Dubai news round-up: August 1

Dubai ninth-most visited city, Metro dos and don’ts, Dhs100 note in a league of its own and more …

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For those with the wanderlust for travel, a recent survey shows that the UAE is pretty much a topper as choice of destination for the discerning globetrotter.

In the 132 cities ranked in the connected cities’ index by the Master card initiative, Dubai comes in ninth position, ahead of New York, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai.
Full story: Khaleej Times

After its successful launch on the Red Line, an educational video highlighting the rules and regulations governing behaviour of passengers on Dubai Metro will also be shown on the Green Line in September.

According to the Rail Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the campaign was launched last month to educate Metro users about the dos and don'ts applicable to the transport mode to help passengers avoid fines.
Full story: Gulf News

The Dhs100 note is in a league of its own, capturing the story of Dubai through two of its most historically significant buildings.

The pink note has on its front the oldest building in Dubai - the Al Fahidi Fort - and, on the back, the UAE's first tower, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Full story: The National

Coach Kabir Khan had always stressed on the need for UAE to quickly adapt to the four-day format in order to surprise the Kenyans.

He needn’t have worried as the Emirates not only swiftly got used to the conditions but also put on a mature show to humble Kenya by a massive 266 runs on Sunday.
Full story: Sport 360

Dubai’s popular Italian joint is getting a “cheesy facelift”

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