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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 | Business News | Staff Reporter


Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, Managing Director of Al Futtaim Health


Al-Futtaim Group enters UAE healthcare market with launch of HealthHub

(Dubai, UAE) - Al-Futtaim today announced the launch of Al-Futtaim Health and its HealthHub which will bring specialised care to residents across the UAE. Launching with ten clinics initially, the HealthHub roadmap includes 26 multispecialty clinics, day surgical centres, super-specialized centres of excellence and two hospitals, with regional and international expansion planned over the next two years. The HealthHub was launched at a private event in the presence of HE Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, HE Marcy Grossman, Council General of Canada, Omar Al Futtaim, Vice-Chairman of the Al-Futtaim Group and Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Health.

As a hub for continuous care, the HealthHub provides accessible, integrated health management supported by smart solutions in a casual, happy and insight-driven environment. With a family doctor who knows each patient and their medical history, patients can feel confident that they are dealing with a true family doctor.

Commenting on the launch, HE Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said: “It gives us great pleasure to see large market players like Al-Futtaim investing in the private health sector of Dubai and UAE and becoming significant investors in this vital economic sector. This is in line with the Dubai strategic plan and the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in making the health sector in the UAE one of the best in the world.”

Of the first ten clinics being opened at launch, five of these are publicly facing and situated in Silicon Oasis, Al Warqa, Discovery Gardens, Al Qusais and International City, with more planned to go live in the coming months in Al Barsha, Jebel Ali, Al Nahda and Bur Dubai as well as in Al-Futtaim operated properties Dubai Festival City and the upcoming Festival Plaza which will be launching in December. The other five will be staff clinics. All facilities within the HealthHub accepts all insurance cards from leading insurance companies and Third Party Administrator.

Omar Al Futtaim, Vice-Chairman of the Al-Futtaim Group said, “This is Al-Futtaim’s first investment in the healthcare sector, which is another milestone in our group's business diversification efforts. We are focused on building a significant, sustainable portfolio that aims at adding value to the healthcare sector and contributes to building a world-class healthcare system in the UAE. Medical tourism is a booming global industry and it’s projects like these that will contribute to putting the UAE on the map as a hub for medical tourism.”

Al-Futtaim is one of the most diversified and progressive privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is committed to enriching the lives of its customers by offering the world’s most admired and innovative brands along with world-class customer service and after-sales support. The company employs more than 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, Managing Director of Al Futtaim health said, “HealthHub is a unique brand of integrated primary care and multispecialty centers that is set to be a game changer in this industry. We are looking to redefine the healthcare experience by delivering healthcare to people in a new form that communicates differently and brings high quality and smart technology to change people’s lives with the best possible value.”

The launch event took place in the Al Qusais Health Hub clinic and was attended by several UAE health sector and insurance industry leaders. It also marked the partnership with Accreditation Canada, making HealthHub the first primary care organization to apply for Platinum accreditation status with Accreditation Canada and be the first certified people-centered facilities in the Middle East.

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