DUBAI // Sabera Tapal has been coming to Dubai from her home in Karachi for preventative health work, hoping to resolve hormonal and digestive issues.
The busy designer leads a hectic life, despite her 66 years. “I’m always stressed so I wanted to learn how to better deal with stress and my digestive issues,” she said.
She has been seeing doctors at Dubai’s DNA Health Centre. “Doing the DNA and food intolerance testing was very important to me because you are what you eat. With my age, I feel my hormones are going a bit haywire and having the ability to look into all these health issues together in the one place was very appealing to me. I wanted to just get a better handle on my health and I’ve always been interested in alternative medicine, so this was very holistic. There isn’t anything like this in Pakistan or even the region and being just one hour, forty minutes from Karachi, this is very easy. Yes, it’s not cheap but good things don’t come cheap.”
The appeal of travelling to Dubai will mean less people having to go further afield, she said. “Instead of going to England or the US, it’s much easier to go to Dubai on a Pakistani passport,” she said. “Even going to India is next to impossible. For most Pakistanis, they are also familiar with Dubai from friends or family and it’s a safe environment, which makes it very appealing to go there for this kind of treatment.”
Source: uae news