Dubai introduces extendible three-month medical tourist visa
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Dubai introduces extendible three-month medical tourist visa

Dubai introduces extendible three-month medical tourist visa

According to a joint initiative by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), overseas patients who wish to seek treatment in Dubai will be able to avail of a three-month medical tourist visa, extendible twice up to nine consecutive months, Gulf News has reported. The move aims to unify medical tourism procedures for the emirate, and is the outcome of a recent meeting held by DHA and GDRFA with private sector hospitals, as well as the Dubai Healthcare City Authority. Currently, only hospitals with international accreditation such as the Joint Commission International (JCI) and those in the process of securing one will be eligible.

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