Bolstered by its Medical Tourism Strategy, the Emirate is positioned as a global medical destination due to its introduction of a value-based, comprehensive, integrated and high-quality service delivery system, and to promote public and private collaboration in health care.
In 2016 alone, almost 330,000 health tourists visited the city, and that number is only projected to grow. Dubai is aiming for USD 708 Million in revenues stemming from its Medical Tourism industry by 2029, which will further expand its already highly diversified economy. As more Pharmaceutical factories being set up within the Emirate, the targets set do not seem out of range.
It has already put out ambitious projects, including the Human Genome project by the Dubai Health Authority, which seeks to upgrade skills among medical professionals and forecast the future of human health. It perfects gene scanning to detect changes in the genes, chromosomes, and proteins that can lead to genetic diseases.