Thumbay Hospital Ajman Wins the Prestigious ‘Dubai Human Development Award’

Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the esteemed award was presented by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, one of the leading academic hospitals owned and operated by the Dubai-based diversified international business conglomerate Thumbay Group, won the prestigious Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award (DHDA) – 2016, in recognition of its efforts in developing the human resources and achieving excellence in manpower development. The award was received from His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai by Mr. Suraj Padmanabhan – Manager, Talent Acquisition and Mr. Ahamed Koya Sidhiq – Manager, Human Resources of Thumbay Group, at the 23rd Business Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017.


The awards function was held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, to honour the organizations being conferred with the Dubai Quality Award, the Dubai Human Development Award and the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme for the 2016 cycle of assessment. The awards are a coveted benchmark for quality and business excellence in the country.



Expressing happiness on the esteemed recognition, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group said, “We consider the DHDA award as an acknowledgment of the unlimited opportunities for continuous learning, training and career progression enjoyed by our employees. We regard our employees as our greatest assets, and offer them an open work environment which encourages each one of them to not only perform to the best of his/her abilities, but also to use creativity and innovation. Opportunities are given for the diverse workforce to learn from each other’s expertise, experience and perspectives.” He also said that Thumbay Group invests substantial time and resources in identifying and delivering appropriate training and learning opportunities for employees. “This process of knowledge exchange and skills enhancement benefits the company as well as the employees, adding to the UAE’s pool of empowered workforce,” he added.


Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that DHDA was a proud achievement. “Thumbay Hospital has demonstrated its excellence yet again. We are committed to the industry best practice in human resources, which continuously raise our standards in employee development. This award will inspire us to further strengthen our efforts to emerge as a business leader,” he said.

Part of the largest network of private academic hospitals in the region, Thumbay Hospital – Ajman was the recipient of the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award last year. It had received the internationally acclaimed JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation in 2013, becoming the first hospital in Ajman to achieve the same. The same year, it was also recognized as the ‘Best Medical Tourism Provider in the Middle East’ by The New Economy – one of the leading publications in the United Kingdom.

About Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division

Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates academic hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah) and Hyderabad – India, as well as a network of day care centers and state-of-the-art family clinics at various locations in the UAE, making it the largest network of private academic hospitals in the region. All the hospitals and clinics provide clinical training for the students of Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group. They treat patients from over 175 nationalities, and are staffed by doctors, nurses and technicians from over 25 different countries, speaking more than 50 languages. Thumbay Group also operates CAP-accredited diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) and retail pharmacy outlets (Thumbay Pharmacy), in the UAE and India.

Established by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, today Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate with presence across 20 sectors of business including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. Thumbay Group follows a strategic plan, according to which the Group aims to expand its businesses over ten times, with global presence. The strategic vision plan aims to quadruple the employee strength to 20,000 by the year 2022.

The Thumbay academic hospital network will have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022, taking the total number of hospitals to 15 worldwide.

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