Dubai hopes to attract half a million medical tourists by the year 2020 as part of the ‘Dubai, a Global Destination for Medical Tourism’ project launched by His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.
The project will be implemented by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and is designed to revitalise medical tourism in the city and make Dubai a favoured destination for travellers hoping to see doctors. Shaikh Hamdan has directed the DHA to maintain a close relationship with all concerned and supportive parties involved in the project to achieve the desired objectives.
He noted that the project must be implemented in accordance with the approved timeline, and stressed that cooperation and concerted efforts of all parties will contribute to its success. He stressed that achieving the project’s goals is important given that medical tourism has become an important segment of international tourism.