Shaping the Future of Medical Education and Healthcare

Celebrating a milestone of 25 years, Thumbay Group has evolved from its origins as the first private medical institute to a mature conglomerate headquartered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Establishing an extensive network comprising over 110 touchpoints across seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates and tie-ups with more than 70 institutions globally, the group has made significant strides in medical education, healthcare and research.

Transforming Healthcare with the Largest Network of Private Academic Hospitals, Clinics, Labs, and Pharmacies.

Thumbay Healthcare, a leading subsidiary of the Thumbay Group, has achieved significant recognition as the first healthcare entity in the country to receive the prestigious “JCI Enterprise Accreditation,” joining an elite group of five globally recognized institutes with this distinction. With a record of treating over 10 million patients and conducting 70,000 deliveries, Thumbay Healthcare integrates cutting-edge research, and modern technology to provide comprehensive care.

Among its standout facilities, the state-of-the-art ‘Thumbay University Hospital’s Long-Term Care Centre’ emphasizes smart healthcare technologies and specialized care programs for neurodegenerative diseases and chronic conditions, especially for geriatric and long-term patients.

Gulf Medical University: Preparing the Doctors of the Future

As an integral part of Thumbay Group, Gulf Medical University (GMU) has consistently been at the forefront of healthcare education and research. With state-of-the- art facilities, advanced learning opportunities for clinical training, and cutting-edge technology access, the medical university comprises 6 Colleges offering 35 Health professions programs and has emerged as a global hub for students from 96 nationalities.

With over 3500 graduates from more than 96 countries. The university’s academic and research collaborations with over 70 international institutions have ensured global recognition and employability for its graduates.

Innovation and Diversification

Thumbay Group’s commitment to innovation and diversification is evident in initiatives like Healthvarsity, an Ed-Tech venture. This forward-thinking approach reflects the group’s responsiveness to the dynamic market demands in the healthcare and education sectors.

In its forward-looking strategy, the group envisions franchising Thumbay Healthcare to broaden the scope of its comprehensive care delivery into various markets like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Other Countries of the GCC. Concurrently.

Gulf Medical University is at the forefront of innovation, introducing new and impactful degree and diploma programs.

Recently, International Foundation Programs, in collaboration with the University of London and Upper Austria, have been started. Lasting nine months to a year, these programs address academic gaps, preparing them to secure admissions in premier international institutes.

Vision 2028: Upcoming Institutes, Programs and Healthcare Specialties

  • ➤ Gulf Medical University’s 2024 Pathway in Medicine Program forms global partnerships for a recognized medical education in the UK, USA, Americas, Poland, and Italy, offering students a pathway to international medical education experience.
  • ➤ Thumbay Group collaborates with London’s Royal Veterinary College to launch the Thumbay Institute of Veterinary Sciences, enhancing veterinary care, aligned with the One Health Vision.
  • ➤ The Thumbay Institute of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, in collaboration with MITXpro USA and industry leaders, aims to revolutionize AI education for healthcare.
  • ➤ Initiatives encompass advanced Thumbay Institute of Autism, the integration of alternative medicine through the Thumbay Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy, and Unani Medicine, as well as the establishment of the Thumbay Institute of Chinese Medicine, in addition to a Thumbay Institute of Insurance.
  • ➤ Thumbay Institute of Wellness offers care plans and training for wellness-related education.

Inviting Academicians and Collaboration for Futur Success

As Thumbay Group looks ahead, it invites qualified academicians to apply for positions in its new colleges. Additionally, the group is open to collaborating with student recruitment companies for program admissions. This collaborative approach reflects the group's pursuit of excellence in education and healthcare, ensuring a positive impact on individuals and communities globally. 

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Healthcare Expansion & Growth

  • ➤ GrowthPlans for a comprehensive Oncology Center focus on cutting-edge cancer treatments and research collaborations.
  • ➤ Soon launching an advanced Cosmetology Center, introducing a range of aesthetic treatments.
  • ➤ Improving long-term care through an integrated strategy between the biggest hospital for physiotherapy, Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital and Thumbay Unversity Hospital- which has a floor set aside for long-term care.
  • ➤ Expanding the Thumbay Healthcare Brand’s worldwide reach to various countries with like-minded partners and increasing its global footprint.