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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai Medical Tourism packages will be launched during the first Health Regulations Conference in Dubai that will take place on October 22 and 23.Weight-loss deals with discounts of 10 to 40 per cent will be part of medical tourism packages that will be launched soon for visitors and residents alike said a senior official from the Dubai Health Authority. The medical tourism packages will cover seven areas including dental procedures dermatology preventive health checkups plastic surgery orthopaedics ophthalmology and wellness treatments. — KT file photo‘

As reported by Khaleej Times on August 18 Dubai Medical Tourism packages will be launched during the first Health Regulations Conference in Dubai that will take place on October 22 and 23.

Dr Ramadan Ibrahim Director of Health Regulation and Medical Tourism at the DHA announced on Monday: “We have collaborated with Emirates Holidays Dubai Immigration Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and other stakeholders to roll out several medical tourism packages.

“For tourists the package will include hotel stay and flight tickets. For residents it will offer discounted rates for certain medical services.”

The packages will cover seven areas of treatment such as dermatology dental procedures preventive health checkups plastic surgery orthopaedics ophthalmology and wellness treatments.

“In the first phase we will only roll out packages for wellness and health checkups. As more and more people adopt a wellness lifestyle travel agents can expect to see an increasing number of clients who wantto incorporate wellness into their trip planning. This is a fast-growing field in the tourism sector.”


He added that the wellness tourism market includes primary and secondary wellness tourists. Primary wellness tourists travel entirely for wellness purposes while secondary wellness tourists engage in wellness-related activities as part of a trip. Secondary wellness tourists constitute the significant majority of total wellness tourism trips and expenditures.

“Packages will be specialised from executive to basic ones offering comprehensive health services. Packages for men and women will comprise specialist consultation lab tests and other diagnostic tests. For instance women’s health package will include consultation with a gynaecologist several investigations including but not limited to blood tests and breast cancer screening and mammogram.”

There will also be a weight-loss package that includes consultation with a dietician and diet plans based on the person’s medical history. Ibrahim said the weight-loss package offers discount ranging from 10 to 40 per cent at prime health facilities in Dubai.

He said these packages are aimed to provide a comprehensive approach and treatment plan for lifestyle diseases and will help in early detection and treatment.

The packages can be bought by residents during the two-day exhibition and conference at the Conrad Hotel while tour operators will provide these packages for overseas visitors. Dubai has a target to attract 170000 medical tourists by 2016. By 2020 it aims to attract around 500000.

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