Medical Tourist Numbers Grow in Dubai Indicating Higher Revenue

Medical Tourist Numbers Grow in Dubai Indicating Higher RevenueDubai is not just a travel destination for the tourists but more number of medical tourists are also visited the emirates.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) reported an increase in the numbers of domestic as well as overseas medical tourists in the first three years of the year. The report prepared by

A report on the first quarter of 2015 prepared by the DHA cited treatment of 118,000 medical tourists in sixteen of the private hospitals that are licensed by the agency. All these medical institutions are part of the Dubai Medical Tourism Club (DMC).

The compiled data was gathered through the E-sources system in association with the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) and a DMC committee.

The collected data showed that total 118,727 medical tourists (domestic as well as inbound) were treated in the first quarter.

Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, director of health regulation and medical tourism at the DHA said that the increase in medical tourists mean a growth in the revenue turnover.

She said, "In 2012, the total revenue from medical tourism was Dh652.7 million and now in the first quarter of this year the revenue is Dh778.4 million."

She said that the revenue aim from medical tourism for 2020 is Dh2.6 billion.