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Before You Go

Health Insurance

Make sure that your travel insurance offers full health coverage in case of accident or illness.

Recommended Vaccinations

There are no required vaccinations for travel to Abu Dhabi, but it's recommended to check that your Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccinations are up to date and that you be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

In Abu Dhabi

Tap Water

Abu Dhabi's tap water is perfectly safe to drink, though most residents won't drink it. It is desalinated water, so it has a slight taste and doesn't contain the normal mineral content of other water.

Medical Services

The standard of health care in Abu Dhabi is generally high, and emergency treatment is free. For locations of 24-hour pharmacies, call 777 929.

Hospitals The vast Sheikh Khalifa Medical City is one of numerous well-equipped hospitals in the city with 24-hour emergency service.

Clinics Gulf Diagnostic Centre is a well-regarded private health centre.