Medical tourism in UAE on the rise

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Medical tourism in the UAE is booming.

According to new figures released by authorities, medical tourism sales in the UAE crossed the AED 12 billion mark last year.

That's a 5.5 per cent year on year increase from 2017.

The rise is being attributed to more government-led initiatives and the rising number of international patients being treated in the country.

Experts say the UAE's medical tourism sector will be valued at AED 19.5 billion by 2023.

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