Dubai’s medical tourism revenues set to hit $710m by 2020
21 November, 2015
Revenues from Dubai’s medical tourism sector are expected to cross AED2.6 billion ($710 million) by 2020, according to an official from the Dubai Healthcare Authority Speaking at the Al Masah Capital Annual Investor Forum, Dr Fatma Al Sharaf, senior manager for strategy and partner development at Dubai Healthcare City, said about 500,000 medical tourists will be treated in Dubai in 2020. In 2014, Dubai treated 135,000 medical tourists, which comprised about 1.1 per cent of the total tourist arrivals in the country, she said. She added that this year, the number is expected to reach 150,000 and will increase to 170,000 in 2016, with revenues of about AED1.1 billion.