Tuesday 21 February 2017

Critical illness cover ‘priority for UAE residents’

UAE residents are willing to spend more on protection against the financial impact of critical illness compared to the global average, according a report released today by insurer Zurich International Life, Middle East. In the UAE individuals are willing to pay an average of six


Dewa tops global average in sustainability index

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has achieved outstanding results through the Sustainability Culture Indicator achieving 88.7 per cent in 2016, an increase of 3.7 per cent over the previous year and exceeding the global average.  The Sustainability Culture In


NYU Abu Dhabi launches UAE healthy future study

Under the patronage of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, advisor to the President of the UAE, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced a first of its kind study aimed at building a healthier future for the UAE. Investigators from NYUAD and the NYU Lang


DHA hospitals perform 30,000 surgeries in 2016

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that around 30,000 surgeries were conducted at three of its hospitals - Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital, Hatta Hospital and Latifa Hospital - in 2016. Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the Dubai Health Authority, said o


Dubai gears up for Arab paediatric summit

Leading healthcare experts from across the globe will be in Dubai, UAE, to discuss issues related to neonatology, child nutrition and rare diseases at the upcoming Arab Paediatric Medical Congress. The event, supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, also includes three


EEG launches big Umm Al-Quwain clean up drive

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) organised a ‘Clean Up UAE’ campaign at the Umm Al-Quwain Fishing Village which resulted in the collection of 6,000 tons of waste over a period of five days. This year’s drive, carried out in co-ordination with the Departmen


Norway firm offers documented green power

Norway-based Ecohz, a provider of global renewable energy solutions, now offers green power documented by the International REC Standard  to companies operating in the Gulf. By buying I-RECs companies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and improve their sustainability


Oman seeks global tie-ups to treat ‘produced water’

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is seeking international partners to process volumes of ‘produced water’ that it generates daily as a result of its oilfield operations, into “steam quality water”, a report said. The company plans to float a tender soon in


Dubai Cosmetic Surgery offers virtual reality 3D consultation

Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, UAE’s premier cosmetic clinic, is now offering virtual reality consultations where patients get to see how they will look after the procedure. Any decision to modify one’s physical appearance cannot be taken lightly and it is therefore logical


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