UAE medical tourism market is
anticipated to grow at a robust CAGR during the forecast period, 2023-2027.
Increasing demand for procedures not covered under insurance, such as cosmetic
surgery, fertility treatment, dental reconstruction, gender reassignment
operations, and high-end investments to develop healthcare infrastructure, are
the key factors driving the demand for the UAE medical tourism market. Also,
supportive government policies and the rise in the number of quality healthcare
facilities and laboratories are the other factors that are expected to boost
the UAE medical tourism market in the forecast period.
Excellent Healthcare Infrastructure
Attract Patients from All Over the Globe
The primary revenue-generating industry
in UAE is the oil & gas industry, and the government is making efforts to
reduce the dependence and generate other revenue contributing industries. The
government actively promotes the medical tourism industry to maintain cash
inflow and economic diversification.
The government is making investments in
developing the healthcare system and upgrading the existing infrastructure into
the advanced version, which is expected to influence the demand for medical
tourism services across the globe.
According to World Bank, healthcare
expenditure is expected to account for 4.6% of the country’s GDP by 2026. The
initiative taken by the government UAE Vision 2021 for healthcare aims to
increase the number of healthcare professionals in the country and are
promoting the privatization of hospitals to improve the quality of healthcare
services offered by healthcare facilities.
Healthcare facilities are undergoing
digital transformation and are actively adopting advanced technologies such as
artificial intelligence and cloud computing solutions to improve healthcare
services. Also, the opening of Dh700-million Neuro Spinal Hospital located in
Dubai Science Park, where the country’s first radiosurgery and robotic
cyberknife operation will take place, is expected to be a crucial factor.
Improved healthcare services and the adoption of healthcare services are
expected to boost the demand for medical tourism services from all over the
Growing Demand for Quality Healthcare
Services Drives the Market Demand
The top specialties for which the
patients prefer to visit Dubai are fertility treatment, dermatology, skincare,
dentistry, orthopedics, and sports medicine. The advancement in treatment
technology and medical equipment is expected to attract patients for the next
five years. In 2020, the number of international medical tourists visiting the
UAE in thousands was 500.12.
Some countries cannot provide quality healthcare
services to patients, creating the need to look out for affordable and superior
healthcare services in other countries. UAE boasts of quality healthcare
services, and to avail themselves of the best healthcare services, patients
prefer to visit the UAE healthcare industry.
Adoption of Online Platform to Boost the
The Dubai Health Authority has
introduced a Dubai Health Experience portal, a one-stop solution for medical
tourists that brings together doctors, airlines, medical agents, hotels, and
hospitals under one single platform. Patients can get a second opinion, get
visa information, and consult the doctors through the portal. They can procure
information about the discounts and offers by various healthcare institutions
available in Dubai City.
Various healthcare medical facilities and institutions
have made their online presence and elaborated on the services to help the
patients make informed decisions based on their requirements and budget. The
rise in the number of hospitals and medical authorities adopting online
platforms to mark their global presence is expected to fuel the demand for UAE
medical tourism market in the next five years.
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The UAE medical tourism market is
segmented into type, treatment type, regional distribution, and competitive landscape.
Based on type, the market is bifurcated into inbound and outbound.
Based on treatment type, the market is divided into orthopedic treatment,
gynaecological treatment, pediatric treatment, dental treatment, fertility
treatment, cosmetic treatment, and others. To analyze the market
based on the region, the UAE Medical Tourism market is studied in major regions
namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Rest of the UAE.
Thumbay Medical Tourism, Tours Cure,
Shifa International, Ontime Healthcare, Royal Cure, The Medical Tourism Center,
and Anavara, are among the major market players operating in the UAE medical
Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2017-2021 and 2022-2027
forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Rest of UAE
Key companies profiled
Thumbay Medical Tourism, Tours Cure, Shifa International, Ontime
Healthcare, Royal Cure, The Medical Tourism Center, and Anavara
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In this report, UAE medical tourism
market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the
industry trends which have also been detailed below:
- UAE Medical Tourism Market, By Type:
- UAE Medical Tourism Market, By Treatment Type:
- Orthopedic Treatment
- Gynaecological Treatment
- Pediatric Treatment
- Dental Treatment
- Fertility Treatment
- Cosmetic Treatment
- UAE Medical Tourism
Market, By Region:
- Abu Dhabi
- Rest of UAE
Profiles: Detailed analysis
of the major companies present in UAE medical tourism market.
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