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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Dubai

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Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
Dubai pardons alleged rape victim who was sentenced to 16 months in prison
The Norwegian woman was convicted of having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape by a co-worker.
The Dubai diet: Lose weight, get paid gold. Simple.
Where can we sign up?
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about the Orange Order parade, a man drowning in Co Donegal and the death of Mel Smith.
Woman in Dubai handed 16 month jail sentence after reporting rape
The woman was convicted of having sex outside marriage after reporting that a co-worker assaulted her.
VIDEO: Justin Bieber attacked on stage in Dubai
The Canadian had already been two hours late arriving on stage for his Dubai gig when a fan invaded the stage.
Here's your new police car... it's a Ferrari
If you’re in Dubai, that is.
Former president Musharraf returns to Pakistan, vows to ‘save’ country
A crowd of hundreds turned out to welcome the former military ruler at Karachi Airport as he ended his four years of exile ahead of elections in May.
VIDEO: Diego Maradona has still got it, baby
Check out the tekkers from El Diez in Dubai this week.
QPR in turmoil as Redknapp denies reports of a boozy team trip to Dubai
“If it happened they must have done something I didn’t see.”
Chinese 'Dubai' turns into deserted island
Phoenix Island was the epitomy of a property boom – now it stands quiet and desolate and unlucky owners are ‘desperate’ to sell.
At least one half of Wozzilroy enjoyed themselves yesterday...
Caroline Wozniacki was greeted by one of the word’s greatest ever footballers at the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships.
Investigation into alleged abduction of Kevin Michael McGeever continues
The property developer claims he was kidnapped at gunpoint and kept in a shipping container for eight months.
Vilanova can return to work soon, says Barcelona
Nou Camp chief Sandro Rosell Vilanova faces some six weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head
A review the 24-year-old UN telecom regulations kicked off today amid insistence that plans to control internet freedoms are “unfounded”.
VIDEO: Irish Parachute team competes in world championships in Dubai
The team, largely made up of Defence Forces personnel, is taking part in the formation skydiving category.
Column: As a mother, I'm not not too posh to push... just too scared
“While I’m awestruck by the natural birth brigade, I’ve vowed never to do it again,” says a mother who is opting for a C-section.
McIlroy, Donald share lead at 11 under in Dubai
Pádraig Harrington — and his moustache — are five shots behind the leaders.
Caroline Wozniacki grills boyfriend Rory McIlroy about her Christmas present in Dubai press conference
Vouchers, we reckon.
Irish man jailed for alleged Dubai taxi romp
The man and a British woman were accused of removing clothing and fondling each other in the cab.
Luuuuuuuuke! Rory McIlroy trails Donald by one in Dubai
There’s $8million on the table and the Holywood man is in the mix again.
Virus forces Lowry out of World Tour Championship
Marc Warren and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano share the clubhouse lead in Dubai, with Padraig Harrington a shot back.
In pics: The biggest shopping centre on the planet
Let’s go inside Dubai Mall, which has over 600 shops, a 22-screen cinema, a replica of London’s Regent Square and ice skating rink.
Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report
Tourists from Asian countries who make up a large chunk of the UAE’s population will need a college degree to stop rampant immigration.
Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
Recall: Maradona appointed sports ambassador in Dubai
The Argentinian is awarded the role little over a month after being sacked from Al Wasl.
Man arrested as Revenue seize €450k of heroin at Dublin Airport
The drugs were found concealed in a tailored suitcase being carried by a man on a flight from Dubai.
Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early
The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.
The players' story: how Ireland's cricketers won the World T20 Qualifying Tournament
In their own words, Ireland’s cricketers tell their story.
Maradona's team defends scuffle with heckling fans
the Argentina legend stormed into the stands to confront fans who were taunting his girlfriend and the wives of players.
Keep on keeping on: Ireland pick up an important win against USA
Boyd Rankin took four wickets for nine runs as Ireland beat the USA in their World T20 qualifier this morning.
Unresolved: O'Leary calls on FIFA to rule on row with Dubai club
David O’Leary has held his breath for long enough, his case for compensation from Al Ahli will be presented to FIFA.
That's not cricket: Eoin Morgan dropped for England's Sri Lanka series
The Irishman “has got some work to do,” says coach Andy Flower.
Going, going... green: World landmarks to celebrate St Patrick's Day
Niagara Falls will turn green for the first time to mark the Ireland’s National Day.
Dubai fountains 'dance' to Whitney's I Will Always Love You
The choreographed display is one of the more unusual tributes to the singer…
Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route
Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.
Pakistani president 'not worried' amid military coup threat
Asif Ali Zardari is under intense pressure from the military establishment, as well as what many see is a partisan Supreme Court intent on ousting his government before the end of its term in 2013.
Top of the world, Ma! Rory McIlroy tees up on Dubai hotel
It’s a long way from the tee-box at Holywood Golf Club….
Donald secures US and European double, as McIlroy misses out
It has been confirmed that the Englishman will finish the year as world number one.
Emirates to create 25 jobs in Dublin
The airline will recruit staff for its first Dublin office and for Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.