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RAK - The New Medical Tourism Destination

RAK – The New Medical Tourism Destination

Thanks to its state-of-the-art facilities and serene location, RAK Hospital has become one of the pioneers of Medical Tourism in the UAE.

Over the past few years, the world of Medical Tourism has been experiencing some major changes and has been become more accessible. With a number of options available, patients are looking beyond countries like Switzerland and are instead choosing to head to countries like Thailand, India, Singapore and the UAE, who are known for offering cost-effective treatments.

For instance, the UAE is marching strongly towards its goal to play an eminent role in the burgeoning world of Medical Tourism. The UAE has been ranked among the top 20 medical tourism destinations globally and the aim is to put the country in the top five in the coming years.

The strategic positioning of Ras Al Khaimah makes it an ideal location for tourists from the Middle East, Yemen, Oman, East and West Africa, to take a break in its breath-taking surroundings while receiving effective treatments. With world-class quality and services along with matching infrastructure, RAK Hospital has made a name for itself in the African and CIS countries and has been successful in attracting tourists from these regions. Over the past year, RAK Hospital has opened offices in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Nigeria to find out more about the kinds of patients who are travelling abroad for treatments.

Raza Siddiqui, CEO, Arabian Healthcare Group said: “Our vision is to boost the UAE’s medical tourism business. RAK Hospital currently attracts patients from around 15 countries for different procedures. It is our dream to create a good healing environment in medical facilities and plan to make this group a prominent healthcare-providing entity in the region by establishing hospitals, clinics, and diagnostics centers appropriate to both illness and wellness. We have successfully provided International standard services at an Asian price and offer personalised as well as individualised healthcare.”

The hospital works with leading hospitality players as well as airlines to offer attractive packages that take care of all related aspects, including air travel, travel documents, premium hospitality and sightseeing along with treatment at an internationally accredited premium hospital. The hospital has been effectively utilising its world-class medical infrastructure to combine with Ras Al Khaimah’s rich tourism assets such as serene beaches and rugged mountains to create reliable medical holiday packages.

Set up in 2006, RAK Hospital is the brainchild of HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi and executed by Dr Raza Siddiqui and his team, who has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management and services in India and the Middle East. The hospital has two international accreditations, including one from Joint Commission International within the first year of operations. It has also received the ‘Best Healing Environment Award’ and has served over 70,000 patients to date.

Breakthrough Partnerships Zero Technique: RAK Hospital has signed a joint venture with India’s Shalby Hospitals and as a part of the agreement, Dr. Vikram Shah, Founder, Chairman and Managing

Director of Shalby Hospitals and his experienced team members will be regularly visiting RAK Hospital to conduct procedures in the area of joint replacement, especially Total Knee Replacement (TKR) and Total Hip Replacement (THR). Dr. Shah is the innovator of the ‘Zero Technique’ through which he can perform a Joint Replacement surgery in just 15 minutes while it takes doctors worldwide over two hours to perform the same surgery. Considered to be a surgical revolution, it allows the patient to start walking within three hours of surgery.

Cardiac Surgery: RAK Hospital has a full team of Cardiac Surgeons, technicians and nurses from the renowned Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute, one of the largest and most successful private providers of advanced cardiac surgery in India. Our Intensive Care Unit is fully prepared to support the cardiac services with qualified cardiac anesthetists along with state-of-the-art equipment.

RAK Eye Care Centre: The hospital has also tied up with renowned ophthalmologist Dr KP Reddy, who is known to perform ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery in just under 15 minutes, at RAK Hospital’s newly opened RAK Eye Care Centre. The surgery corrects vision by surgically fitting permanent contact lenses into the eye. We are also the first in the region to offer VICTUS Femtosecond Cataract Laser Surgery Platform and the TECHNOLAS Excimer Laser 317.Razaulla

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