Thumbay Group, a leading healthcare and hospitality conglomerate in the UAE, is set to launch the country's first hospital in the Metaverse, and is expected to go live in October 2022.

The hospital will be equipped with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets, allowing long-term patients, who have been hospitalized for at least six months, are bedridden, or paralyzed to see their homes in VR or AR while receiving treatment.

The launch of the Metaverse hospital is part of Thumbay Group's efforts to cater to the growing trend of medical tourism in the UAE. With its state-of-the-art facilities and world-class medical care, the hospital provides an attractive option for patients seeking treatment from abroad.

For example, people with permanent disabilities can use the virtual hospital and interact with doctors using avatars to receive treatments and therapies that they wouldn't be able to receive at a traditional hospital.

"The hospital is providing patients with AR and VR headsets so they can see their homes," they said. Through the use of AR and VAR technologies, it will inspire patients in long-term care and offers them hope that they can return home.

Thumbay Group also operates a number of other businesses in the healthcare and hospitality sectors, including a chain of pharmacies, laboratories, and clinics. The group also has a strong presence in the education sector, with a number of schools and universities across the UAE. 

Transforming Metaverse

The metaverse is a virtual world created by humans in which people can interact with each other and with computer-generated objects and environments. It is often used for gaming and other online activities. This hospital will be the first in the world to offer medical services in the Metaverse.

The Thumbay Group is one of the leading healthcare and hospitality conglomerates in the United Arab Emirates. It was founded by Dr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, and today it has a diverse portfolio of businesses spanning across healthcare, education, hospitality, and retail.

In January, they launched a consumer service center in Dubai, which offers a range of services including VR and AR experiences. The center is also home to a number of businesses, including a cafe and a retail store.

This innovative approach to healthcare will revolutionize how we think about medicine and healthcare delivery, making the UAE a leading destination for medical tourism. With its cutting-edge facilities and world-class medical care, the Metaverse hospital will offer patients from all over the world a unique and life-changing experience.

The Metaverse is slowly but surely becoming a part of our lives, and this group is leading the way in making it more accessible to everyone. We can't wait to see what other amazing things they come up with in the future!


Jul 8, 2022
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