Dubai, UAE: One baby is born in Dubai every 3.5 hours, according to the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC).
Expatriate births, nearly triple Emirati, stood at 22,755 babies compared with 7,728 Emirati ones.
This was revealed in connection with the announcement of opening of a new headquarters in Dubai by IVI Fertility, an international centre for fertility treatment, following its successful launch of operations in Abu Dhabi in May last year and over 120 successful pregnancies in less than a year.
“The opening of this office is very significant when viewed against the findings of a report by Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) that fertility was among the top treatments sought by medical tourists who visited Dubai in 2015, next only to treatment of osteoporosis, dermatology and plastic surgery,” Dr Human Fatemi, medical director, IVI Fertility Middle East, said in a press release.
“We realised that a lot of our patients at Abu Dhabi clinic came from Dubai, Al Ain and other parts of the UAE. This factor, combined with the booming health travel sector in Dubai, prompted us to open a new clinic in Dubai,” said Dr Barbara Lawrenz, specialist – Obstetrics & Gynaecology at IVI Fertility Middle East.
© Gulf NewsDec 2016