Dubai aims to attract Chinese, Russian, Ethiopian, Kenyan and Tanzanian medical tourists.
A team of the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Medical Tourism Council is working with an international patient’s team and doctors from the Canadian Specialist Hospital on strategies to attract more patients into the city.
The International Medical Travel Journal reported that the Canadian Specialist Hospital in Dubai has an international patient centre and has been promoting medical tourism since 2006,
Hospitals, clinics, and medical tourism organisations have been requested to work better with the hospitality, tourism, and aviation industries globally and locally, particularly with international and local travel agents, hotels, and passenger airlines.
It was reported that in June 2016 medical tourism in Dubai yielded revenues of around AED1.42 billion (US $390 million) in 2016, up from AED1.40 billion in 2015.