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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Dubai Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is popular the world over as a premium destination for business as well as pleasure. Tourists come to Dubai from far and wide to experience shopping, hotels, food, hospitality and other attractions. It is the largest emirate in the UAE in terms of population and the second largest in terms of size.

In the UAE, medical tourism is most popular in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai offers excellent healthcare facilities and is the most popular with tourists who come to the UAE for medical treatment, rest and relaxation. Dubai Healthcare City was built in 2002 to provide not only excellent medical care, but also as a center for research. In Dubai alone, there are over 24 JCI-accredited medical facilities such as the Mediclinic City Hospital or the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital. There are also several specialty clinics in this center for cardiac, dental, and infertility treatments. 

Why Health Tourism in Dubai?

Dubai is one among the leading 20 destinations around the globe for medical tourists. A number of experienced and highly-trained doctors have established their practice here and they offer the best treatments at affordable prices. The city is known around the world for its plastic surgeons. The cost of the cosmetic procedures in Dubai may not be in the same price bracket as Thailand or Malaysia, but Dubai compensates for it in terms of the quality of treatment.
 
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has been undertaking measures to put Dubai medical tourism on a strong footing. The administrative bodies in Dubai have invested over $100 million to raise new medical facilities, in response to the growing number of medical tourists visiting the city each year. According to sources, the city plans to raise facilities that can accommodate over 20 million medical tourists. This translates to the number of medical tourists who are expected to frequent Dubai by 2020.

The number of healthcare facilities in Dubai currently stands at an impressive 2,518. What's more impressive is the standards of medical care in these facilities; over 70 percent of these hospitals have international accreditation. This explains why Dubai has grown into a medical tourism hub for complex procedures. Cosmetic procedures, infertility treatments, dental treatments, orthopedic procedures and cardiac care are among the most commonly sough-out medical procedures among patients who visit Dubai.

Featured Medical Providers and Healthcare Centers in Dubai


Burjeel hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

The art of healing: A new standard in healthcare...

It is not just about the cure. It is not only about the equipment. It is not merely about the facilities. At Burjeel Hospital, we are...

Emirates Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Our Mission at Emirates Hospital is to provide high quality, faster, better and friendlier service consistent with the needs and beliefs of our patients, employees, visitors and vendors in a comfortab...

Canadian Specialist Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. His vision is to establish a World Class medical facility that will cater to the tertiary healt...

AL GARHOUD Private Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Al Garhoud Private Hospital, a member of Al Hilal medical solutions commits itself to a courteous, distinctive and world-class service as we raise curtains of this exceptional medical service center. ...

American Hospital Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

The American Hospital Dubai is an acute care, general medical/surgical hospital whose mission is to provide high quality American standard healthcare that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations ...
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