UAE

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Healthcare system

The Abu Dhabi government aims to provide its citizens with the highest standard of living, including the provision of world-class healthcare services for residents and nationals alike. Healthcare faci ...

Health insurance

Each state is responsible for its own health insurance. Abu Dhabi Al Ain Ahlia is a national insurance company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi and local citizen ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Abu Dhabi
Population : 8.1 million
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Medical tourism

Within this section, you will find published information on medical tourism numbers, our estimate of inbound and outbound medical tourism, and IMTJ news and external news that provide estimates of med ...
 
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Industry participants

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Events

International Medical Travel Show

02 February, 2020

Dubai

IMTS Dubai is an advanced Medical and Healthcare Travel networking platform that will commence on the 2nd February 2020 at The World Trade Centre in Dubai.

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Healthcare system

Within this section, you will find details of how the healthcare system in UAE is set up and operates. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.



Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Abu Dhabi
Population : 8.1 million
Main languages spoken : Arabic
Main religion : Islam
International dialling code : +971
Internet domain : .ae
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 40,760 US $
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Tourism data

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World Bank 2005
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World Bank

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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OECD / WHO 2015
Population over 65 : Login to view
UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

Physicians (total) : Login to view
WHO 2007
Physicians (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
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Specialist Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
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Specialist Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
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Nurses (total) : Login to view
OECD
Nurses (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Dentists (total) : Login to view
WHO
Dentists (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016

Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
Government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditure : Login to view
WHO 2015
Per capita government expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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OECD
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Total hospital beds : Login to view
OECD
No of hospital beds (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
WHO 2008
CT scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
WHO
MRI scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
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Healthcare activity

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Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Knee replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Cataract surgery (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Hospitals - Average length of stay : Login to view
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Hospitals - Occupancy : Login to view
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Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Prostate cancer: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
Ischemic heart disease: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2013
Total cosmetic: All procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Total cosmetic: Surgical procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Breast procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Face and head procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Total cosmetic: Non-surgical procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013

Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

Within this section, you will find information on medical tourism numbers, our estimate of inbound and outbound medical tourists (where they can be reliably ascertained) and news that provides estimates of medical tourism activity in UAE. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.

Events

International Medical Travel Show

02 February, 2020

Dubai

IMTS Dubai is an advanced Medical and Healthcare Travel networking platform that will commence on the 2nd February 2020 at The World Trade Centre in Dubai.

 
 

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Industry participants

Find hospitals and clinics, agents and facilitators, services and other organisations operating in the medical travel industry that are based in UAE.

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Featured organisations

Right Choice Home & Away

Medical travel agency in London

Right Choice Home and Away is a UK-based lifestyle surgery facilitator and patient advocacy service. They started as the outbound service called EuroMedical Tours in 2006 and have since evolved to include an intrabound service offering by the name of Right Choice UK. In 2018, both services were joined under the name of Right Choice Home and Away, a one stop solution for those seeking more affordable, yet high quality options for elective procedure either at home or abroad.

Cayman Fertility Centre

Clinic in Grand Cayman

Cayman Fertility Centre is a sister clinic to Barbados Fertility Centre, and offers the same exceptional service! This full-service IVF clinic is located in the northern region of the Caribbean to better service our patients in that area and has many daily direct flights from the USA.

Charly Polyclinic

Clinic in Dubai

At Charly Polyclinic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, you can get high quality dental treatments including ceramic crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, restoration fillings, dental implants and invisalign.

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