In comparison to its Middle East counterparts, the medical tourism sector in Saudi Arabia is not highly developed or well-promoted. However, with the abundance of wealth and luxury that this oil-rich country has, the medical facilities are an accurate reflection of high quality and class.
Even though Saudi remains in the shadows of other Arab countries like Jordan that actively market their medical services, there has been a rise in foreign patients seeking healthcare in the Kingdom.
The previous lack of marketing of the medical tourism sector has driven government officials to push tourists seek healthcare in Saudi. They are planning strategic developments to build medical cities in Jeddah that should attract private corporations and therefore medical travelers.