Dubai news round-up: July 17

Rooney Jnr’s first swimming strokes in Dubai, no expat quota in UAE, best cheap flights and more …

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Proud mum Coleen Rooney was snapped teaching her son Kai to swim on holiday in Dubai.

Dad Wayne, who last year took Kai on to the Old Trafford pitch, missed the magic moment as he is away on pre-season training with Manchester United in the US.
Full story: Daily Mirror

No expatriate quotas are planned for the UAE in light of recent visa changes in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, the head of Dubai Police has said.

“No, there is no such thing as special treatment for locals, and we will never force hiring locals because forcing companies to take locals is not productive,” Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim told Arabian Business.
Full story: Arabian Business

Researchers have found a new way to control the amount we eat: use a bigger fork.

While numerous studies have focused on portion sizes and their influence on how much we eat, researchers Arul and Himanshu Mishra and Tamara Masters looked at how bite sizes affect quantities ingested.
Full story: Khaleej Times

If you're keen to escape the Gulf for a break from the summer heat, or just want to catch up with friends and family during Ramadan, check out the cheapest flights.

Flying from the Gulf’s busiest hubs, Arabian Business has sourced some of the cheapest air fares on 11 of the most popular routes out of the region this August, including Paris, London, New York and Amman.
Full story: Arabian Business

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

Don't miss last remaining places in 5,000-strong ambassador team

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Sponsored: Tickets to the five-day festival of music and culture are now on sale

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai launches exclusive new club

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