Dubai news round-up: July 4

Dubai trucks to run on Big Mac oil, refreshments firm has sugar rush, painter is building a following and more …

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Dirty diesel has had its chips - after McDonald’s announced its UAE trucks are to run on fuel made from the oil used to cook its famous Big Macs and fries.

The fast food giant’s 10-strong fleet is to be powered by clean bio-diesel produced from the leftover vegetable oil, with industry experts describing the plan as “a little bit of magic”.
Full story: 7days

Dubai Refreshments executives must have experienced something of a sugar rush yesterday as the company doubled its profits for the first half of the year.

The exclusive bottler and distributor of Pepsi in the UAE injected some fizz into the start of the earnings season with a 15 per cent increase in revenues to Dh444 million (US$120.8m) compared with the same period last year.
Full story: The National

Sarah Jackson's paintings are recognisably based in Dubai — but this isn't just because some of the works depict iconic buildings.

Many images, paintings and artworks show the famous architectural side of the emirate, by including representations of landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab or Emirates Towers.
Full story: Gulf News

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has promised to bring more league games to Dubai following the successful staging of PBA Governors’ Cup Middle East Swing at the Al Shabab Sports Club in Al Mamzar.

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud made the promise after a sell-out crowd of almost 5,000 watched the league match between grand slam-seeking Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters and crowd favourites Barangay Ginebra Kings on Friday night.
Full story: Sport 360

Dubai’s popular Italian joint is getting a “cheesy facelift”

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