Health & insurance
Before You Go
Make sure that your travel insurance offers full health coverage in case of accident or illness.
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
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.
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.
Gulf Diagnostic Centre Well-regarded private health centre.
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City One of numerous well-equipped hospitals in the city with 24-hour emergency service.