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GERMANY Germany’s Healthcare Sector at a Glance Second Opinion Made in Germany Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Dubai

German Participation at Arab Health 2012 How to obtain a Visa for Germany

German Healthcare Excellence

Photos: fotolia & Hendrik Weber

Editorial by Klaus Ranner, German Consul General in Dubai

Words of Welcome from the German Consul General H O T E L B AY E R I S C H E R H O F. YO U R H O M E AWAY F RO M H O M E .

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Dubai

Dear Emirati friends, liebe deutsche Landsleute, Health is essential for all of us. Eventually, the state of health of a country shows in its life expectancy and demographics. Germany is an excellent example for that. Life expectancy in Germany increased in recent years by about a month every three years. Apart from a growing consciousness for a healthier lifestyle this is certainly due to the state-of-the-art research and development and the resulting high quality of healthcare in Germany. This is a fact very well known in the Arab region, particularly in the United Arab Emirates. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, recently named his wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, chairperson of the Board of the most important healthcare body of the emirate. So Dubai visibly attaches great importance to the healthcare of its local population. The United Arab Emirates have meanwhile reached a life expectancy rate very close to highly developed countries like ours. 60 % of all patients the Dubai Health Authority is sending abroad for medical treatment is going to Germany. Clinics in our country can offer in most cases “tailor-made“ comprehensive treatment for all illnesses under one roof without the need for “clinic hopping“. The fact that many Emiratis take along their families when they travel to Germany for medical treatment is a pleasant by-product for Germany’s hospitality industry. But Germany is

not only a sought-after destination for Emirati patients. The number of highly qualified medical personnel from Germany in the clinics of Dubai and other emirates is showing that a continuous transfer of medical knowhow is taking place. The same applies to the transfer of technology. The medical equipment of clinics in the United Arab Emirates to a large extent originates from Germany. In this field you find not just the world-renowned big players, the ones you see e.g. as German platinum sponsors of Arab Health, but many so-called small and medium-sized hidden champions in Germany’s healthcare equipment industry. Many of them are traditionally represented at the Arab Health, the second largest healthcare trade show in the world, second only to Medica in Düsseldorf. For Germany Arab Health is one of the most important trade fairs in Dubai. Like last year the Federal Minister of Health will be present to underline the significance of the event. Several ministers and high-ranking officials from many German federal states will attend, not just as visitors, but bringing along experts for seminars and conferences organized by them in the framework of Arab Health.

Like in recent years Germany is present at the 37th Arab Health with the largest number of foreign exhibitors. Let me thank Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, the organizers of the German pavilion, which were supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and AUMA - the Association of German Trade Fair Industry as well as several related industry associations, GHE – the German Healthcare Export Group, NuMOV – the German Near and Middle East Association, Spectaris – the German Industry Association for Optical, Medical and Mechatronical Technologies and ZVEI – the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association. But before all let me wish the more than 300 German exhibitors at this year’s edition of Arab Health lots of success in maintaining, enlarging and intensifying existing contacts and explore the opportunities for new contacts in the region. I think this will create a real win-win relationship, not just in terms of both partners in business, but for the people in general. Klaus Ranner German Consul General in Dubai

H OW D O YO U D E S C R I B E A H O T E L T H AT D E F I E S DESCRIPTION? The moment you enter our hotel you will become aware of two things: firstly the atmosphere of a leading world-class luxury hotel. But you will also notice, that we are genuinely delighted that you have chosen to stay with us. Hospitality has a long tradition with us, that might be the reason why our guests feel welcome and keep on returning. The hotel is directly located in the city centre, right in the fashionable shopping district of Munich. Our 345 luxurious rooms including 60 elegant suites, each with their own individual style, offer the perfect place to hide away. For even more private atmosphere: the classic style suites in the Palais Montgelas or the unique Panorama Floor including a six-bedroom suite round off the range of options. Equipped with multimedia flatscreen-TV with Arabic channels, Pay-TV, high-speed Internet access via WLAN / LAN, safe and many other 5-star amenities our rooms meet all requirements of the discerning traveller – a home away from home. Five Restaurants including the Michelin Star awarded Restaurant Atelier as well as our Polynesian Restaurant Trader Vic’s fulfil all culinary delights. Guests especially enjoy our modern “Blue Spa” with pool, sun deck, steam bath and fitness studio on the rooftop. Separate treatment cabins and sauna especially for women ensure your privacy. The 1,300 sq meter wellness area, designed by André Putman, reveals a magnificent view over the city. Promenadeplatz 2 - 6 D-80333 München

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Contents 6 Arab Health 2012 8 Germany’s Healthcare Sector 12 Germany at a Glance 14 The Economy 17 Medical Service from Lufthansa 18 Destination Germany 22 Shopping in Germany 23 Useful phrases in German 24 Second Opinion – Get the right advice 25 Unique Solutions made in Germany 26 Top events 27 Freiburg Medical Laboratory ME 28 How to obtain a visa for Germany 29 Just a few hours away 30 The Standard of Veterinary Services 31 Pullmann Berlin Schweizerhof 32 Healthcare Directories 36 Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Imprint

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The clinic Medical Park Berlin Humboldtmühle specialises in the fields of Neurology, Orthopaedics and Internal Medicine/Cardiology. State-of-the-art medical facilities, the latest technical equipment and individual therapy complement and harmonise perfectly with the sophisticated ambience and first-class service. One of the main features of our clinical centre is its interdisciplinary cooperation, ensuring patient-specific diagnostics, post-operative therapeutic and nursing care services to aid convalescence and speed up recovery. Medical Park Berlin Humboldtmühle is an active partner of the Charité University Hospital Berlin.

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Our main areas of expertise include: • Stroke • Multiple sclerosis • Parkinson’s disease • Treatment of post-traumatic brain injury • Follow-up care and continuing treatment after surgical interventions including rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries • The wide range of therapy available in the field of inner medicine and cardiology includes post-operative treatment following heart-valve replacement surgery/operations on the main arteries or following a heart attack or coronary bypass surgery.

Arab Health 2012

German healthcare industry is showing strong presence again Each year Arab Health becomes an even more international event, attracting healthcare and medical professionals from the region as well as from across the globe. In 2011, more than 65,000 visitors came from 137 countries to Dubai, proving that Arab Health is truly, where the healthcare world comes to do business. For this year’s edition, which is held from 23 to 26 January 2012, the organizers expect to attract even more exhibitors and visitors. As in the previous year, Germany will be the largest exhibitor group and it will proudly show the latest technological achievements of “tailor-made solutions from Germany”.


Welcome to the German Pavilion The German manufacturers are among the most valuable brands with a long tradition and excellent reputation. The quality mark of “Medtec made in Germany” represents products designed at the cutting edge of high technology and innovation. Germany stands out due to a long tradition in medical science as well as the development and manufacturing of innovative medical technology. This knowledge needs to be reconciled with the experience and know-how of the medical professionals from all over the world. Dubai with its location at the cross-roads of Asia, Europe and Africa is an excellent business hub and therefore known as the perfect place to meet key professionals, distributors and other visitors. Medical science is continuously advancing, leading to new ways of treatment, which requires continuous medical training and up to date knowledge about the latest medical technologies available on the market. Companies invest an above average amount in research and development, along with reacting to the demand for greater efficiency and improvement in the quality of the healthcare. Capital is being invested in order to enhance the capacity for early diagnosis of internal illnesses, improved therapy procedures, the replacement of damaged organs, bones and joints with artificial, partly controllable elements. The German Pavilion with its 260 German exhibitors is located in the Zabeel Hall and the Sheikh Rashid Hall. The German exhibitors are looking forward to meeting visitors at the Arab Health show 2012 in Dubai.

Healthcare development in figures • An estimated US$10 billion worth of healthcare projects are planned or underway in the GCC. • Healthcare cost in GCC expected to reach US$55 billion in 2020. • The population in the GCC is projected to double to approximately 80 million over the next two decades. • More than 200 hospital projects have been announced or are under construction with a cumulative capacity of up to 27,009 beds most of which are due to be delivered in 2015. • At present, GCC governments shoulder more than 75% of healthcare expenditure. • The UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, will need up to 102% more doctors over the next decade alone, a rise from 5,300 to 10,700.

Market Background In a report released by KFH Research Limited about the future status of the healthcare sector in the GCC, industry experts anticipate the healthcare market to triple within the coming years to reach USD $55 billion in 2020, a year-on-year growth of 9%.This offers proof of the immense potential for all aspects of medical provisioning in the region, namely in the transfer of know-how, training, the building of clinics and hospitals and in the import and export of pharmaceutical products and medical supplies. The report also indicates that the estimated value of forthcoming GCC healthcare projects will reach USD $10 billion alone. The rapid growth in population rate and the increment of expenditure per capita in the GCC on healthcare is considered to be the most important factors. These factors have caused governments in the region to pay closer attention to meeting the healthcare needs in their respective countries by putting in place plans for several large-scale projects in the sector as well as reforming rules and regulations governing the industry with the view of attracting more private sector investment.

Reasons visitors attended the show: • Received new product knowledge 66.0% • Build new business contacts 56.2% • Ask for a quotation / specification 34.6% • Appoint a new supplier(s) 34.0% • Take away technical literature 33.1% • Request a visit from a sales person 18.5% • Confirm an order 16.3% Actions taken by visitors to Arab Health 2011 • Keep up to date with new products/ trends 62.5% • To establish new business contacts 50.0% • To source a new supplier 43.8% • To find/buy a specific product or service 38.8% • To meet up with industry colleagues 33.2% • To see a specific business supplier 30.7% • A colleague suggested I attend 10.3% • To look for a new job 7.3% • Other (please state below): 3.7%

Visitor Geographical Breakdown • Gulf States 55.27% o Bahrain 0.97% o Kuwait 2.12% o Oman 1.96% o Qatar 1.64% o Saudi Arabia 9.38% o United Arab Emirates 39.20% • Middle East 18.51% o Egypt 2.12% o Iran 7.90% o Jordan 3.20% o Lebanon 2.49% o Syria 2.80% • Asia 10.20% • Africa 6.04% • Europe 6.70% • Rest of the world 3.28%


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Medical Facilities: Anaesthesia Gynaecological Endoscopy General Neurosurgery General-, Visceral-, Vascular Surgery Hernia Surgery Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Otorhinolaryngology Proctology and Endoscopy Opthalmology Plastic Surgery Senology and Breast Surgery Urology Hand and Foot Surgery Endocrinology/ Reproductive Medicine Physiotherapy – UniReha Neurology/ Psychiatry Radiology/ Nuclear Medicine Dentistry Dermatology Cardiology/ Internal Medicine Holistic Health Human Genetics Holistic Heath Ergo therapy

Finally, on the basis of the check-up`s findings and in close cooperation with the accompanying doctor, a personalized preventive concept is developed. It is possible to select additional modules like a urological or a gynecological check-up and bowel cancer check or others. Doctors and Clinical Treatments are Confidential Matters – benefits of the PAN Clinic: Experienced medical specialists commit themselves personally or in a team for you in the PAN Clinic am Neumarkt • 19 different medical faculties • Outpatient, inpatient and minimally invasive surgery • Medical consultation, diagnosis and treatment are available directly and on a high level of standard • Modern and highly specialised therapeutic methods • Patient-friendly environment • Hotel-like comfort • Engaging nursing staff, who have benefited from highest quality training, deliver attentive medical care • Every medical specialist is on stand-by in order to help in case of emergencies • All of our doctors are highly qualified and have more than 4 years worth of professional experience • Short distances are achieved and double check-ups avoided, because everything is available in one building Please feel free to contact the PAN Prevention Center with any medical concern or request. We will arrange any medical appointments and even your accommodation during your stay in Cologne. Contact: PAN Prevention Center | PAN Praxisklinik am Neumarkt GmbH & Co. KG [email protected]

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Germany‘s Healthcare Sector at a Glance Until recently, when someone in the Gulf States asked you where to go in case of a medical problem, the answer was clear: to the airport. The lack of up-to-date medical equipment and qualified human resources combined with affordability of international travel played central roles in the boom of outbound medical tourism. Although some Middle Eastern countries like Jordan, Lebanon and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are trying to establish medical clusters in order to attract regional and international patients, large numbers of healthcare seekers from Gulf and Arab states are still travelling to Europe, US or Asia for treatment. Germany enjoys an outstanding reputation when it comes to treating patients from all over the world. There are over 2,000 hospitals, including 37 university medical centers offering the highest level of care. More than 1,200 preventive healthcare and rehabilitation facilities and over 350 health resorts and spas are complementing the German healthcare system and offering attractive packages for both patients and their escorts. “Made in Germany” has always been a symbol of best quality in the Arab world. The country offers some of the highest standards of medical care in the world, complemented by outstanding preventive


therapy and rehabilitation. It owes its leading position to the unparalleled level of collaboration between science, research and specialist clinics in different regions of Germany. Besides caring for German residents, more than 200 hospitals have established an international focus and offer additional services for patients from abroad. Yearly, approximately 71,000 foreign patients seek medical treatment as inpatients in Germany. On top of that, there are more than 100,000 international outpatients every year. That makes Germany Europe’s number one address for medical tourism and international patient management. Many international patients are coming from Arab countries, mainly from the UAE, Kuwait or Saudi Arabia. Numbers of patients travelling to Germany from UAE have almost doubled in the last five years, although UAE citizens only represent about 2% of all international patients in Germany. Under current circumstances, numbers of patients from Arab countries might even increase since the political situation in several countries has caused many armed conflicts with injured civilians. On top of that, foreign patients can take advantage of a weak Euro. Currently, a treatment in Germany is about 20% cheaper compared to last year.

orthopaedics and traumatology, neurology and neurosurgery, paediatrics, endocrinology and diabetology, general-, visceral-, and transplantation surgery, oncology, cardiology, cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. The journeys to Germany are also often used by patients and their escorts for plastic or cosmetic surgeries, checkups, as well as eye and dental treatments.

Distribution of Arab patients in German ­federal states in percentage

Patients from Arab States seeking treatment in Germany in 2009 Over the past years, more and more Arab patients were travelling to German clinics and hospitals for medical reasons. Because of their state-of-the-art medical and non-medical infrastructure, the German federal states Bavaria, North-Rhine Westphalia, BadenWürttemberg, Hamburg and Berlin are the most popular destinations for international patients from Arab countries. Especially university hospitals and specialized clinics in cities like Berlin, Munich, Bonn or Düsseldorf are observing an increase of demand for medical services from abroad. Most frequently,­ medical services are availed in the fields of

Arab guests expect top-notch treatments combined with latest medical technology. However, the high expectations of Arab

guests towards their journey to Germany are not only focusing on medical treatments, they are also expecting best support services and housing standards like multilingual staff or medical skilled interpreters, culturally trained staff, multilingual signage and brochures, comfortable and appropriate room furniture and entertainment equipment, prayer rooms, special food menus, travel support and assistance for social programs. Without local airports with direct connections to their countries of origin and first class hotels for family members and escorts, it would be impossible to win Arab patients as guests. Shopping areas, various possibilities for sightseeing and leisure time programs on top of that lead to a very high attractiveness of Germany, because Arab guests often like to extend their stay for several weeks and months instead of staying simply for the duration of the treatment. A simple reason for that is often the very hot climate in their native countries during the summer months. Just like many citizens of middle European countries love spending the summer on beaches in countries with high temperatures, many Arabs like travelling to countries with cold weather. And they enjoy shopping: Anything that is expensive, exclusive and luxurious like antiques, premium watches, jewellery and exclusive cosmetics. Luxury goods are often less expensive in

Quality & Design that make any load bearable.

Unique medical carrier systems made in Germany: CIM med GmbH presents the latest generation of its cable integrated mounting solutions.

Meet us at Arab Health in Zabeel Hall, booth ZN 30.


Germany‘s Healthcare Sector at a Glance

­ ermany than in their home countries and G they expect a higher quality from goods purchased in Germany. On top of that, many patients purchase medication after their treatment, often for similar reasons such as the expectation of higher quality and lower prices. And in some cases necessary medication is not available in their home country. Furthermore, the network of consular offices in Munich, Berlin or Bonn is also an important factor when it comes to winning Arab patients since those institutions are often­used as the first point of contact for a trip to Germany. The UAE organizes the distribution of nationals to different local clin-

ics through their General Consulate Office in Munich, in cooperation with its branch office in Bonn where the health department of the institution is located. Germany is indeed one of the best addresses worldwide for state-of-the-art healthcare combined with various leisure activities in a secure atmosphere. Strong presence of support agencies, marketing activities and participation in medical exhibitions like “Arab Health” in Dubai reflects the increased interest from Arab patients in Germany as a destination for medical tourism.

German Laser High Tech gives perfect Vision without Glasses

Editorial support by: Jens Juszczak Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences Department of Business Administration Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany [email protected] Mariam Ozod-Hamad Operating Manager German Hospital Partners Brunnenallee 21, 53177 Bonn, Germany [email protected]

Nearly every second person is dependent on glasses or contact lenses. And especially in UAE with its heat and extreme humidity this causes troubles: fogged up glasses when going outdoors, hot and burning pressure marks at the base of the nose as well as red and dry eyes when wearing contact lenses. These effects are extremely bothering in everyday life within heat periods. But there are options to improve quality of life: Dr. med. Bertram Meyer, ophthalmologist and specialist for eye laser surgery, is coming to Dubai as a “visiting doctor” at regular intervals. He is specialized on eye laser surgeries (LASIK-Surgery) to correct refractive errors with the excimer laser and to present people a life without glasses or contact lenses after laser treatment. Within special limits myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism can be corrected with a predictability of 95% and more. The base for this accuracy is the use of the latest German laser technology from Carl Zeiss Meditec Company. The “VisuMax” femtosecond-laser for preparing the flap and the “MEL 80” excimer laser for precise ablation of the cornea are state-ofthe-art tools, guaranteeing highest precision. Especially wavefront-guided laser ablations profils, which take into account the smallest irregularities (aberrations) of each individual eye, are part of a modern standard procedure. LASIK procedures are worldwide accepted and FDA approved.

The surgery with the high speed laser takes only couple of seconds, the procedure itself all in all a few minutes. After a short rest ­patients are able to leave the clinic on their own. This outpatient procedure is totally painless except for some slight irritation of the eye for the first few hours. The day after surgery patients can go back to their daily routine and these patients are even able to drive on their own to the follow-up consultations.,


Dr. Bertram Meyer is one of the pioneers in refractive laser surgery (LASIK). Since 1992 he enabled more than 20.000 patients to get rid of glasses or contact lenses and to enjoy a better quality of life. Both the “­Laser Eye Centre Cologne” as well as the “Laser Eye Care & Research Centre” (LERC) in Dubai are referral centres of Carl Zeiss Meditec (Germany) for many years. Both centers are equipped with high-tech technology and latest diagnostic tools. At regular intervals ophthalmologic colleagues join both centres for medical instructions in the newest laser technique. In addition to this specialization patients with “normal” eye problems are welcome at the “Laser Eye Care & Research Centre”. Routine check-ups are as important as the evaluation and treatment of specific eye diseases, e.g. examinations of the retina when suffering diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure or age related macula degeneration. Also aesthetic blepharoplasties, outpatient surgeries of cataract and glaucoma, laser treatments of the retina and basic consultations for kids are part of the daily work. A friendly and experienced team of experts welcomes you at any time.


The Country: Located in the ­Centre of Europe Germany is surrounded by nine neighbouring countries. Its territory encompasses roughly 357,000 square kilometres. It stretches from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. Some of the largest European rivers – the Rhine, the Danube and the Elbe – flow through Germany. German landscapes are extraordinarily varied and attractive: low and high mountain ranges, extensive lakelands, forests and roughly 2,390 kilometres of coastline. History: Endings and New ­Beginning Historical schisms mark Germany’s path towards constitutional democracy and a functioning parliamentary system: they include the failure of the March Revolution (1848) and the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), but, above all, the upheaval of National Socialism, Holocaust and the Second World War (1933– 1945). One of the consequences of the Second World War was the division of Germany into the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The peaceful revolution by the people of the GDR only brought down the Wall in 1989. The Two Plus Four Treaty with the victorious powers of the Second World War cleared the path for German reunification on 3 October 1990.


Politics: Democratic Partner in the World Since 1949 the Federal Republic of Germany has been a democratic parliamentary federation consisting of 16 Länder (states), each with its own constitution, parliament and government. The highest government authority lies with the federation. In addition to the German Bundestag (federal parliament), the Bundesrat (federal council) of delegates from Länder governments also participates in the legislative process at the federal level. The Basic Law forms the legal and political foundation of government. It binds legislation to the constitutional order. Special significance is attached to the basic rights anchored in the Basic Law. Germany supports peace, democracy and human rights as well as environmental and climate protection worldwide in cooperation with its European and transatlantic partners. Germany is a member of important European and other international organizations. The Federal Republic of Germany is a founding member state of the European Union (EU) and has been a full member of the United Nations (UN) since 1973. The German Bundeswehr (armed forces) is engaged in foreign missions that are mandated by the UN and conducted by NATO and the EU. Economy: Strong Competitor in the World Market Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world. Germany is the world’s second strongest exporting nation. German companies enjoy an excellent international reputation. They stand for the “Made in Germany” seal of quality, for innovation, quality and advanced technology. In addition to well-known global players, Germany’s industry-driven economy is also characterized by many world market leaders from the small and medium-sized business sector. Important industries include vehicle manufacturing, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemicals, environmental technology and nanotechnology. Germany is an attractive location for foreign investors. The world’s 500 largest are represented in the country, alongside some 45,000 foreign businesses. Science and Scholarship: ­Innovative Education and ­Research Landscape Germany is a “land of ideas”. Great significance is attached to education and learning as well as research and development. There are



some 370 institutions of higher education in Germany, which is the world’s most attractive country for international students after the USA and the UK. Among European countries, Germany ranks first when it comes to patent registrations and is one of the world’s three most innovative countries alongside Japan and the USA. A total of 68 of the 80 German Nobel laureates received the prestigious prize for achievements in the natural sciences. Organizations of extra-university research, such as the Max Planck Society, Fraunhofer Society, Leibniz Community and Helmholtz Association with their hundreds of institutes, provide ideal working conditions for researchers and are internationally renowned.


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Society: Lively Diversity Germany has 82 million inhabitants. They include roughly 15 million with a migrant background, some 7 million of whom are foreigners, while 8 million hold German citizenship. German society is marked by a pluralism of lifestyles and a diversity of ethnic and cultural outlooks. Despite changes in society, the family remains the most important social reference group. Most people have good vocation training, a high standard of living in international terms and adequate scope for shaping their own personal lives. Culture and Language: Rich ­Tradition and Creative Present Germany is the country of Goethe, Schiller and Thomas Mann, Bach, Wagner and Beethoven. Culture traditionally has a high standing and has many facets: Germany has some 300 theatres and 130 professional orchestras as well as 630 art museums with many internationally renowned collections. With some 94,000 new books and re-issues published every year, Germany can also be counted among the great book nations. Its young contemporary painting is internationally sought-after and German cinema is also celebrating new successes in many countries around the world. Some 120 million people speak German as their native language and it is the most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union. Approximately 17 million people worldwide are currently learning German as a foreign language in courses at institutions.


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The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. Germany has one of the world’s strongest economies and ­offers an innovative research and education landscape. At the same time it has a strong creative economy and a dynamic cultural scene. Germany is the European Union’s most p ­opulous nation with 82 million ­inhabitants.

Federal States of Germany

Photo: Olaf Vernunft, GNTB

Germany at a Glance

The Economy

In the international arena German companies have an excellent reputation. They represent “Made in Germany”, known as a seal of quality the world over. They represent innovation, quality and cutting-edge technology. Yet the world’s fourth largest economy does not consist solely of global players, but also of many world market leaders who are actually small and mediumsized enterprises, the powerhouse of the German economy. They all benefit from the sound economic conditions, not to mention the excellent qualifications of the workforce. Foreign investors also value this. Strong economic hub in the global market Germany is one of the most highly developed and efficient industrial nations and, after the USA, Japan, and China, has the world’s fourth largest national economy. With a population of 82 million Germany is furthermore the largest and most important market in the European Union (EU). The Germany economy focuses on industrially produced goods and services. In particular German mechanical engineering products, vehicles, and chemicals are highly valued internationally. Around one euro in four is earned from exports and more than every fifth job depends directly or indirectly on foreign trade. Having been “export world champion” six times in a row between 2003 and 2008, in 2009, with exports worth US$ 1,121 billion, around one third of the gross national income, Germany was the second biggest exporter of goods worldwide after China (US$ 1,202 billion). Germany’s share of total world trade is around nine ­percent. Given its high focus on exports there is scarcely any other country than Germany so intertwined with the world economy and interested in open markets. The most important trading partners are France, the Netherlands, the USA and Great Britain. In 2009, goods and services worth EUR 82 billion were exported to France, EUR 54 billion to the Netherlands and the USA, and EUR 53 billion to Great Britain. In addition to trade with the original European Union member states, since the European Union’s expansion eastwards (in 2004 and 2007) there has been

an increase in trade with the central and east European EU Member States. A good ten percent of all exports go to these countries. Overall the share of total German exports to the countries in the European Union is 63 percent. The importance of trade and economic relations with emerging nations in Asia is growing continually. Asia is now the second most important market for goods from Germany. In 2009 14 percent of German exports went to this region. China is the most important partner. Since 1999 Germany has also been China’s biggest European investor. Some 2,500 German companies have investments in the country. Successful social market ­economy model Germany is a social market economy, in other words: The state guarantees the free play of entrepreneurial forces, while at the same time endeavoring to maintain the social balance. Also on account of this concept, made popular in the post-War era by the Minister of Economics at the time, Ludwig Erhard, even in economically difficult times Germany enjoys a high degree of social harmony, something reflected in the fact that labor disputes are so rare here. The social partnership of trade unions and employer associations is enshrined in the institutionalized settlement of conflicts as outlined in the collective labor law. The Basic Law guarantees employers and trade unions independence in negotiating wages, and they accordingly have

the right themselves to select the working conditions. Like all industrialized nations, since 2008 Germany has been affected by the global banking, economic and financial market crisis, which was triggered by speculation on the real estate market in the United States and hit Germany in the middle of a strong growth phase. As an efficient response to the systemic crisis in the finance sector and to stabilize the situation on the financial markets, in the winter of 2008-2009 the Federal Government, like other countries (the United States, France, Great Britain), put together two rescue packages for the banks worth billions and for business introduced two extensive economy stimulus packages. The state programs for repairing roads, schools, and other public buildings proved to be a success, as did the internationally highly regarded efforts to maintain employment levels despite severe capacity under-utilization (short-time working) and the environment incentive for older vehicles (until September 2009). The Growth Acceleration Act passed in late 2009 brought further tax cuts and stimuli for domestic demand. Restructuring of international financial architecture In view of the financial market crisis Germany is strongly pursuing a reform of the international financial structure at several levels (European Union, G20, IMF). It envisages extending the scope of financial market regulation to all players, products and markets as well as ensuring that the regulatory measures are implemented in full and in a consistent manner. In the banking sector Germany is hoping for stricter equity capital and liquidity regulations, internationally valid accounting rules and a financial supervisory authority that it more stringent in its controls. At the same time the remuneration systems in place in banks and insurance companies are to be regulated more strictly; inappropriately high bonuses for managers should be able to be forbidden. With its economic policy the Federal Government hopes to overcome the decline in growth as quickly as possible and ensure Germany emerges strengthened from

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The joint Berlin-Brandenburg stand at the “Arab Health 2012” exhibition and the business presentation in Dubai are funded by the State of Berlin and co-financed by the European Union via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Invest in your future!

the crisis. Even before the crisis the government had improved general conditions for companies still further by lowering the ancillary wage costs, making the labor market more flexible and dismantling bureaucracy. Furthermore, in 2008 the corporate tax reform came into power, clearly reducing firms’ tax burden. Strong sectors in industry and service providers It is not only the 30 major corporations such as Siemens, Volkswagen, Allianz, SAP and BASF listed on the German share index (DAX) that make the country competitive internationally, but ten thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (up to 500 employees) in manufacturing, in particular mechanical engineering, the supplier industry, as well as nano and biotechnology, which frequently form clusters. Small and medium-sized enterprises employ over 25 million people, making them the biggest employer. They are regarded as the backbone of the German economy and also provide the majority of apprenticeships for young people. Industry is also an important pillar of the German economy. In comparison with other industrial nations such as Great Britain and the USA it has a broad basis with a strong workforce – five million people work in industrial companies. In no other traditional economy does classic industrial production play a comparably major role. It contributes some percent to German economic output. Germany specializes in developing and manufacturing complex industrial goods, primarily capital goods and innovative production technologies. The most important sectors of industry are automotive manufacture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and chemicals. These four sectors alone provide work for 2.9 million people, who generate sales worth in excess of EUR 800 billion. Automotive manufacture is the innovation engine room: Around 30 percent of all internal company spending on R&D is in this sector. With the six manufacturers VW, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche (VW) and Opel (General Motors) Germany, alongside Japan, China and the USA is one of the largest car


producers – with a significant share of the upper mid-range and luxury market segments. Nevertheless the worldwide crisis in sales has hit German car manufacturers hard. So as to be braced for the future all vehicle manufacturers are now working on environmentally friendly drives, for example on a new generation of diesel engines, hybrid drives and further electrification of the powertrain. With a share of a good 13 percent, in terms of sales the almost 6,000 mechanical engineering companies are in second place after vehicle manufacture. As the largest employer in industry (965,000 jobs) and the leading export sector, mechanical engineering has a key position in the German economy. The electronics industry is one of the strongest, particularly innovative growth sectors. Over 20 percent of investment by industry in research and development is in the electronics industry. The chemical industry, as a result of takeovers and mergers partially owned by foreign companies, primarily manufactures producer goods. In BASF in Ludwigshafen Germany boasts the world’s largest chemicals company. More than 29 million people work in the service sector – around 12 million in private and public service providers, ten million in commerce, hospitality and transport, and seven million in financing, leasing, and corporate services. Banking and insurance are a pillar of the service sector. It is concentrated in Frankfurt/Main, the leading banking sector in continental Europe, where the European Central Bank (ECB), the German central

bank, (the Bundesbank), and Deutsche Börse are all headquartered. Cultural and creative industry on the up The cultural and creative industry is a sector that is increasingly attracting attention. It embraces fields such as music, literature, art, cinema and the stage, as well as radio/TV, the press, advertising, design and software and numbers some 238,000 companies employing almost one million people. The creative industry has thus not only gained considerable significance for the national economy, but is also in itself a model for a modern economy: It offers above-average employment opportunities, is playing a pioneering role on the way to a knowledge-based economy and is a significant source of original innovative ideas. The most important economic hubs in Germany are the Ruhr area (an industrial region that is being transformed into a center of high-tech and service provision), the metropolitan areas of Munich and Stuttgart (hightech, automotive), Rhine-Neckar (chemicals), Frankfurt/Main (finance), Cologne, Hamburg (harbor, Airbus aircraft construction, media). In the new federal states a small but efficient industrial sector has now established itself in various high-tech centers, so-called “beacon regions”, for example in Dresden, Jena, ­Leipzig, Leuna and Berlin-Brandenburg. International investors rate Germany as one of the most attractive centers. Direct investment from outside the country now stands at EUR 460 billion and includes major investments from corporations such as General Electric and AMD from the USA. They value the central geographic location and the stability of the law. Furthermore, in comparison with other countries Germany scores particularly well with regard to infrastructure (traffic, telecommunications), the quality of its higher education institutes and research facilities, research and development, and the qualifications of its workforce. More than three quarters of adults have trained in a profession and 13 percent of them have a university degree. Investors also rate the quality of life in Germany highly. © Facts about Germany

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Wellness Holidays Feel-good Germany: Wellness and health have for years been the rage among tourists. Many German holidaymakers put a relaxation and wellness vacation at the top of their list. And an increasing number of foreign guests choose a relaxing holiday in one of the 330 recognized German spa towns and thermal springs. Be it classical massage or Qigong, Chinese energy motion therapy, there are any number of hotels up and down the country specialized in offering wellness holidays. Especially popular are the long-standing sea spa towns along the Baltic coast, such as Heiligen­damm, the “white town on the coast” and the oldest and perhaps most refined German sea spa town, with a famous, award-winning grand hotel. South Germany scores highest with a wholesome climate, thermal springs, and “hay baths”: Baden-Baden in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria’s Allgäu region are the preferred wellness destinations. However, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the north and Hesse in central Germany there are a particularly large number of spas. © Facts about Germany

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Every year, Germany‘s biggest and most popular cities attract millions of visitors from all over the world. Everyone from business travellers and cultural aficionados to shopaholics and party animals will find exactly what they‘re looking for.

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Berlin The events of the past have left their mark on the cityscape - and the city is still changing today. „Berlin is always in the process of becoming“, remarked historian Karl Scheffler, and this is one of the traits that makes it one of Europe‘s most vibrant, exciting and colourful capitals. Berlin has a vibe all of its own, and wherever you go, you can experience the pulsating life on the boulevards, in the art galleries, at the flea markets or in the city‘s clubs, bars and restaurants.


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Germany is becoming increasingly popular as a travel destination: In 2010 the German Federal Statistical Office recorded 60.3 million overnights by foreign guests from the North Sea to the Alps. Despite the economic crisis Germany succeeded in maintaining its high level of tourism and in comparison with other countries was even able to increase its share of the international market. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne are the most popular cities with international visitors. Business travelers in particular value Germany as a destination. With an 11 percent market share of all international business trips Germany is the market leader in business tourism worldwide. In Berlin, the number of overnights has been increasing for years: In 2010 it rose by more than one million to around 20.8 million. Most visitors to Germany come from other European countries, the USA and Asia. With regard to individual states, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg are the preferred destinations. In addition to historical sights, top-quality concert series, art exhibitions, theater performances as well as major international sports events, street festivals and atmospheric Christmas markets are just a few of the attractions that bring the visitors flocking. The Germans love to celebrate, and never miss an opportunity to do so. Many festivals such as Munich’s renowned Oktoberfest, the Carnival of the Cultures in Berlin, Fastnacht in Mainz and Carnival in Cologne have long become an international synonym for high spirits and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Whereas most foreign visitors are drawn to the big cities, Germans themselves tend to visit smaller places and rural regions in their home country: The coasts of the North and Baltic Seas, the Black Forest and Lake Constance are the most popular vacation destinations. Germany boasts no less than 14 national parks, 101 nature parks and 15 biosphere reserves. However, for active holiday makers too coastlines, lakes, as well as low and high mountain ranges are all becoming increasingly important. There are all sorts of opportunities available: There are as many as nine European long distance trails stretching for 9,700 kilometers throughout the country and a total of 190,000 kilometers of signposted walks. And for cyclists there are 50,000 ­kilometers of track on which to discover the country.

Cologne Cologne is the oldest among the big German cities. The city‘s very name bears witness to its 2000 years old Roman past as the town of Colonia. As well as the legacy from Roman times and the Middle Ages, particularly the world-famous cathedral, UNESCO world heritage, Cologne has an extremely lively arts and culture scene. The city is also home of the oldest fragrances „An Farina“ and „4711“ as well as the Cologne Chocolate Museum.

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Great cuisine, relaxing in Mother Nature, festivals and celebrations, vacation, design and fashion, inspiring architecture: Germany has plenty of all to offer – and is far removed from all the clichés that might still abound about lederhosen and sauerkraut. But the numerous visitors from abroad who are increasingly discovering that Germany is an interesting vacation destination already know this. Not just because of the wealth of German cultural and historical sights, but also because of the wide-ranging regional cuisine and the changing landscapes. In fact, although the Germans are the undisputed world champions when it comes to foreign travel, they still prefer to holiday between the North Sea and the Alps.

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The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen with their baroque Great Garden have remained unchanged for more than 300 years. The grotto designed by the artist Niki de Saint Phalle is a major attraction here. The world‘s foremost trade fair venue has a very cosmopolitan feel at its atmospheric festivals, celebrations and concerts, as well as a lively cultural scene. Leipzig

Cathedral of Cologne The Cathedral of Cologne is the third tallest cathedral in the world and one of Germany‘s most important architectural monuments. It took over 600 years to construct this masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and it was finally finished in 1880.

Stuttgart A vibrant city with top-class art and culture, appealing leisure activities and fantastic shops, Stuttgart is at the centre of one of Germany‘s foremost economic regions. What’s more, the people of Stuttgart ­really do know how to throw a party – the lively Stuttgart Beer Festival, the traditional Wine Festival and the atmospheric Stuttgart Christmas market are just three of its popular events.

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According to an EU-wide study, Leipzig’s more than 500,000 inhabitants are the most satisfied in Germany when it comes to their hometown. Be it the theatre, the opera or the over 50 museums, the zoo, the abundant green spaces or the newly created lakes to the north and south of the city, Leipzig offers countless opportunities for making your event something to remember.

Bremen’s Historical Old Quarter Bremen‘s old town is packed with interesting and historical sights: the UNESCO world heritage town hall and Roland statue on the market square, the bronze statue of the Bremen Town Musicians from the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, and the Schnoor quarter, a maze of narrow lanes and little gabled houses.

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Frankfurt A look at the city´s silhouette reveals what most people already know: Frankfurt am Main exudes cosmopolitan flair and style. Today, Frankfurt is home to the German Stock Exchange, the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank and over 300 financial institutions from around the world, making the 1200-year-old trade and commerce city one of Europe´s foremost finance centres.

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Brandenburg Gate No other landmark better symbolizes German history than Berlin‘s signature attraction. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, thousands of East and West Germans celebrated the opening of the borders and reunification of Germany in its shadow. The Brandenburg Gate has a magical appeal for all visitors to Berlin, from heads of state to tourists.

Nuremberg Nuremberg boasts a surprising number of superlatives: it has the largest pedestrian shopping area in Germany, it is the safest city in Bavaria and it is one of Europe‘s foremost regions for technology. The huge numbers of research and educational institutions have secured the city its place among the leading locations for business and research.

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Church of Our Lady Dresden‘s most famous attraction is a masterpiece of baroque architecture. The destruction and rebuilding of the Church of Our Lady symbolises the history of the city like no other building. After falling victim to the intense bombing raids of 1945, its remarkable ruins became a powerful reminder of the destructive effects of war. Following its reconstruction, which was supported by donations from all over the world, the building is now a symbol for reconciliation and peace.

bolises Berlin‘s role as the new capital of a reunified Germany. The building once housed the parliament of the German Empire and subsequently the Weimar Republic. Situated in the heart of the newly created government quarter, it is where the German Bundestag has convened since reunification. © German National Tourist Board (GNTB) www.germany-tourism.  Neuschwanstein

Hamburg’s Port An impressive labyrinth of canals, basins, quays and bridges, Hamburg‘s port is one of the foremost sea freight centres in the world, and – with its harbour tours, promenade and fish market – it is also the city‘s number one attraction. Harbour tours start from the Landungsbrücken jetties, the arrival and departure points for Hamburg‘s waterways. A walk along the harbour promenade leads past fish stands and souvenir stalls to the two museum ships Cap San Diego and Rickmer Rickmers. Heidelberg Castle One of the most important cultural monuments in Germany towers high above the town of Heidelberg on a terrace jutting out from Mount Königstuhl. Ever since the 19th century, these castle ruins have been the epitome of German Romanticism and the subject of countless poems and paintings. Mainau and Reichenau Island on Lake Constance These two islands are surrounded by the emerald-green waters of Lake Constance. Reichenau Island is well-known for its abbey of the same name, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mainau‘s reputation as an „island of flowers“ is due to its stunning range of parks and gardens.

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Rügen‘s Chalk cliffs The dazzling white chalk cliffs on the coast of the Jasmund peninsula are Rügen‘s most famous landmark – towering cliffs with a sheer drop down to the sea. Their white chalky layers are a dramatic contrast with the green of the beech forests and the turquoise of the sea.

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) based in Frankfurt, Germany works on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology and is the national organisation responsible for promoting the travel destination Germany. Around the world the GNTB has 29 permanent foreign offices. The GNTB pursues two main objectives: to enhance the positive image of German towns, cities & regions and to promote travel to and within Germany. From its office in Dubai the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) promotes through various activities the travel destination Germany within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In 2010 around 970,000 overnight stays were generated by GCC nationals in Germany, and the Gulf Countries are among the Top 20 source markets of the country. For 2020, the GNTB forecasts 2.3 millions overnight stays of GCC nationals in Germany.

The Reichstag Seat of the German parliament and a firm favourite with visitors. The Reichstag building with its publicly accessible glass dome by leading architect Sir Norman Foster sym-

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Neuschwanstein, Bavaria King Ludwig II‘s world-famous castle stands proudly against the spectacular backdrop of the Alps. The fairytale castle is the most-visited and most photographed building in Germany, and was designed to resemble a medieval German knight‘s castle.

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The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg truly is a metropolis, but with an abundance of green areas and countless canals Hamburg also ranks as one of Germany’s greenest and most attractive cities. Trade always played an important role in Hamburg’s economy, most outstandingly visible in Hamburg’s impressive harbour and Europe’s most significant urban development district – the HafenCity.

Bamberg One thousand years of history have shaped the Franconian imperial and episcopal town of Bamberg, leaving behind many valuable architectural monuments such as medieval churches and baroque town houses. The magic of the past hangs like a veil over the town.

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Düsseldorf The elegant city on the Rhine stands for fashion, shopping, culture and extraordinary events. Great international designers present themselves on Königsallee, one of the most luxurious shoppers’ paradises in Europe. From there, it is just a few steps to the old town with more than 260 pubs and restaurants. In its narrow lanes with their easy atmosphere, countless small fashion stores and avant-garde shops have been established.

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Munich „Munich nestles between art and beer like a village between hills.“ Originally written by Heinrich Heine some 150 years ago, these words remain true today. With the Oktoberfest and Opera, Hofbräuhaus beer hall and Pinakothek art galleries, BMW and Bayern Munich, the city manages to marry old Bavarian tradition with vibrant modern life.

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Dresden Dresden is one of the most beautiful baroque cities in Europe – and a bustling metropolis at the same time. Because of its wealth of tradition and superb setting in the Elbe valley, the city was long ago dubbed “the German Florence”. It has since developed into a modern city, the attraction of which is based in equal measure on its many cultural treasures as well as on its progressive scientific and industrial prowess.


Shopping Tips BOSS outlet stores Since the opening of the Hugo Boss factory outlet store in Metzingen in the 1970s, a number of other factory outlets have opened in the town. The Boss factory outlet store is so busy that it even operates a shuttle bus. An increasing number of international labels such as Bogner, Escada and Jil Sander have opened outlets around the Boss store. CentrO Oberhausen On a square kilometre of ground on the site of a disused steel factory, a spectacular project was born - the CentrO in Oberhausen is the largest shopping and leisure complex in Europe. With 200 shops and a wide range


of cafés and restaurants surrounded by steel, marble and palm trees, it attracts more than 20 million visitors every year. Hamburg‘s MönckebergstraSSe Along the „Mö“, as the people of Hamburg like to call their favourite shopping street, the old merchant‘s villas are now home to a wide variety of huge department stores. Ever since it was built at the beginning of the 20th century, this magnificent boulevard between the main train station and the town hall has embodied the economic power of the Hanseatic city and today welcomes visitors from all over the world. Heidelberg old town In the Hauptstraße that runs parallel to the Neckar river, there is more than one kilometre of shopping heaven between Bismarckplatz and the Karlstor arch, with enchanting side-streets, historical surroundings and modern living. This is where the heart of the old town beats. KaDeWe department store Berlin KaDeWe is one of Germany‘s pioneering department stores. As early as 1907, it provided its customers with a staggering range of goods across five huge floors. Today, the allure of the finest quality goods is as strong as it ever was. The food hall on the top floor is legendary. „Königsallee“ in Düsseldorf Several times a year the world‘s most prestigious fashion designers congregate in this city on the Rhine. Shortly afterwards their collections are showcased in the elegant

window displays of the „Kö“. Stroll around and enjoy the exclusive ambience of this renowned boulevard with its exquisite designer-label boutiques and shopping arcades, stopping off for a delicious treat in one of the cafés. Lübeck marzipan Surrounded by water, Lübeck‘s town centre is perfect for a stroll in the exclusive ambience of Hüxstraße, the vibrant pedestrian zone, its romantic side-streets or to the renowned Cafe Niederegger. Here visitors can relax, enjoy a bite of marzipan, and find out how this almond-based delicacy has developed through the centuries from its oriental origins. Take home the perfect gift for a sweet tooth!


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Hello! Hallo! Welcome! Herzlich willkommen! How are you? Wie geht es dir? I am fine, thank you. Gut, danke. Happy birthday! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! Congratulations! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Happy new year! Frohes neues Jahr! Have a good trip! Gute Reise! Goodbye! Auf Wiedersehen!

What is your name? Wie heißt du? My name is… Mein Name ist… Where are you from? Woher kommst du? Where do you live? Wo wohnst du? I live in… Ich wohne in… How old are you? Wie alt bist du? What are your hobbies? Was sind deine Hobbys? Nice to meet you. Schön, dich kennen zu lernen.

Where is the closest Wo ist die nächste bus station? Bushaltestelle? I would like to go to… Ich möchte nach … fahren. Please tell me where Bitte sag mir, wo ich to get off. aussteigen muss. How can I find a taxi? Wie kann ich ein Taxi finden? How much is the ticket? Wie viel kostet die Fahrkarte? Here is my passport. Hier ist mein Pass.



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Yes Ja No Nein Please Bitte Thank you Danke Excuse me Entschuldigung Do you speak English? Sprichst du Englisch? I do not speak German. Ich spreche kein Deutsch. Do you have…? Hast du…? Where is…? Wo ist…? How far is…? Wie weit ist es bis…?

Do you sell…? Verkaufst du…? How much is this…? Wie viel kostet das…? That is expensive. Das ist teuer. I want to buy… Ich möchte … kaufen. I want to pay. Ich möchte bezahlen.

The menu, please. Die Speisekarte, bitte. I would like to order. Ich möchte bestellen. Please hurry up. Bitte beeil dich. Some more, please. Etwas mehr, bitte. The bill, please. Die Rechnung, bitte.

State porcelain factory in ­Meissen As the story goes, King Augustus the Strong ordered his subjects to find a way to manufacture gold. After much experimenting, scholars finally discovered the next best thing - „white gold“ or porcelain, which proved a blessing for both the King and Meissen.

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Wertheim Village In Wertheim, culture and shopping go hand in hand. The outlet centre Wertheim Village, located between Frankfurt and Würzburg, sells last season‘s collections by top designers at prices up to 60% cheaper than the recommended retail price, the whole year round.

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Shopping made in Germany is a wonderful experience. Germany has a huge range of different places to shop, from the traditional atmosphere of its town centres to more than 400 shopping malls, each like a world of its own. The one thing they all have in common is a colourful mix of shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. And nearly all German towns and cities have pedestrian areas with large department stores and shopping arcades. Shopping is fun, especially when you have a huge variety of top-quality goods to choose from. And there are so many things that make a shopping tour around cities like Munich, Hamburg or Berlin particularly special: German “originals”, for example, such as BOSS, Meissen porcelain, Faber-Castell and Adidas.

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Second Opinion – Get the right advice By definition “Second Opinion“ is a relevant medical judgment from a highly qualified medical specialist for patients concerning diagnosis and treatment over and above the existing medical status. This is a more and more accepted medical service for patients, insurance companies and governmental institutions with the goal of obtaining decision guidance when it comes to complex or rare medical conditions. And eventually, the right advice followed by tailor-made treatment will strengthen trust in the healthcare system and may even save money. Beyond that, Second Opinion is a further training tool for treating doctors. Hence, this is a very important topic for the whole Gulf region.

Even though teaching in conventional medicine is broadly standardized and practiced based on evidence, taking the right decisions for an optimal treatment might be difficult in particular cases. Sometimes there are uncertainties regarding diagnosis and adequate therapy. This uncertainty is often even bigger if the disease is very complex. Not uncommonly diseases overlap and influence one another. For this reason in severe cases that require a risky treatment as well as in cases with various therapeutical options, Second Opinions should be taken into consideration. And some patients might just have doubts about the diagnosis of their disease, especially if curing measures have failed so far. “A qualified Second Opinion from a renowned expert can free patients from inner and external pressure, stabilize them psychologically and keep them from being prone to speculative and often pecuniary based promises of healing”, explains Prof. Joern Treuner, Managing Director of GMC. Second Opinion is also a sensitive topic in the relation between the patient and the doctor. If the patient asks the doctor to obtain a Second Opinion, the latter might feel criticized and occasionally react offended because he sees his competence doubted. But luckily most doctors are confident. Especially if they are sure about their competence they don’t mind and welcome ad-


ditional opinions in severe cases of illness and will suggest them themselves. A Second Opinion assessment has the advantage of a neutral and objective statement. The treating doctor is not completely free of a subjective view on his patient. German insurance companies already take account of that by bearing all costs for a Second Opinion. If a cost-intensive treatment according to international medical standards is indicated, Second Opinion becomes of increasing importance for insurance companies, governmental institutions or charity organizations. Those usually have to decide on expensive treatments and need a reference that is neutral and competent on the subject. Of course a Second Opinion is only justifiable if it is qualified and consulted in accordance with the patient. For an assessment of a disease all relevant records must be revised. When appropriate, further diagnostic inquiries can be necessary to get a profound expert opinion. “Apart from medical expertise, a Second Opinion procedure requires a network of well-recognized and serious experts. Only a professional organization can provide reliable expertise”, states Prof. Guenther Kieninger, Medical Director at CEDARS J.A. International Hospital. The hospital is part of GMC network and has started cooperation with renowned German partners in 2005. CEDARS J.A. International Hospital aims at extending the existing facility with a 70 bed hospital in 2013. Another GMC partner is Klinikum Stuttgart – one of the biggest and most ef-

Advertorial ficient hospitals in Germany. More than 50 clinics and institutes enable high level of specialization and comprehensive business activities in almost all medical faculties. Annually they have around 80,000 inpatients. And 1,000 patients come from abroad, out of which almost two-thirds are from the UAE. “Stuttgart is a safe city and offers highperformance medicine on a world-level. For patients of the gulf states, for adults as well as children, the major indications are neurosurgery, orthopedics and oncology”, says Andreas Braun, head of the International Unit at Klinikum Stuttgart. Nevertheless, in many cases medical reports prepared in the home countries of foreign patients are either incomplete, inadequate or give a wrong diagnosis. In these cases Second Opinion could help to assess cases correctly, reassure patients and avoid unnecessary costs. So far neither in Egypt nor in the Gulf region or in other Arab states, there was a professional organization with interconnected medical experts of various medical specialties.

Unique Solutions made in Germany THE CIM MED CARRIER SYSTEMS FEATURE STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN AND HIGH QUALITY Mounting systems play a central role in hospitals and doctors’ offices. High quality is therefore key in meeting the requirements of modern clinical practice. CIM med from Munich, Germany, has understood this from the start. The systems are designed with an eye to hygiene and visual appeal, and thus fit perfectly into a clinical landscape. In her interview with Discover Germany (DG), Manuela Loibl, General Manager of CIM med, speaks about the market and the possibilities for medical carrier systems.

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GERMAN MEDICAL CONSULTANTS The Consultant Company „German Medical Consultants“ (GMC) now offers Second Opinion services within the scope of a spectrum of medical consultant services for Egypt, UAE and the Gulf region. GMC has established a network of medical experts at the university level in Germany and at the local level in the home countries of Arab patients. GMC wants to help patients who need the advice of an expert due to illness or health complaints. Insurance companies, governmental institutions as well as charity organizations can benefit from GMC. Getting an expert opinion via GMC can alleviate the treatment and offers a further training character to the treating physician.

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DG: Ms. Loibl, in what areas are medical carrier systems used? These carrier systems are used wherever you need a lot of equipment to help care for patients. I am referring mainly to the operating theatre and the intensive care unit, but not only. Hospitals and doctors’ offices require solutions that can really perform. Maintaining the highest levels of hygiene is paramount, but design also has to support the work of care givers. Medical institutions purchase carrier systems together with the other equipment. That’s why our customers are leading original equipment manufacturers­ (OEM). DG: What services do you offer the OEMs? We provide them with standard solutions for their product portfolio and carrier systems for, say, a specific hospital, which we do project by project. Even the project-specific systems meet all the relevant guidelines and are given CE certification. In addition, we develop mounts for new systems. And we always keep the area of application and the functionality of the respective product in mind.

DG: You offer integrated carrier solutions, what makes them special? With our carrier systems, all the connected cables of the mounted apparatus run inside the arms. This avoids an unhygienic tangle of cables. It serves esthetic purposes as well, and it meets the highest standards in critical care areas. They are especially easy to clean and resistant to disinfectants. The mounts are also flexible, highly functional and made to last. Our mounts are manufactured according to ISO standards. Only top-notch materials are used in manufacturing the components. Our production site is in Germany. It is subject to continuous quality management and is regularly audited by leading international OEMs. ABOUT CIM MED GMBH Founded in 2007, CIM med today is one of the leading specialists for carrier systems in medical technology. The company was named after its patented and innovative product, the Cable Integrated Mounting (CIM) solution. All mounting systems have CE certification and comply with regulations for medical products (MDD 93/42 EWG). CIM med at the Arab Health: the company will be presenting its products, services and solutions in Zabeel Hall, booth ZN 30.

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Bonn: Rhine in Flames When 2,000 red Bengal lights bathe the famous sights of the Rhine and the riverside promenades between Bonn and Linz in a festive glow on the first Saturday in May, the illusion of the „Rhine in Flames“ is created. On land or on board one of the 60 cruise boats, the spectacular firework event in Linz, Remagen, Bad Honnef and Bonn captivates


Munich: Oktoberfest Year after year the Oktoberfest attracts millions of visitors from all over the world to the Theresienwiese. Beer tents and fairground rides as far as the eye can see guarantee an exuberant atmosphere for a whole two weeks. Experience the real Germany of traditional music and costumes, wurst, pretzels, and an inexhaustible supply of the finest beer in the world

Cologne: Carnival Carnival is the first thing that springs to mind when Germans think about Cologne, where it is celebrated in a particularly lavish and traditional fashion. „Kölle Alaaf“ – a cheer for the city of Cologne – is the cry that rings out at the opening of the carnival season. Over five fun-packed days it is the Jecken (carnival jesters) that hold court at the carnival festivities. This spectacular event culminates in a crazy Rose Monday parade, when people call on the passing floats to throw them sweets and bunches of flowers. Come along and get swept up in the Rheinish carnival atmosphere! Hanover‘s „Schützenfest“ fair The Schützenfest fair in Hanover can rightly claim to be the largest of its kind in the world. For ten days the city‘s Schützenplatz fairground turns into a huge stage for

the festivities – just as it has done since the 17th century and visitors can expect a festival of superlatives. Electrifying, ultra-modern rides sit happily alongside their more traditional counterparts, and the place is packed with stalls, beer gardens and party marquees. Despite all this, the highlight of this longestablished festival is the riflemen‘s parade, the longest procession in Europe. Berlin: Berlinale The international film festival has blossomed to become the most acclaimed event in the city‘s cultural calendar. Every year this huge two-week event attracts over 16,000 visitors from all over the world to Berlin. With around 350 films covering all genres, lengths and formats, the Berlinale boasts an eclectic program that includes countless European and world premières. The line-up ranges from major productions with stellar casts to lesser-known independent pictures. An unashamedly public festival, the Berlinale is not just an event for industry insiders. Rostock: Hanse Sail Hanse Sail, the Baltic region‘s biggest regatta for traditional sailing boats, attracts around half a million people to the Hanseatic town of Rostock every year. It is not only the largest maritime event in MecklenburgWestern Pomerania, but also a huge public festival with an eclectic mix of entertainment and cultural attractions. Everywhere you look there are tall ships, museum ships and vintage boats. The traditional sailing vessels are a particular highlight of the regatta. © German National Tourist Board (GNTB)

Freiburg Medical Laboratory ME LLC (FML) provides German quality accredited medical laboratory services to the UAE and Middle East. FML, a medically-led laboratory established in 2002, is a joint venture between the University of Freiburg (Germany), Synlab (Germany) and the Al Abbas Group (UAE) located centrally opposite Burjuman Center. We are a private independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services, offering more than 5000 parameters together with our German partners. We support our customers with accurate laboratory information required for diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders. Our philosophy encompasses medical excellence, innovation and constant quality improvement. Our Portfolio consists of highly specialized tests (inherited metabolic disorders, genetics incl. oncogenetics, molecular virology, viral genotyping, environmental testing and many more), special tests (autoimmune diagnostics, risk profiling, hemoglobinopathies, etc.) and all routine tests incl. health check-ups for employees and private patients.

Photo: Piere Adenis, Büro Gaff, GNTB

Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Four Hills Tournament Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the second of four towns which host the ski jumping world championships known as the Four Hills Tournament. The venue for the event, which traditionally takes place on New Years Day, is the Olympic Ski Stadium. Kicking off in Oberstdorf, the championships then move on to the New Year ski jumping competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Innsbruck is up next, while the fourth and final leg takes place in Bischofshofen.

tens of thousands of people every year. The Rhine is transformed by a frenzy of fireworks, and there is also a kaleidoscopic program of entertainment and other events. Come along and experience the spectacle for yourself!

Under German Management Associate Prof. Dr. med Michaela Jaksch together with other German scientists and the highly trained team assure best service and highest quality results for all special tests and the daily routine at the best turnaround times.

Photo: Andreas Kaster, GNTB

Pirates ahoy! Every summer Ralswiek, on the island of Rügen, goes into a state of emergency as the most notorious of the Victual Brothers, Klaus Störtebeker, takes over this peaceful town with his band of pirates. Watch out for pirates and buccaneers - Störtebeker is in town! Each year plays about the famous pirate, based on real historical events, are performed on the charming waterside stage. More than 120 members of cast and crew, four ships, several horses and special effects make this festival a real treat. The highlight of every evening is the firework display over the „Great Jasmund Lagoons“.

Photo: Störtebeker Festspiele GmbH & Co. KG

Ralswiek: Störtebeker festival


CONTACT INFORMATION Opposite Burjuman Center, Trade Center Rd Above Avenue showroom, Office 208 Tel: +971-4-396 2227, Fax: +971-4-396 2228 [email protected],

How to obtain a visa for Germany

Just a few hours away Four airlines offer regular direct flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to some of Germany’s most exciting destinations. Hop on board in Dubai or Abu Dhabi with Lufthansa, airberlin, Emirates, Etihad or Condor Airlines and discover Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Munich, which you will reach in less than seven hours. Lufthansa has a daily rotation from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt and also offers daily flights from Dubai to Munich and Frankfurt.

Information for Non-German Citizens

Once the Schengen visa has been delivered, the holder is entitled to visit the other countries that are part of the Schengen zone. According to the Schengen agreement signed in 1985, there are no internal border controls inside the Schengen Area and so transiting from one country to another is possible without further formalities. Please take note that applicants for a Schengen visa from the German Consulate or Embassy must be planning to spend the major part of their stay in Germany. In case the applicant plans to travel and stay the same amount of days in every country, Germany must be the point of entrance into the Schengen Area. Visa application forms and detailed information are accessible on the following website: Before submitting an application to the Visa Application Center, it is strongly recommended to book an appointment. Applications accepted at the Germany Visa Application Center will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy of the Republic of Germany for a decision. The applicant’s passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the intended stay in Germany and should have at least two empty pages available. The applicant must also have a valid UAE residence visa entitling the holder to return to the UAE.


Visa fees For each visa application the visa fees are AED 320 or AED 190 for children between 6 and 12 years, plus service fees of AED 70. Short term visas for a stay of less than 90 days will be processed in a minimum of 2 to 14 working days. For a long term stay of more than 90 days, the processing time may take several months.

To obtain a tourist visa, the following documents must be submitted • Liability Letter from the host in Germany or confirmed hotel booking • Proof of adequate financial guarantees

UAE and GCC nationals must submit one of the following documents: Required documents • Appointment letter from a German Applicants must prepare the following Hospital or Doctor documents to be submitted with the com- • Confirmed Hotel booking pleted application form for all short term • Invitation letter from a host in Germany ­visas and long term visas: or a German Company • 2 sets of passport copies • Previous Schengen Visa copy or UK visa To obtain an employment visa, copy the applicant must submit • 2 passport photographs • Employment contract and support letter • Overseas Medical Insurance valid for the from your future employer in Germany and two copies duration of the requested visa and all Schengen countries • A confirmed return air ticket to UAE To obtain a student visa, the • the required instruction forms according to following documents must be the nationality and visa applied for submitted: • Confirmation of admission to a German University To obtain a business visa, the ­following additional documents • Proof of proficiency in the German language or that an intensive language course must be submitted • Letter from the local employer or sponsor is planned stating purpose of travel, position, • Liability declaration of a sponsor salary and begin date of employment in • Proof of sufficient funds for the first year of study the UAE • Invitation letter from a German company or a confirmed hotel booking Residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can • Copy of the valid Trade License of the com- submit their application to the Visa Applicapany tion Center located in Al Khaldiya Tower, Office Number 8, Level O2 in Khaldiya Street in Abu Dhabi. Further information:

Emirates Airline has extended its flights starting this winter season to four destinations Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf. Emirates Airline operates flights three times daily between Dubai and Frankfurt and twice daily from Dubai to Düsseldorf. On one of the two daily rotations from Dubai to the Bavarian capital Munich, Emirates flies with the world’s biggest airliner, the Airbus A380. Flights are also operated twice daily from Dubai to Hamburg.

Condor Airline offers two flights weekly on Tuesday and Sunday from Dubai to Frankfurt and two return flights on Mondays and Saturdays. Etihad Airways offers daily flights to Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt departing from Abu Dhabi. RAK Airways operates charter flights from Hamburg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Vienna

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All United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals and residents of the northern Emirates, as in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman or Umm Al Quwain, can apply for a visa at the Visa Service Center located in Al Hudaiba Road, next to the Capitol Hotel in Dubai. A personal interview can then be requested at the visa section of the German Consulate General in Dubai.

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The Standard of Veterinary Services in the UAE



Dr. Dieter Mallaczek

Dr. Wolf Ofner

Welcome to Berlin and to the Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof ! The largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East, the Arab Health, is a good opportunity to look into the standards of the human medical sector and available equipment as well as into the field of veterinary medicine. The veterinary field can be clearly divided into two different areas: First of all the veterinary facilities of the Sheikhs and other very rich private persons mostly from the Arab World, who run their own clinics and hospitals mainly for their race horses, race camels, falcons and their private collections of wild animals. The equipment and the spacious facilities reflect clearly that money is no issue – whatever is state of the art will be bought and will be available for the above mentioned animals, as long as it makes sense. The veterinarians who run and work in these facilities are on the payroll of these families. Prestige comes before profit – profitability is not the main aim. On the other hand there are public veterinary clinics. These clinics deal mainly with private owned horses and pets – dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, pet birds like parrots and many more. These institutions have to calculate hard and have to run in a profitable manner, otherwise invoices cannot be paid, salaries cannot be transferred and, most important now, the equipment cannot be renewed and kept up to the latest Western standard. The Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic is a good example of a privately owned and run small animal veterinary clinic in the Middle East.

The clinic is looking after pets from the expat population and locals in the Green Community in Dubai Investments Park since 2008. Any pet owner should expect that the veterinary clinic he is choosing for his pet has at least the following equipment on site, serviced and running: The range of diagnostic tools start with simple things like an ophthalmoscope/otoscope to examine eyes and ears, a microscope for parasite diagnostic and cytology of different smears and samples of fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) or equipment to check different body fluids like urine and blood. The in-house laboratory can analyse urine, stool and of course blood samples. Haematology and the blood chemistry are vital for quick and efficient diagnostic without losing important time to get reliable results in minimal time. After the diagnostic is done, in-house care in the cage room is often needed. The highly trained and qualified veterinary nurses are now looking after the beloved pets and treat them under the instructions of the Austrian/German veterinary team with state-of-the-art veterinary products mostly imported from Europe, US and/or Australia. The surgical equipment includes not only soft tissue surgical tools for spays, neuters or tumour resections, but also the whole range of orthopaedic/bone tissue surgical tools to fix broken bones after car accidents or torn ligament after “sport injuries” from the weekend trips into the wadis or the desert. All these surgical procedures are done under the permanent monitoring of the heart, oxygen partial pressure and breathing

rate. If needed, the heated intensive care oxygen cage is used in the wake-up phase. The digital x-ray unit and the ultrasound are rounding up the spectrum of high end diagnostic tools in the clinic. An additional part of the one-key-solution is the well sorted pet accessory shop, the pet groomer, who provides medical haircuts and baths as well was beauty haircuts and the cat boarding unit, where they look after your cat during your vacation or your weekend trip. So compared to the Western World there is no big difference. The only equipment which is not available for pets in the Middle East is the big high maintenance machines like CT and/or MRT. However, in the Western World these units are mainly available at University clinics and do not belong to the normal set-up of equipment in a small animal clinic. We hope that this short overview of equipment standards together with diagnostic and medical services is helpful for considering the right clinic for your pet.

The Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof awaits you only a short walk away from the Kurfürstendamm, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Zoological Garden. All the sights of the capital, such as the Brandenburg Gate, Bellevue Palace and Potsdamer Platz, can be reached by foot or by car within a few minutes.

The elegant and spacious design of the hotel also characterizes the 373 rooms, 9 suites and presidential suite. The elegant rooms offer every technological convenience you’ll need, including a Philips TV system, high-speed Internet access and connecting box to connect laptops or iPods. The kettles provided in all the rooms, as well as the Nespresso coffee makers provided in our 48 deluxe rooms, emphasize the stylish atmosphere and ensure that you feel at home. The hotel’s spa wing has 26 rooms which provide special comforts centred around guests’ well-being. Experience distinctive regional and Mediterranean specialties’ in the ‘XXenia’ restau-

rant, where our chef Michael Zawaba cooks a whole range of culinary delights using the best Brandenburg ingredients. The ‘9:00 PM Bar’ in the lobby is the place to go for a relaxed cocktail and snacks in a communicative atmosphere. Finally, our breakfast restaurant ‘Le Bouveret’, set in an elegant ambience, provides fresh delicacies to give you the perfect start to a day full of business meetings or exciting discoveries. On 1.610 sqm the hotel offers superb service and professional event management in 18 function rooms with natural daylight. Whether you need to be in top form or simply want to relax, you will find everything to make your stay pleasant and comfortable in our ‘Le Spa’. It’s your choice – Berlin’s biggest hotel swimming pool (18 x 10 m) with a sun terrace, sauna, steam room, tropical showers, plunge pool, heated lounger, a massage or beauty treatments in our stylish Beauty Lounge – we have everything to ensure your total relaxation. You can train in

our 85 sqm gym with its modern Technogym machines, including the new generation of ‘Kinesis machines’, or go for a jog in the neighbouring Tiergarten park. To keep you refreshed and put the finishing touch to your spa day, we recommend our health drinks. Check in. Chill out. Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof.

German-Speaking Doctors Hospital / Clinic

Al Noor Hospital Al Noor Hospital Al Rawdah German Medical Center Al Rawdah German Medical Center Al Rawdah German Medical Center Al Rawdah German Medical Center Al Rawdah German Medical Center Al Rawdah German Medical Center Al Rawdah German Medical Center Al Rawdah German Medical Center Dr. Alissar Khoury Clinic Gulf Diagnostic Center Gulf Diagnostic Center Modern German Dental Clinic Optic Studio Zayed Military Hospital Zayed Military Hospital Zayed Military Hospital Zayed Military Hospital Zayed Military Hospital

Dr. Elsa Loseva Dr. Peter Matchev

American Hospital Bavaria Optics Belhoul European Hospital Blue Dental Clinic British Medical Consulting Centre CEDARS J. A. International Hospital CEDARS J. A. International Hospital Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry Cooper Dermatology Clinic Cosmesurge & Emirates Hospital Jumeirah

02-658 1315 02-658 1315

04-447 1777

Dental Art Clinic Dr. Leilah Soudah Clinic

Dr.Michael Trijan Dr. Leilah Soudah

Dr. Nicholas & Asp Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre Dubai Homeopathy Health Centre Dubai Homeopathy Health Centre Dubai Homeopathy Health Centre Dubai Sky Clinic

Dr. Christa Krämer Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso Dr. Suzanne Salihi

Dermatologist, Laser Specialist Dental Implant Specialist Dentist ObstetricianGynecologist General Practitioner Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist ObstetricianGynecologist Occupational Therapist Speech-language Pathologist Homeopathic Doctor Dentist

04-355 8808


04-355 8808


04-355 8808

Dentist Laboratory Medicine Specialist Specialist in Pediatrics and Youth Medicine ObstetricianGynecologist Pediatrician

04-355 8808 04-396 2227

Daniela Kratz Annett Becker Dr. Javed Abubakar Hingora Dr. Maximilian Riewer Dr. Thomas Schneider Dr. Marlies Christel Homann Dr. Monika Rasch Dr. Michaela Jaksch Dr. Jens Kempf

Ulrich Koch Prof. Dr. Stefan Schumacher Prof. Toni Hau

Ophthalmologist Professor of Urology

02-676 0088 02-405 5051

Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon Professor of Otolaryngology Internist, Specialist in Oncology and Hematology Specialist in Internal and Rescue Medicine Neurosurgeon

02-405 5051


03-767 7444

German Dental Oasis

Anesthesiologist Dermatologist, Allergist

03-767 7444 03-767 7444

German Dental Oasis

Dr. Peter Weiss

Urologist, Andrologist, Surgeon Internist, Cardiologist General Practitioner General Practitioner, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrist Anesthesiologist Plastic surgeon

04-268 5333

German Heart Centre Bremen German Heart Centre Bremen German Heart Centre Bremen German Medical Center FZ-LLC

Dr. Klaus Kallmayer Dr. Beate Wild

German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC

Dr. Ashraf Kamel

German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC

Dr. Elena Rajda

German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center FZ-LLC German Medical Center Dubai German Neuroscience Center German Neuroscience Center German Neuroscience Center German Neuroscience Center German Neuroscience Center

Dr. Hanspeter Augustin Dr. Martin Petsch

Prof. Juraj Klacansky Dr. Norbert Dreier

Dr. Otto Boeger Dr. Wolf-Gunter Steinmetz Dr. Harold Vanderschmidt Prof. Dr. Uwe Klima Dr. Ihab Ali

American Hospital

02-658 1315

Pegah Ceric-Dehdari Dr. Cedric Coucke

02-627 5275 02-665 8090 02-665 8090 02-667 3235

Al Wasl Hospital American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital American Hospital

American Hospital American Hospital

02-658 1315

Cosmesurge & Emirates Hospital Marina Dental Art Clinic

Dermatologist Urologist Anesthesiologist Dentist

Dr. Abdul Shihabi Dr. Isabella Tausz Dr. Abdul Mostafawi

American Hospital American Hospital

02-658 1315


Dr. Alissar Khoury Dr. Georg Meyer Dr. Barbara Dohrn Dr. Kerstin Manni

Abdul Rahman Al Wasl Clinic Al Wasl Hospital

American Hospital

02-658 1315


02-658 1315

Abbara Polyclinic

American Hospital

02-626 5265 050-641 3133 02-658 1315

Hospital / Clinic


DUBAI Dr. Ismail Abbara

American Hospital

Obstetrician-Gynecologist Trauma Surgeon

Phone No.

Eva Hoffmann

Tawam Hospital Tawam Hospital

Tawam Hospital


ABU DHABI Dr. Stephan von Orthopedist Gumppenberg Dr. Issam Khoury Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Internist, DiabetoloStangier gist Dr. Thomas Berger Dermatologist, Allergist, Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Sabine General Practitioner Bellmann Dr. Hans-Joachim Orthopedist Poessel Dr. Gabriele Sobek General Practitioner

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Zayed Military Hospital



Dr. Volker Henning Dr. Amro Al-Astal Dr. Jochen Bongardt Dr. Karsten Lau Dr. Manaf Kandakji Dr. Regina Carla Will Dr. Stefan Diez Ulrich Koch Dr. Bahar Celen Dr. Stefan Klingenberg Dr. Hans Laslop

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04-336 7777

Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Specialist Trauma surgeon

04-309 65 92

Internist Anesthesiologist

04-336 7777 04-336 7777

04-336 7777

04-336 7777

Radiologist Urologist

04-336 7777 04-336 7777


04-336 7777

Neurologist Ophthalmologist Psychiatrist Dentist

04-336 7777 04-345 1919 04-345 4000 04-394 4233


04-344 2633

Dr. Ali Hassan


04-881 4000

Prof. Dr. Günther Kieninger Dr. Yunson Denise On Dr. Heson On


04-881 4000

Dentist, Orthodontist

04-429 8400

Dentist, Dental Implant Specialist Dermatologist, Allergist, Laser Specialist Dermatologist, Laser Specialist

04-429 8400

Dr. med. Ralf Söhnchen Pegah Ceric-Dehdari

04-346 6671 04-344 5915

Dubai Sky Clinic Dubai Sky Clinic Dubai Sky Clinic Freiburg Medical Laboratory General Medical Centre German Clinic Gynecology & Obstetrics German Clinic Gynecology & Obstetrics German Clinic Gynecology & Obstetrics German Dental Clinic German Dental Clinic German Dental Clinic

Dr. med. Muhammad Jaber Dr. Kathrin Föhe Dr. Gabor Zimmermann Dr. Abdolreza Nasouti Dr. Geert de Zutter Dr. Michael Sostmann Dr. Hans van der Elst

Dr. Caspar Boerner Dr. Achim Lueth

Dr. Diethart Bayer

Dr. Gerd Graebner

Dr. Wael Sammur Priv.-Doz. Dr. G. Zimmermann Prof. J. Altwein Prof. L. Mettler Darya Homayounfar K. Eisinger Dr. Jörg Martin Dr. Jutta Marquardt Dr. Hartmut Kollikowski Dr. Ali Hosseinkhah Dr. Firas El Khatib Ms. Christina Burmeister

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Health Bay Policlinic

Dr. Michael Klein, M.D.


Health Bay Policlinic

Dr. Ursula Rolef

Health Bay Policlinic

Dr. Juliane Reuter

Health Bay Policlinic

Dr. Christian Jozsa

Health Call International Modern Hospital Isis – The French Pediatric Clinic Isis – The French Pediatric Clinic Laser Eye Care Laser Eye Care

Dr. Margesigarib Dr. Andrea Christiane Farhat Dr. Thomas Troester Dr. Kathrin Fohi

Internist, Specialist in Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Internist, Specialist in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Specialist in Dermatology, Allergology and Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon General Practitioner ObstetricianGynecologist Specialist in Pediatrics and Youth Medicine Pediatrician

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04-349 5959 050-778 1460 04-429 8578

ObstetricianGynecologist Dentist, Specialist for gum treatment Orthodontist

04-429 8346


04-332 4499

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04-363 5367

Internist, Cardiologist

04-362 4797

Internist, Cardiologist

04-362 4797

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04-362 2929

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04-362 2929

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04-344 9700

Neurologist and Psychiatrist Neurologist

04-429 8578


04-429 8578


Hospital / Clinic

04-332 4499 04-332 4499

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04-363 5367 04-362 4797

Dr. Luitgard Held Lucia Siegel Dr. Marco Fedele

Swiss Dental Clinic The City Hospital

Isabelle Grier Dr. Annett AlHamadi Dr. Günther Neumann Zahnarzt, Dr. Ulrich Honemeyer SHARJAH Dr. Zafer Barakat Dr. Christian Heidenreich Dr. Barbara Jahns

Welcare Hospital

04-362 2929 04-362 2929

Dr. Zafer Barakat Clinic German Medical Clinic

04-362 2929

German Medical Clinic

04-362 2929

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Swiss Academy Acupuncture Swiss Academy Acupuncture Swiss Dental Clinic

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German Medical Clinic German Medical Clinic Marijeh Medical Center

Dr. Winni Skupin Dr. Kurt Lemberger Dr. Susan Jose

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800-4272 800-4272

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Ophthalmologist Ophthalmologist

04-362 2955 04-362 2955

Medical Specialist in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery Internist Anesthesiologist Otolaryngologist

04-407 9100


04-271 4444

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04-271 4444 04-394 7777 04-394 7777 04-394 7777 04-337 1111

Vascular Surgeon Orthopedist

04-219 2690 04-219 1047

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04-349 3202 04-363 5358


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04-282 7788

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06-556 1125 06-575 0280

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06-575 0280


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