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Dubai striding hard to become an International hub for Medical Tourism

14 Apr

With aim to establish Dubai image as an international hub destination for medical tourism, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has planned to open 22 hospitals across the city to boost up national economy to Dh 2.6 billion by 2020. Fast expansion of healthcare sector enabled this city to achieve its targets. Strategic efforts are being made to expand medical tourism sector. Their primary aim is to achieve this status before EXPO 2020.medical-tourism-dubai

Governmental initiatives to support this aim

  • According to Government officials and authorities, this target can only be achieved after carrying out deep market research and communication with major stakeholders to finalize the prices for health care packages. Crucial stake holders involved in the process are healthcare sector, hospitality and tourism. Moreover, authorities are also thinking to provide extra relief for patient visa requirements. UAE Government is aiming to acquire international healthcare system while including country’s own healthcare expertise to develop mutual relationship in the field of healthcare.
  • Another remarkable initiative is the construction of new teaching hospital and setting up a medical college project in Dubai Silicon Oasis of total cost of Dh1 billion. It is expected that the 300-bed University Hospital will create at least 4,000 jobs and capable to treat 700,000 patients a year. The project is due to open in 2017.
  • In order to support emerging sector of medical tourism, institutional investors and corporate players are required to make investments in the sector. Recently Dubai hosted the two-day International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC 2014). Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center was the venue for this conference. The event has played a positive role in fostering city image as a preferred destination for medical travel and tourism. Several industry leaders attended this conference. The conference highlighted the importance of promoting Dubai as a positive healthcare brand. The discussion also revealed the importance of implementing three-segmented approach based on infrastructure, support systems and regulation. According to this approach recruiting skilled healthcare professionals and suitable regulation of labour market will surely enable this city to improve the standards of medical services while executing the demands.
  • In addition to these initiatives, DHA has clearly defined the key healthcare sectors important for medical tourism are dentistry, cosmetic surgery, eye surgery, orthopedic surgery, general medical screenings, and sports medicine. Each of these fields has become very famous these days and it is expected that they will continue to be the most sought after treatments among patients. Having identified the importance of these health sectors, Dubai is showing good progress and quickly moving towards establishing its name as hub of medical facilities in the region. Further launch of an e-portal for Dubai medical tourism is also a smart initiative taken by Dubai Government.

Dubai-the Business Center of Middle East

27 Mar

Dubai the second largest UAE Emirate is recognized as business, travel and tourism hub of Middle East. Boosted up from small fishing and trading community, strategic efforts have enabled this city to build its image as trade center on international levels. According to Master Card World Wide Annual Global Destination Cities Index, Dubai ranked on ninth position among top ten for year 2011, eight for 2012 and seventh position for 2013. This clearly shows that the emirate has been continuously improving its position. The city has shown unmatched progress in short period of time. Today, the city is globally known as alluring destination for travel and business.


Due to multicultural environment of this city, the corporate environment is also unique. The metropolis city display rich combination of Emirati heritage, Arabic life, Western sincerity and ambition of Asian people. The cosmopolitan environment is attracting expats across the world to settle down to work and invest in the city. The tax-free lifestyle and penalty free currency conversion of earnings facilitate foreign entrepreneurs and investors while establishing their business in Dubai. Being located on the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, the Emirate executes the role of perfect gateway between East and West. The unique centralized time zone efficiently combines the East and West business hours while its geographical location made it easily accessible destination. It is well connected with all major countries and cities across the world.


Legal frame work and Company Law

With aim to facilitate businessmen in every possible way, State Government has been working to improve investment laws, regulatory laws and incentive policies. Implementation of freehold ownership law for land and stocks is the major effort in this scenario. UAE Federal Cabinet has also implemented a new company law to reduce the time frame of establishing a company. The new legislation allows foreigners to hold 49% ownership in the firm they are investing. Later implementation of other FDI laws further facilitated foreign investors to make investments in the city. Separate resolution is available for different business types.


Easy Financing

In contrast to local industrialists, foreign entrepreneurs can easily obtain bank loans from UAE banks with variety of financial products and other services. Besides this, the low cost of taking loans also allure foreign companies willing to expand their operations in Middle East. Emirate welcomes small and medium enterprises. A governmental agency, SME which is operated under the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has developed several financial and non financial programs to support small entrepreneurs to obtain bank loans.


Governmental efforts to foster Investments

State Government is taking every possible step to diversify city economy in to knowledge-based economy to perk up business environment to increase productivity. DED and associated agencies are making policies and plans after analyzing and identifying important trade sectors. Their major aim is to attract new foreign investments while proffering aftercare support to facilitate existing investors. Their aim is to improve the overall investment scene and enterprise sector in the city. Dubai FDI is the leading agency of DED which guides new investors throughout the whole process of investment. The guide line includes suitable advices about location, legal frame work structure suitable for specific business type. The agency also helps established companies to expand their setup further.


Free zones and zero corporate taxes make Dubai an open trading hub


Free zones in Dubai, zero corporate and capital taxes have made this city a heaven for foreign investors. It’s enchanting to own an office with complete ownership rights in the hub city like Dubai. Zero income taxes for companies located in mainland and free zone is a big incentive for entrepreneurs. Only 10 percent of annual property rental value tax is paid by all business properties as municipal tax. Further, the duty free exchange of goods with average tariff of just 4 percent made this city and open trading hub. The foreign labour policy also allows private sectors to hire expat workers across the world at competitive wages.


Strategic efforts and implementation of new laws have played great role to promote city image as regional business center. Depending on your company type, you can choose mainland or free zone to setup your organization.

Dubai world’s best holiday rental destination for year 2014

13 Mar

After evaluating booking enquiries and booking trends of holiday rentals, Dubai has won the top position among holiday destinations. Experts believed that extensive and rapidly expanding network of Dubai Emirates airline has made Dubai travel easier and cheaper. Being the regional hub for business, trade and travel, Dubai has been receiving foreign entrepreneurs and travelers across the world. Developers have constructed commercial and residential developments to execute business and accommodation needs of travelers. Besides this, the city also proffers entertainment and leisure opportunities to entertain visitors.

Millions of visitors visit Dubai every year for different reasons. Although, the emirate is world renowned for its luxury hotels and resorts that are even expensive sometimes. City possesses several affordable accommodation options for visitors. Irrespective to their luxury standards, these short stays are known as holiday rentals in Dubai that can be rented on different rents. You can find suitable living space according to your budget. Common holiday rentals in Dubai are hotels, resorts, villas, Dubai apartments including serviced, studios and hotel apartments. These short term rentals are ideal for everyone living and visiting Dubai for few days to few weeks or months. Travelers can rent anyone of them after considering what will best execute their needs.

Entertainment and attractions

In addition to accommodation, other things making Dubai best holiday rental hotspot are year round sunshine, warm winters, clear blue waters, golden sand dunes and white sandy beaches. However, the city has boosted its infrastructure and commercial and residential real estate projects; you can find nature and wild life sanctuary in the city. Adventure seekers and holiday makers not only enjoy visiting purposefully constructed leisure and entertainment spots in the city rather they can also enjoy outdoor adventure trips under the sky on Arabian desert and seas.

The city welcomes everyone, even those who don’t have huge holiday budget. There are number of things to do for free. A simple road trip and walk on Dubai Marina and kite surfing on the beach and visit to traditional souks are few activities budget travelers can enjoy du ring the trip without spending a lot. Even you can also find free accommodation via couchsurfing community in Dubai. Moreover, studios, hotel apartments and villas are few budget accommodation options available for travelers among range of Dubai properties for rent.

Choosing any of them holiday rentals proffer many advantages for reenters. Like low cost accommodation without compromising on quality and life style amenities. Further, occupant will enjoy more privacy and space as compared expensive hotels and resorts.

Dubai a lucrative destination for job seekers

22 Jan

After facing three years of consecutive downfall Dubai started regaining its momentum during the fourth quarter of year 2011 that continues in 2012. Finally in year 2013, emirate completely recovered and almost all sectors started showing best performance. Number of job opportunities evolved and job seekers started consider choosing Dubai as their destination to find job. Especially, skilled professionals can easily get job here. You may find job from managerial level to clerk and labor according to your skill set.

Employment outlook in Dubai

Developers, investors and State government had worked hard in collaboration to recognize as the business and financial hub in the region of Middle East. Their continuous struggle enables Dubai to get it listed among top global destinations for finding better employment. If you survey different business sectors and organizations, you will find that huge percentage of employees belong to different countries across the world. It is difficult for any government to manage employee related issues quickly. Having considered this issue, UAE government have made simple polices to manage employee and employers issues efficiently. Recruitment analysts have predicted that the hub city of GCC countries has strong potential for becoming an attractive destination for talented individuals who are looking to explore good career opportunities.

Why Dubai is a heaven for job seekers?

Zero taxes on income are that have made Dubai a heaven for job seekers. Whereas luxury lifestyle of this emirate equally attracts second home seekers and tourists across the world. Two sectors which have been playing great role in establishing emirate’s image as one of the most sought after destination for finding job and better life style include travel and SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) sectors. Recruitment analysts stated that regional recruitment activity has significantly increased. A mix of new job opportunities is now available in almost all major sectors.

Popular careers among job seekers in Dubai

Management careers are on the top among job seekers in Dubai. Other careers which have been listed as the famous careers are nursing, dentistry, airport workers, financial analysts, accountants, auditors and interior designers, administrative careers like supervisors, inspectors and managers. Whereas, UAE recruiters are looking for hiring highly qualified financial analysts, engineers and IT experts to join high profile positions in relevant industry.

If you are planning to find the job in UAE/Dubai then you will feel pleased after knowing this that labor laws are strictly followed across UAE. The country is associated with different international organizations like international labor organization -ILO, Arab labor organization -ALO, and other international mutual organization. The state government does annual assessment review to ensure implementation of labor law across the country. In fact you will find transparency in every sector regarding hiring professionals, human and labor rights.

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Dubai a perfect beach destination for Honeymooners

16 Jan

Despite its excitement, happiness and fun wedding is said to be the most important day for everyone. It’s a common desire of everyone to organize this event beautifully to make it memorable day for whole life. While making arrangements for this special day of your life you will definitely get hitched and essentially need a break to relax with your soul mate. Most of the couples consider taking holiday break and plan a honeymoon trip to create beautiful memories of their married life. Very few people exactly know where they should go to have maximum fun and entertainment. Few couples love the luxury life style whereas others find adventure trips more suitable option to enjoy. Several countries across the world have purposefully constructed luxury hotels and entertainment outlets and adventure spots to execute the needs of holiday makers and tourists.


There are few countries in the world that are capable to provide luxury, fun, entertainment and adventure all along for their visitors. Dubai the second largest emirate of UAE has been world renowned to offer almost everything for its visitors. From world’s luxurious hotels and waterfront resorts to shopping malls and water parks, the emirate has plenty of other options like beaches and deserts. Dubai is world famous for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. If you are a nature lover and want to enjoy your honeymoon trip at a luxurious beach resort then Dubai can be the perfect destination for your honeymoon trip.


Why beaches are considered a romantic spot?

Beaches are considered most romantic place to visit because of their natural beauty and calmness. Visiting and staying in a beach resorts allow newly married couples to enjoy romantic moments away from hustle and bustle of city life in a peaceful and beautiful environment. Lot of sunshine, calm atmosphere, warm breezes and golden sand acted like a magic and couples get indulged in the natural beauty and forgets everything instead of each other. Having considered the interest of honeymooners and holiday makers, almost every holiday destination consider building waterfront resorts and entertainment spots to provide lifestyle facilities for visitors.

Dubai possess everything to become a perfect beach destination

Dubai has become a world famous holiday destination in the region of Middle East. With year round sunshine, soft sandy beaches, luxury water front resorts and tax free shopping have made this city a heaven for holiday makers especially for honeymooners. Dubai developers have invested huge money to manicure these beaches. Despite offering uninterrupted sunshine, Dubai sea shores are perfect for sunbathing and other water based activities like fishing, dhow cruising, sailing, deep sea diving and snorkeling. Other activities you can enjoy at Dubai beaches include kite surfing, seaplane flight and jet skiing. Almost all beaches in the city are equipped with daily life necessities like toilets, showers, changing areas and chalet/shady areas to relax. Those who can’t afford staying in a beachfront resort may spend a day on beach. The beaches are exotic and capable to provide real delight to its visitors. Those who want to explore diverse culture and luxuries of modern life must consider visiting Dubai. Although the emirate has wide range of attractions and entertainment activities to entertain holidaymakers, Dubai beaches are known to provide superb blend of luxury, beauty and rich culture. You will definitely enjoy the hospitality of Arabs while spending your honeymoon trip in Dubai. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, The one and only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah Beach Club Resort & Spa and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort are the few famous water front resorts and hotels in the city.