Dubai, the second largest of the seven Emirates, is a desert city-state on the shores of the beautiful Arabian Gulf, replete with clean, sandy beaches and clear, blue-green waters. It has an ancient heritage that survives amidst the skyscrapers and highways of a modern, cosmopolitan city of almost 700,000 people. This 'Pearl of the Arabian Gulf', concentrated mainly on its exquisite creek, the finest natural shelter in 1600km (1000 miles) of coastline, ranks as the UAE's most important port and commercial center.
Dubai is currently developing the Dubai Healthcare City as a world center for medical tourism which will become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare, and a center of excellence for clinical services and research. Medical facilities in Dubai are available at a low cost. The medical staff is also highly trained and has achieved training from world class medical organizations.The Joint Commission International (JCI) has accredited 11 hospitals and clinics in Dubai including a maternity and children’s hospital, and the city is home to the first hospital accredited in the Middle East by the JCI. Dubai has been promoting medical tourism industry and cosmetic surgeries.
Dubai is also centrally located geographically and thus gets a advantage in terms of Medical Tourism. The main advantages Dubai has over other medical tourism destinations are its world class facilities, widespread use of English and closer distance to European cities than Asian medical tourism hotspots. In fact, Dubai is amongst the world's most well-connected cities by air.some of the most popular procedures among medical tourists are hip and knee replacements in Dubai and cosmetic surgery, with specialised facilities catering to both these sectors.