As the largest and most dynamic region in the United Arab Emirates as well as the Middle East, Dubai is known for being an oasis in a desert of oil, sand and extreme heat. In the past decades, Dubai has grown from a backwater town in the Middle East to the leader in the region for business, entertainment and quality of life. The price of setting up a city in literally the middle of nowhere comes with a steep price which is reflected in the cost of living. Without any type of manufacturing base or agriculture, most goods are either flown or shipped into the region. Although the region does benefit significantly as a hub for flights between Australia/Asian and Europe and parts of North America, most goods come with a premium.
Is the cost of goods and services reflected in Medical Care?
The reality is that there are no costs immune from the far-flung location of this region. With medical care dependent upon personnel, equipment, real estate, etc., much of this cost trickles down to the patient who is the paying the bill. In terms of non-elective procedures, much of the cost is covered by medical insurance, although any type of elective surgery is an out of pocket expense.
While Dubai remains a playground for the rich and famous, a majority of the residents are those working in the service industry as well as those working in tourism, finance, real estate, and aviation. A good many of these are from Europe, Asia and Australia who are transferred from their home countries to the region. Salaries being commensurate with the cost of living, make life manageable, although not enough to cover elective surgery.
Can the average person afford a Hair Transplant in Dubai?
Dubai is a true international city which in part is reflected in those who live there. Some have jobs which pay a minimal salary while there are those who make millions of dollars per year. As with any bell curve, its those in the middle who represent the majority and are the ones we are concerned with. These individuals live a comfortable life in Dubai and able to enjoy the city, although might think twice about a $20,000 or more hair transplant. For those living in Dubai the cost is between 15 to 20 AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham) per graft. With the average FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure containing 4,000 transplanted hairs, the cost would be 80,000 AED or approximately $20,000, €18,000 or £16,000. A princely sum for the average person and the main reason why many people do not have transplants in Dubai.
What are my Hair Transplant options if I live in Dubai?
Any options, because of Dubai’s location, will include a medium to long haul flight. There are no quick train trips or puddle jumper flights to another less expensive country. Turkey, India and Europe are usually the top 3 destinations for those who start looking for an alternative. After a bit of research into the prices and quality, most of those from Dubai will pick Europe, more specifically Hungary.
Turkey and India do offer very inexpensive transplants, which are on par or a bit less than Hungary in terms of cost. Unfortunately, the quality is not up to Hungarian or should I say European standards. As a full member of the European Union, Hungary is abiding by the strict rules and laws that regulate the medical industry. A bit of research will educate you on some of the risks associated with going to Turkey or India for Hair Transplants or any other elective surgery.
Why is Hungary the number one destination for Hair Transplants?
For those living in Dubai, Hungary offers the best options for price, quality and overall experience. Although an approximately 6-hour flight to the capital Budapest, where the procedure is performed, the trip will be well worth it and life changing. For those living in Dubai there are two direct flight options for flying round trip to Budapest. Emirates and Wizz Air are the two airlines which cover this route and provide two types of service. As a discount carrier, Wizz Air will offer a no-frills flight, although at an extremely affordable rate. Emirates on the other hand, is the gold standard in Middle East carriers and is always a first-class experience. The average cost of a round trip economy class ticket to Budapest around $1,000 on Emirates. On Wizz Air the cost is significantly lower at approximately $300.
The cost for a Hair Transplant in Budapest is approximately $5,000 or 20,000 AED for a 4,000- graft hair transplant. Whether you are paying in Dollars, Pounds, Euros or any other currency, the rule of thumb is that you will save 75% on a hair transplant in Budapest. Included in the price are the accommodations which the clinic will arrange for you at no cost as well as airport transfers and rides to and from the clinic.
Cost of hair transplant 2018 – Hair Clinic in Budapest, Hungary
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Hungary has in the past decade become the Medical Tourism capital of the world. As such the quality of the procedures such as Hair Transplants is equal or better than what you would receive in the US, Europe or anywhere else. Our surgeons use the FUE Safe System which is the latest technology in Hair Transplants and is only used by surgeons who have been certified for the Safe System. Budapest also has some of the top medical schools in Europe which attract students from around the world, such as Northern Europe and the Middle East. Many of the graduates stay and practice in Budapest providing a multi-lingual staff in most clinics.
If you are still unsure of Budapest, Hungary as a Hair Transplant destination, then look at the reviews, before and after images on the site from patients who have flown from abroad to have the surgery. The first-hand accounts and videos will provide the answers you are looking for. You can contact our staff at any time for a Q&A or an online consultation. We look forward to speaking with you in the near future and hope that you decide to make the trip from Dubai for your life changing surgery.