UAE sees $1.9bn from medical tourism by 2010
Dubai, October 18, 2009
The medical tourism industry is expected to generate Dh7 billion ($1.9 billion) in the UAE by 2010, a report said.
Dubai has set its sights on the $60 billion global medical tourism industry by showcasing its healthcare resources online via a free online service Doctor-Dubai.com.
Dubai is aiming to grab a major chunk with its established state-of-the-art medical facilities, the world’s first healthcare free zone, complemented by world-class resorts, tourist destinations and promoting itself as the healthcare tourism hub of the world, it said.
The ‘Ministry of Health (MOH) – UAE’'s licensed portal (http://www.Doctor-Dubai.com/) displays detailed profiles of some 1500 healthcare professionals from more than 280 medical facilities in Dubai to the world, attracting thousands of views every day, according to a statement.
The portal lets doctors and companies create their profiles free of cost and display them to hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the globe, highlighting Dubai’s efforts in building a repute of excellence of service and unmatched value.
“Dubai is expected to be the favourite destination for most amongst the expected 11 million medical tourists to the UAE by 2010 and we are playing our part in establishing Dubai as the city that cares for your wellness,” said Layla Moufid co-founder of Doctor-Dubai.com.-TradeArabia News Service