Dubai news round-up: August 4, 2011

Maradona touches down in Dubai, rugby community mourns loss of Jonathon, warning over Ramadan traffic and more …

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Despite increasing speculation that he wouldn’t show up, Maradona touched down in the UAE on Wednesday evening to begin work as Al Wasl manager.

One of the game’s true greats, the Argentina World Cup winner arrived in Dubai around 11pm through the private Majlis of the city’s International Airport, an entry point reserved for VIPs and dignitaries.
Full story: Sport 360

The UAE rugby community mourned the loss of Dubai Exiles star Jonathon Beeton who was critically injured in a freak boating accident in June and died on Wednesday morning in Rashid Hospital ending a 47-day battle for his life.

The South African centre had been clinically brain dead following a fall from the top tier at a friend’s boat party onto the deck below on June 17.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Motorists across the Emirates are complaining of increased morning traffic congestion since the start of Ramadan, but police say the only solution is cautious driving.

The main areas of reported problems are the roads leading into the capital, and from Sharjah to Dubai.
Full story: The National

Dubai’s pioneering low-cost airline flydubai has doubled the size of its fleet in just one year following the arrival of its 18th aircraft last week.

The new Boeing 737-800 NG represents an investment of $80 million and is the latest delivery of the order of 50 placed by flydubai at the 2008 
Farnborough Airshow.
Full story: Khaleej Times

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