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Health Tourism in UAE Keeps Up

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 by Sergio Ulloa ()

Fresh media reports out of the UAE this week indicate that the region's burgeoning medical tourism market may be curtailed by ongoing healthcare capacity problems, regulatory issues and other market forces. The United Arab Emirates is the largest medical tourism market in the Middle East, drawing an estimated 4.3 million people to the country each year for healthcare and wellness services. An article in Dubai-based English language journal, the National, this week asserts that while the private healthcare sector has done a good job in promoting the UAE as an attractive international medical tourism hub so far, the market's existing medical infrastructure may not be ready to handle a further influx of tourists. Read the rest of the Health Tourism in UAE Keeps Up article.

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