Dubai news round-up: July 19

Calls for Maradona to return to Argentina, most famous milkshake bar in Dubai, gold rising to record prices and more …

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The pressure on the Argentina Football Association (AFA) to reinstate Diego Maradona as national team coach has been growing, but his new employers Al Wasl have confirmed they haven’t heard from the AFA.

Wasl are likely to deny the AFA even if they are keen on Maradona, who was fired as manager after the 2010 World Cup.
Full story: Sport 360

The world’s most famous milkshake bar will open in Dubai in October after its founder signed an agreement with Emirates Hospitality.

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner will create their signature shakes at the launch of Millions of Milkshakes on October 14, the company said on Sunday in a statement.
Full story: Arabian Business

Gold rose to a record $1,607.70 an ounce, heading for the longest rally in 31 years, as debt concerns in Europe and the US boosted demand for the metal as a safe haven.

Gold for immediate delivery climbed from $1,600 (Dh5,872) an ounce to over $1,600.10 for the first time in London while gold futures extended gains to a record $1,601 an ounce on the Comex in New York. The metal traded at $1,596.80 in Melbourne while gold for immediate delivery rose as much as 0.3 per cent to a record $1,597.73 an ounce.
Full story: The National

Theyab Awana could be suspended or fined for his "disrespectful" back-heel penalty-kick goal during the UAE's 7-2 victory over Lebanon on Sunday, a national team official said yesterday.

"This should not have happened," said Esmaeel Rashed, the team manager. "I think what happened is disrespectful.
Full story: The National

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