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Dubai Health Authority (DHA) (DOHMS)


The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is a Dubai government department which overseas healthcare, medical policy and strategy in Dubai, and monitors public and private hospitals, clinics, and medical centers in Dubai.

  • The DHA was established in June 2007 by Law No. 13 issued by HH Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai. It replaced the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) in Dubai.
  • The DHA sets policies and strategies for health in the emirate of Dubai, and ensures implementation of those policies.
  • Director General of the Dubai Health Authority is His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid.
  • For Ramadan opening times, see the Ramadan in UAE 2011 information.
Dubai Health Authority healthcare facilities
DHA government (public) hospitals
  • Al Wasl Hospital - renamed as Latifa Hospital 04 Jan 2012 (not Apr 2012 as stated in some sources).
  • Dubai Hospital - emergency tel +971-4-2195000.
  • Hatta Hospital
  • Latifa Hospital - emergency tel +971-4-2193000. Renamed from Al Wasl Hospital.
  • Rashid Hospital - emergency tel +971-4-2192000.
  • See also list of Dubai government hospitals.
DHA speciality centres
  • Blood donation centre
  • Dentistry and Dental Surgery Center (located at Rashid Hospital)
  • Dubai Airport Medical Center
  • Dubai Blood Donation Center
  • Dubai Cord Blood and Research Centre
  • Dubai Diabetes Center - located in Latifa Hospital, Director is Dr Hamed Farooqi. A new center will open on 2nd of December Street (Al Diyafah St) in late 2012 or early 2013 (?), area 20,000 sq ft. The new center will have paediatric endocrinology services for children under 18 years.
  • Elderly Rehabilitation Centre - located in Al Safa, under construction, completion scheduled for end of 2010. Area 7000 sq meters, facilities include geriatric rehabilitation, physiotherapy section, fitness area.
  • Geriatric and Elderly Rehabilitation Center, Al Safa - expected opening date end 2010?
  • Fertility Center
  • Genetics Center
  • Thalassemia Center
  • Trauma Center
DHA Primary Healthcare Centers

Primary Health Care (PHC) aims to have one healthcare centre or clinic for every 30,000 inhabitants of Dubai. As of end 2010, there are 20 PHC centers in Dubai (or 14, or 16, depending on which DHA publication you read). DHA aims to open one new center each year (May 2012 reports). Report dated 06 June 2012 said Dubai had 14 PHCs. Locations include

  1. Abu Hail (Abuhail)
  2. Al Bada (Al Badaa, Al Bada'a)
  3. Al Barsha Medical Center - new in 2010? Delayed ... foundation stone laid in April 2011, completed May 2012, opening date later in 2012 (August 2012 according to June 2012 reports). Location Al Barsha 2, built up area 70,000 sq ft, project cost AED 50 million (increased to AED 70m according to May 2012 reports). Facilities include emergency section, family clinics, specialist clinics and centers, dental clinics, maternity and child care, x-ray and laboratory, health screening services, pharmacy (press release 13 April 2011).
  4. Al Ghusais (Al Ghussais, Al Qusais)
  5. Al Khawaneej
  6. Al Lusaili (Al Lusaily)
  7. Al Mamzar
  8. Al Mankhool
  9. Al Mizher (Al Mizhar) - opened 04 January 2011
  10. Al Safa
  11. Al Twar (Al Towar, Al Tawar)
  12. Al Warqa (Al Warqaa) - new PHC to be developed (opening date not supplied), construction to start in 2013 (KT report 06 June 2012).
  13. Dubai Airport Medical Center
  14. Dubai Knowledge Village
  15. Jumeirah - new facility to be developed (replacing PHC in Umm Suqeim), construction to start December 2012 (KT report 06 June 2012).
  16. Muhaisnah (Muhaisna)
  17. Nad Al Hamr (Nadd Al Hamar, Nad Al Hammar) - opened 03 January 2011
  18. Nad Al Sheba (Nadd Al Sheba)
  19. Rashidia (Al Rashadia, Rashidiya, Rashidiah, Rashidiyah)
  20. Rashidiyah (Al Rashidiya) Women's Medical Fitness Center - opened 20 July 2011, for females only. Location next to Emirates Post Rashidiya, open for visa renewal medical tests only, opening times 0730-1400 Sunday-Thursday. Test fees AED 260 for normal, AED 360 for urgent (within 48 hours), AED 460 for express (within 24 hours).
  21. Umm Suqeim (Umm Usqaim, Umm Suqaim, Um Suqueim) - will be closed (closing date not supplied) and replaced by a new PHC in Jumeirah (KT report 06 June 2012).
Dubai Health Authority contact details
  • Tel: 800-4991 or 800-342 (800-DHA) (toll-free in UAE). Fax: +971-4-3113113
  • Email: care@dha.gov.ae (customer satisfaction), regulation@dha.gov.ae (health regulations), communication@dha.gov.ae or media@dha.gov.ae (media enquiries).
  • Table below lists DHA hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. Centers highlighted in green are where the Dubai medical fitness test for residence visas can be carried out. A more up-to-date table of locations is on the medical test information page.
  • DHA location map.
Facility Location Hours5 Telephone Fax PO Box Email Website
Abu Hail Medical Center     +971-4-5021700 +971-4-2699511      
Airport Medical Center Dubai Airport   +971-4-2164951        
Airport Medical Clinic     +971-4-2164959        
Al Bada'a Health Center     +971-4-5081046        
Al Khawaneej Health Centre     +971-4-5023002        
Al Khawaneej Medical Centre     +971-4-5023000 +971-4-2892643      
Al Lusaily Clinic (Al Lusaili)     +971-4-8326253 +971-4-8326640      
Al Lusaily Health Center Al Ain Road   +971-4-5022500        
Al Mamzar Center for the Elderly     +971-4-5021800 +971-4-2967770      
Al Mankhool Health Center     +971-4-5021263        
Al Mankhool Medical Centre     +971-4-5021200 +971-4-3986492      
Al Quoz Medical Fitness Center              
Al Qusais Medical Clinic     +971-4-5022000 +971-4-2630887      
Al Safa Health Center¹ Jumeirah 2   +971-4-5021400        
Al Safa Medical Centre     +971-4-5021400 +971-4-3947275      
Al Twar Health Center     +971-4-5022133        
Al Twar Medical Center     +971-4-5022100 +971-4-5022100      
Al Wasl Hospital - renamed Latifa Hospital     +971-4-2193000 +971-4-3241717 4115    
Blood Donation Center     +971-4-2193221 +971-4-2193566      
Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre     +971-4-3344300 +971-4-3346919   dgfc@dha.gov.ae www.dgfc.ae
Dubai Hospital     +971-4-2195000 +971-4-2719340 7272    
Dubai International Financial Center² Emirates Towers   +971-4-4289210        
Dubai Knowledge Village Clinic³ TECOM   +971-4-3911111        
Hatta Medical Clinic     +971-4-2191880 +971-4-8523192      
Jebel Ali Medical Clinic     +971-4-8846489 +971-4-8846196      
Karama Medical Fitness Center Near Post Office            
Latifa Hospital Oud Metha Rd   +971-4-2193000 +971-4-3241717   infolatifa@dha.gov.ae  
Muhaisnah Medical Fitness Center Muhaisna 2   +971-4-5023939        
Nadd Al Sheba Medical Clinic     +971-4-5021600 +971-4-8846196      
Occupational Health Center Satwa   +971-4-3420306        
Port Rashid Medical Clinic     +971-4-3457043 +971-4-3454265      
Primary Health Care (PHC)     +971-4-2196666 +971-4-2277921 1899    
Rashid Hospital Bur Dubai   +971-4-2192000 +971-4-3113222 4545 rashid@dha.gov.ae  
Rashidiya Medical Clinic     +971-4-5022300 +971-4-2854059      
Rashidiya Medical Fitness Center4 Rashidiyah 0700-1400          
Satwa Medical Clinic     +971-4-5081100 +971-4-5081000      
Satwa Medical Fitness Center Closed            
Thalassemia Centre Al Wasl Hospital   +971-4-2193795 +971-4-2193799      
Umm Suqeim Medical Clinic     +971-4-5023100 +971-4-3944520      
  1. For VIP employees (or executive employees) - which might just mean anyone willing to pay the higher fees for medical testing.
  2. For employees of DIFC only.
  3. For TECOM sponsored workers - Dubai Internet City (DIC), Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV, or KV), Dubai Media City (DMC).
  4. For women only. Rashidiya is the first dedicated female medical fitness center in Dubai (opening announced in press release 20 July 2011). Rashidiya center is near the Rashidiya post office.
  5. Assume opening times are for Sunday to Thursday unless other information is available.
Tawajod home and office medical fitness tests
  • The Tawajod Service was launched in early 2011? DHA staff will come to your office or home to do the medical fitness test there. Service costs more money.
Emergency telephone numbers for Dubai hospitals
  • Dubai Hospital tel +971-4-2195000
  • Rashid Hospital tel +971-4-2192000
  • Al Wasl Hospital tel +971-4-2193000
Last update Friday 31-Jan-2014. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
Related pages
Related websites (new window)
  • www.dgfc.ae - Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre website (DGFC).
  • www.dha.gov.ae - Dubai Health Authority website.
  • www.dohms.gov.ae - Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) Dubai - now forwards to DHA website.

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