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DNA Health Center Opens First Dubai Clinic

DNA Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-aesthetics helps fuel the UAE’s growing wellness tourism market with the opening of its first luxury Dubai clinic

The DNA Health Center at Talise Spa at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah debuts a new range of treatments to the Dubai market including customised DNA testing to identify those susceptible to diabetes, heart disease and can even reverse ageing


Dubai’s global status as a world-class wellness and health tourism destination has been boosted today with the opening of the DNA Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-aesthetics at the award-winning Talise Spa at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah.

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The new – and first – DNA Health Center in Dubai independently located at the Talise Spa, was officially inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism has a projected global growth rate of more than nine per cent per year through to 2017, nearly double the growth projection of the overall global tourism sector. The Institute points to the UAE and Dubai in particular – where the sector has almost doubled since 2007 – as a market with the largest potential spa growth.

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“Our luxurious new clinic is a completely new concept for Dubai and the center boasts a range of lifestyle medicine for wellness, healthy aging, beauty and inner peace under one roof. Offering our guests the chance to relax amongst the tropical landscape and tranquil waterways of Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah is part of the healing environment,” said Dr Nasim Ashraf, Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the DNA Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-aesthetics.

“Our customised DNA testing can slow down and even reverse the signs of aging and can also be used to help manage chronic, lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and obesity, which are very common across the UAE.” The new DNA Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-aesthetics is also offering residents and tourists its renowned DNA Personalised Lifestyle Medicine Programs, which range from half-a-day express programs to a five-year Gold membership program, alongside a number of anti-aging, healing, pain management & rehabilitation, relaxation and rejuvenation treatments. The center is also offering bio-aesthetic services under the protocols of Hollywood’s celebrity Jamie Sherrill – the bio-aesthetician to the stars.

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All DNA Health Center’s programs and treatments are based on a holistic approach uniting leading-edge Western medicine, advanced diagnostics and clinical therapies, complemented by centuries-old Eastern healing traditions and philosophies. DNA Health Center’s integrative and functional medicine approach focuses on treating the person as a whole – combining mind, body and spirit – rather than solely treating separate symptoms.

The clinical team at the DNA Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-aesthetics includes:

  • Nasim Ashraf, MD, FACP, FAAIM – Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the DNA Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-aesthetics
  • Theodoros Efstratios Voukidis, MD, PhD FACS – Plastic Surgeon
  • Amir Qureshi, MD – Pain Management Specialist
  • Joshua Berka, NMD, L.Ac. – Naturopathic Medicine Physician & Acupuncturist
  • Maliha Ashraf – Laser Therapist & Bio-aesthetician
  • Nurse Jamie Sherrill, RN – Head of DNA Bio-Aesthetics
  • Tina Krombach – Naturopathic & Homeopathic Practitioner
  • Beryl Bazley, NM/NMD – specialist of Naturopathy and Alternative Medicine
  • Nicola Pearson – Clinical Nutritionist
  • Blessie Garcia – Registered Nurse

Margaret Paul, Resort General Manager at Madinat Jumeirah said: “Guests come to Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah because we offer treatments that calm both the mind and body. Our partnership with the DNA Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness will allow us to expand our offering and provide even more personalised, specialised treatments.” Stephan Wagner, Director of Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah, added: “Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah has always been a wellness resort of choice in Dubai. With the recent enhancement of our treatment facilities and product offering and the new partnership with DNA Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-aesthetics, we are a confident we’ll achieve a global reputation. We look forward to continue offering guests travelling to Dubai for wellness purposes bespoke ‘detox retreats’ and lifestyle programmes at Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai.”