Dubai news round-up: Sunday, May 29

Super Kings crowned champions, crystal-encrusted air purifier on sale in Dubai, James Bond in Dubai and more

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Chennai Super Kings extended their reign in the Indian Premier League (IPL), trouncing Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in a one-sided final at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk Saturday.

It was a day when everything went right for Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, starting with the toss. He ended the day adding yet another feather to his captaincy - six weeks after winning the World Cup for India. The yellow shirts can now boast a phenomenal record in the IPL with two triumphs in a row and making three of the four finals.
Full story: Gulf News

James Bond fans in the UAE will finally get the chance to see how the secret agent spends his time in Dubai when the new 007 novel is released today.

It’s unlikely we’ll read about the British spy getting rowdy at a five-star brunch or being detained for giving someone the middle finger while in full car chase down Sheikh Zayed Road.

But author Jeffery Deaver has promised ‘Carte Blanche’ - which is partly set in the emirate - will have readers gripped.
Full story: 7days

A crystal-encrusted air purifier has gone on sale in the glittering setting of one of Dubai's most prestigious department stores.

The Dh32,000 Al Muntaha ("ultimate") purifier, hand-studded with 20,000 Swarovski crystals, is on display on the second floor of Galeries Lafayette, in Dubai Mall.
Full story: The National

Emiratis will get seven per cent while expatriates will receive five per cent salary hike based on their outstanding performance under the recently-announced increment for Dubai government employees, a senior official said.

Amal Bin Adi, Director-General of the Human Resources Department of Dubai Government, told 'Emarat Al Youm' that increment will be given on basic salary. She said those Emiratis whose performances just meets the expectations will get three per cent salary hike of their basic salary.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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