Dubai ranks first in Arab region in medical tourism
Thursday, 09 03 2020, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
Dubai has maintained its position as the leading Arab destination for medical travellers for the second year in a row, according to the Global Medical Tourism Index, which was recently released by the International Healthcare Research Center (IHRC).
Worldwide, the emirate, one of the globe’s most preferred tourist hubs, ranked sixth on the list of 46 unique destinations, reflecting anew its competitiveness in providing advanced healthcare services to foreign health travelers and success in building advanced medical infrastructures and facilities, said a statement.
Dubai has retained its number one rank in the region after scoring high across the index’s three main criteria. It was ranked fifth in quality and services facilities benchmark; seventh in the environmental destination; and 13th in terms of its medical tourism industry. This latest achievement is the result of intensified efforts by the Dubai Government, represented by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), to strengthen its medical tourism sector as one of the key pillars of its economic diversification and development policies, it said.