in La Liga, $6 billion crime gang busted, long queues for residents and more …

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Royal Emirates Group, the investment arm of the Dubai royal family, has bought an as yet unnamed La Liga club and is set to rebrand the team and invest heavily.

The identity of the club, which could be renamed Team Dubai, will be revealed this Thursday. Early reports indicated that the club in question was Real Zaragoza.
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Dubai Police busted a gang of five Russians who robbed $6million and injured the victims with knives, according to Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Chief.

Two of the gang members attacked the two victims at the parking lot of their building and made away with two bags comprising $6m in a black salon car.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

With only one desk at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority headquarters for adjustments, residents are spending excruciatingly long hours to get fees rectified.

As Dubai residents pay lower rents, it also means lower housing fees for them. However, to get the fee adjusted downwards, they need to be prepared to spend at least one full day standing in line. Residents pay housing fee equivalent to five per cent of the tenancy contract value. This is included in their utility bill.
Full story: Gulf News

Students in the UAE may soon be allowed to work part-time in Tecom free zones, a top official said.

Mana Al Zarouni, Director of Investor Relations and Government Services Operations, Tecom Investments, told XPRESS that expatriate students will soon be able to benefit from part-time internships in free zone companies.
Full story: Gulf News

The service has added 200 cars for commuters to choose from

Legendary DJ back in Dubai for one-off beach party in October

Yui offers diners dozens of options ranging from Evian to Solan De Cabras

You'll still need to fork out a lot of dirhams to catch the beauty talk

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month


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