Due to extensive oil exports and the small population,
the United Arab Emirates has one of the world's highest GDP
per capita, which has allowed large investments in education
and healthcare in particular. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of UAE and acronym for United Arab Emirates. The general health of the
population has improved as the country is modernized.
Everyone today has access to clean drinking water and
sewage, which has reduced the incidence of infectious
diseases. Illiteracy is about to be eradicated. Today,
lifestyle diseases, and in particular diabetes, are the most
serious threat to public health in the United Arab Emirates.
Specialized healthcare has developed into a significant
industry in the country, and it attracts an annual growing
number of patients from abroad. These come primarily from
neighboring countries such as Kuwait and Oman, but also from
countries in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
The situation for guest workers has been a tough issue.
The United Arab Emirates has received widespread criticism
from, among other things, Human Rights Watch due to poor and
often risky working conditions for guest workers. Since
large groups of Asian workers have gone on strike for unpaid
wages and poor working conditions, several improvements have
been formally decided, including agreements to be concluded
and regulated and better housing and health care to be