Dubai news round-up: June 29

Smoking in public places to be banned in the UAE, Dubai skyline voted best in world, Jumeriah branches out and more …

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Once the Ministry of Health passes the anti-tobacco law, which is under preparation, smoking in the public places is very likely to be banned throughout the country.

“This will include all the shisha cafes where indoors smoking is highly unhealthy,” said Nouf Khamis, health educator at the ministry.
Full story: Khaleej Times

Dubai’s skyline has been voted one of the best in the world, alongside iconic cities such as New York and Hong Kong.

A survey, carried out by Emporis, a building-data company, ranked the emirate as showcasing the eighth most impressive skyline on the planet.
Full story: 7days

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, the luxury chain which is most famous for its Dubai hotel, has revealed that it is to extend its property portfolio into Europe.

Later this year, visitors to Frankfurt will be able to enjoy a new hotel from the chain, offering five star service and accommodation to those exploring Germany.
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The UAE federal government has extended visa for real estate investors from six months to three years.

“The government took a raft of measures as part of its efforts to underpin economic growth within its strategic plan 2011-2013, including extension of visa for real estate investors to three years instead of six months,” Wam said.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry

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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