Health and Medical

Medical Tourism Finds New Home in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates has emerged as the most popular destination for medical tourism in the past few years. Especially, the city of Dubai was already making huge splashes on the scene of international tourism but its popularity among the medical tourists has added further spice to the recipe. Dubai is equipped with one of the most remarkable healthcare industry and infrastructure which are in line with the best international practices. Dubai’s robust healthcare system can cater to the basic as well as advanced and emergency medical needs for the people from any part of the world.


If you’re someone who has been residing and working in Dubai, you must have an insurance coverage from your company. However, if you’re living in any other country, such as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, Canada, or anywhere in the world, you can have access to the state-of-the-art medical facilities in Dubai at affordable rates. This is why Dubai has become the hottest spot on the map of the medical tourism world in the past few years. The very phenomenon of medical tourism is all about travelling to a country for the purpose of medical treatment and surgeries. The medical centers, hospitals, and other medical facilities located and operated in Dubai offer a wide range of healthcare services including cardiac surgery, dental surgery, cosmetic surgeries, psychological assistance, geriatric support, and convalescent care.


The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced last year that the state of Dubai earned over 1.4 billion AEDs from the medical tourism industry in the Year 2016. The figure was 9.5 percent bigger than the previous year as people from different parts of the world expressed a keen interest in getting their orthopedics, dermatology, and ophthalmology jobs done in Dubai during the year. The local government has been playing an active role in further highlighting Dubai as the top destination for medical tourism and as part of its efforts it launched in 2016 the Dubai Health Experience, which is the state’s medical tourism web portal. This web portal gives medical tourists from across the globe information about the visa services, medical packages, and traveling conditions all under one roof.


So, if you are someone who is planning to visit Dubai as a medical tourist, you can expect the top-notch professional healthcare services in the magical city which boasts state-of-the-art and modern healthcare facilities and technology.