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While low oil prices weighed heavily on many of Dubai’s trading partners and neighbours, the emirate delivered a strong economic performance in 2016, buoyed by growth in key non-hydrocarbons segments, which provided an important buffer against external challenges.

Sales of greener vehicles in Dubai look set to rise in the coming years as the government steps up its bid to reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint.

 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) run by Emirati entrepreneurs secured health service contracts worth Dh24m ($6.53m) between 2012 and 2015, according to Dubai Health Authority (DHA). DHA’s director of purchasing and supplies, Eman Khalfan Al Jallaf, told local media her department had made it a priority to deal with local SMEs offering...

 

How is policy being developed to address the changing demands of the Dubai population?

 

With a globally strategic location served by two international airports and an expanding health care sector equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Dubai looks set to surpass its targets for medical tourism. These factors were among those to impress judges at the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) awards in June 2016, when Dubai won...

 

With more physicians per head than the UK and a lower mortality rate for children under five than the US, Dubai can boast of a world-class health care system by some measures. However, in the face of rapid population growth and the quest for a more comprehensive offering of clinical specialities, much is left to be done in Dubai’s health care...