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Ease of doing business: UAE jumps 10 places to be 11th

The UAE has expedited its march towards making the economy more attractive for foreign investment and easier to do business as the latest World Bank report ranked the nation among the world's top 20 countries for the ease of doing business.
 
According to the Ease of Doing Business 2019 report released on Wednesday by the World Bank, the UAE ranked 11th globally, jumping 10 places from last year's ranking of 21. The UAE also maintained its highest ranking in the Middle East and North Africa region, with reforms captured in four areas.
 

Youngsters seeking anxiety help on the rise, say experts

Youngsters and adolescents today are facing mental pressures and are struggling with anxiety. On World Mental Health Day today themed 'Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World,' experts said that many children are facing mood disturbances, including depression.
 
Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulatory, said: "World Mental Health Day is a timely reminder to raise awareness and initiate conversations to improve mental wellbeing in the communities we serve."
 
 

3-day exhibit promotes Islamic values, culture

An exhibition organised to commemorate the 'Year of Zayed.' is helping students and parents in Abu Dhabi to know about the Islamic culture and values, science of the holy Quran and negative effects of drugs in the society.
 
 

Around 50% UAE residents ignorant of high blood pressure risks

A nation-wide survey has shown that awareness of high blood pressure (HBP) in the UAE is a key concern, with close to half of the respondents not perceiving the condition as potentially fatal or being 'unaware of its symptoms.'
 
Of these, Emiratis topped at 62 per cent as well as those in the age group of 18-24 years (58 per cent), according to results from a survey conducted by Cigna and YouGov.
 
 

More UAE employees receive salary hikes in 2018

More employees across all UAE economic sectors received salary increases in 2018 compared to the previous year, with 72% of companies across the country awarding their workers raises. 
 
The number of companies paying out bonuses also increased to 65% across all organisations surveyed compared to just 50% in 2017, said new data from the Korn Ferry 2018 Salary and Benefits Study.
 
 

Global study places UAE residents' sedentary lifestyles in the spotlight

Almost half of women and more than 40 per cent of men are not getting enough exercise in the UAE, new figures have shown.
 
Data compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found the Emirates ranked alongside the UK and the US as having some of the most inactive populations in the world.
 
The study showed Kuwait to be the worst offender, where 67 per cent of the adult population fails to complete the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.
 

UAE to celebrate Emirati Women's Day on Tuesday

Tuesday will see the UAE celebrate Emirati Women’s Day to highlight the importance of Emirati women’s contribution and role in the country’s development.

The occasion, which was initiated by Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), which will be held under the theme “Women on the Course of Zayed” in line with 2018 being the Year of Zayed, according to Emirates News Agency WAM.

 

‘Virtual Haj’ performed by 600 school pupils in Dubai

Source : The National / 01 Oct 2014

They may be a long way from Mecca but children at a private school in Dubai said they learnt a lot from a “virtual Haj” on Tuesday.

More than 600 children at Emirates International School (EIS) in the Meadows carried out the religious observance using carefully decorated cardboard props.

 

Two thirds of women are overweight, UAE mall study finds

Source : The National / 29 Sep 2014

Almost two thirds of women take no exercise and are overweight, a new health-screening survey suggests.

Nearly a third of women screened were obese, more than a third had a family history of heart disease and half had family members who were diabetic.

 

Most of Dubai residents happy, feel safe

Source : KhaleejTimes / 25 Sep 2014

A new study exploring social issues in Dubai revealed that Dubai residents ranked among the happiest in the world. The findings were announced on Monday by the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA).

 
 

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