Dubai news round-up: July 21

Fish curry’s 5,800km journey to Dubai, UAE’s largest sports festival grows, war of the shawarma and more …

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A Bangladeshi entrepreneur has been branded a show-off by curry chefs in Dubai after splashing out a small fortune to fly his favourite Indian takeaway from Scotland to the UAE.

Wealthy businessman and former airline pilot Mustafa Azim, who lives in Dubai, thinks Ayr Spice’s dishes are ‘second to naan’ and made a Dhs15,000 order for a 12-man banquet. The fiery fish curry complete with vegetable extras, rice and sauces was winging its way 5,800km by helicopter and passenger jet last night before it ends up on the plates of Azim’s pals at a private party this weekend.
Full story: 7days

The UAE’s largest indoor sporting festival, Dubai Sports World (DSW) is introducing even more sporting and entertainment options to its two-month marathon of indoor sports organised by Dubai World Trade Centre in association with Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Events and Promotion Establishment (DEPE).

Running throughout July and August, the event is being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in the Arena and Sheikh Saeed Halls 1, 2 and 3 providing 25,000 square metres of dedicated sports.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

In a land known as a confluence of many flavours, one dish stands out: the humble shawarma. Whether you're in Dubai, Detroit or Dublin, this fast food is known to and patronised by both the rich and poor.

But in Dubai, one can't quite escape the argument that pits one nationality or region against another when it comes to who makes the best shawarma. Many say Arab chefs are the best while there are those who differ.
Full story: Gulf News

Subscribers of etisalat's landline phone, internet and TV can switch all or some of the services to du - and vice versa - thanks to a new "bitstream access" scheme undergoing tests in the UAE, according to the country's telecom regulator.

A Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) spokesperson said customers need not switch all services.
Full story: Gulf News

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