Africa: Dubai Health Authority eyes more West African market at virtual health tourism seminar

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Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has held a virtual event aimed woo more West Africa tourism markets with exceptional health programmes in the Middle East country.

According to ttgmena.com, DHA, represented by the Health Tourism Department, took part in a webinar organised by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai for travel agents and tour operators from West Africa.

The virtual event was held to explore the promising opportunities in the African market, which benefits from Dubai’s advanced health tourism programmes.

Following the lifting of travel bans to the emirate, many African tourists are looking forward to travelling to Dubai for wellness or medical reasons. They are keen to resume their travel plans to seek treatment or consultation in various specialisations, such as orthopedic, dental aesthetics and ophthalmology.

The webinar, which sought to increase the awareness of African travel agencies about the various health tourism offerings of Dubai, was attended by director, Health Tourism Department of DHA, Mohamed Al Mheiri, a representative from DTCM, Dubai Health Experience (DXH) group members, which include the American Hospital, NMC Healthcare, and the Armada Healthcare Group, also took part in the forum.

Al Mheiri said: “We will continue to provide health visitors with the best healthcare solutions that meet their expectations.

These include the free second medical opinion service available on DXH.ae, an online portal dedicated to health tourists who need an expert’s view of their condition. They can be assured that their case gets reviewed and their diagnosis verified.

The website can also suggest appropriate and personalised treatment plans, as well as alternative methods provided by medical professionals in Dubai.”
He reiterated that the UAE has implemented strong COVID-19-related preventive measures, which are being strictly observed by government and private healthcare institutions, to ensure the safety and security of all residents and visitors.

The virtual session also saw the attendees discussing Dubai’s efforts to enforce health and safety measures and provide holistic health tourism packages.

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