UAE achieving premium rankings among world health tourism destinationsApr 27, 2012 - 07:50 -
Dubai, 27 April, 2012 (WAM) - Dubai's newest hospital, Saudi German Hospital-Dubai recently embarked on initiatives to reinforce the UAE's position as one of the world's leading health tourism destinations.
Research firm Business Monitor International indicates UAE health tourism grows 15% annually. The UAE is attaining premium rankings, leading the GCC in superior healthcare expertise, affordability, availability and brief waiting periods.
As part of the significant role which the hospital is playing to help maintain the UAE's prominent profile abroad as a leading global health tourism destination, Saudi German Hospital-Dubai is attending the European Medical Tourism Expo in Berlin, Germany from 25-27 April. This is in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority, and embodies the hospital's commitment to supporting Dubai's vision for medical tourism.
The hospital also facilitates educational sessions for travel agencies, and advertises vigorously on top satellite channels to entice tourists for the betterment of the UAE's health sector.
Saudi German Hospital-Dubai reflects the UAE's cosmopolitan diversity by assembling highly-skilled professionals from Germany, across Europe and beyond - all of whom are at the zenith of their respective specialties. Its quality controls fulfill the most stringent international accreditation criteria.
Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO of Saudi German Hospital-Dubai commented: "Just as the UAE differentiates itself by thinking beyond the ordinary, Saudi German Hospital-Dubai differentiates itself from other health providers by going beyond conventional medical offerings. We provide holistic, state-of-the art wellness and recreational amenities. We compliment this through synergies with top insurance companies to make our clients' overall experience as smooth as humanly possible." To help accelerate the UAE's skills transfer, the hospital has training agreements with Europe's leading medical schools and specialist providers. This enhances its staff's skills - and by extension, the UAE's overall skill set.
The hospital's spacious premises in Al Barsha are frequented by clients between Bur Dubai and Jebel Ali, across the UAE and indeed abroad.
Despite being Dubai's newest hospital, its parent group is anything but a novice. The Saudi German Hospitals Group leverages on 24 years regional experience. It is the largest in the MENA (Middle East '&' North African) region. Its inception was inspired by the Qur'anic teaching, "And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people." This regional conglomerate is unique in that it constructs its own hospitals. Its fresh approach is reaping dividends, as it records annual growth of a staggering 16%.