UAE corners regional medical tourism market

More than 4.3m medical tourists will visit the UAE this year, with the value of the industry projected to jump by seven percent in comparison to 2009, according to data released by the government.

The UAE is the Middle East’s biggest market for medical tourism.

The local sector will be worth $1.7bn in 2010, with the second half alone seeing 13 percent growth over the same period last year.

Local experts have put these results down to better infrastructure, state-of-the-art medical centres, and modern technology.

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