UAE - Thumbay Group has continued to cement its legacy in the UAE business scene for the past 23 years, especially in its core sectors of medical education and healthcare, among several others, and is looking forward to future successes in both corporate and social fronts.
The group’s achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape has been credited with several firsts in the region’s private sector, such as the first private medical university, first private academic hospital and first and only private Academic Health System, among several others.
“I have always regarded God’s grace, the government’s support and my team as the three main reasons for our achievements,” he says.
Thumbay Group’s pioneering role in the region has led to create something as unique as Thumbay Medicity in Ajman, with advanced facilities from health to education and entertainment, built with an investment of more than a billion dirhams.
It is the first such private-sector project not only in the UAE but in the Middle East, and has evolved as a regional hub of futuristic medical education, state-of-the-art healthcare and cutting-edge research.
Thumbay Medicity features the most modern technology and global expertise in teaching/training, healthcare delivery and research/innovation, attracting the best student and professional talent towards shaping the future of education, healthcare and research.
Gulf Medical University has students from over 86 countries, and faculty/staff from over 30 nationalities. It is the largest private medical university in the region with six colleges and 26 accredited programmes, having over 2,000 full-time students and around 2,000 part-time students. GMU has established robust collaborations with around 70 prestigious universities and research institutions worldwide.
The Thumbay Hospital network, which today has the distinction of being the biggest chain of private academic hospitals in the region, treats patients from as many as 175 countries.
Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division operates eight academic hospitals, 10 family clinics, five diagnostic labs and 46 retail pharmacy outlets.
The university and the network of Thumbay academic hospitals and clinics together train around 20 per cent of the doctors and approximately 60 per cent of the healthcare professionals in the country, creating a significant impact on the healthcare sector of the country and the region. The group employs over 3,500 staff, out of which 400 are doctors.Thumbay Medicity houses Gulf Medical University, the region’s leading private medical university; Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region; Thumbay Dental Hospital, the first private dental hospital in the country and the largest academic dental hospital in the Middle East region’s private sector; and Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, the biggest state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital in the country.
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