Team shortlist24 Jul 2017 AT 06:58 PM

DUBAI NEWS: Our top stories this week

UAE lifts ban on Qatar-based beIN Sports channel and more!
Team shortlist24 Jul 2017 AT 06:58 PM

1. Sean Connolly to open Dubai Opera restaurant in September
Prominent chef Sean Connolly is stepping up to the task with a contemporary brasserie serving steak and seafood, opening this September. ‘Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera’ will have an informal menu that can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, bar, or the rooftop terrace.
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2. Passengers burst into song and dance on an Emirates flight
On a recent flight from Kenya to the US, 75 members of the Baylor University School of Music Men’s Choir performed Cayabyab's song "Da Coconut Nut", complete with dance moves.
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3. UAE lifts ban on Qatar-based beIN Sports channel
The UAE lifted the ban on the Qatar-based broadcaster over the weekend, and Etisalat sent out a text message to customers to inform them that the channel was available with immediate effect.
The message read: "Dear customer, we would like to advise that starting 22 July the beIN package will be available to customers and normal charges will apply. The provision of the beIN package will be subject to an ongoing review."
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4. Dubai Taxis can now be booked by through the Uber app
Customers can now easily book a Dubai Taxi Corporation limousine through the Uber app.
The CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, and general manager of Uber in the UAE, Christopher Free, signed the deal to enable booking the DTC limousines through the Uber transport service app.
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