Dubai news round-up: June 27

Dubai teens’ Premier League dreams, Al Ahli deny releasing Cannavaro, Dubai Metro ‘one of safest in the world’ and more …

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Two Dubai schoolboys will travel to London next month for trials with West Ham United hoping to fulfil their dreams of becoming professional footballers.

Kieran Geldenhuys and Harry Mortimer, both 15 and central defenders, are the stars of former England international Carlton Palmer's Football Academy at Repton School. Palmer recommended them to Sam Allardyce, the new West Ham manager.
Full story: The National

Al Ahli have denied releasing Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro and said he is very much part of the club’s plans for the next season.

Cannavaro, 37, turned up 26 times for Ahli in all competitions last season. But the former Real Madrid and Juventus star is linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers, who have earned promotion to the Premier League next season, even though he has one more year left on his contract.
Full story: Sport 360

RTA staff say the Dubai Metro is one of the safest in the world.

“Very few crime or antisocial cases have been reported on the trains or stations so far, and the dedicated Dubai Metro Police have not come across anything major so far. They are trained and ready to handle anything if they come across,” said Adnan Al Hammadi, CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Children in Dubai above the age of five years will be treated to a world of cheer, games and prizes galore at ‘Summer Fun at Dubai Ice Rink,’ to be held from June 24 to 30, 2011, the Olympic-sized venue at The Dubai Mall.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, ‘Summer Fun at Dubai Ice Rink’ will feature free basic ice-skating lessons, and feature Penguin Races and Shoot the Puck competitions with the winners to take home attractive prizes.
Full story: Al Bawaba

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry
Art

DIFC’s gallery to bring a stand-out street art exhibition

Music favourite set for November launch in DXB

Ahlan rolls out lounge and meet and greet discounts

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