Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid attended the opening day of the Dubai Health Forum on Wednesday.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai was shown the latest hi-tech tools being used to drive progress in the healthcare sector during his visit.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, also toured the sprawling exhibition space at Dubai World Trade Centre.
"Today, we inaugurated the Dubai Health Forum, with the participation of 2,000 leaders and officials of health institutions, scientists and doctors from the UAE and more than 30 countries," Sheikh Hamdan wrote on Twitter.
"We were briefed on the projects and initiatives of our advanced health sector and its latest and best international technologies and equipment to provide the most effective forms of treatment and health care."
The two-day conference will bring together healthcare leaders, industry experts and organisations to explore the future of health services and shape ideas and innovation in the emirate.
A series of workshops, seminars and discussion panels will be held during the event, organised by Dubai Health Authority.