UAE’s Zulekha Hospital and Israel’s Health Plus sign agreement to promote medical tourism


Zulekha Hospital in the UAE and the Israel-based Health Plus have signed an agreement to cooperate in the field of medical tourism and strengthen both healthcare systems by sharing medical expertise and best practices.

By way of this agreement, patients from Israel who are undergoing dialysis will be able to receive treatment while in the UAE.

Under the programme ‘Holiday Dialysis’, patients who previously could not travel due to ongoing dialysis treatment will now be able to travel to Dubai once travel restrictions ease and continue their dialysis – combining their holidays with ongoing health treatments.

Other services facilitated by the agreement include health checks, advanced oncology, neurosurgery, neurology, and telemedicine too.

“We consider this to be a great collaborative opportunity between two healthcare entities and regions which will further support the socio-economic progress across borders. We are happy to create this joint progressive opportunity for Israeli and UAE healthcare professionals,” said Taher Shams, managing director of Zulekha Healthcare Group.

Health Plus, the international marketing arm of Hadassah University Hospital of Jerusalem, offers treatments at medical institutions across the world. Since 2008, Health Plus has been an approved representative of Hadassah University Hospital authorised to refer patients from Cyprus, Russia, Greece and other countries, while over the past year, it has been cooperating with hospitals across Israel as well as distinguished medical institutions in Cyprus, Paris, Greece and Germany.

“Dubai and Israeli medicine are very well known for their major achievements. When two renowned healthcare service providers become one, then the outcome can only be a commendable one. That is exactly what we aim at,” said David Berezin, CEO of Health Plus.