Dubai news round-up: August 2

Disgraced British journalist would be ‘welcomed’ back to Dubai, new Jumeirah Creekside Hotel hiring, Dubai Cares’ educating girls initiative and more …

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Disgraced British journalist Johann Hari, whose portrayal of Dubai included describing the city as being built on “suppression and slavery”, would be welcome to visit the emirate again, Dubai Police said Monday.

The award-winning journalist, who has been caught up in an internet storm over allegations of plagiarism, would not face investigation for insulting the UAE and its ruling families, a spokesperson said.
Full story: Arabian Business

The Jumeirah Group is hiring 400 hoteliers for its hotel to be opened in Dubai over the next couple of months.

The hotel is in the process of hiring around 400 people for its Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Garhoud (Dubai) to be opened in autumn 2011, a hotel spokesperson said.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Dubai Cares will address the importance of education for girls in developing countries as part of an annual Ramadan initiative. Titled ‘Girls’ Education Campaign 2011’, the month-long project aims to raise funds and awareness through channels and activities.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s Global Monitoring Report 2007 on education showed that 42 million females in countries around the world are unable to attend school due to several cultural and financial reasons.
Full story: Khaleej Times

More than 2.5 million booking orders of taxicabs in Dubai have been executed during the first half of this year, recording a 25 per cent rise in the figures recorded for the same period last year, said the Public Transport Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The authorities said the number in the Booking and Dispatch Section executed daily hovers around 14,000 orders, while the average time of responding to customer calls is about nine seconds only.
Full story: Gulf Today

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