Dubai news round-up: Monday, June 20

Rewards for good drivers in Dubai, 10,000 new homes and offices this year, Dubai picked by Pakistan Cricket Board and more

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The implementation of a "white points" system mooted by Dubai's police chief for rewarding good drivers in the city is under study at the department.

"The system will probably be implemented in 2012, and to prepare for it, all mechanisms need to be put in place, which we are working on now," said Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, head of Dubai Police's Traffic Department.
Full story: Gulf News

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) expects about 10,000 new units to enter market this year, putting at rest speculation of the commercial and residential market is oversupplied.

In an e-mailed statement to Emirates 24|7, the department said: “The emirate will witness the entry of about 10,000 residential and office units during the current year.”
Full story: Emirates 24/7

The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to choose the neutral venues of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to host their "home series" against Sri Lanka later this year after the Lankan cricket authorities submitted their estimated expenses for hosting the full series.

"The bid made by the Sri Lankan board is on the higher side. Normally five-star hotels charge around USD 100 per room for visiting teams but the estimated costs we have received recommended a tariff of USD 175 to 180 per night," a PCB source informed.
Full story: Hindustan Times

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