Dubai: DHA to focus on healthcare startups, tech companies this year

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is concentrating heavily on technology and healthcare startups this year. Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of Investments and PPP (Public Private Partnership) at the DHA, emphasized that Dubai’s strategic location, future-outlook, diverse and expanding population, the increase in medical tourists, support and guidance received by investors are some of the reasons that make the emirate a desirable investment destination.

Al Bastaki added: “We want to encourage healthcare industries to come from different parts of the world and invest in Dubai. We also want to focus on healthcare startups and technology companies with a special focus on med tech. In med tech we are keen on attracting start-ups and companies in medical devices, diagnostics and digital health. In digital health, the aim is to empower patients with as much convenience as possible by providing them with telemedicine services as well as empowering them by providing them with access to their medical information and devices that will help them monitor their health on a daily basis.”

Steady FDI inflow in country’s health sector

She explained that investment facilitation and ease of doing business have resulted in increased FDI inflows into the country.

“Despite Covid-19, we saw steady FDI inflows in the health sector,” she added.

In 2021, the FDI inflows that Dubai attracted, as per the Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, was $37.2 million in healthcare from countries such as the USA, India, the UK, France, Sweden and Japan.

“Post pandemic, the specialties that we are focusing on the next two years are mental health rehabilitation, long-term and urgent care. For the next five to eight years, areas like precision medicine and population health management will be important.”



American Hospital Dubai will once again showcase its regional healthcare leadership at Arab Health 2023 with a futuristic booth. The strikingly immersive stand is a fusion of tactility, sensory stimulation, and information, giving visitors a first-hand experience of American Hospital Dubai’s ground-breaking innovations and services. It is a kinetic space that embodies the synergy of human-enabled technology to advance healthcare.

American Hospital Dubai, a long-time Arab Health participant and this year’s Platinum Sponsor, combines vision and performance in educational technological activation’s to inform visitors. Through visual links between the clinical and technology aspects, the stand offers an extraordinary 360-degree vision of the healthcare industry. The stand’s dynamic, flowing, and seamless design makes it the ideal setting for showcasing American Hospital Dubai’s revolutionary development.

The success achieved by American Hospital, Dubai at Arab Health 2023 with its cutting-edge solutions and innovations on exhibit at its futuristic stand at the famous event, the hospital is lifting the bar for the healthcare sector. This shows us the gargantuan opportunities in the field of Health Care.

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