Dubai news round-up: July 18

30 years of Dubai in pictures, Middle East Fragrance Summit in Dubai and best penalty ever in UAE?

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Over its thirty years of operation, Gulf News has accumulated what is perhaps the most unique and extensive record of the UAE's modern history in photographs.

To celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, it made some of the most priceless of these pictures available to the public through a 400 page book marking the milestones of the nation's progress.
Full story: Gulf News

Thiyab Awana may be barely known outside the UAE but the 21-year-old is sure to soon become a cult star on YouTube after scoring an audacious back-heel penalty.

With the UAE comfortably leading 6-2, the Baniyas winger drew the wrath of the Lebanese bench by running up to his spot-kick, rotating 180 degrees and flicking the ball into the bottom left-hand corner.
Full story: Sport 360

The first ever Middle East Fragrance Summit will be held in Dubai that will provide regional industry players with tremendous opportunities to showcase the rich and authentic fragrance culture of the Middle East.

The Fragrance Foundation Arabia (FFA), the Middle East wing of The Fragrance Foundation, the international industry body, announced on Sunday the launch of the summit which will be held on September 26 and 27, 2011. The announcement was made by Shahzad Haider, Chairman, FFA at a Press conference in the presence of fragrance industry leaders from the region.
Full story: Khaleej Times

School’s out, the temperature is rising and Hollywood is geared up to bring movie fans the finest in big-budget blockbuster entertainment.

As the weather heats up, so does the box office and this summer looks to be one of the hottest on record, with pirates, superheroes, wizards, party people and beloved animated characters all storming the multiplexes.
Full story: Khaleej Times

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai launches exclusive new club

A kid accidentally calls in the universe’s deadliest hunter, the world’s clumsiest spy is out to save the world again and Blake Lively has a ‘simple’ favour to ask

The Japanese brunch will take place from Friday September 28

The Big Bad Wolf book sale will arrive at Dubai Studio City in October

Win top prizes at Time Out Dubai’s latest Brunch Club event

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