Middle East regulatory roundup: UAE doubles down on AI

United Arab Emirates

H.E Omar Sultan AlOlama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, emphasized the commitment of the UAE government to prioritize community health. The government’s approach involves harnessing advanced digital technology and AI to address prevailing challenges in the healthcare sector.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, announced the launch of the Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DCAI) at Emirates Towers, AREA 2071.

The Dubai Centre for AI aims to train 1,000 government employees from over 30 government entities on the uses of generative AI. It also aims to launch dozens of pilot projects and improve government services, as well as increase productivity of government employees and support more than 20 local and global advanced technology startups.

Israel and the UAE signed a health agreement between the UAE’s largest health player and Israel’s largest hospital. PureHealth and Sheba Medical Center said they would cooperate on research, medical tourism, training and medical technology, under the memorandum of understanding.


The General Authority for Healthcare (GAH), in cooperation with the private sector, is probing establishing the first green medical city in Sharm El-Sheikh for therapeutic tourism, according to GAH’s Chairman Ahmed El-Sobky.

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