Dubai news round-up: May 5

Sheraton Hotel in Dubai by 2014, road deaths down, economy to grow and more …

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Starwood Hotels has signed an agreement with Abdulsalam Alrafi Group LLC to open a new Sheraton hotel in Dubai at the beginning of 2014.

The hotel will be part of a three-tower mixed-use project located in the heart of Dubai’s commercial district.
Full story: Hotel News Resource

Deaths on Dubai's roads peaked in 2007 at 332, but by 2010 had dropped by 54 per cent to 152.

The trend was reversed after a detailed analysis in 2007 that identified the problems, and a new strategy aimed at reducing the death toll, leading police officials said yesterday.
Full story: The National

Dubai’s economy is projected to sharply rebound by nearly 3.5 per cent in 2011 as part of overall recovery in the UAE and other Gulf hydrocarbon producers, according to a key Western financial institution.

The Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF) made the forecasts in its first Arab world report, The Arab World in Transition: Assessing the Economic Impact, which was released in Dubai this week.
Full story: Gulf News

A prominent London surgeon has been detained in Dubai on a charge of "public indecency" after an altercation with a motorist.

Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, a consultant colorectal surgeon at King's College Hospital, London, had his passport confiscated following the incident on 26 April in which he is alleged to have made a rude gesture. He has been told he could face a prison sentence and a wait of "months" before his case is heard.
Full story: The Independent

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