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  • Teba Siles | July 6, 2015 11:25 AM ET

    Health and Wellness, Protagonists of the New Tourism

    Health and Wellness, Protagonists of the New Tourism

    Visiting the monuments, going to the beach, enjoying the cuisine... and also getting a facelift and a full body treatment. Tourism has evolved in recent years, resulting in a much broader and different concept. The new tourism is health tourism.

    From a cardiovascular operation or aesthetic surgery to firming and anti-aging skin treatments, so-called health tourism keeps on gaining followers as the days go by. There are already many destinations recognized for this type of tourism rather than the traditional one.

    UAE in general, and Dubai in particular, are among the main destinations receiving tourists interested in the medical-aesthetic treatments. They become patients more than tourists, seeking the best specialists and the best centers. In Dubai, the Armada Towers are one of the best exponents of health tourism.

    In the popular area of Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), the Armada BlueBay houses a Wellness and Spa center, the “Armada Women Center and Spa;" a hospital, the “Armada Medical Center” and a hospital for less invasive treatments and minor surgeries, plus the “Armada Day Care Surgical Center," among other venues such as shopping areas.

    Undoubtedly, the Armada BlueBay hotel is a meeting point for all those tourists looking for a medical-aesthetic treatment. Among other techniques, the hospital specializes in rhinoplasty, facial reconstructions, facelifts and liposuction, which require a certified stay in the hospital for less than 24 hours. You could say they are express surgeries.

    In addition, the Armada Medical Center has the specialties of a referral hospital in cardiology, vascular surgery, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine... Any intervention is possible if you have more than one day for it.

    Nevertheless, what you expect from this type of tourism is not all surgery. Relaxation, improved health and well-being are also in demand and available through less invasive treatments. The Armada Women Center and Spa offers rituals to pamper the body with seaweed and hot stone, aromatherapy and even anti-aging treatments based on the use of collagen. Facials stain, anti-redness and sensitive skin treatments with natural products are some of the most demanded by tourists.


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Teba Siles BlueBay Hotels & Resorts Adventures

Teba Siles Teba Siles is a journalist and community manager based in Spain (to date). She has a passion to discover the world and one of the premises about her philosophy of life is go every year to a place where she has not been before.
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