Emirates, DHA to promote medical tourism



HH Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group and Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority(DHA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to promote medical tourism in Dubai and fulfill the emirate’s goal of attracting 500,000 medical tourists by the year 2020.
The MoU signed on the sidelines of the Arab Travel Market, is aimed to cultivate Emirates Airline’s international status and widespread travel routes to fulfil the medical tourism project, Dubai Health Experience (DXH) launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
As part of the MoU, Emirates Airline packages and tickets can be booked through DXH’s website www.dxh.ae, which is a first-of-its-kind website that has all the relevant medical tourism information including: medical tourism packages, tickets and hotel booking etc. under a single portal.
The medical services include but are not limited to surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dental, treatments and specialized tests, to name a few.
Sheikh Ahmed said: “Emirates remains committed to government and private sector initiatives that promote Dubai as a global hub for trade, tourism and sport.”

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