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Dubai’s Healthcare Market

The Changing Profile

Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2020 – Colliers International, The Global Commercial Real Estate Leader, released its latest white paper on the changing healthcare sector profile in Dubai, the 13th edition in the Pulse series of research papers on healthcare in the MENA region. The paper provides a snapshot of the key factors impacting the Dubai healthcare market and its outlook.

Despite a very competitive market, Dubai healthcare still offers significant opportunities for both operators and investors. The demand profile for healthcare services in Dubai is changing from the provision of more beds at general hospitals to specialised hospitals, day-care surgery centers and Centers of Excellence alongside the transition from curative to preventive care.

Mansoor Ahmed, Director of Healthcare, Education and PPP at Colliers International MENA commented:

“Based on a study conducted by Colliers healthcare team in 2019, over 40% of total surgeries are day surgeries. Interviews with healthcare operators indicate that over 60% of total surgeries can be performed under the day-care structure; thus, offering tremendous opportunities for improvement. Moving toward; day-care surgeries will not only reduce capital cost due to requirement of fewer hospital beds but will also be cost effective.”

The paper also highlights key factors driving Dubai’s healthcare market, medical tourism as well as the changing demographics. Mansoor adds:

“Sustainable growth of the healthcare sector in Dubai will depend on embracing, developing and adopting new technologies and innovations as well as delivering data driven patient-centric, result oriented healthcare services.”