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This major healthcare development will set Dubai as the leading Healthcare city in the Middle East and quite possibly the world. The City will be broken into three clusters: Wellness, Academic Medical, and Medical.

This City will have such things as

Academic medical center

- Harvard Medical School Dubai Center

- 425 Bed Teaching Hospital

- Research Center

Medial Cluster:

Complementing the Academic Medical Center is a private sector of healthcare entities, divided into two: a Medical Cluster and a Wellness Cluster. The Medical Cluster will contain businesses such as day clinics, private hospitals and clinics, diagnostic centers, a rehabilitation center, pharmaceutical businesses and medical device companies. It will bring together world-class prevention methodology, diagnostics and treatment provided by the best medical institutions and a healthcare service level which will delight business customers, patients, the staff, and the healthcare community. One of the main elements in the Medical Cluster is the day clinics. Physicians can benefit from the free zone benefits at DHCC. The existence of the Day Clinics will ensure an immediate patient flow for the Teaching Hospital.

Doctors will also receive continuous on the job training and research opportunities through the Postgraduate Medical School, Continuous Medical Education offerings and the Research Center, potentially enabling them to become faculty of the Medical School.

Wellness Cluster:

A luxury five-star hotel will be built in the heart of the city of Dubai by the region

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I found a better shot on the internet of a model of what the city will look like:

DubaiHealthcareCity.jpg

Thanks for the new pic, I find it much more useful than the previous one.

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An update on the Project.

DubaiHealthCareCity2.jpg

A 40 story 5-star hotel and a 30 story apartment building will be built in Dubai Healthcare City. The cost will be around AED 860 million. The development will open doors to visitors by September 2007. The hotel and apartments would be connected with glass air-conditioned tunnel to the 425 beds teaching hospital and the on-campus Harvard Medical School Dubai Center. It will be located along the northeastern edge of the DHCC Phase 1 Development, which is located in Oud Metha area of Dubai behind Wafi City.

Both the luxury 5-star hotel will house 439 rooms and the apartment tower would have 406 units. Two floors in the hotel will be dedicated to a medical centre equipped with special provisions for patients and nurse stations. The hotel will host medical and pharmaceutical events and has banqueting halls, a business centre, conference rooms as well as restaurants, spas, two swimming pools and a rooftop fine dinning restaurant.

The short-term serviced apartments will cater for families and will have suites, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms units. The complex will have parking for over 1,200 cars.

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The first Women's Health & Wellness Centre to open at The Dubai Healthcare City

eleva, a dedicated medical, healthcare and wellness facility for women only, is scheduled to open at the Dubai Healthcare City. The centre will be the first of its kind in the region and will house leading medical and wellbeing practitioners from around the world.

Eleva's unique concept will provide an exclusive, luxurious and discreet healing environment that will expand beyond the realm of conventional treatments. It will focus on all aspects of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine and healthcare, thus ensuring all general and specialist healthcare and wellness needs of women are met under one roof.

The specialist healthcare services offered at the centre will cover the entire life cycle of a woman, specializing in gynaecology, dermatology, breast and uterine cancer screening, fertility and menopause, diabetes and obesity, counseling and psychiatry, cosmetic dentistry, hypertension, osteoporosis, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, urology and incontinence and other prevalent conditions specific to women.

This innovative and trail blazing centre is another pioneering project by the Lootah Group which continues to lead with its diverse and successful business ventures and non-profit educational institutions.

'We aim to bring together the critical mass of expertise and some of the world's most renowned specialists and healthcare investors to operate from within the facility. The developers and brand managers will provide the stakeholders with the most cutting edge and cost-effective management systems and solutions, ensuring that eleva presents world class medical, healthcare and wellness services across the region'.

Enclosed in a modern seven storey building, eleva will offer a modern, tranquil and healing environment. The comfortable stylish lounges will be designed to relax visitors and encourage them to socialize in the centre before and after their appointments and enjoy the tranquil and serene yet uplifting ambience.

Each of the floors within the building will be clearly demarcated to house the following facilities: Merchandise and Retail, Alternative and Therapeutic Spa Treatments, Medical Diagnosis and Consulting, Non-invasive Treatments and Fertility Clinic.

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Healthcare City makes Medical City Dallas look like a one-room shack.

Regarding Healthcare in Dubai... is there a National Health System or can everyone afford Health Insurance?

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Good Question, Honestly I'm not from UAE and wouldn't know the answer on that one. We do have another Dubai forumer who's pretty good on these things. He should be around here somewhere.

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Regarding Healthcare in Dubai. Dubai doesn't have a typical National Health System but in order to use the Healthcare Providers in Dubai a Citizen or Expatriate is required to have a Health Card which costs an equivalent of about $30 for 4 years for a Citizen and about $100 per year for Expatriates or other Nationalities. Health Services then have a flat fee based on the service provided.

A couple of examples of Health Service Fees:

  • Dental Fillings and Crowns cost around $100 for each tooth

  • Complete Dentures cost around $1300

  • Laproscopic Gall Bladder Surgery costs about $1000

  • Fixing a broken bone costs under $1000

  • Brain MRI costs about $200

  • Physical Therapy costs about $40

  • Blood Culture Lab costs around $30

There are probably some minor fees and costs related to medical procedures and I'm not sure if there are any hospital fees for the room and nurses but it sounds like the Health Card fees covers these costs.

I'd say Healthcare in Dubai blows away anything we have in the US and even makes a mockery of a typical National Health System like in Canada or the UK.

Just thought this might be of interest to someone.

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And I suppose the people constructing "Medical City" or whatever can afford the 'health card' and can pay the bills when they need something like a few teeth filled or maybe dentures.. or if they break a bone?

I'd be interested to know how their system blows away Canada's or the UK's.. or Germany's or France's or Austria's or Norway's or Sweden's.

I think you learn how good a healthcare system is by looking at a nation's poor people and checking their health. I'd like to compare Sweden's poor with Dubai's and we'll see how 'great' their healthcare system is.

I'm not trying to incite a riot... but Dubai seems like it just wants to skim the cream and live the life of excess.. all built on the backs of abject poverty.

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I think you learn how good a healthcare system is by looking at a nation's poor people and checking their health. I'd like to compare Sweden's poor with Dubai's and we'll see how 'great' their healthcare system is.

As you wish. After doing some more research I found the following facts:

Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births):

  • Sweden 2.77

  • United Kingdom 5.16

  • United States 6.50

  • United Arab Emirates 14.51

Life expectancy at birth (years):

  • Sweden 80.40

  • United Kingdom 78.38

  • United States 77.71

  • United Arab Emirates 75.24

Unemployment rate (%):

  • United Arab Emirates 2.40

  • United Kingdom 4.70

  • United States 5.10

  • Sweden 6.00

Population below poverty line (%):

  • Sweden NA

  • United Arab Emirates NA

  • United States 12% (2004 est.)

  • United Kingdom 17% (2002 est.)

Lowest Poverty Rank # (2000 est.):

  • Sweden #2

  • United States #6

  • United Kingdom #13

  • United Arab Emirates #46

*Source: www.indianngos.com/issue/poverty/statistics/

Total Population:

  • United States 295,734,134

  • United Kingdom 60,441,457

  • Sweden 9,001,774

  • United Arab Emirates 2,563,212

*Source: CIA World Factbook (Unless otherwise noted)

I stand corrected.

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The figures for the total population must be outdated since dubai has about 1.4 million while the abu dhabi emirate has 1.7 or so.

I don't think the CIA World Factbook is outdated. The official population of a country is based on legal citizens of that country. Around 80% of Dubai's population consists of Expatriates who are not counted as citizens since by law they are not legal citizens. The UAE is trying to make amendments to those laws to make Expatriates legal citizens but so far there is no way for anyone of another Nationality to attain citizenship in the UAE. If the statistics were to include the non-nationals they would be, by far, much worse.

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Healthcare City makes Medical City Dallas look like a one-room shack.

Regarding Healthcare in Dubai... is there a National Health System or can everyone afford Health Insurance?

It certainly looks rival to Houston's. How can Dubai afford to build all these "cities"? Dubailand, Healthcare city, airport city, sports city, Outlet city, palm tree cities, flying fighting robot city... does Dubai have a "naughty district"?

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Dubai can't afford all of this, it's investments from many other middle-eastern countries and other foreign investment that is fueling most of this development. Dubai's sheikhs are making all of this possible though with how they manage land and agreements setting up companies for others to invest in.

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The 10% of the population that are actually registered Dubaians(there is a large sect of the population that were previously nomadic and have no documentation, they receive no benefits) receive nationalized health care and receive benefits such as marriage bonuses and starter homes.

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A quote from an Egyptian marketing director hired to help "sell" Dubai.

Dubai is a big marketing project-it's not a country, it's a business. Everything here is about being the biggest, the best, the first, the tallest, the only. We wanted to do the things that had never been done before in the region.

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Average annual income for the construction workers is approx. USD$2000 or the cost of one night at the cheapest room in the Burj Al Arab hotel.

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