The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah recognizes that education and health are the keys to future development of the Arab world. More and more foreigners arrive in Ras al-Khaimah with the intention to visit, do business and settle. His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi has directed his officials to increase development in these two areas. English-speaking schools and universities offer students opportunities to obtain quality international education. In the area of health care, three multidisciplinary hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International recently opened their doors to patients seeking advanced medical care. Primary care is conducted at 18 health centers across the emirate, which means patients are never more than 15 minutes away from medical treatment. There exists the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research as well to aid in the economic development of Ras Al Khaimah.