Arab Health 2020 brings together the medical technology industry and medical practitioners in Dubai


The 45th edition of Arab Health, the Middle East’s largest healthcare event, kicks off on Monday to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre and 55,000 visitors from 159 countries are expected to throng to three-day event between January 27-30.

This year’s theme for the mega event is ‘Connectivity for better healthcare delivery’ – together for a healthier world – New for 2020 and the organizers have lined up about 400 experts who will be speaking on a wide ranges of topics including midwifery, anaesthesia and pain management, patient experience, physical medicine rehabilitation, sports medicine, GI endoscopy, primary care and prevention to innovation.


There will be more than 4,250 exhibitors from more than 60 countries – including 37 dedicated pavilions of various countries – showcasing the latest technology and innovations in the medical field.

During the last edition of the Arab Health in 2019, exhibitors had generated more than US$ 824 million worth of business, a 5.9% jump in compared to the previous year.


“Business confidence in the healthcare sector in the GCC and broader MENA region is understandably buoyant. Increases in healthcare spending from private and public sources are the most significant drivers, closely followed by rapid market and infrastructural growth,” Ross Williams, Exhibition Director of Arab Health said in a statement. “Furthermore, an increased focus on medical tourism and mandatory medical insurance, which will continue to encourage spending and contribute to a more integrated health system, are spearheading exponential growth over the coming years.”

A study by Colliers International Healthcare Analysis said that healthcare spending in the UAE alone has grown at an annual rate of 8.8% between 2011 and 2019, and is expected to reach US$ 2.4 billion by 2025 and US$ 3.6 billion by 2030. Medical spending in Saudi Arabia grew at even higher pace of 12% annually during the same period and healthcare expenditure in that country is predicted to top US$ 160 billion by 2030.

Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Business in Dubai by Times Internet’s Mediawire team.


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