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This week on Marketplace Middle East

updated 6:54 AM EDT, Fri September 14, 2012
Jordan is the hotspot for medical tourism.
Jordan is the hotspot for medical tourism.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Advanced expertise at affordable prices make Jordan a world leader in medical tourism
  • MME finds out how healthcare tourism is contributing to the country's economy
  • Zaid al Siksek, the man behind Abu Dhabi's health authority, shares his views on healthcare investment

MME is a weekly show focusing on the issues, developments and trends that affect the region's business climate.

(CNN) -- IN FOCUS: MEDICAL TOURISM

Visiting Jordan can often be an eye opening experience, from its ancient ruins to its vast deserts. But travelers also head to Jordan to enjoy its medical benefits. Advanced expertise at affordable prices make the country a world leader in medical tourism. As MME found out, its also contributing to the country's economy.

FACE TIME: ZAID AL SIKSEK

The UAE has a relatively young healthcare system. When the country was established 40 years ago, there were only seven hospitals and 200 doctors. Now, it's attracting some big international names, like the Cleveland Clinic and Imperial College. MME caught up with the man behind Abu Dhabi's health authority, Zaid al Siksek , to get his views on healthcare investment.

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