After Majid Al Futtaimannounced its investment in the UAE, Majid Al Futtaim Healthcare has started to implement its plan to launch an integrated network of clinics across the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, announced its investment in the UAE, Majid Al Futtaim Healthcare has started to implement its plan to launch an integrated network of clinics across the UAE. The new clinic is the 5th branch of City Centre Clinic after community clinics launched in My City Centre Barsha and Ibn Battuta at the end of 2016.
City Centre Clinic – Nad Al Hammar is located in the Bel Remaitha Sports Club and plans to service the neighbouring area of Nad Al Hammar and an approximate population of 43,000. The clinic will cater to the immediate needs of the patients and, as part of the larger integrated healthcare network, will refer patients to the hub clinic in Deira when necessary. The community clinic will offer key specialities such as general practice, family medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, dentistry and others. The clinic will soon introduce endocrinology, orthopaedics and dermatology to the offering.
Majid Al Futtaim Healthcare’s ambitious plan comes as a response to the growing demand for healthcare services in the UAE. According to Alpen Capital’s new Healthcare Industry report; the GCC is witnessing “an era of demographic transition accompanied by rising prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases”. The same source stated that the GCC healthcare market is estimated to develop at a 12.1 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from $40.3 billion in 2015 to $71.3 billion in 2020.
Mohamed Al Hashemi, Business Development Director at Majid Al Futtaim – Healthcare said: “The healthcare industry in the GCC is going through a rapid period of growth and transformation with customers’ demand and expectations increasing exponentially. In response to these trends and in line with the UAE Government’s efforts to expand healthcare infrastructure, we are constantly investing to build a local, interconnected network of outpatient clinics.
“This is a revolutionary approach to healthcare customer services that will allow patients to benefit from City Centre Clinics’ premium offerings across different locations and various facilities, depending on their needs”.
Remaining true to Majid Al Futtaim’s ‘Great Moments’ philosophy, the new City Centre Clinics have partnered with Majid Al Futtaim Leisure and Entertainment to enhance the experience for their littlest patients. Each new clinic will be fitted with a Little Explorer’s play area in the waiting room to develop the spatial awareness of our young visitors and stimulate their quest for knowledge. Additionally, City Centre Clinics will be offering complementary loaded Magic Planet cards that young patients can enjoy at Magic Planet, their favourite family entertainment centres.
Speaking on the partnership, Mohamed Al Hashemi, Business Development Director said: “Our aim is to provide customers across the region with great moments every day, not only with exceptional healthcare expertise but with an enhanced experience which guarantees the full Majid Al Futtaim offering. By strategically partnering with our sister business unit, we are merging healthcare and happiness to ensure a robust patient experience.”