Dubai news round-up: August 8

Firms breaking Ramadan laws, Burg Khalifa apartment on sale forDhs25m, Maradona speculation gathers pace and more …

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Private sector firms are risking large fines this Ramadan by forcing staff to work full eight-hour days without overtime, in breach of Ministry of Labour laws.

In a survey by Arabian Business, staff at retail outlets including Costa Coffee, Borders, Burger King and department store Jashanmal reported working longer than the six hours allotted by the Ministry, for the same salary.
Full story: Arabian Business

An apartment in the world's tallest building has hit the market priced at Dhs25 million (US$6.8m), testing the appetite for luxury properties in Dubai.

The four-bedroom apartment is on the 87th floor of Burj Khalifa and includes the highest residential terrace in the tower. It is one of only six four-bedroom apartments in the Burj Khalifa with terraces.
Full story: The National

The question on everyone's lips is how long Diego Maradona plans to stay at Al Wasl after the footballing legend landed in Dubai last week.

The Argentinian icon is yet to face the press but is surely expecting to be grilled when his time comes. Maradona oversaw 12 games in two months at Argentina's Mandiyu de Corrientes in 1994 – he won one, lost six, drew five.
Full story: Gulf News
The summer heat can play havoc with your looks - especially if you’re out and about in the humidity.

Looking good when you’re busy dodging from house to taxi to work and dinner dates is no mean feat- think creased clothes, frizzy hair and melted make-up... nightmare!
Full story: 7days

Sponsored: Hendrick’s DXB Cucumber Day is fast approaching

This week’s episode of the Time Out Dubai podcast rolls up its sleeves

The al fresco theme park will be opening its gates with a new show

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January

The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch

Feeling the pinch? Fear not. We've got 16 weekend feasts for under Dhs300 for you


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