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UAE Medical Tourism Market to grow with a CAGR of 24.61%

Increasing healthcare infrastructure and a supportive regulatory environment are the major drivers for the UAE Medical Tourism Market.

According to TechSci Research report, “UAE Medical Tourism Market Industry Size, Share, Trends, Competition, Opportunity and Forecast, 2018-2028”, UAE Medical Tourism Market has valued at USD 0.10 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to witness an impressive growth in the forecast period with a CAGR of 24.61% through 2028. This can be due to collaborations and partnerships among leading companies with a diverse approach to merge the expertise of individual companies and to strengthen their position.

Tourism infrastructure is a crucial factor in driving the demand for medical tourism. A well-developed and efficient tourism infrastructure contributes to the overall attractiveness of a destination for individuals seeking healthcare services. A destination with a well-connected transportation infrastructure, including international airports, efficient ground transportation, and accessible public transportation, is more likely to attract medical tourists. Easy accessibility is a key consideration for individuals traveling for medical treatments. The availability of diverse and quality accommodation options, including hotels, serviced apartments, and recovery facilities, is important for medical tourists and their accompanying companions. Comfortable and convenient lodging contributes to a positive overall experience.

Effective logistical support, such as transportation services for medical appointments, airport transfers, and local travel assistance, is vital. Medical tourists often seek destinations where logistical arrangements are well-managed to minimize stress and inconvenience. Destinations with a range of travel and tourism services, including travel agencies, tour operators, and travel insurance providers, can simplify the planning process for medical tourists. Comprehensive support services contribute to a smoother travel experience.

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In March 2023, The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced the "Dubai Health Experience," heralded as the world's inaugural medical tourism portal, aimed at enhancing medical travel. In tandem, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi have inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Medical Tourism e-portal. These portals enable visitors to reserve medical procedures and access discounted services such as airfares, visas, medical insurance, hotel accommodations, leisure activities, and more.

Language and cultural differences present challenges in the UAE Medical Tourism Market. Effective communication and cultural sensitivity are critical for providing a positive experience for international patients. Language differences can hinder effective communication between healthcare providers and international patients. Clear and accurate communication is essential for conveying medical information, understanding patient needs, and ensuring informed decision-making. Medical terminology can be complex, and language differences may lead to misunderstandings regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and post-operative care. This can affect the quality of healthcare services and patient outcomes. Cultural differences in healthcare practices and patient expectations can impact the patient-provider relationship. Understanding and respecting diverse cultural norms, beliefs, and preferences are crucial for providing patient-centered care. The availability of professional interpretation services is essential to bridge language gaps. Inadequate or inaccurate translation can lead to miscommunication, compromising the quality of care and patient safety.

UAE Medical Tourism Market is segmented based on Type, Treatment Type, and by region.  

Based on the Type, UAE Medical Tourism Market is segmented into Inbound, Outbound. Inbound medical tourism involves patients traveling to a destination country with the primary purpose of receiving medical treatment. These patients may seek various types of healthcare services, including elective surgeries, specialized medical procedures, wellness programs, and preventive care. The flow of international patients constitutes the inbound movement in medical tourism. These patients may come for a single medical procedure or treatment, a series of treatments, or comprehensive healthcare packages offered by medical institutions in the destination country. Patients may choose to travel for medical treatment for various reasons, including access to advanced medical technologies, specialized expertise, shorter waiting times, cost savings, and the desire for a specific healthcare experience.

Based on Region, Abu Dhabi region held the largest share in the UAE Medical Tourism Market. The presence of cultural and recreational attractions in Abu Dhabi can be an additional draw for medical tourists, providing them with opportunities for a holistic experience beyond medical treatments. A perception of safety and security in Abu Dhabi is crucial for attracting international patients. A stable environment can make it more appealing for individuals considering medical travel. Effective promotion and marketing campaigns showcasing the healthcare offerings in Abu Dhabi, along with other attractions and benefits for medical tourists, can significantly influence the region's dominance in the medical tourism market. The ease of accessibility, including well-connected transportation options and a straightforward visa process, can make Abu Dhabi a convenient destination for medical tourists.

Some of the major companies operating in the UAE Medical Tourism Market include:

  • Thumbay Medical Tourism
  • Tours Cure
  • Shifa International
  • Ontime Healthcare
  • Royal Cure
  • The Medical Tourism Center
  • Anavara


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“Certain areas, particularly in Dubai, are projected to exert significant demand for Medical Tourism. The growth in the competitive landscape and the presence of well-established companies in the market, committed to enhance the overall wellbeing of people each year, are expected to contribute to a remarkable growth of the UAE Medical Tourism Market in the forecast period," said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based Global management consulting firm.

UAE Medical Tourism Market by Type (Inbound, Outbound), By Treatment Type (Orthopedic Treatment, Gynaecological Treatment, Pediatric Treatment, Dental Treatment, Fertility Treatment, Cosmetic Treatment, Others), By Region, By Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2018-2028F has evaluated the future growth potential of UAE Medical Tourism Market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure, and future market growth. The report intends to provide innovative market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities in UAE Medical Tourism Market.


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