Dubai news round-up: July 24

Men shave heads for women’s cause, UAE on road to World Cup, Virgin expands Dubai service and more …

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A group of young men have gone under the razor and shaved their heads for a women's cause.

Hassanain Anver, from Sri Lanka, yesterday joined seven others from across the Emirates to create awareness about breast cancer.
Full story: The National

Srecko Katanec’s men have one foot in the third round of FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifiers after beating nine-man India 3-0 in the first leg at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Ain last night.

Hamdan Al Kamali and Mohammed Al Shehi converted from the spot and Ismail Al Hammadi poked home late in the second half for the UAE, while the Indians were forced to play for nearly 70 minutes two men short after Debabrata Roy and Subrata Paul were sent off in four minutes of madness.
Full story: Sport 360

Virgin Atlantic will launch a second Dubai frequency following the first delivery of its long awaited Dreamliner aircraft, the carrier’s CCO said Thursday.

The carrier, which is 51 percent owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, said it had no plans to expand its only Middle East route outside of Dubai.
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The Dubai office of Hill International has been awarded a management services contract for an estimated $2.9bn development in Comoros Islands, marking the entry of the New Jersey-based firm into the East African market.

Hill International will provide a range of services from programme management, project management (on each project within the programme) and cost consultancy on the programme and projects levels.
Full story: Construction Week

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry

DIFC’s gallery to bring a stand-out street art exhibition

Music favourite set for November launch in DXB

Ahlan rolls out lounge and meet and greet discounts


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