Dubai on track to attract 500,000 health tourists by 2020 Dubai is on track to attract more than 500,000 medical tourists by 2020 after attracting over 326,000 patients in 2016, according to a top health official. The emirate received 326,649 international medical tourists. Revenue generated from international patients was worth over AED1 billion, reinforcing the growing contribution of the sector to the national GDP. Dubai’s attractive location along with the availability of high-quality medical professionals and technology has enabled the city to build a strong and favorable platform to build its medical tourism capabilities.
UAE is constantly working on developing this sector keeping in mind patient's safety, high-quality health services and excellent patient experience." Dubai’s strategy for health tourism includes a charter of patient's rights and responsibilities with which medical tourists can understand their rights before arriving in Dubai for healthcare.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs Dubai (GDRFA-D) signed an MOU to promote medical tourism in Dubai, exchange knowledge and elevate health services offered at DHA facilities. The Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum will be held on February 20-21.
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