Dubai news round-up: July 20

Maradona sets Dubai arrival date, most high-profile movie moment, Brit ice cream vendors booming and more …

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Diego Maradona will officially start his job as Al Wasl coach on August 1, and the Dubai club said yesterday they were not worried by the team's later start to pre-season training.

Maradona is to stay in Argentina for the remaining Copa America games where he will continue scouting for potential new signings. His new players at Wasl will meet on Sunday, the day of the final, for the first time since his appointment.
Full story: The National

The release of the film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in December this year will be by some margin the UAE's most high-profile movie moment to date.

If the world's cinema-goers don't know much about the country now, they will after watching Tom Cruise abseiling across the mirrored windows of the world's tallest building.
Full story: Gulf News

With summer temperatures peaking at 50 degrees, the UAE offers the perfect climate for ice-cream entrepreneurs. But until recently, no vendor had ventured beyond supermarkets or stores to peddle ice-cream on the roads.

Two British businessmen, Dan and Nathen Furlong, recognised a gap in the market and in 2008, the mobile ice-cream business Desert Chill was born. Today, the company’s five ice-cream vans serve up twisters and 99s anywhere from school functions to the UAE’s top sporting events.
Full story: Arabian Business

Some children join Dubai's Hamilton Aquatics swimming club to overcome their fear of water. Others join because they are terrified of missing out on an Olympic gold medal.

And you would make a mistake by thinking the second lot were a group of precocious youngsters living in a dream world. They are, in fact, quite serious.
Full story: The National

The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch

Feeling the pinch? Fear not. We've got 16 weekend feasts for under Dhs300 for you

Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city


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