Dubai news round-up: July 31

Real Madrid reach deal with Emirates, Return of the Jedi to Dubai, 2020 Olympic bid off and more …

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Real Madrid have agreed a five-year sponsorship agreement with the Dubai-based airline Emirates, the world's richest club said on Friday.

Emirates are an official FIFA World Cup sponsorship partner and have links with a number of other football teams including Arsenal and AC Milan.
Full story: Reuters

Dubai looks set to have its own version of Return of the Jedi, as the French photographer Cédric Delsaux has disclosed that he hopes to shoot more of his remarkable Star Wars-themed pictures in the city.

"It is very likely I'll come back to Dubai and find new locations for new images," says Delsaux.
Full story: The National

The National Olympic Committee of the United Arab Emirates today confirmed that it will not enter a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Whilst a feasibility study into Dubai’s capability for hosting the Olympic Games concluded that as much of 70 per cent of the ‘hard’ infrastructure was already in place or planned, it was decided a bid would be better timed for 2024.
Full story: The National

He did not know all the words, so he tried to win over the judges with a bold stage presence.

The trick paid off for Oriel Padura, who on Friday was named the winner of the Singing Sensation talent competition in Dubai, taking home the top prize of Dhs25,000.
Full story: The National

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry
Art

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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