Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, toured the Arab Health 2022 event on Thursday.
Sheikh Mohammed was joined by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, on his visit to the global health conference.
He observed the latest cutting-edge health projects on show at the vast exhibition space at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter strengthening the health sector should be top of the agenda for nations around the world.
He said the Emirates relished the opportunity to welcome the best talents to continue its development.
"We welcome all specialists, we welcome all companies, we welcome those who want to participate with us in building the best environment for trade and business in the world," he said.
The international gathering — which concludes on Thursday — brings together more than 3,500 exhibitors from 60 countries, all aiming to develop solutions to pressing health challenges both today and in the future.
Present at the first day of the conference was Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai, who was given a tour of the exhibition.
Highlights of this year's conference include the new Healthcare Transformation Zone, which explores the latest technological advancements from global innovators and disrupters.
The start-up competition, Innov8 Talks, featured 24 companies demonstrating unique and innovative solutions.
The zone also includes the Product Showcase segment, in which forward-thinking companies share ground-breaking innovations.
Exhibitors at Arab Health include Siemens, Canon, Masimo, Drager, GE Healthcare, Philips, Abbott, Roche, and Seegene.