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Dubai planning for 13% annual growth in medical sector until 2021

In a region that's quickly modernizing, one of the Gulf area's primary cosmopolitan cities, Dubai, is determined to grow its health care system to the point where it offers medical tourism to the global community. Dubai authorities are announcing that with an investment of over $272.2 million last year, they expect to welcome around 1.3 million medical tourists within the next five years. Read More »

Dubai Health Authority, Unilever partner to promote healthy living

Consumer goods company Unilever has teamed up with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to help Dubai residents achieve healthier lifestyles. Among the many initiatives that will be featured in the yearlong campaign will be one focused on teaching students the importance of daily exercise and healthy eating and placing stationary bikes in the waiting areas of DHA health facilities. Read More »

Dubai hospitals respond to 22,000 emergency cases during Ramadan

During Ramadan, emergency personnel in Dubai Health Authority’s hospitals received more than 22,000 emergency cases. The first 20 days of the holy month documented the cases for emergency departments in Rashid, Latifa, Hatta and Dubai Hospital. Emergency cases included treatment for gynecological emergencies, heart attack, food poisoning, strokes, bronchitis and car accidents. Read More »

Penalties to be delayed for not meeting Dubai health insurance deadline

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said that while the deadline for mandatory health insurance in Dubai is June 30, penalties will not be imposed on individual sponsors until the end of the year. “Individuals, their families and their employees - such as maids, cooks etc. - will be given a grace period until the end of the year,” Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf, director of health funding at DHA, said Read More »