Dubai news round-up: May 19

Junk food banned at Dubai schools, Dwight Yorke says Maradona move is inspired, 600 new pilots in Dubai and more …

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Chocolates, chips and soft drinks will soon be banned in school canteens in Dubai, a Municipality (DM) official has revealed.

Dairy products with artificial flavours are also in the firing line in an attempt to cut alarming rates of obesity among students.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Former Manchester United striker and 1999 treble winner Dwight Yorke believes Diego Maradona's appointment as Al Wasl coach is an inspired move by the Dubai club.

Speaking to XPRESS during his visit to Abu Dhabi in his capacity as AD Sports pundit, the former Trinidad and Tobago star said: "He will bring an aura and a presence that not many guys could bring and the interest a man like him generates can only be good for football in this part of the world."
Full story: Gulf News

Flydubai on Wednesday said that it will hire 600 pilots over the next five years to meet the demands of its growing fleet and rapidly expanding route network.

The low-cost carrier, which already has over 200 pilots, will recruit another 600 by 2016, its top official said.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Hundreds of photos that captured Dubai as it emerged fully on to the global stage will go on display today for the first time in the UAE.

Most of the pictures were taken by the Dutch artist Charlie Koolhaas, daughter of the architect Rem Koolhaas, in 2006 and 2007 for an installation commissioned by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. They were displayed at Weil am Rhein in Germany in 2008 as part of an exhibition called Dubai Next.
Full story: The National

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