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Date: 04-Mar-2024 | Category: News & Updates

Dubai's healthcare sector has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last five years positioning itself as a global hub for health professionals seeking unparalleled opportunities. The significant surge in facilities with numbers rising from 3,431 in 2019 to an impressive 4,922 in 2023 includes a diverse array of hospitals, day care surgery centers, specialized outpatient clinics, pharmacies, diagnostic centers, and clinical support facilities.

The robust infrastructure and continuous addition of modern facilities make Dubai an attractive place for health professionals seeking an innovative work environment. The city has witnessed a substantial increase in healthcare professionals, growing from 39,548 in 2019 to 58,788 in 2023, including physicians, dentists, nurses, and professionals in allied support specialties.

Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, the Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, emphasized that the rapid growth in healthcare facilities reflects Dubai's status on the international healthcare map. In 2023 alone, Dubai recorded 904,646 new professional registrations, 26,279 new facility registrations, and 952 requests for healthcare expertise.

Healthcare professionals are drawn to Dubai's exceptional investment climate, advanced infrastructure, and technological capabilities. The city's commitment to providing an ideal working environment is evident in the continuous support from the Dubai government contributing to the rapid expansion and diversification of healthcare facilities across the emirates.

Dubai offers tax-free income, competitive salaries, housing allowances, and comprehensive health insurance, providing health professionals with a high standard of living. With 80% of the population comprising expatriates, health professionals get exposure to a multicultural environment, enhancing their ability to work with diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Dubai boasts the best hospitals and healthcare services in the United Arab Emirates ranking in the top five for quality of facilities and services according to the medical tourism index. The city's reputation for safety, low crime rates, and a high standard of living ensures that health professionals and their families thrive in a secure and vibrant environment.

The Dubai Health Authority, established in 2002 regulates healthcare services, institutions, and insurances. The Dubai Healthcare City, the world's largest medical free zone, further enhances the city's healthcare allure. Dubai's spot at number six for global medical tourism is attributed to its modern, internationally accredited clinics and hospitals placing it in the top 50 globally for its overall health ranking on the prosperity index.

The United Arab Emirates is projected to disburse an additional $182 billion to its economy by 2035 advancing its healthcare information technology to attain its goal of becoming a foremost global technology hub for healthcare. Presently the UAE accounts for about 26% of the total healthcare expenditure in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Dubai's commitment to healthcare innovation and its all-encompassing appeal make it a preferred destination for health professionals seeking a rewarding and diverse career.