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In 2010, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) spent a quarter of its total healthcare budget to send its citizens abroad for medical treatment. These patients are participants in a phase of globalization referred to as “medical travel.” Their movement coincides with the cross-border flow of health services, professionals, and companies, shaping a global industry. This paper provides evidence, based on the examples of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, that medical travel presents the UAE with a mix of equity benefits and harms.
This document provides an overview of the urban development projects that have occurred and are being planned within the UAE and particularly in Ras Al Khaimah, addressing industrial development, demographics, environmental issues, sustainability, and infrastructure considerations. For those interested in learning more about regional urban planning or in conducting research on the region, relevant sources are also cataloged.
Over the last three decades, continued expatriate population growth across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar has created an unprecedented demand for private education. However, a combination of a lack of affordable private education options, monopolistic behaviors of private education providers, and a mix of government regulations have resulted in serious issues surrounding access and quality. This policy paper presents the nature and implications of private school provision for access and equity in K-12 education in the UAE and Qatar.
This policy paper describes some key characteristics of the male English teachers working in government schools in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and discusses the policy implications of this information. The data and analysis presented are the result of a research study conducted during the 2012-2013 academic year.
This study examined Emirati job satisfaction using an online survey to understand Emirati under-employment in the private sector. To date, double-digit Emirati youth unemployment has plagued the UAE even though it is a regional economic leader whose private sector has the potential to create tens of thousands of new jobs each year. The saturated public sector is so vastly preferred by Emiratis that many of them avoid working in the private sector despite abundant opportunities there, even when prolonged unemployment is a consequence.
As the UAE's population continues to expand rapidly, public health care represents an important priority for the nation. This document introduces readers to the medical and health landscape of the country, with a closer look at Ras Al Khaimah. It examines public and private health care establishments, medical infrastructure, and leading health concerns, while providing a comparison of the health systems of the UAE and other developed nations.
2014 has been a remarkable year for the Al Qasimi Foundation, and we are proud to present this annual report, which highlights the Foundation’s recent accomplishments and celebrates its fifth year of dedication to the development of Ras Al Khaimah.
While researchers have studied the nature and implications of private education provision in the United Kingdom, United States, and other high-income states, no such research has been done in the UAE or Qatar. This research employs a mixed-methods comparative approach to understand the nature of the private education sectors in the UAE and Qatar, examine the ways in which private education providers navigate the regulatory schooling environments in the UAE and Qatar, and assess the impact on education stakeholders, in particular those at the lower ends of the socioeconomic spectrum.
The purpose of this report and the supporting research is to examine the status of professional development priorities, policies, and practices in Ras Al Khaimah higher education institutions and to identify areas of strength and improvement. Three different institutions participated in the project, and 100 academic faculty and administrative staff were interviewed. The purpose of the interviews was to determine staff’s professional development needs and understanding of policies and practices and to raise their awareness of the nature of continuous learning for an academic professional.
Throughout recent history, dependency on temporary foreign workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has steadily increased. In the education sector, Arab expatriate teachers account for a significant percentage of the teacher workforce, therefore playing a critical role in determining the quality of the national education systems. This policy paper presents results from a study exploring the perceptions of Arab expatriate teachers in the UAE and Qatar