Dubai Healthcare City – a new model of medical tourism
At one time, the UAE set the bar for quality in the hotel business, opening the first hotel in the world, which was positioned as a seven-star hotel, – “Burj-el-Arab”. And not so long ago, local clinics decided to say a new word in patient care, announcing that they could undergo treatment in seven-star hospital wards.
This initiative was owned by Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It was he who in 2002 conceived a grandiose construction on the territory of his country – he decided to create a medical micro-city, uniting hospitals, diagnostic centers, laboratories and spa zones.
For several years in the Dubai district of Ud-Mesa on an area of 4 square meters. km appeared Dubai Healthcare City. His residential quarters were not residential buildings, but 120 large medical institutions with big names: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, Boston University Institute for Dental Research, London Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center and others.
The Joint Commission (JCI / TJC) has already certified 11 hospitals and clinics in Dubai, including the famous Maternity and Childhood Clinic, the first medical institution in the Middle East recognized by JCI.
The main areas of treatment are diagnostics, general rehabilitation, cardiology, dentistry, orthopedics, ophthalmology, endocrinology, infertility treatment, etc.
Dubai offers virtually all modern medical procedures. Orthopedics, cardiology, oncology, bariatric surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, physiotherapy, rheumatology, ophthalmology, pulmonology, urology, diabetes treatment, cochlear implantation, etc. are especially in demand here.
Hospitals like palaces
Dubai Healthcare City has become not only the largest and cosmopolitan medical center in the world, but also, perhaps, the most luxurious. Some buildings here are more like palaces than hospitals — with gilded statues, velvet canopies over beds, carpets, stucco, huge crystal chandeliers, glass elevators and spiral staircases.
Recovery after operations takes place in chambers with seven-star service, which are located right in the clinics. For example, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH) has a royal suite (cost $ 3,800 per night) in the Center for Cosmetic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery with its own elevator and underground parking to provide the dear guest with absolute privacy. Machines worse Rolls-Royce and Ferrari are seen here infrequently. The suite can accommodate the whole family, and the price includes the services of a personal butler.
But the luxury of the setting is not dust in the eyes. The quality of treatment is confirmed by the international accreditation of Joint Commission International. This means that all five departments of AACSH – cosmetic and bariatric surgery, dentistry, anti-aging medicine and wellness – meet the highest international standards in the field of medicine.
There are a total of 761 accredited clinics in the world by the Joint Commission International. There are 111 of them in Dubai. The UAE authorities expect that by 2020 (when the EXPO will take place here) about 500,000 people will arrive in the country for treatment, and the annual income of local clinics will be $ 1.6 billion.
And the floor can not be changed
Among these people will be those who came to correct minor defects (for example, to do rhinoplasty or eyelid lift), and in need of serious surgery or rehabilitation after serious accidents. The only thing that is prohibited on the territory of the UAE – sex change operations.
“Among Russian clients who come to us, liposuction is very much in demand,” Mateo Vigo, chief doctor of the AACSH clinic, tells RBC Style. – Compared to last year, the number of such operations increased by almost 20%. I associate this with the development of minimally invasive technology, when excess fat is removed with the help of ultrasound and radio frequencies. ” For men, a special procedure is offered here – 6 pax contouring (price $ 1,500), in which not only fat is eliminated, but press dice are also modeled.
Since 2007, the traveler Joseph Woodman has been publishing a series of Patients Beyond Borders (Patients without Borders) guidebooks about the best medical centers in the world and about the phenomenon of medical tourism in general. Dubai Healthcare City he dedicated a separate issue. “A significant proportion of patients are residents of America, Great Britain, India, France and the Philippines,” writes Woodman. – Surgeries on the heart, vessels and spine and plastic surgery are in demand.
Doctors with great experience and diplomas of the best universities in America and Europe work, but the cost of operations here can be lower by 30% and even 50% compared to the same America. This allows medical tourism in Dubai to gain momentum and be competitive in the market. ” And if we add to this the skyscrapers, the man-made island and shopping, which no one has canceled, then in the medical tourism market Dubai really becomes an offer that is hard to refuse.
Климат в Дубае субтропический, большую часть времени здесь сухо и солнечно. Самые жаркие месяцы с июня по сентябрь, когда температура воздуха может подниматься до +45 градусов. Самые холодные месяцы с декабря по март, когда воздух редко прогревается выше +25-26 градусов.
Визовые требования зависят от страны, откуда приехал турист. Например, если в вашем загранпаспорте проставлен израильский штамп, вы не сможете получить визу и въехать в ОАЭ. Граждане России и стран СНГ должны позаботиться о получении визы заранее.
Dubai Healthcare City is the first free economic zone that is open specifically for organizations working in the field of health. This SEZ is designed to fill the free space between Europe and Southeast Asia. It offers world-class medical services, the quality of which will satisfy the most demanding customers. DHCC offers great opportunities for local and foreign investors, regional business and the entire global health care system.
The goal of Dubai Healthcare City is to provide high quality medical services to people in need of treatment and better health. To do this, in the heart of Dubai gathered world-class professionals in this area. Dubai, being the center of political and economic stability, is not alien to innovation, is able to meet the needs of the region in high-quality medical care.
This is an example of a well-organized local infrastructure. The DHCC leadership adheres to the principles of accessibility for all, supports professional and scientific growth. All this ensures international recognition, creates a reputation for an organization that respects the confidentiality of its patients, cares about their rights and needs.
DHCC is located in Bar Dubai (Bur Dubai), near the Rashid Hospital, in the quiet surroundings of Creek Side Park and Dubai Bay.
Types of licenses issued:
Medical and health centers
100% tax exemption;
100% ownership for foreigners;
Exemption from corporate taxes;
Income tax exemption;
Exemption from customs duties;
No restrictions, trade barriers or quotas on invested capital.
Saudi German Hospital Dubai
Saudi German Clinic Dubai was founded in 2012 and is part of the Saudi German Hospital Group, the largest private health care provider in the Middle East. Other branches of the group are located in Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh, Asher and Sanna. Multidisciplinary clique accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) United States, Temos and MTQUA. The hospital has more than 25 medical departments, including orthopedics, oncology, gynecology, neurology, spinal surgery, cardiology and bariatric surgery. The hospital has its own laboratory of nuclear medicine, accredited by CAP (College of American Pathologists). The clique has 8 operating rooms, 37 resuscitation beds, 315 beds, 2 catheterization laboratories, and a dialysis center. The hospital has extensive experience in the treatment of foreign patients and offers a range of additional services, which include assistance with booking hotels and air tickets, airport transfers, translation services and visa support. The clinic has a 24-hour pharmacy, there are single rooms, deluxe rooms and royal apartments.
The clinic is located in Dubai, 29 km from Dubai International Airport, which can be reached by public transport and taxis.
Burj Khalifa, one of the most famous skyscrapers of the city, which is located 20 km from the hospital. Jumeirah Mosque, the main tourist attraction, is located 22 km from the hospital. Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping center, is also located 20 km from the clinic.
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More about the types of treatment at the clinic Saudi German clinic in Dubai
The most popular areas of treatment in the clinic are orthopedic surgery, urology and neurosurgery. The multi-disciplinary hospital has a range of procedures, including abdominoplasty, liposuction, treatment of brain aneurysm, colectomy, ischemic bypass surgery, replacement of heart valves and the knee joint. 8 operating rooms of the clinic operate 24/7, as a dialysis unit, 2 modern catheterization laboratories for intervention on the vessels, brain and heart.