Author: Joe Harkins February 16, 2015
Medical Tourism is a big deal in Dubai, like most other news including Tom Cruise, who sat atop Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to promote the movie “Mission Impossible.”
Everything in Dubai appears to be a big deal.
Who can forget Tom Cruise swinging around the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai – the tallest building in the world – during a scene from the movie “Mission Impossible?” If that’s not impressive enough, what about the sprawling power and desalination plant that churns out 8,000 megawatts of electricity and 550 million gallons of freshwater each day or the world’s most-visited mall, a temperature controlled city that houses 1,200 retail outlets and 200 food and beverage vendors, that helps to make the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates — by most accounts — larger than life.
“Dubai has a reputation for doing everything bigger, brasher and — we like to say – better,” said Nadim Zidam. founder and managing director of Hollywood Stars. a leisure and medical tourism company just a stone’s throw away from the 42-story Tiffany Tower in the heart of the city’s business district.
Medical tourism facilitators like Hollywood Stars, which connects international patients to procedures and treatments anywhere in the world, are critical to the success of health tourism in Dubai, said Renée-Marie Stephano. President of the Medical Tourism Association® .
“Trust and dedication to personal attention is essential to any successful medical travel relationship,” said Zidam, a member of the Medical Tourism Association ®. “We arrange travel, lodging and ensure that our overseas patients are connected with highly qualified doctors at some of the most advanced facilities that medical care has to offer — anything a patient needs to achieve a healthy, comfortable and financially satisfying experience.”