Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 26, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The health sector in UAE has been rapidly growing over the past few years and there is much opportunity for investors to capitalise on healthcare investment opportunities. Population growth and ease of investment are some of the factors that are led to an increase in healthcare investment.
With an increase in demand, there is also an increase in healthcare investment in Dubai; with high returns on these investments, and high quality, efficient private hospitals could achieve 15% – 20% net profit margins after initial stabilisation years.
Layla Al Marzouqi, Director of Health Regulation and Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai, UAE, who will present at the upcoming Building Healthcare Exhibition & Conferences in Dubai, says “Improving investment in healthcare is a key objective for the DHA and we provide complete support to investors in terms of data and help facilitate the process. It is important to note that we have clear drawn out policies and procedures for both facilities, and healthcare providers. Having such regulations in place ensures high quality of health services and protects patients.”
According to Mansoor Ahmed, Director, Development Solutions, Public Private Partnership, Colliers International, Dubai, UAE, “There are a number of funding options to be made available to healthcare entities interested in healthcare investment in the UAE. Al Noor Hospital, NMC Healthcare and Dallah Healthcare Holding, for example, are successfully listed on regional or international exchanges (IPOs). Banks in the UAE are also actively seeking investments within the healthcare sector; however, they are limiting their investments to established players with proven track records.”
Mr Ahmed is also presenting at the upcoming Building Healthcare Exhibition & Conferences organized by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions taking place from 8-10 June 2015 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE.
“The UAE needs to define the policies and programs that will reduce the burden of obtaining expensive healthcare services, and that capitalizing on healthcare opportunities and investments, keeping in mind need prioritization will go a long way in further developing the health sector,” says Mr Ahmed.