Dubai news round-up: April 26

Amnesiac rediscovers memory, Chinese magic pen confiscated, airport traffic up, Getafe deal goes through …

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An Italian who was found last August on the beach opposite the Palm Islands in Dubai in a severely fatigued condition and suffering from amnesia will now return home as he has regained his memory.

Dubai Police will pay all costs of his journey home. All these months he was under the care of specialists of Al Amal Hospital, but has now remembered his name and told officials that he had come to Dubai on visit visa.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Police in Dubai have confiscated illegal Chinese “magic pen” used to forge cheques and documents with its vanishing ink, a news report has said.

The raids were conducted after Dubai police recently sent an urgent circular to all UAE-based banks to be aware of the usage of a Chinese pen which has an ink that vanished few hours after using it.
Full story: Daiji World

Dubai International Airport increased its passenger numbers by 5.8 per cent last month against the same month a year ago.

Dubai Airports, which manages and operates Dubai International Airport, made the announcement yesterday in a statement, saying that passenger traffic increased to 4.2 million in March from 3.97 million in the same month last year.
Full story: Gulf News

Royal Emirates Group has confirmed a deal to buy struggling Spanish football club Getafe.

Kaiser Rafiq, managing director of the group chaired by a member of Dubai's ruling Al-Maktoum family, told a press conference in Dubai that it had sealed a deal to acquire 100 per cent of the club for between Eur70-90 million.
Full story: sportbusiness.com

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