Medicine is considered a noble profession where others’ well-being takes priority, and healthcare professionals deserve an environment that is safe and secure while ensuring a decent wage in return.
The past 40 years have been no less than a joyride for Dubai. The city has positioned itself as a leading hub for business, travel, etc. Moreover, the world’s leading organizations see Dubai as a potential market for commercial activities, with several well-established companies making strategic investments in public and private sectors.
As Dubai continues to gain popularity as a versatile destination, the rapid expansion and transformation of the healthcare sector have pushed the already growing market further. Dubai is a growing hub for various healthcare giants. The high-tech medical infrastructure and services offered by Dubai have made it a preferred destination for healthcare companies.
Let’s delve further into the factors driving the growth of Dubai as a potential market and the outlook in the subsequent years.
Dubai is the most sought-after and the most diversified market with a robust healthcare infrastructure in the Middle East. Dubai already has a world-class healthcare sector in place and is continuously expanding and advancing to new heights.
With the upsurge in lifestyle diseases, the population belonging to high-income groups continues to demand world-class healthcare facilities.
As per the WHO data, one out of five people live with diabetes, and around one-third of adults in the UAE are obese. Focusing on the scope and extent of the rising demand, the UAE government is continuously developing healthcare infrastructure.
Why Should A Healthcare Professional Choose Dubai?
The largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is the fastest-growing market globally and makes a great option if healthcare professionals are looking for an opportunity abroad.
Here are the top reasons why moving to Dubai is a great option and what makes it an excellent place for healthcare professionals.
- No tax on income
- Diverse workforce
- Premier infrastructure
- Great quality of living
- Safe and secure ecosystem
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was established to regulate healthcare services, healthcare institutions or providers, and healthcare insurance. The DHA owns and manages public healthcare facilities in Dubai and is the primary regulator for institutions or facilities to license the private sector.
Established in 2002, Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is currently the world’s largest medical-free zone. Dubai Healthcare City offers advanced healthcare services with the help of various specialized medical institutions.
The DHCC is regulated by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory (DHCR), an independent regulatory arm. The DHCR and the DHA regulate healthcare professionals in Dubai. The DHA can issue licenses to practice medicine and other healthcare professionals operating in Dubai outside the DHCC. In contrast, within the DHCC, the DHCR is accountable for regulating the healthcare institutions and professionals operating internally. Both DHCR and the DHA oversee, regulate healthcare professionals operating within the jurisdiction. Hence, the visiting healthcare professionals from other countries need to obtain a DHA license to practice in Dubai.
Specialities in Demand in Dubai
The healthcare sector in Dubai is growing and requires skilled, qualified, and trained doctors. The expatriate population in Dubai stands at 91%, whereas 90% are expatriates amongst healthcare workers. There are various reasons why people seek healthcare outside their home country, but the most popular specialties in Dubai presently are:
- Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
However, demand is continuously increasing in the following specializations too:
- Weight-loss management and Bariatric surgery
- Fertility Treatment
Dubai’s healthcare is all set for further expansion in the coming years owing to the aging population, demand for quality healthcare, and continuous efforts by the government to provide quality and affordable healthcare to all.
According to the DHA 2017 annual report, between 2010 and 2017, Dubai witnessed growth in private hospitals from 21 to 31 and is anticipated to see a surge further.
Are you a healthcare professional eyeing Dubai as a potential market to begin or continue your career? In that case, it’s time you choose Fast Track Solutions, providing recruitment solutions to the UAE’s healthcare sector. We have a dedicated team of experts involved in sourcing qualified and trained healthcare professionals to the UAE.
In addition to this, we also assist in procuring the necessary licenses to work as healthcare professionals in Dubai. We have placed many candidates in the top hospitals in Dubai and helped them in the visa and relocation process too.
So get in touch with Fast Track Solutions and get the best advice for your recruitment hassles.