Dubai news round-up: June 21

The Ivy to localise menu, Al Ahli splash the cash, Bollywood stars knocking on Dubai door and more …

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Des McDonald is the chief executive of Caprice Holdings, which oversees the London celebrity restaurant The Ivy.

He spoke about localising the restaurant's offerings for its first international location, which opened in Dubai this month.
Full story: The National

When a midfield player scores as many as your three main forwards combined, you know you need to splash the cash up front — and that's exactly why Al Ahli's appointment of Brazilian striker Grafite from Wolfsburg this week may be just the ticket.

Al Ahli's top-scorer, midfielder Pinga, scored 11 last season, the same amount as strikers Ahmad Khalil (5), Faisal Khalil (4) and Aristide Bance (2) did put together.
Full story: Gulf News

Well, it’s that time of summer again when the big films hit the Bollywood screens and the publicity blitzkrieg brings the stars knocking on our doors in Dubai.

After this month’s frenzy, what with Salman Khan strutting his stuff for the world premiere of his hit film ‘Ready’, it is now his good mate Aamir Khan’s film ‘Delhi Belly’ to make its presence felt in the emirate with actor (and nephew) Imran Khan to head to our shores on June 23, along with co-stars Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapur.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Michelle Wie hopes to be third time lucky when she returns to compete in the December 12-17 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at the Emirates Golf Club.

The 21-year-old Hawaiian native flirted with success on her debut in 2009, finishing a credible runner-up to In-Kyung Kim of South Korea, and last year she had to settle for tied fifth despite mounting a serious late charge with a bogey-free 67 in the final round.
Full story: Sport 360

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