Strategic indicators of the role of government in developing Dubai as a Medical Tourism Hub

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Medical tourism is a growing phenomenon in the Middle East. Dubai is strategically located to competitively attract patients from Islamic backgrounds given the cultural congruence with the Middle Eastern countries for medical tourism. Dubai is famous for its shopping, sightseeing, desert safaris, state-of-the art tourism facilities, and as a melting pot for Eastern and Western civilizations. The government of United Arab Emirates is playing a key role to support the development of Dubai as a medical tourism hub of the Middle East and diversify the oil-based economy in an innovative way. It is developing various niche tourism products and services embedded in the non-oil sectors of the economy by applying the five strategic indicators required to study the role of governments in planning and supporting sustainable tourism. © 2020 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.
This book chapter is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this book chapter is published in Global Developments in Healthcare and Medical Tourism (2019), available online at: http://doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9787-2.ch004
Haq, F., & Medhekar, A. (2019). Strategic indicators of the role of government in developing dubai as a medical tourism hub. Global developments in healthcare and medical tourism (pp. 52-77), http://doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9787-2.ch004