UAE: Thumbay Medical Tourism Opens ‘Welcome Center’ at Sharjah Airport

UAE: Thumbay Medical Tourism (TMT), the award-winning medical tourism initiative of Thumbay Group – UAE has opened its welcome center at the Sharjah International Airport, which is a first of its kind in the UAE. The kiosk, which is intended to welcome medical tourists from different countries, will provide them information on wellness checkups as well as TMT’s wide range of surgeries and treatments across all the major specialties offered by Thumbay Group’s network of academic hospitals.


The new center was opened on Thursday, 4th February 2016, in the presence of Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and Dr Benazir Ameer Ali – Director of Thumbay International Medical and Health Tourism Department. Located within the airport, the kiosk acts as a facilitation center for medical tourists visiting the country through Sharjah International Airport, and will be their first point of contact, taking care of all their needs right from when they disembark.

“A medical tourism welcome center within an airport is a new concept implemented by Thumbay Group. Apart from taking care of the needs of medical tourists, it will also act as an information kiosk for prospective customers passing through the airport, providing them firsthand information about Thumbay Group’s range of healthcare services and medical tourism services,” said Akbar Moideen Thumbay. He added that more such centers were planned atthe other airports in the UAE as well.

Dr Benazir Ameer Ali said that the newly opened kiosk was the latest of TMT’s constant efforts to further upgrade and improve its services. “The ultramodern infrastructure, excellent care and warm hospitality of Thumbay Group’s hospitals has already made them the popular choice of medical tourists. We aim to emerge as the ultimate medical tourism health partner in the country,” she said.

Thumbay Group delivers healthcare services through its four Thumbay Hospitals in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah, a 25-chair dental hospital in Dubai, five state-of-the-art Thumbay Clinics and Thumbay Labs in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, in addition to outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy across the UAE. A 400 bed ultra-modern hospital, a 60-chair dental hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Ajman are upcoming projects expected to be completed in 2016/2017, which will take Thumbay Group’s healthcare services several notches higher. The network of hospitals and clinics are among the largest healthcare providers in the UAE, providing care for patients from over 175 nationalities. Staff from over 22 countries speaking over 50 languages attend to patients. Hospitals with JCI accreditation, CAP accredited laboratories, and multiple medical tourism accreditations & memberships are some distinctive features of Thumbay Group’s healthcare facilities.

Thumbay Medical Tourism focuses on promoting Thumbay Group’s ultra-modern healthcare services to the growing number of international patients visiting the UAE, at affordable costs. TMT provides a host of travel and medical services to medical tourists from all over the world, and also arranges on-demand translator services, accommodation services, customized treatment packages, preferred cuisine, travel arrangements, priority appointments, airport pick up & drop off, etc.

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