His Excellency Mirza Hussain Al Sayegh, Member, Board of Trustees of Al Maktoum Foundation and Member, Board of Trustees of Gulf Medical University – the biggest private medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group, visited Thumbay Medicity, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, on 17th February 2019. He was welcomed at Thumbay Medicity by Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group.
The vision and future strategic directions of Thumbay Medicity was presented before H. E. Mirza Hussain Al Sayegh. He toured Thumbay Medicity’s state-of-the-art facilities for medical education, healthcare and research including Gulf Medical University, Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and the soon to open Thumbay University Hospital.
Touring the hospitals and the university, H. E. Mirza Hussain Al Sayegh commended Thumbay Medicity for the excellent facilities for healthcare and medical education, as he observed the various services at 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, as well as Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital – the biggest and most advanced hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation. He appreciated Thumbay Group’s efforts in bringing the latest technology and innovation in healthcare and medical education to the region.
Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that Thumbay Medicity is envisioned as the healthcare and medical education hub of the region, to serve a floating population of 20,000 on completion. “The soon-to-open 500-bed academic hospital – Thumbay University Hospital – the largest private academic hospital in the region, combined with the dental and rehabilitation hospitals make Thumbay Medicity a unique destination for specialized care. Thumbay Medicity is also a referral facility to which primary and secondary care hospitals and clinics refer serious cases,” he explained. The specialized hospitals of Thumbay Medicity are Academic Health Centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), which give them the unique advantage of having the expertise of doctors who are also academicians and researchers. GMUAHS has the distinction of being the first private academic health system in the region.
Thumbay Medicity is one of the latest additions to the UAE’s healthcare sector, and the first such project in the private sector. Located in Ajman, 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. Thumbay Medicity also features an array of leisure and hospitality amenities such as Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, Thumbay Food Court, The Terrace Restaurant, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe etc., as well as the Thumbay Housing Project to accommodate 2500 staff and students. Built with an investment of more than a billion UAE Dirhams, Thumbay Medicity has a total area of 1 million sq.ft. and built-up area of 1.2 million sq.ft.