Dubai news round-up: Sunday, June 12

Joy for 16-surgery toddler, Brazilian star could head for Dubai, Hollywood acting coach in city and more …

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A Dubai-born toddler suffering from a rare genetic disorder has survived 16 surgeries and will soon be able to breathe independently, says the mother.

14-month-old Ria was suffering from a congenital defect, known as Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula or TEF, the daily revealed. A rare condition, this is known to affect one in every 8,000 babies.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Former Bundesliga top-scorer Grafite has been linked to a move to Dubai side Al Ahli.

The Brazilian star is set to sign a three-year contract with the side from the United Arab Emirates worth around three million euros ($4.3m) per year.
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Michelle Danner tells her students there is nothing glamorous about honing the talent that has helped Gerard Butler become Hollywood's go-to beefcake or Penélope Cruz play a pirate.

The Hollywood acting coach, in Dubai over the weekend to conduct four acting workshops that wrap up today, has worked with these stars as well as Christian Slater, Zooey Deschanel and James Franco.
Full story: The National

Dubai plans a return to the bond markets as the indebted emirate seeks to tap rising confidence in its status as a haven amid Arab unrest.

The department of finance has hired UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland and Dubai’s Emirates NBD to meet fixed-income investors in London next week as part of its $4bn medium- term notes programme launched in 2008.
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Legendary DJ back in Dubai for one-off beach party in October

Yui offers diners dozens of options ranging from Evian to Solan De Cabras

You'll still need to fork out a lot of dirhams to catch the beauty talk

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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