Dubai news round-up: May 10

Parents learn of ‘unsatisfactory’ education, Matchplay Grand Final underway, UAE immune from upheaval and more …

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Parents of almost 10,000 children learnt today that the private education they are paying for is rated unsatisfactory.

School-by-school results of the third annual inspections were released at 6am, covering 136 private schools in Dubai with more than 187,900 pupils.
Full story: The National

The Matchplay Grand Final is underway at the Els Club in Dubai. The event is one of Europe's largest amateur golf competitions.

Jim Bishop and Michael Cunningham of Langdon Hills Golf and Country Club are currently tied for the lead in the men's pairs on 41 points. They are joined by Chris Scott-Douglas and Mike Ankers of Bloxwich GC and Darnford Moors GC.
Full story: Golf Monthly

The UAE is immune to upheavals sweeping the Middle East and North Africa while post-crisis recovery in most sectors makes Dubai a safe haven for business, according to a key Western financial institution.

Given its stable political and economic system, the UAE is expected to benefit from the current turmoil in the region in terms of investment and bank deposits, with foreign funds already finding their way into the country’s banking system, the Washington-based Institute for International Finance (IIF) said.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

About four years after moving its Africa headquarters to Dubai, the Middle East’s business hub, Barclays is relocating its regional office back to South Africa.

The decision will involve around 120 staff and fits with the British bank’s strategy to pay more attention to Africa and greater integrate its businesses on the continent with those of Absa, the South Africa bank it splashed out £2.9bn for a 56 per cent stake in 2005.
Full story: ft.com

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