Healthcare

Dubai expects to have an extra 12 private hospitals built by 2020, according to a statement by the Dubai Health Authority. 

New hospitals will provide 875 beds and bring the total number of private hospitals in Dubai to 38. At the time of DHA’s announcement nearly 10 months ago, it said seven existing hospitals were undergoing expansion to include 750 beds.

One project nearing completion is the Mediclinic Parkview Hospital in Dubai, which contractor ASGC said was on track for completion on Q4 2018.

ASGC won the main contract in 2015 to build the 46,500m² hospital, which will cater to Dubai south.

Plans have also been announced to build the Al Reem Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi, based on the city’s Reem Island.  German firm Vamed is responsible construction and will build the hospital over multiple phases.

In a demonstration of the close ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the latter will build a 100-bed hospital in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

Saudi German Hospital signed an agreement to develop the hospital on Al Marjan Island, which is expected to be operational in early 2019.

Saudi is home to one of the most prominent medical projects in the GCC – the Security Forces Medical Centre in Riyad. This $7bn building project has been described as the biggest medical investment in the Gulf. It will provide medical care to four million Saudis, mainly the Ministry of Interior’s employees and their families.

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