Dubai news round-up: May 17

Bomb scare at Mall of the Emirates, Paris Hilton plans Dubai trip, Al Jazira title joy and more …

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The queen of reality TV is polishing her tiara ahead of a return visit to Dubai.

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton tweeted the news to fans yesterday that she is jetting to the UAE. She said: “Planning a trip to Dubai very soon. So excited! Can't wait.”
Full story: 7days

A security officer sparked a bomb alert when he heard a loud noise in the car park at Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates and thought it was an explosion.

An official in the Criminal Investigation Department in Dubai Police told 7DAYS yesterday that the bomb squad was called in with sniffer dogs and the parking area was sealed off after the guard sparked panic.
Full story: 7days

Al Jazira assured themselves of a double with a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Al Wasl, Diego Maradona’s new team, at the Jabeel stadium Dubai on Monday night.

Al Jazira have won the President’s Cup and can now spark off celebrations for a record double.
Full story: Gulf Today

The Dubai Police will launch a new white point system for good drivers, Al Bayan Arabic newspaper reported last week.

The white points earned will be added to the records of drivers each year if they do not commit any traffic law violations. These points will be transferred to the next year to strike off the black points, if any, recorded against him.
Full story: Khaleej Times

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