UAE top medical tourism destination in GCC

CountryUnited Arab Emirates

With Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked among the top 10 global destinations for people travelling overseas to obtain medical treatment, the GCC has secured the title "medical tourism capital of the world", with the UAE ranked first in the GCC, as per a new global index.The latest Medical Tourism Index for 2020-2021 ranked Dubai and Abu Dhabi ninth globally. Among GCC countries, Oman was ranked second and Bahrain came in at third, according to the Medical Tourism Association. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been placed fourth and sixth, respectively.Overall, Canada took the crown as the No.1 destination for medical tourism on the index developed by the International Healthcare Research Centre based on American perceptions of medical care in 46 places abroad. The US was followed by Singapore, Japan, Spain, the more...