Ajman, Oct 26: Established in 1998 by its founder president, Dr Thumbay Moideen, Thumbay Group has crafted many a success story, especially in its core sectors of medical education, healthcare and research. The group’s distinctive achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape led it to accomplish the extraordinary, and has been credited with several ‘firsts’ in the region’s private sector, such as the first private medical university, first-ever private academic hospital, the first and only private academic health system and much more.
Thumbay Group’s pioneering role in the region has led to creating something as unique as Thumbay Medicity in Ajman, UAE, with advanced facilities in education, healthcare, research, leisure, luxury, fitness, entertainment etc, built with an investment of more than a billion Dirhams. It is the first such project in the private sector of not only the UAE, but of the entire Middle East region, and has evolved as a regional hub of futuristic medical education, state-of-the-art healthcare and cutting-edge research, creating a mark in the global map.
Thumbay Medicity features the most modern technology and global expertise in teaching/training, healthcare delivery and research/innovation, attracting the best student and professional talent towards shaping the future of education, healthcare and research. The Gulf Medical University (GMU) has students from over 86 countries and faculty/staff from over 30 nationalities. It is the largest private medical university in the region with six colleges and 26 accredited programmes, having over 2000 full-time students and around 2000 part-time students. GMU has established robust collaborations with around 70 prestigious universities and research institutions worldwide.
The Thumbay Hospital network, which today has the distinction of being the biggest chain of private academic hospitals in the region, treats patients from as many as 175 countries. Thumbay Group’s healthcare division operates eight academic hospitals, 10 family clinics, five diagnostic labs and 46 retail pharmacy outlets. The university and the network of Thumbay academic hospitals and clinics together train around 20% of the doctors and approximately 60% of the healthcare professionals in the country, creating a significant impact on the healthcare sector of the country and the region. The group employs over 3500 staff, out of which 400 are doctors.
Looking back at the accomplishments of Thumbay Group over the years, with his eyes firmly set on the goals ahead, Dr Thumbay Moideen, the founder president says that Thumbay Group’s zeal for embarking on unique initiatives, always aligned with the strategic vision of the UAE’s leadership has been the reason for his consistent success. “I have always regarded God’s grace, the government’s support and my team as the three main reasons for our achievements,” he says.
Thumbay Medicity houses the Gulf Medical University - the region’s leading private medical university, Thumbay University Hospital - the largest private academic hospital in the region, Thumbay Dental Hospital - the first private dental hospital in the country and the largest academic dental hospital in the Middle East region’s private sector, and Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital - the biggest state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital in the country. It also has outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy – including the biggest robotic pharmacy, in addition to the central lab of Thumbay Labs – the biggest CAP-accredited private diagnostic labs in the region, as well as leisure and hospitality amenities such as Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, Thumbay Food Court, The Terrace Restaurant, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe etc, as well as the Thumbay Housing Project to accommodate 2500 staff and students. With its state-of-the-art facilities and superior amenities, Thumbay Medicity will attract a floating population of 15,000, daily.