By Rosie Wilson

According to surgeons, the increasing popularity of cosmetic treatments in the emirate continues to surge. According to the Dubai Health Authority, the emirate is predicted to attract 500,000 medical tourists a year by the year 2020. This could benefit Dubai’s economy by up to Dh2.6 billion.

Dr. Allen Rezai, a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Elite Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Group in Dubai Healthcare City, commented on the growing trend:

“The reason is that the plastic surgeons here are highly reputable, with practices in other major cities around the world. We have hospitals that offer the highest standards of care. What is more, Dubai’s prime location between east and west is known to be a huge plus point.”

“The demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures that slow down the signs of ageing has also increased dramatically in recent years.