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Hospitals and medical facilities in the UAE

List of UAE hospitals, medical and health facilities, clinics, healthcare centers in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain (UAQ).

Medical care in Dubai and the UAE varies, as anywhere, from poor to excellent. The UAE has about 35-40 Government hospitals and a similar number of private hospitals although with developments like Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), there is rapid expansion in the number of private institutes ready to fix your bones and take your blood. Additionally, there are 150 or more Primary Healthcare Centers in the UAE.

Government hospitals often get a bad rap but in terms of medical attention, this is perhaps a bit harsh, notwithstanding the press reports of less than satisfactory medical attention. You will probably find the biggest difference between government and private hospitals is "Customer Service" for want of a better term. Dormitory style rooms rather than private hotel rooms are the norm, and staff shortages mean nurses especially, are overworked and underpaid. But you will usually get the medical attention you need, at least in Dubai and Abu Dhabi anyway. Sometimes, for major medical procedures, a private hospital will ship you off to a government hospital anyway.

In the other emirates medical treatment might be more questionable, and it is common for residents in those emirates to go to Abu Dhabi or Dubai for medical procedures, especially major ones. Communication in English might also be difficult in more remote areas, depending on the nationalities of the doctors, nurses, technicians, and other staff. Communication in Arabic might be difficult, also dependent on the nationality of staff you're talking to - many hospitals employ doctors and nurses who might not speak any Arabic, but usually non-Arab nationalities employed all speak English, as do the majority of Arab nationalities employed, especially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai private hospitals.

Sometimes there's a bit of an overlap between what is a government facility and what is a private facility - some hospitals are run as a partnership between a private entity (possibly government owned), and a foreign center. A Public Private Partnership (PPP) type of structure.

Health Authorities and Health facilities
  • Abu Dhabi Health Authority (HAAD) - Health Authority Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)
  • Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) - replaced by the DHA
  • Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
  • Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)
  • Ministry of Health, UAE (MOH)
Hospitals and medical facilities in Abu Dhabi emirate
Hospitals and medical facilities in Abu Dhabi city (government)
  • Abu Dhabi Disease Prevention Screening Center - tel +971-2-6331300
  • Al Rahba Hospital - owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
  • Al Wathba Clinic closed 31 March 2009 (press release 31 March 2009), was at Al Whatba
  • Bain Al Jesraen Healthcare Center - tel +971-2-5582900
  • Baniyas Clinic at Al Whatba, new clinic to take over from Al Wathba Clinic.
  • Khalifa City A Healthcare Center - tel +971-2-5561695
  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
Hospitals and medical facilities in Abu Dhabi city (private)
  • Burjeel Hospital - new private hospital, official opening date 03 April 2012. Capacity 202 beds, area 65,000 square meters on 6 floors, with underground parking. CEO is Dr Charles Stanford. Location Bani Yas Street (Al Najda St). Facilities and services available as of opening date: Out Patient Clinic with dental services, diagnostic imaging, general surgery consultation, family medicine, nephrology, paediatric clinic, specialist consultants, specimen testing, vascular surgery. Other services and facilities to become available at later stages include operating theaters, Hybrid OR, intensive care units (separate units for cardiac, medicine, neonatology, new born, and surgery), delivery suites, dialysis facilities, and clinical departments. Other facilities include pharmacies, gymnasium, spa, and restaurant.
  • Emirates Heart Center - experimental opening (whatever that means) announced 03 November 2012.
  • Imperial College London Diabetes Centre - opened in 2006, operated in partnership between Mubadala Healthcare (Abu Dhabi) and Imperial College London (UK). ICLDC-Abu Dhabi endorsements awarded by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2009 - the JCI Certification in the Clinical Care Programme for Diabetes Management, and in 2010 - the JCI Accreditation in Ambulatory Care.
  • Mafraq Hospital. Annouced tie-up with Bumrungrad International Hospital Thailand to build new premises in Abu Dhabi worth AED 2 billion. Prompted by discovery that over 70,000 Emiratis flew to Bumrungrad Hospital in 2007 for medical treatment. Bumungrad Hospital have a contract to manage Mafraq Hospital until 2012. Chief medical officer of Mafraq Hospital is Dr Mohammad Yaman, chief executive officer of Bumrungrad Hospital is Clyde Eder. Mafraq Hospital is in process to become an officially recognized UNICEF "Baby Friendly Hospital" - UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in 1991 to support breastfeeding facilities.
Hospitals and medical facilities in Al Ain and Eastern Region (government)
  • Al Ain Disease Prevention and Screening Center - tel +971-3-7635888
  • Al Ain Hospital - managed by Medical University of Vienna and VAMED. Facilities include 412 beds, 24 hr emergency room, 35 medical departments, 3 Family Medical Centers, 250 physicians. Website www.alain-hospital.ae.
  • Al Maqam Healthcare Center - tel +971-3-7684380
  • Al Muweiji Healthcare Center - tel +971-3-7632200
  • New Al Ain Hospital (SEHA operated?) - to be built on a 358,000 sq meter plot, 688 beds. Departments will include women's health, postnatal care, children's health, emergency, ICU, internal medicine.
  • Tawam Hospital - very good reputation, especially for head traumas. Serious traffic accident victims may be helicoptered here.
  • Oud Al Toba Family Medicine Al Ain Hospital - tel +971-3-7545110
Hospitals and medical facilities in Al Ain (private)
  • Al Noor Hospital?
  • Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) - In operation since September 2011? Officially opened 28 May 2012. ICLDC-Al Ain certifications awarded by the Joint Commission International (JCI) - the JCI Certification in the Clinical Care Programme for Diabetes Management, and the JCI Accreditation in Ambulatory Care. ICLDC is a partnership between Mubadala Healthcare and Imperial College London (KT 29 May 2012).
  • Noor Al Ain Medical Centre (not related to the Al Noor Hospital) - was instructed to close for a month in September 2012 by HAAD, and told to change all its sterilisation equipment (Gulf News 17 Sep 2012).
  • in Al Ain, has also received a warning from the HAAD for a similar offence. A dental assistant, M.B.S., working there without proper qualifications, has also been suspended.
    The instructions were issued following a recent meeting of the HAAD licensing committee.
  • Oasis Hospital - founded in November 1960 by doctors Pat and Marion Kennedy.
  • Royal Dental Clinic - received a warning from HAAD in September 2012 for using unclean sterilisation equipment. Not clear from report if it was closed down or not (Gulf News 17 Sep 2012).
Hospitals and medical facilities in Al Garbiya (Western Region) - government
  • Al Dhafra Family Medicine Center - tel +971-2-8846227
  • Al Sila Hospital - tel +971-2-8721555
  • Delma Hospital (Dalma Island?) - tel +971-2-8781888
  • Gayathy / Ghayathi / Ghiathy Hospital - tel +971-2-8741666
  • Liwa Hospital - tel +971-2-8822571
  • Madinat Zayed Hospital - tel +971-2-8844444
  • Marfa Hospital - tel +971-2-8835000
Hospitals and medical facilities in Ajman
  • Sheikh Khalifa Hospital
Hospitals and medical facilities in Dubai
Hospitals and medical facilities in Fujairah and East Coast

Public government MOH hospitals and clinics in Fujairah (Al Fujeirah)

  • Al Quria Medical Center, Khorfakkan-Fujairah Road, tel +971-9-2365135.
  • Al Taween Medical Center, Azn district, tel +971-9-2585538.
  • Badia Medical Center, Badiyah Street, Fujeirah, tel +971-9-2445159.
  • Khorfakan Hospital, Khor Fakkan, tel +971-9-2370222.

Private hospitals and clinics in Fujairah

  • GMC Hospital - owned and operated by the Thumbay Group. Accreditation received from QHA-Trent (UK), valid from 01 December 2010 to 30 November 2012 (16 July 2011 press release).
Hospitals and medical facilities in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)

Public government MOH hospitals and clinics in RAK (Ras El Kheimah, Raas Al Khaimah, etc)

  • Wadi Asfeny Medical Center, tel +971-7-8827315.

Private hospitals and clinics in RAK

  • Al Saqr Hospital - Kouzam (Khuzam/Khouzam) area. Main RAK hospital, has been there for years (and looks like it). Some residents shudder when reflecting on past experiences of medical treatment received, and most would prefer to head to Sharjah or Dubai for treatment.
  • Ibrahim Obaidallah Hospital
  • RAK Hospital, open October 2007, developer ETA Star Healthcare and Ras Al Khaimah Government, manged by Swiss Sonnenhof healthcare group in Switzerland. RAK Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital with 65 beds. Acute Stroke Unit open March 2012.
  • Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital - new hospital under construction, completion expected by end of 2012. Project cost AED 1 billion, area 6,500 square meters, 6 floors, capacity 248 beds (increasing to 400 beds later). Facilities include 2 helipads, 640 parking spaces. Departments include cardiology, emergency department, oncology, trauma center.
Hospitals and medical facilities in Sharjah
  • See Fujairah for facilities located on the East Coast but in the emirate of Sharjah.

Public government MOH hospitals and clinics in Dhaid (AlDhaid), Sharjah emirate

  • *Al Zaid Medical Center (Al Dhaid Medical Center?), tel +971-6-88226963 (not correct, too many digits?) (MOH).

Public government MOH hospitals and clinics in Sharjah

  • Al Maliha Medical Center, Maliha district, tel +971-6-8838221
  • Al Rafiaa Medical Center, Al Bateah (Al Batiyah) tel +971-6-5311661.

Private hospitals and clinics in Sharjah

  • new emergency hospital in Al Falah area near the University of Sharjah, construction cost AED 615m, announced 14 Nov 2012. Construction schedule and opening date not supplied.
  • Al Kuwaiti Hospital, Sharjah Gulf News reported 15 Jan 2007 that a 30 year old man died of a heart attack on the way to a clinic after visiting the Al Kuwaiti Hospital but being sent away without tests or treatment.
  • Al Qassimi Hospital (Al Qasimi, Al Qasimmi, Al Qassimmi Hospital) - Sharjah's oldest hospital, constructed in 1971. A new restructuring program was reported in the Gulf News 30 Aug 2007, to turn it into a "medical and teaching hospital" (medical?). It was reported as having a "spotty record" of care due to poor infrastructure.
  • Breast Cancer Center (opening October 2012) - in partnership with Institute Gustave-Roussy in France, located at the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS). Facilities and services include screening, diagnostics, treatment. Research (?) partnership with Sharjah Institute of Medical Research. A Gulf News report 14 June 2012 quoted Special Adviser to HH Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of UHS, as saying "Cancer is a major disease that comes in different forms." Er, yes.
  • Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center - new toll-free (in UAE) number from May 2012 is 800-BLOOD (800-25663), in Arabic and English (announced 28 May 2012).
  • University Hospital Sharjah (UHS)
  • Zulekha Hospitals - Zulekha Hospital in Sharjah (tel +971-6-5658866), New Zulekha Medical Center in Al Dhaid (+971-6-8828486). Website www.zulekhahospitals.com (not www.zulekhahospital.com - is spam).
Hospitals and medical facilities in Umm Al Quwain
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