The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a Federation made up of seven emirates or lands. These are Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. It has the world’s seventh largest oil and natural gas reserves. The late Sheikh Zayed, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the first president of the UAE, oversaw the development of the UAE and steered oil revenues into healthcare, education and infrastructure. The Emirates have become a hub for tourists, from both the east and the west, with the most popular destination being Dubai. Boasting such attractions as the Burj Al Arab, the sail shaped hotel to its lavish malls – one of which has its own aquarium, to its desert safaris, Dubai has something for everyone to enjoy. The government of the UAE has continued to funnel money into the healthcare industry, resulting in one of the best healthcare services in the world. Its convenient location, for both easterners and westerners, makes the UAE an excellent choice for a medical tourism destination.

About the UAE’s Healthcare Facilities

Designing extravagant hotels, malls, skyscrapers and manmade islands is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to infrastructure in the UAE. The highest levels of planning have been put into designing world-class healthcare facilities across the UAE. The state-of-the-art facilities have been designed keeping in mind the requirements of both medical procedures and recuperative needs. They are equipped with the latest and the best available on the market. Hospitals in UAE in  are overseen by teams of qualified and dedicated healthcare experts who successfully coordinate the needs of doctors, nurses, patients and the families of patients. The ultra-modern and sophisticated infrastructure system ensures the world’s best services, in terms of quality and after care, all available at a very competitive price.

Well trained and highly skilled professionals

The UAE has a population of 9.2 million people, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates. These expatriates include doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have trained in top universities and the best hospitals in the world and are now living, practising medicine and treating those in need, in the UAE. Your health is of the utmost priority and Doctors in UAE have a vast knowledge and years of experience and expertise to handle almost every type of medical procedure or medical condition requiring treatment. Their level of dedication and precision of work has earned them respect across the globe.

Availability of alternate therapies and medicine

Both the Emirati and expats in the UAE are no strangers to the idea of alternate health treatment therapies. The benefits of yoga, homeopathy, acupuncture and Ayurveda are just a few that are reaped when administered correctly. These techniques promote a more natural method of treatment and healing. As a medical tourist, you will have numerous options available for you to choose from, coming from the best in the world, in their specially designed centers for holistic and comprehensive care.

Language barrier/proficiency

With a huge expat population, English is most widely used for communication and most locals are bilingual. The professionals in the healthcare industry are proficient in multiple languages and communication is not a factor at all. Should it be required, International patients also have the option to hire skilled and proficient translators to assist in their medical tourism plans.

Offerings in Tourism

The UAEs economy is the most diversified in the Gulf Cooperation Council, with its most populous city, Dubai, emerging into a global city and international aviation hub. Dubai is famous for its lavish malls and one of a kind architecture with ultra modern and unique buildings. UAE is a shoppers paradise and almost everything is tax-free. You can take advantage of its excellent hotels backed by first-rate recuperation and recovery facilities. Both during or after your recovery, you can explore the sights and sounds of the country be it shopping, relaxing on its magnificent beaches or a taking an adventurous desert safari on the sands of the UAE.

Waiting time for the medical help

The accredited hospitals in the UAE have large, technologically advanced facilities. Their large pool of trained doctors and nurses are adept at handling a large number of patients at any given time. Treatment is available almost instantly for the majority of procedures required. We do advise that you get in touch with the hospital and your doctors before your arrival to streamline your treatment, recuperation and tourism plans.

Well-connected with the world

There are 10 commercial airports in the UAE, with the Dubai and Abu Dhabi International airports being the largest. Dubai has surpassed London’s Heathrow Airport as the busiest airport for international passenger traffic. This affords travellers from all over the world with various travel options to choose from. There are extensive and well-planned networks of highways across the Federation allowing for ease of transport around the country. Local travel is made simple with a wide range of car services, limos, taxis and private drivers available to enlist either upon your arrival or prior to.

Government initiatives

The government of UAE has spent millions of dollars to raise their healthcare services to meet global standards and is further investing in research and development to keep the UAE at the forefront of the world medical platform. High standards are set by outlining stringent guidelines and quality control checks to avoid any malpractice in the industry, as well as to maintain global standards. The government has made it easy for visitors to enter the country via means of a simple and easy visa application process, making travel plans the least complex thing to consider when choosing the UAE as the place for medical treatment.

List of Popular Hospitals by Procedure Name

List of Popular Doctors by Procedure Name

Hospitals in United Arab Emirates

Saudi German Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

NMC Royal Hospital, DIP, Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Aster Hospital UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burjeel Medical City

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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