U.A.E. – Arab Health 2008 of the pharmaceutical industry the international medicine fair Arab health is beside Dusseldorf Medica the world’s most important industry meeting and also the largest trade fair of its kind in the MENA region, meet the manufacturers, sellers and distributors with influential decision-makers in the Arab world. Arab health is the business platform for companies in the fields of medical, pharmaceutical, insurance, dental medicine and technique clinics. From 28 to 31 January 2008, the fair in Dubai offered health companies opportunities to gain an insight into the emerging medical markets of the Arab room again. UAE future market for German companies at Arab Health 2008 was once again clearly – described as already in the previous info mail – that especially the Gulf States pose a great potential to exploit it even considered. Experts called just the UAE during the fair one of the most dynamic business locations in the world.” Special opportunities medicine-technical products and services from Germany. Also small and medium-sized enterprises offer good opportunities themselves.

Background: reform programmes in the health sector in recent years have started numerous countries of the MENA region through reform programs to reform ailing and inadequate health systems. This ranged from infrastructural measures on introduction of compulsory of insurance, improve the services in medical field up to the initiation of a health tourism (E.g. in Turkey). How the 2008 reflected Arab health, are foreign know-how and foreign products are in demand in the process of restructuring, particularly in the Gulf region.