Dubai news round-up: May 8

Crew fights off shark in UAE waters, Emirates removes fuel surcharge on tickets, Dubai horses victorious and more …

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A policeman has told how he beat a savage shark to death with a stick after it tried to attack him and his crew in UAE waters.

Mustafa Al Hammadi feared he had bitten off more than he could chew, when his hobby turned to horror, as he battled the 8ft-long, 3ft-wide, 300kg beast. “It tried to attack us. All of us had to struggle to control it.

It was ferocious,” the 43-year-old Emirati told 7DAYS.
Full story: 7DAYS

Emirates Airline has removed the fuel surcharge on its tickets with immediate effect, one of the airline’s top officials said in a statement today.

“In line with the recent decrease in fuel prices, Emirates has removed its fuel surcharge on all tickets,” said Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Dubai-owned horses were collecting their spoils on a busy day's racing at British racecourses with Zain Al Boldan storming into Classic contention following her resounding victory at Lingfield Park.

Owned by Dubai businessman Jaber Abdullah, and racing under the banner of Rabbah Bloodstock, the Mick Channon-trained filly won the Listed Oaks Trial by six lengths.
Full story: Gulf News

Real estate agents are taking measures to minimise the risk of 'gazumping'.

Sellers are now being asked to sign an agreement, or memorandum of understanding (MoU) whereby they agree to close the deal when the agreed price and terms are met and face penalties if they renege on their contract.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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