Dubai news round-up: Monday, June 13

A look inside newest luxury boutique hotel, World Cup-winner could sign for Dubai club, UAE endurance team aim for European Cup glory and more …

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The One&Only: The Palm first started taking guests in November and offers 64 rooms and 28 suites – all set amid lavish manicured grounds, but with the bells and whistles Dubai is known for.

There’s a luxurious fitness centre, a dedicated beauty service including a hair salon under the guidance of Alexandre Zouari, three restaurants under Michelin starred chef Yannick Alléno. Add to that a spectacular series of swimming pools, fountains and gardens and you have quite the getaway.
Full story: cityam.com

World Cup-winner Fabio Grosso is the latest star name to be linked with a move to Dubai, as reports claim he could be ready to join former Italy and Juventus teammate Fabio Cannavaro at Al Ahli.

The left-back scored the opening goal in Italy’s 2-0 extra-time defeat of Germany in the semi-finals of the 2006 World Cup, as well as the winning spot-kick in the penalty shootout in the final, as the Azzurri won a fourth world title.
Full story: Sport 360

The UAE endurance team launched their preparations for the FEI European Open with a solid performance in a 120-km ride which was held in Verona, Italy on Saturday.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the ride which was held on the sidelines of the fourth session of the UAE-Italian Joint Economic Committee.
Full story: Gulf News

Dubai, facing a budget deficit, is planning a benchmark sovereign dollar bond issue in the coming days after holding meetings with potential investors in London on Monday and Tuesday.

The Gulf Arab emirate, known for its extravagant projects such as the Palm Jumeirah artificial islands and the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa, has been scrambling to put finances in its state-owned conglomerates back in shape since its 2009 debt crisis.
Full story: Arabian Business

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