July 2017 Issue

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Architecture & Health News

GCC start-ups set to drive healthcare innovation

The GCC’s technology companies enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, with a 45 per cent increase in the number of privately owned technology start-ups that raised equity funding, compared to 2015.

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85% of GCC patients say healthcare improvements needed

EY survey also shows that more than half of Gulf healthcare professionals agree that service quality is inconsistent

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KCH Healthcare to develop first GCC hospitals outside UAE

KCH Healthcare is planning to develop two major GCC hospitals, its first regional projects outside of the UAE.

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Dubai says 12 new private hospitals to open by 2020

Twelve new private hospitals will open in Dubai by 2020, taking the total number of private hospitals in the emirate to 38, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced.

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Digitalising healthcare for a stronger patient experience

Consumers across the GCC expect more from healthcare providers than just meeting their basic physical needs; 69 per cent of respondents in the EY Report ‘What is the cure for a better patient experience in the GCC?’

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Dubai Properties launches sales of Serena phase 3 project

Dubai Properties has announced the launch of sales of Casa Viva, marking phase 3 of its Serena community in Dubailand.

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GCC's healthcare prognosis is looking good

If there is one sector in the GCC with a robust prognosis it is healthcare. As the population soars and governments look to shift responsibility to the private sector, new investment is helping to lift standards.

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GFH exits $55m Promoseven real estate portfolio

GFH Financial Holding Group, a prominent financial group in the GCC region, has announced an agreement with Promoseven Holdings in Bahrain, which will allow it to exit part of its real estate portfolio with an approximate value of $55 million.

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See How This Lightweight, Collapsible Aluminum Structure is Built

The geometric design of the 'Protostar Pavilion' for the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a morphological response associated with the iconic brand logo: a three-pointed star.

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How OMA's First Project in Shanghai Acts As a Connecting Element for the City

The building sits at the riverfront, but it also abuts the city edge. It forms the buffer between two elements defining Shanghai, a city bursting out of its seams on both sides of the river.

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Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it’s not only a safe and effective way to treat conditions related to anxiety, depression, and addiction, it could be better than many existing forms of treatment.

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Regional News

Dubai among world's top 10 locations for holiday

Dubai came in at number 10 in a list of the world’s best places to travel for holiday, according to a list by US News and World Report.

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New UAE traffic law: All traffic violations, fines and black points

Here is a complete list of every single possible fine you could get while driving in the UAE.

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Revealed: The highest temperatures ever witnessed in the GCC

Kuwait sets the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in the eastern hemisphere.

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The GCC must embrace self-driving cars

Autonomous vehicle technology will have a devastating impact on countries that depend on oil exports. Yet players in the Gulf have a great opportunity

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The Implementation Of Excise Taxes By The GCC & The Prevention Of Illicit Trade

As GCC countries prepare for the adoption of excise taxes starting January 2018, Forbes Middle East interviewed Michael Ellis, Managing Director of ‘Ellies & Associates Ltd’ and former Assistant Director of Illicit Trade and Anti-Counterfeit Sub-Crime Directorate at INTERPOL to find out how illicit trade can be avoided.

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Every UAE resident has a PIN, and we're not talking credit cards

Before you wonder whether you have an Emirates PIN in UAE or not, let us clear it out for you. Every UAE national and resident with an Emirates ID has a PIN and you have to protect it as it has all your personal information.

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Did You Know?

Scientists Just Teleported a Photon from Earth to Orbit for the First Time

Researchers from China successfully teleported a photon from Earth to a satellite 500 km away. The work is an essential step towards establishing a global-scale quantum internet.

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Amazon Just Submitted Patent for Delivery Drone Hive. Here’s What it Looks Like.

Amazon, the online retail powerhouse, has submitted a patent application for a tower from which it will launch its delivery drones. The concept would be particularly appealing in urban areas where space is limited but demand for products - and timely delivery - is still high.

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Volvo Cars Strong Commitment To Electrification
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Dubai Redditors share their favourite activities for broke people

It’s no secret that money is a fleeting thing in Dubai. Tough to acquire, easy to spend.

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Two Emirati friends have found the ‘Best Biryani’ in Dubai and Sharjah

The journey began September last year, and ended just yesterday. The goal? To find the “Best Biryani” in Dubai and Sharjah.

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Movies to Watch

War For The Planet Of The Apes | International Official Trailer | In Cinemas July 13


In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Genre: Action

Running Time: 140 min

Release Date: 13 July 2017

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn

VALERIAN Official Trailer # 2 (2017) Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Rihanna Sci-Fi Movie HD


Valerian and Laureline are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under directive from their Commander Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe.

Genre: Action

Running Time: 130 min

Release Date: 20 July 2017

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen and Rihanna

Baywatch Official Trailer - Teaser (2017) - Dwayne Johnson Movie


Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Genre: Action

Running Time: 110 min

Release Date: 20 July 2017

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario

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