Health Tourism Council Dubai participates in the 13th AKWAABA African Travel Market

Health Tourism Council Dubai participated in the 13th AKWAABA African Travel Market, along with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). AKWAABA is one of West Africa’s most prestigious travel trade events and has attracted exhibitors from more than 12 countries.

The Health Tourism Council, along with its DXH group members, played a vital role in promoting Dubai Health Experience (DXH). Dubai’s is a prime destination for health tourism offering highly-advanced healthcare services and unparalleled medical expertise.

The American Hospital, Iranian Hospital and Thumbay Hospital, Dubai participated in the exhibition and offered a wide array of health packages across various specialties. A significant number of top travel agents also attended the roadshow and organized one-on-one meetings with the various DXH Group members.

With its advanced infrastructure and growing number of highly-skilled medical professionals, DXH demonstrated the feasible proposition that Dubai offered medical tourists looking to meet their medical requirements outside Africa.

Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Director of the Health Tourism Council, said: “In the last year alone, Dubai witnessed a steady stream of medical tourists visiting from various countries in Africa. Infact, more than 50 per cent of the total health tourists coming to Dubai from Africa were from Nigeria. We are committed to growing this market by creating even more awareness about Dubai’s reputation as a well-developed market for health tourism.
“Our healthcare industry offers world-class infrastructure, unparalleled medical expertise and a well-regulated environment with no waiting time, and this is in addition to Dubai’s offerings across hospitality, shopping, dining and entertainment.”

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