Leading medical clinics and hospitals in Dubai and the UAE: Exceptional quality and services

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24 Jul 2023
24 Jul 2023
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Medical tourism has become increasingly popular in the UAE, attracting numerous individuals seeking top-notch treatment, diagnostics, and impeccable service. This article provides an overview of the finest medical institutions in the Emirates and outlines the process of enrolling in their services.

Rules for healthcare provision to foreign patients

To access medical care in the UAE, residents are legally required to possess health insurance that adheres to the Essential Benefits Plan (EBR), representing the minimum level of coverage set by the Department of Health. The EBR encompasses 70% of medication expenses, up to 80% of medical treatment costs, and provides unlimited treatment for conditions such as hepatitis C, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer.

Securing the UAE state medicine services necessitates obtaining a DHA – Health Card. This card can be acquired through the official website and requires the submission of a visa-passport, resident identification card, a lease agreement or the latest DEWA invoice, along with two passport-sized photos. The registration fee for individuals aged 18 and above is $85, for children under 10 it is $35, and for teenagers aged 10-18, it amounts to $57. Renewal of the card is obligatory at the end of each year.

It is vital to note that all medical services, excluding emergency care, incur charges for non-UAE citizens, even if they possess a residence permit and DHA. In case of emergency, immediate assistance can be requested by dialing 998.

Rating of hospitals recommended by the UAE Ministry of Health  

Multidisciplinary clinics  

Iranian Hospital  

Iranian Hospital Al Wasl Rd – Al Bada'a – Jumeirah 1 – Dubai – UAE, +971-4-344-0250

Established in 1972 by the Iranian Red Crescent Society, the Iranian Hospital holds the distinction of being the oldest hospital in Dubai. It has received accreditation from the Joint International Commission (JCI), a global organization responsible for evaluating healthcare providers.

As a multidisciplinary clinic, the Iranian Hospital offers a diverse range of medical services across various specialties. These include cardiology, general surgery, oncology, gynecology, neurology, otolaryngology, dermatology, orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology, cardiac surgery, bariatric and aesthetic surgery. Additionally, the hospital addresses concerns related to bone and joint diseases, obesity, allergies, and offers appointments with general practitioners. Moreover, the medical complex encompasses a comprehensive dentistry department, providing services such as treatment, prosthetics, orthodontics, and aesthetic dentistry.

To schedule an appointment, individuals can easily reach out to the medical center via phone. The average cost of a doctor's visit is approximately $40. Furthermore, possessing a hospital Health Card can lead to a 20% reduction in expenses for doctor visits and laboratory tests.

Iranian Hospital

Canadian Specialist Hospital

Canadian Specialist Hospital Behind Ministry of Environment and Water – Abu Hail – Dubai – UAE, +971-4-707-2222, info@csh.ae

Canadian Specialist Hospital, one of the largest private hospitals in Dubai, is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of medical services, with a particular focus on tertiary healthcare — rehabilitation, restoration, and health maintenance. The hospital caters to over 14,000 inpatient patients annually across 54 medical disciplines, including various surgical procedures, dentistry, gynecology, rehabilitation therapy, oncology, psychiatry, vascular medicine, and many others.

Modern diagnostic equipment equips the hospital's laboratories, where health assessments can be performed. The research package prices start at $270, and a complete checkup is priced at approximately $1,290.

Thumbay Hospital Ajman  

Thumbay Hospital Ajman Near United Arab Bank – Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah Street – Al Nuaimiyah 1 – Ajman – UAE, +971-6-746-3333

Thumbay Hospital, the first private hospital in Ajman with JCI accreditation, offers a diverse array of medical services. The hospital houses a research laboratory, emergency departments, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, orthopedics, radiology, children's department, dentistry, dermatology, and nutrition clinics. Moreover, the hospital provides consultation and therapy services with psychologists and psychiatrists, along with general body strengthening programs at its wellness center.

Medical services and research packages at Thumbay Hospital start from $55, and the clinic frequently announces promotional offers on their website.

Thumbay Hospital

Cardiology centers

Zulekha Hospital Dubai   

Zulekha Hospital Dubai Opp Al Nahda Park – 204th Rd – Al Nahda – Al Nahda 2 – Dubai – UAE, +971-600-524442

Zulekha Hospital Dubai is a renowned multidisciplinary facility with a stellar reputation in the field of cardiology and cardiac surgery. The hospital's commitment to delivering high-quality medical services is underscored by its JCI accreditation and the Dubai Quality Award.

Consulting with a cardiologist at Zulekha Hospital costs $220, while undergoing myocardial scintigraphy, a non-invasive radionuclide study of the heart muscle, is priced at $820.

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah  

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Al Zahra'a St – Al Sharq – Al Nasserya – Sharjah – UAE, +971-6-506-0000

As another hospital under the Zulekha Healthcare Group network, Zulekha Hospital Sharjah excels in the area of cardiac surgery. Patients visiting this hospital will be under the care of the esteemed cardiac surgeon, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Helmi, who brings 27 years of experience to the table.

The cost of services remains consistent across the entire Zulekha Healthcare Group.

Burjeel Medical City  

Burjeel Medical City 28th Street – Mohamed Bin Zayed City – Abu Dhabi – UAE, +971-800-23

Burjeel Medical City is a private multidisciplinary center situated in Abu Dhabi, offering an extensive range of medical services. Covering an area of 100,000 m2, the complex houses 48 outpatient clinics, 10 operating rooms, and over 250 inpatient beds.

Within Burjeel Medical City Hospital, cardiology and cardiac surgery are considered among the best. Patients have the option to choose from six highly qualified specialists in this field, ensuring access to cutting-edge diagnostics, compassionate treatment, and effective recovery.

Burjeel Medical City

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Clinics of gynecology and reproductive medicine

Dr. Amal Alias Fertility & Gynaecology Center  

Dr. Amal Alias Fertility & Gynaecology Center Ground floor, The One Tower – Barsha Heights – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai Internet City – Dubai – UAE, +971-4-240-1101

The renowned Dr. Amal Alias Fertility & Gynaecology Center is a distinguished reproductive care facility. Comprising a team of highly qualified gynecologists, clinical embryologists, as well as a dedicated staff of nurses and support personnel, the center ensures a nurturing and caring environment for patients. Here, a comprehensive array of services, ranging from genetic testing and reproductive system screening to IVF procedures, is offered.

The cost of in vitro fertilization at Dr. Amal Alias Fertility & Gynaecology Center ranges from $8,780 to $10,320.


MMC IVF Metro – Wafi Residence Office RHEU Dubai – Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai Healthcare City – Dubai – UAE, +971-56-404-5330, info@mmcivf.com

MMC IVF, overseen by renowned endocrinologist Dr. Gautam Allahbadia, serves as a prominent fertility treatment center in Dubai. Alongside advanced technologies in health and conception research, the clinic offers support from qualified psychologists and psychiatrists, enhancing the journey to parenthood with joy and ease.

New Hope IVF Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital  

New Hope IVF Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital Al Sondus Tower – Al Khan Street – Al Mamzar Corniche – Sharjah – UAE, +971-6-525-4446, info@newhopeivf.com

The Clinic of Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, New Hope IVF, provides a comprehensive range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. The clinic's offerings include help with pregnancy planning and conception through cutting-edge technologies, from basic diagnostics to advanced in vitro fertilization methods.

The cost of IVF at New Hope IVF ranges from $8,630 to $10,420.

Aesthetic medicine centers  


Tajmeel Shk – Zayed Road – Dubai – UAE, 800-825

The esteemed Tajmeel Clinic is a leading institution in cosmetology, dermatology, and dentistry. With JCI accreditation and numerous awards recognizing it as the best aesthetic medicine center in Dubai, the clinic ensures top-notch services.

Hairplasis Clinic  

Hairplasis Clinic Hairplasis Building 53 – Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai Healthcare City – Dubai – UAE, +971-56-754-7913

Specializing in hair transplantation and alopecia treatment, the Hairplasis Clinic stands as an exceptional Aesthetic Medicine Center. Highly qualified doctors employ the latest technologies and artificial intelligence to provide effective and comprehensive recovery solutions.

The cost of a hair transplant at Hairplasis Clinic varies from $2,200 to $6,800.

Children's medical institutions  

NMC Royal Women's Hospital  

NMC Royal Women's Hospital Tower B, Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Al Jazira Club, Opposite to Dusit Thani Sultan Bin Zayed the First St – Muroor Rd – Abu Dhabi – UAE, +971-800-7676

As the first private multidisciplinary hospital for mother and child, NMC Royal Women's Hospital holds JCI International Commission accreditation. With over 90% of its doctors being women, the hospital prides itself on creating a supportive home-like atmosphere coupled with high professionalism among its specialists.

NMC Royal Women's Hospital

Aster Hospital Al Qusais

Aster Hospital Al Qusais 9 A Street Al – Qusais Industrial Area 2 – Al Qusais – Dubai – UAE, +971-4-440-0500

Aster Hospital Al Qusais stands as a multidisciplinary hospital catering to the needs of the entire family. Boasting 150 inpatient beds and offering services across 41 specialties, this hospital is equipped with its own research laboratory, emergency department, dialysis department, 4 maternity rooms, and a pediatrics department. Moreover, patients can conveniently access prescribed medicines through the 24-hour pharmacy located within the hospital premises. For home-bound patients, the hospital provides Home Care services. To inquire about the cost of services, interested individuals can visit the clinic's website.

Hospitals offering doctors' home visits  

Prime Hospital  

Prime Hospital Airport Rd – next to Le Meridian Hotel – Garhoud – Dubai – UAE, +971-4-292-9777

As one of the most renowned wide-profile hospitals in Dubai, Prime Hospital delivers a diverse range of treatments across multiple specialties, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, nephrology, neurology, urology, and more. Additionally, the hospital provides the option of availing a private driver service or receiving treatment at home as needed.

Expert consultations at Prime Hospital commence at $160.

American Hospital  

American Hospital Dubai 12 American Hospital – 15th St – Oud Metha – Dubai – UAE, +971-4-377-5500

Regarded as a world-class hospital, American Hospital boasts a highly skilled team of doctors operating across more than 40 medical disciplines, alongside the state-of-the-art Da Vinci robotic surgical complex of the fourth generation. Employing cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality in surgery, and 3D technologies in hip and knee prosthetics, American Hospital ensures exceptional diagnostic and treatment capabilities. The hospital also offers Home Care treatment services to patients.

A checkup at American Hospital starts from $435, while pregnancy management costs begin at $1,620.

American Hospital Dubai

UAE doctors offering online consultations

  • Tofik Ata, General Surgery Specialist, Burjeel Medical City. 
  • Khaled Omar, Obstetrician-gynecologist, Burjeel Medical City. 
  • Vandana Binu, Otorhinolaryngologist, Burjeel Medical City. 
  • Satya Karkade, Ophthalmologist, Burjeel Medical City. 
  • George Thomas, Cardiologist, Burjeel Medical City.


The medical sector in the UAE continues to progress each year, attracting an increasing number of individuals seeking treatment. If you are interested in investing in new real estate projects in Dubai and renting them to tourists profitably, feel free to contact our brokers. They will assist you in selecting the best offers with love and without commission.

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