Medical tourism initiative strengthened

Participation in international medical exhibitions encouraged

Gulf News

Dubai: Participation in international medical exhibitions and seminars is being encouraged to promote Dubai as a medical tourism hub.

With an aim to establish strong distribution networks for medical and wellness services, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will work together.

In a media statement on February 4, Eyad Abdul Rahman, Executive Director. Media Relations and Business Development at DTCM, said that both the bodies are working to promote the medical tourism initiative. He said, “The emirate has excellent infrastructure, modern hospitals and clinics, and offers a variety of medical options to visitors in search of quality health care.”

Laila Al Jasmi, CEO, Health Policy and Strategy Sector at the DHA. added that the bodies have held frequent meetings to implement the medical tourism initiative and achieve the vision of the emirate.

The DHA will participate in international exhibitions this year including ITE Moscow, one of Russia’s biggest and most successful event organisers, and the International Medical Conference in Monaco organised by Informa Exhibitions.