Dubai news round-up: June 26

Dubai businessman snaps up 27 stock cars, Burj Khalifa units on sale – with free private jets, Pro League launched with new name and more …

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A Dubai businessman is the proud owner of a fleet of 27 stock cars capable of speeds up to 225kph. Now he is trying to figure out what to do with them.

Saif Jaffar Suhail bin Markhan Al Ketbi, who is described as a 35-year-old UAE national working in global trading, was the winning bidder for the remnants of the Speedcar racing series, a failed attempt to bring stock car racing to Dubai. "He's not in racing," said Gianni Menga, Mr Al Ketbi's technical assistant. "He just loves cars."
Full story: The National

An increasing number of units in the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, are now finding their way on to the market – the latest going up-for-grabs for Dhs4million per floor.

Services such as a private jet facility, free yacht service, a Rolls Royce pick-up-and-drop facility, and membership at premium golf and business clubs across the emirate, are on offer with the deal.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

The 2011/12 Pro League will be run under a new name, a new logo and with a few tweaks to the existing rule book.

The announcement was made by the Interim Committee, tasked with running all domestic football activities in the country following the disbanding of the UAE Football League (UFL).
Full story: Sport 360

A giant man-made iceberg has appeared 100 metres off the coast of Dubai as part of Coca-Cola’s refreshment campaign in 2011.

The 2000 cubic-metre, 14 metre high and 30 metre wide iceberg was revealed to guests attending an exclusive yacht party hosted by Coca-Cola Middle East, with an impressive laser show that lit up the huge structure.
Full story: Business Intelligence Middle East

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