Dubai news round-up: May 16

Dubai club’s firm offer for Maradona, two months free rent in Dubai and more …

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Al Wasl have made a firm offer of a two-year contract to Diego Maradona.

Maradona yesterday left Dubai for Spain to think over the Pro League club offerto manage the club. The Argentine great stayed in Dubai on Saturday night having visited Wasl’s Zabeel Stadium for a brief tour of their training facilities.
Full story: Sport 360

Nakheel, the Dubai developer restructuring $10.8bn in debt, is offering up to two months rent-free in units in lower-priced developments in a bid to attract tenants.

The government-owned company is offering new tenants free periods on leases in Discovery Gardens and International City, where rents start from Dhs25,650 and Dhs17,100 a year.
Full story: Arabian Business

The Dubai police chief has criticised government employees who lack knowledge or fail to shoulder their responsibilities and serve the public in the best possible way.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim said:"The slogan I chose for this campaign is ‘I am a public service employee', to highlight that every government employee is a public service employee.”
Full story: Gulf News

The Lagoons, a Dh64-billion project by Sama Dubai, has not been cancelled and so plot owners are not entitled for any refunds, reports Emirates 24/7.

“There will be no refunds to plot owners… I am developing The Lagoons,” Khalid Al Malik, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Properties Group, said.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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