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UAE allowing Ram to play in Dubai

Updated: February 19, 2009, 4:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Israeli tennis player Andy Ram will be allowed to play in a premier Dubai tennis tournament after the Arab country said it would permit the No. 7-ranked doubles player to enter the country.

The Persian Gulf country banned Israeli women's tennis star Shahar Peer earlier this week from entering the UAE to participate in the lucrative Dubai Tennis Championships. Organizers said they feared fan anger over Israel's recent military offensive in the Gaza Strip would ...

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