Dubai news round-up: Sunday, June 5

New Metro line on track, no Dubai base for Cirque du Soleil, undergraduate degrees in Dubai and more

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The Dubai Metro's Green Line will go online in September, with 16 stations open to the public, the Roads and Transport Authority said yesterday.

The 23-kilometre Green Line, which starts at the Etisalat Station in Al Qusais near Emirates Road, will be missing two stops at first: the Al Jadaf and Creek stations. Those facilities are not scheduled to open because property projects in the area are not complete.
Full story: The National

Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian entertainment company, will not have a permanent base in Dubai.

“There is no plan for a Cirque du Soleil permanent base in Dubai at all right now. This project has been set aside,” company’s Corporate PR Manager Chantal Côté said.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) is set to expand its offerings with the introduction of undergraduate degrees within the next year, pending curriculum approvals from the Commission for Academic Accreditation.

The announcement was made by Dr Abdullah Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of BUiD on the eve of the university's sixth annual graduation ceremony last week.
Full story: Gulf News

The speed limit on the E66 Dubai-Al Ain motorway has been increased to 120km/h from 100km/h.

Several speed cameras in place before the construction have been removed, but are to be replaced with state-of-the-art equipment by September.
Full story: AME info

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

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