Dubai news round-up: April 25

Kate Middleton’s Middle East past, medical insurance hike, Getafe deal done and more …

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Since she was revealed as Prince William's girlfriend seven years ago, millions of words have chronicled Kate Middleton's upbringing in middle England.

Yet, for two-and-a-half years, the young Middleton family lived a very different life in the Middle East.
Full story: The National

Medical insurance premiums could be in for a 10 to 20 per cent hike this year as insurers try to catch up with the spiralling cost of health care in the UAE. It could also be that the increases will become an annual exercise.

This year's hike would also be a response to the "abuse" of the current low-premium regime by some health care operators as well as those seeking treatment.
Full story: Gulf News

The Dubai company behind a bid to buy Spanish football team Getafe CF yesterday said the deal was completed.

Official confirmation that the Royal Emirates Group had successfully purchased the La Liga side is expected to be made today at a press conference in Spain.
Full story: The National

Dubai Police have solved an incident of robbery by arresting the suspected robber, an Arab expatriate, and returning $100,000 (Dh367,800) to the victim within an hour of the incident, a senior police officer told Gulf News.

Colonel Abdul Rahman Obaidullah, Director of Al Muraqqabat police station, said: "The arrest of the suspect was made in less than one hour after receiving the complaint. The police could catch the man along with the money which was given back to the victim.
Full story: Gulf news

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