– 5.5% year-over-year increase in sector sales driven by new government-led initiatives and growing number of medical tourists
– Orthopaedics, sports medicine, dermatology and skin care, dentistry and fertility treatment are currently among the top specialities for health tourism in Dubai
– Dubai aims to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020, supported by Expo 2020 and the continued development of the healthcare sector.
Medical tourism sales in the UAE increased 5.5% year-over-year to reach AED 12.1 billion in 2018 with growth supported by a number of government-led initiatives and the rising number of medical tourists in the [...]
Emirates Aviation University has introduced an “international student study package”, offering financial benefits and support to international students.
The package includes 20% savings on costs for university accommodation, 15% discount on programme fees, and a complimentary Economy class return ticket per year on Emirates. The package will also offer the students free services for three persons from marhaba, the world’s leading passenger services providers, free hotel accommodation for two adults for three days as well as a waiver for all visa administration charges.
Dr Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University said: “Getting your [...]
The app has processed 7.5 million transactions over the course of its lifetime
The DubaiNow platform and application has processed 7.5 million transactions, worth AED 4 billion, since its launch in 2015, making it the city’s preferred portal for transactions with government services, asserted Smart Dubai and the Dubai Department of Finance (DoF).
The application was designed to provide a single, centralised service platform that offers fast, seamless, and paperless services, allowing Dubai residents to complete all transactions digitally, through a web portal or via smartphone.
The platform has grown to house more than 70 government and private [...]
Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, kicked off the e-statistics system, in a launch ceremony held at DC headquarters in the presence of Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Center, alongside senior executives and directors from Dubai Customs.
In his [...]
The Emirates NBD Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the UAE declined from the recent high posted in May (59.4) to 57.7 in June. However, the average reading for Q2 2019 was 58.2, the highest since Q4 2014. This suggests that non-oil sector growth accelerated at the fastest rate in more than four years last quarter.
The recovery in the PMI this year has been underpinned by faster expansion of output and new work, although this has come at a cost for many firms as selling prices continued to decline on average in June. External demand has also contributed to the strong growth in new work in June, with new export orders rising at a record rate for [...]
The headline Dubai Economy Tracker (DET) Index was fractionally lower in June at 58.4 but remains near the four-year high recorded in May (58.5). Output and new work rose sharply again last month, and while the selling price index remained in contraction territory, the rate of price discounting in June was slight. The survey data suggests that Dubai’s non-oil economy grew at the fastest rate since early 2015 in Q2 2019.
However, the employment index dipped to 49.9 in June, the lowest reading since February, despite the strong growth in the volume of activity recorded last month, as firms remain reluctant to boost headcount. Nevertheless, panellists remained [...]
Smart Dubai has introduced a new upgrade to its flagship “Dubai Now” application – designed to be the city’s one-stop shop for smart services – allowing users to make donations to four segments of beneficiaries during the Year of Tolerance.
Launched in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Finance (DoF), the new feature offers a platform where donations can be made to People of Determination, Cancer Patients, the Elderly, and Families Needing Financial Aid. The joint project bringing together Smart Dubai and the DoF is part of the social responsibility efforts of both organisations; it reflects their dedication to charity and volunteer work during the Year of [...]
Blueair, a world leader in air purification solutions, today announced that it has been recognised as one of UAE’s strongest and most trusted brands by the Superbrands organisation, an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence. Blueair was voted as a ‘Superbrand’ by a panel of top UAE business leaders and more than 2,500 senior managers and marketing professionals following a rigorous selection process.
“Blueair believes in clean air for the next-generation – a vision that has been driving us on a journey of [...]