Dubai news round-up: Thursday, June 16

Lunar eclipse amazes Dubai moon-watchers, Brazilian star to finalise Dubai move, work ban in Dubai and more …

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A rare lunar eclipse awed Dubai moon-watchers last night by turning the moon a deep crimson.

Onlookers at an amateur astronomy event gasped in astonishment as the Earth's shadow fell on the moon, turning the satellite an eerie shade of blood red
Full story: The National

Al Ahli could complete the signing of Wolfsburg and Brazil striker Grafite this week after a club source told Sport360° his file is currently with the club’s chairman Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah.

Five-time UAE champions Ahli are reportedly willing to pay Wolfsburg as much as £2.6 million (Dh15.65m) for the 32-year-old, who spent four years with the German Bundesliga outfit and picked up the 2009 German Footballer of the Year.
Full story: Sports 360

A work ban in Dubai from 12:30pm to 3pm has taken effect and will last until September 15, a senior labour official announced.

Maher Al Obad, Assistant Undersecretary for Inspection Affairs, Ministry of Labour, told the media on Wednesday that the afternoon work ban was enforced for the sixth consecutive year calls on workers to lay down tools for the said time under specific conditions set by the ministry.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Dubai-based budget carrier FlyDubai recently inaugurated its second major Indian route with the start of operations to Hyderabad, it has been announced.

Flight FZ435, scheduled to fly three times a week, landed at the GMR Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport at 0145 hours on Sunday, June 12, following a 3-hour, 45-minute flight from Dubai's Terminal 2.
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