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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...

 

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...

 

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced a 10-year plan to generate tens of thousands of health care jobs, the construction of dozens of new facilities and the opening of eight new medical education institutions by 2025. DHA’s former director-general, Essa Al Maidoor, told local media the introduction of mandatory health insurance had...

 

Part of Dubai’s financial sector strategy is to develop its capital markets in a way that reflects the local economy and real economic activity within it. The plan for futures and spot contracts based on local commercial communities features two trading platforms situated in two separate free zones. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the...

 

The past 15 years have seen major advances in capital markets activity in Dubai. The financial sector free zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has gone from idea to reality, and the emirate recently became the world’s largest market for sukuk (Islamic bonds). However, development has been uneven across types of...