The Dubai Health Authority reported that the total workforce in the health sector increased by 87.5% during the last five years, reaching 50,799 employees, compared to 27,888 employees in 2015.
The authority attributed the increase achieved to its programs in attracting qualified cadres in various medical specialties, to provide the best treatment services for citizens and residents, and to its success in attracting the finest hospitals and international medical centers to open branches for them in the emirate, which made Dubai a regional center for medical tourism in the Middle East.
According to the annual statistical report issued by the authority, the percentage of females out of the total workforce in the health sector in the emirate is 63.2%, compared to 36.8% of males (58 males per 100 females).
The Dubai workforce is served by four main health sectors, which are the Health Authority, the private sector, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, and Dubai Healthcare City.
Looking at the job categories of health care providers, doctors made up 19% of the total workforce, while nurses made up the largest percentage of health workers at 36%.
Obstetrics and gynecology came first, at 6%, followed by pediatricians with 5%, and family doctors at the same rate.