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