Dubai news round-up: May 24

‘Super-dad’ expecting 92nd child, Al Wasl deny Maradona €12.25million salary, ‘no more malls in Dubai’ and more …

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Daad Mohammed Al Balushi, UAE's super dad who has 90 children from 17 wives, is all set to marry yet again in two weeks.

The 63-year-old says "100 children are within reach”. Two of his wives are expecting children in June. “Next month, by the grace of God, I will be the father of 92 children,” he said. He already has 50 grandchildren.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Al Wasl have labelled reports in Spain that Diego Maradona’s contract at the Dubai-based club will make him the second-highest paid coach in the world as “ridiculous.”

According to reports, Maradona’s deal at the Zabeel Stadium is worth €12.25million (Dh64m) a year. Al Wasl however, have rubbished the claims.
Full story: Sport 360

Dubai cannot sustain any more mega-malls in an already glutted retail market, the head of one of the UAE’s largest retail conglomerates said Monday.

“[Dubai has] more than enough malls,” Mohi-Din BinHendi, president of BinHendi Enterprises, told the fourth Arabian Business Forum in Dubai. “If anyone wants to add another mall, they need to visit a psychiatrist.”
Full story: Arabian Business

A new park in al Barsha, Dubai, will open "soon", the municipality has announced.

The 0.21 square kilometre Pond Park in Barsha II will be the fourth to open in the area since last year. Almost half of its space will be taken up by lakes.
Full story: The National

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