The UAE has all the required elements to be successful in medical tourism, it has been reported.
According to Dr Prem Jagyasi, chief strategic officer at the Medical Tourism Association, the UAE's healthcare infrastructure and quality of services makes it the ideal location for medical tourism, the Khaleej Times said.
Dr Jagyasi, who is also managing director and chief executive officer of ExHealth, told the newspaper that the Shaikh Khalifa Medical City, Dubai Healthcare City and other private healthcare providers makes the region an attractive choice.
This is combined with the "leading" industry names based there.
He added: "The country plays an important role in driving perception of destination ... the UAE has significant capabilities primarily because of the perception [which it now enjoys]."
Medical tourism is an industry that is likely to be worth $60 billion (£220 billion AED) within the next 10-15 years.
Gulf News recently reported that the regional conference of Rehabilitation International will be held in Dubai in November.