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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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

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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

Life expectancy (male) : Login to view
OECD / WHO 2015
Life expectancy (female) : Login to view
OECD / WHO 2015
Population over 65 : Login to view
UN 2015
Population over 80 : Login to view
UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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

Moscow MedShow

Conference and event management in Moscow

Held every autumn and spring at the ‘Tishinka Exhibition Centre’ in Central Moscow, the Moscow MedShow is Russia’s leading Medical Tourism Exhibition.

Tambre Fertility Clinic

Clinic in Madrid

Tambre Fertility Clinic in Madrid, Spain is an ISO accredited fertility clinic offering comprehensive care in obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine. With 40 years’ of expertise and high rates of pregnancy, the clinic provides personalised fertility treatment using the most up-to-date techniques and technology. Services available include IVF, egg donation, IUI, IUD, embryo donation, the ROPA method, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and egg freezing.

Medlife Group

Medical travel agency in Izmir

Medlife Group is a cosmetic surgery travel agency in Izmir, Turkey, offering various cosmetic treatments, hair transplants, dentistry, urology, eye surgery and bariatric surgery. The agency is run by a group of creative minds motivated by the happiness and satisfaction of their patients, standing for competitiveness, safety and innovation.

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