UAE Tops Medical Tourism Destinations in GCC

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorTourism
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

With Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked among the top 10 global destinations for people traveling 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. As all its member countries ranked on the index of leading destinations to seek treatment, the GCC medical tourism market, which is on track to reach $28 billion by the end of 2024, has claimed the position as the medical tourism capital ...read more...