Dubai is Open for Business: Surge in International Medical Value Travelers to Aster Hospitals Complement Record Number of Tourists

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Aug 14, 2021:

Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private global healthcare service providers with 365 healthcare facilities worldwide, including hospitals at its Dubai headquarters and plans underway for a quaternary hospital in the Cayman Islands, announces that its hospitals in UAE have treated patients from 153 countries over the past 90 days. With UAE/Dubai enjoying the connectivity of Emirates Airlines from countries worldwide, Dubai is positioned as medical value travel (MVT) leader, ranked #6 out of 46 in the Medical Tourism Index 2020-2021, and is welcoming a record number of tourists, including medical tourists, in 2021.

Alisha Moopen, deputy managing director, Aster DM Healthcare, says “We are proud of how Dubai brings the best minds and examples from around the world to create a global benchmark. The eight top-notch healthcare institutions we have built in Dubai have been modeled on the best global care systems with JCI and Canadian diamond accreditation, ensuring that it will be an experience that brings the best infrastructure, talent, and care quotient together to truly deliver world-class healthcare.”

Moopen says healthcare access has been significantly impacted over the last 18 months for normal care delivery. “Our multi-specialty hospitals, which see over 220,000 in-patient cases per annum, are affordable, reliable, and deliver superior clinical outcomes,” she adds, introducing Aster DM Healthcare’s new MVT website,

Aster hospitals provide high-quality healthcare, transparent/bundled pricing, and rapid access to affordable care. These features and cost savings are attractive as medical debt in the US soars to $140 billion. National Health Service waiting lists in England could more than double soon, as some 5.3 million people are currently waiting for routine operations and procedures in England and Canadians are waiting over a year for surgeries.

David Boucher, Group Chief of Service Excellence, Aster DM Healthcare, says: “Aster hospitals offer an end-to-end integrated healthcare ecosystem spanning neonatology, cardiac, plastic, cosmetic and bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, women’s health and orthopedics with 55+ specialties and subspecialties and an expansive telemedicine network for medical travelers to connect with their providers before and after procedures.”

Two-thirds of the world’s population lives within an eight-hour flight from Dubai and 25 million visits are expected at Expo 2020 Dubai between October 2021 and March 2022.