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Medical Services

The standard of medical services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is good and pharmacies are plentiful (24/7 pharmacies are listed in the newspapers, or call 02-777 929 in Abu Dhabi or 04-223 2323 in Dubai).

Travel insurance that includes health coverage is essential as visitors will be charged for health care.

For house calls, contact Health Call, which sends out Western-trained doctors around the clock.

For information on hospitals, check the government website: www.dha.gov.ae.


Al-Wasl Hospital

Al-Zahra Medical Centre

American Hospital Dubai One of the top hospitals in town. No appointments are needed for the walk-in clinic. The emergency room is open 24 hours.

Dubai Hospital One of the region’s best government hospitals, with 24/7 ER.

Dubai London Clinic

Rashid Hospital Main hospital for round-the-clock emergencies.

Abu Dhabi

Gulf Diagnostic Centre Highly regarded private medical centre in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City One of many well-equipped hospitals in Abu Dhabi with 24-hour emergency service.