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UAE shows solidarity with China on coronavirus epidemic

The coronavirus, commonly referred to as the Wuhan virus, caused 361 deaths in China with confirmed cases in the country at 17,205

How Muddy Waters is hammering Indian billionaire’s BR Shetty’s NMC

The London-listed company’s share price has fallen 24 per cent this year to 13.48 pounds

Saudi evacuating its citizens from Wuhan as coronavirus spreads across China

The city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, is currently under lockdown

Dr B.R. Shetty, Founder and Co-Chairman of Finablr, at the London Stock Exchange[2] copy

UAE-based BR Shetty’s fortune drops by $1.5bn since Muddy Waters attack

The family’s troubles began last month when Block’s Muddy Waters Capital issued a report criticising NMC’s accounts

UAE ‘completely free’ of new coronavirus – ministry

The coronavirus has killed at least 17 people and infected hundreds of others

GCC healthcare market to be worth $70bn by 2020

Dubai’s Amanat weighs acquiring VPS Healthcare stake

Amanat expects the healthcare sector in the Middle East to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 6.7 per cent by 2022

Most UAE residents support the country’s new tax on sugary drinks – survey

The UAE will levy a 50 per cent on sugary drinks from January 1, 2020

Dubai’s health authority shuts down private hospital for ‘violating medical practices’

All the departments of the hospital, including operating rooms, have been closed for three months

UAE’s tax authority reveals minimum prices for cigarettes, waterpipe tobacco

A 100 per cent excise tax on tobacco and tobacco products, as well as electronic smoking devices and liquids comes into effect this year

Dubai Healthcare City launches new licence to allow GPs to conduct cosmetic surgery

Previously, cosmetic procedures could only be conducted by plastic surgeons and dermatologists, and/or supervised GPs

Watch: UAE workers struggling with stress – Cigna survey

A new survey says long working hours and wellness programmes that don’t address mental and emotional wellbeing are serious concerns for workers in the UAE

GCC healthcare market to be worth $70bn by 2020

UAE healthcare: How clinics can survive the crowded market

A partnership model can help clinics achieve profits via economies of scale and cost-sharing

UAE to introduce colour-coded food labels to promote healthy eating

The nationwide policy will become mandatory by 2022

UAE cabinet approves policy to categorise food products on nutritional value

Food products will be categorised as one of three colours – red, yellow and green, to clearly distinguish their nutritional values

UAE’s First Abu Dhabi Bank denies Qatar’s allegations

The bank announced in June that it would be closing its sole branch in Qatar

Dubai’s DHA says ‘on track’ to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2021

The top three specialties for medical tourists in Dubai last year were dentistry, orthopaedics and dermatology

Two groups, one backed by China’s Fosun, bid for stake in UAE’s NMC Health

The deal shows the growing interest of Chinese companies in the Middle East

How the GCC can be ready for the personalised medicine wave of the future

Personalised medicine can have significant health and financial impacts in the region

Four ways to market your healthcare clinic in the UAE

Paid promotions are just a small part of the overall marketing mix

Three tech innovations that are transforming UAE healthcare

From AR to smart devices, the local healthcare market is seeing a boom in new technologies

All Dubai restaurants will soon have to display calorie content on menus

All food establishments in the emirate will have to adhere to the ruling by January 2020

Three key strategies to overcome healthcare staffing issues in UAE clinics

A combination of cultural factors, competition and an oversaturated market presents multiple problems for providers

Pharma partnership aims to accelerate supply of medicines to UAE market

Multinational firm GlaxoSmithKline has teamed up with UAE-based Neopharma in a bid to speed up supply

GCC healthcare: Putting patients at the heart of the industry

The region’s healthcare industry is seeing major developments in technology as well as changing patient needs

Kuwait further hikes healthcare fees for expats

The measure seeks to ease congestion at public hospitals, the health ministry said

The shift towards personalised healthcare in the UAE

Christian Schuhmacher, CEO of King’s College Hospital London in the UAE, on the multiple benefits of personalised care

Dubai Healthcare City cuts fees to attract investment

Start-up and operating fees for healthcare, commercial, research and educational entities in the freezone have been reduced

UAE-based healthcare group Avivo eyes MENA expansion

The group currently operates two hospitals and 29 clinics in the region

Four UAE healthcare trends that will affect you in 2019

New technologies in the healthcare industry could help companies health insurance premiums under control


UAE bans import of birds, poultry from Kuwait following bird flu outbreak

Only thermally-treated poultry products (meat and eggs) have been cleared for import from Kuwait