Dubai’s ruler puts Medical Tourism High on agenda

Efforts to boost Dubai’s already thriving medical tourism industry have received the backing of Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

HH has been briefed about plans to build a new 1,000-bed medical complex as the city looks to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020.

The 10-storey Rashid Medical Complex will house state-of-the-art equipment, 250 wards, 1,000 outpatient clinics, as well as amenities such as a five-star hotel, green residential buildings and shopping areas, according to state news agency WAM.

Sheikh Mohammed, also the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister, commended the plans during a visit to the head office of the Dubai Health Authority to inspect projects planned to be completed by 2021.

He backed the health authority’s ambitious strategy and stressed his keen interest in delivering all possible support to comprehensively upgrade its services and facilities, WAM said


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