Dubai is now one of the most sought after medical tourism destinations

Published on : Monday, July 30, 2018

global summit launched to push medical tourismDubai offers an array of health solutions meeting the highest global standards supported by state-of-the-art technologies. Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi, the Director of Health Tourism Department at Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said in an interview that maximum number of travelers visit Dubai to seek medical treatments and are from the GCC nations.


Al Marzouqi said, “Due to its world-class status and reputation and strictly regulated environment. Dubai continues to be the number one medical tourism destination in the Arab region and the 16th health tourism destination globally. It offers the medical tourists from overseas, a highly qualified pool of multi-disciplinary medical professionals, choice of world-class facilities, absence of long waiting lists and a pleasant environment for post recovery. Dubai has a strong health and regulation framework and this has helped ensure quality healthcare, which, in itself is a catalyst for medical tourism.”

She added that Dubai caters to the needs of health tourists from all over the world for increasing Dubai’s position on the global medical tourism map and catapult the city into one of major healthcare tourism destinations in the world. It complements the ambitious vision of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to attract over 500,000 visitors every year by 2021 and address their requirements for top-notch health, wellness, and cosmetic solutions.


Al Marzouqi further said that Emirates Holidays has already partnered with premier establishments like DNA Health at Madinat Jumeirah and Rayya Wellness Retreat at the Retreat Palm Dubai, M Gallery by Sofitel, for providing health and wellness programs. Developing a range of preventive health check-up holiday packages for individuals, families, and children in collaboration with major hospitals and clinics in Dubai are also in the pipeline.


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