UAE Medical Toursim
When thinking about the United Arab Emirates, one conjures up images of rolling sand dunes, camel caravans and sheikhs living in lavish palaces. Well, one is not entirely wrong. But the UAE is more than this. Virtually a desert 20 years ago, the UAE is now one of the fastest growing countries in the world, due to its richness of oil reserves and the investments made in the development in industries like tourism, services and medical care. Visiting the UAE means to let the culture of the Orient sweep you away, while staying in 7 stars hotels, experiencing world class cuisine and engaging in sports some time ago reserved only for kings.
The UAE is a federation of seven emirates in the Arabic Peninsula, bordering Oman in the East and Saudi Arabia to the South. Each emirate is governed by a monarch called a sheikh, the seven of which jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of these sheikhs is elected as President of the UAE, making the country a federal presidential elected monarchy. After declaring its independence from the British Empire, the UAE has flourished as an authentic oasis of Oriental culture with a modern twist. Cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or Sharjah offer tourists of all ages something to experience.
If going out isn’t your thing, the indoor activities found in the UAE are as varied as the people visiting the gulf country. One of its most major indoor events is the Dubai Annual Shopping Festival. Tourists attending this event have their pick of world famous brands, making Dubai the Oriental fashion capital, rivaling cities like Milan, Paris or New York. After a long day of shopping, you can relax in one of the spas at some of the most luxurious hotels in the world like Burj Al Arab or Burj Khalifa. You can also visit some of the most exquisite examples of Muslim architecture, like the Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple.
In terms of outdoors activities, the UAE also has a lot to offer. Its position in the Persian Gulf makes it a favorite for both tourists in search of a perfect beach holiday and for those looking to get their adrenaline high from extreme water sports. Speed boat racing is one of the favorite activities of the UAE nobility. If you can't afford to actually race a speed boat, you can admire them, and many others in the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. And speaking about sports for nobility, which one is more so than the sport of kings, tennis. And what better place to play than the top of the world’s first seven stars hotel, the Burj Al Arab. You can also get your kicks by attending the Formula One race at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
UAE is where you will find some of the most beautiful sights in the world. The country boasts both natural and man-made wonders. From the rolling sand dunes of its desert, to the beaches of the Persian Gulf, the UAE’s scenery changes from luxurious palms to mysterious and unearthly wuthering sands. One also cannot stop and be amazed at the grandeur of man-made sites like The World Archipelago or the twin palm islands of Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali. For those felling the call of the Emirates, real estate is also available for purchase on some of these man-made marvels.
Health Tourism in the UAE
The UAE has established itself as a world renowned health care destination, with patients coming from all over the world. The biggest city and emirate in the UAE, Dubai has gained its nickname of Hospital city due to its big number of international patients and numerous medical facilities. Some of the most sought after specialties in Dubai are diabetes treatments, orthopedics, cardiology, oncology, obesity surgery, neurology, plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Most international patients come from neighboring Arabic countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman, but people come as far as Europe, Asia and America, drawn be the low prices, highly skilled medical professionals, the virtually inexistent waiting lists and the English speaking staff.
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Whatever the reason for visiting the Emirates, you will be mesmerized by the natural beauty and the man-made extravagance of the country. Though they enforce the Sharia law, tourists are more than welcomed to visit and enjoy traditional Arabian hospitality and spirit. Wherever you are from, once you’ve visited the Emirates, it will make you want to feel the desert wind across your face once again.