Dubai selected to host 2013 swimming world championships

July 26th, 2009

Dubai was selected to host the 2013 swimming world championships on Saturday. The United Arab Emirates city beat Moscow and Hamburg, Germany.

The announcement was made by FINA president Mustapha Larfaoui on the second day of the current worlds in Rome. Larfaoui said it was still to be determined which period of the year the Dubai championships will be held. They are expected to be held indoors.

Shanghai will host the next worlds in 2011.

$272m Dubai children’s hospital underway

July 25th, 2009

Construction of a new AED1bn ($272m) specialist children’s hospital in Dubai is underway, the official news agency WAM reported.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai laid the foundation stone of the Jalilah Specialised Paediatric Hospital on Sunday.
The 200-bed specialist centre is located in the grounds of the Al Wasl Hospital and is set for completion in 2010.
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Dubai restaurants advised to improve hygiene standards

July 24th, 2009

Restaurants in Dubai are under pressure to improve their food and hygiene standards with the Dubai Municipality intensifying monitoring after an uproar over the recent deaths of two children through food poisoning.

Following a few cases of food poisoning reported from Dubai, the most famous of which resulted in the deaths of siblings Chelsea and Nathan D’Souza last month, the Dubai Municipality has stepped up its inspection of restaurants and other eateries and advised many of them to improve quality standards. The municipality also recently conducted a food safety awareness campaign under the banner “Food Safety is our Priority”.
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