TOP-13 Best Clinics in Dubai for Foreign Residents

Best 13 Clinics in Dubai

Besides gleaming skyscrapers and record-breaking attractions, Dubai, as with the entire UAE, is famed for its excellent healthcare infrastructure. In fact, in 1971, the year of the country’s foundation, the average life expectancy of UAE residents was only 62 years old, whereas in 2019, this increased by 25%, to become 78 years. Over the past few years, the government has increased the number of nurses, doctors and accredited medical facilities, in order to enhance the well-being of those living here.

As of 2022, there are 32 hospitals, 429 clinics and 868 pharmacies in Dubai. We have decided to review the top-13 best medical establishments in the Emirate, along with the locations, opening hours and contact information. So, if you have a health emergency or want to make an appointment for a general check-up, you will know exactly which institution is closest to you and the best way to contact them.

List of The Best Hospitals in Dubai

Some of the best medical establishments in Dubai include Emirates Hospital, Mediclinic, Medcare and NMC Healthcare, among many others. They provide world-class diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive treatments, both for children and adults. In order to obtain medical services in Dubai, you are required to have health insurance, as per the Health Insurance Law of Dubai No 11. You can read more detailed information on the costs of insurance for expats in this article.

Emirates Hospital

Situated along the JBR Road, Emirates Hospital Jumeirah is a subsidiary of Emirates Healthcare Company. In total, there are 25 specialized departments, including Pulmonology, Family Medicine, Radiology and Cardiology, just to name a few.

Emirates Hospital offers 23 different packages in terms of treatment, from Diabetic Checkup to Antenatal Screening, to Family Checkups. The latter of the three costs AED 8K (USD 2.1K) for men and AED 8.5K (USD 2.3K) for women.

Location: JBR Road, near Dubai Canal, Jumeirah 2

Opening hours: from 8am to 9pm (incl. Fridays)

Contacts: 800 444 444; info@emirateshospital;


Mediclinic Middle East manages a total of 9 hospitals in United Arab Emirates, 3 of which can be found in Dubai: Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, and Mediclinic Welcare Hospital.

All three locations offer an extensive array of primary, secondary and tertiary medical services, including both maternity treatment and cosmetic services. The Essential Health Package in this institution costs AED 1.7K (USD 463) for men and women. It is worth noting that you can easily make an appointment online at or through the Mediclinic app.

Locations: Umm Suqeim St, Arjan-Dubailand, Al Barsha South; Bldg 37, 26th St, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai Healthcare City; 2nd St, opposite GEMS Legacy School

Opening hours: 24/7

Contacts: 800 1999; 999/988 (emergency line)


Medcare Hospitals & Clinics are spread across many locations in Dubai, including Al Barsha, Al Safa, Mirdif, JBR and Jumeirah, just to name a few. The clinics cater to all age groups and boasts a wide range of specialities that meet international standards.

There is a possibility to benefit from the Live Telemedicine consultations via the videoconferencing platforms, which allows live calling to doctors. Moreover, Medcare offers 10 health packages, in which a basic checkup costs AED 1.5K (USD 409), as well as COVID-19 services.

Locations and opening hours: Al Basrha, 1st St, Trio Building, near Grandiose stores (Sat-Thurs 9am-9pm)- opposite Safa Park Gate no. 1, Jumeirah (Sat-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri-Sun 3pm-9pm)- Road no. 7, Discovery Pavillion Building- beside Geant Supermarket (Sat-Thurs 8am-9pm, Fri 11am-7рm)

Contacts: 800MEDCARE

The other locations can be found on the official Medcare website –

Aster Hospitals Dubai

Aster Hospitals are part of Aster DM Healthcare, which is one of the biggest and most rapidly growing groups in the MENA region. Currently, this is one of the top private hospitals in Dubai.

Among its insurance partners are Allianz, Ace Insurance, InterGlobal and other large insurance companies. Aster Hospitals and Clinics offer a range of preventive health screening packages, including ones specializing in diabetes and cardiology.

Locations: Near Sharaf DG, Mankhool, Kuwait Road,Al Mankhool; 9A Street, Al Qusais Industrial Area 2, Al Qusais; Jebel Ali, Street No. 2; Oud Al Muteena, Muhaisnah 2

Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 9am-9pm

Contacts: 4440 0500

NMC Healthcare Dubai

As the largest healthcare provider in the UAE, NMC Healthcare is known for providing outstanding personalized care for more than 43 years. Moreover, it was the first company in Abu Dhabi to be listed on the London Stock Exchange and be a part of the FTSE 100 Index.

Specialists in NMC Healthcare perform both routine checkups and complicated surgeries. You can schedule an appointment and find a specific doctor on NMC Healthcare branches can be found in Satwa, Dubai International City and Deira, among other areas.

Locations and contact info: Building no. D-01, China Cluster, DIC (4349 7600); Building #396, Al Bada Oasis, opp. Iranian Hospital Emergency Gate (4345 1145); Plot #598/122, DIP 1, behind Falcon House (4810 8800)

You can check the rest of the NMC locations on the above-mentioned website.

Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Opened in 2002, this is one of the largest JCI-accredited private academic hospitals in the region, affiliated with the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System. Thumbay Hospital offers executive health checkups, mothercare, plastic surgeries and regular surgeries, among other services.

Important! As of January 2022, Thumbay Hospital in Dubai is functioning as a COVID-19 Hospital, while all other services are shifted to Thumbay University Hospital in Ajman and Thumbay University Hospital in Sharjah.

Location: 13th St, near Stadium Metro Station, behind LuLu Hypermarket, Al Qusais

Contacts: 4603 0555;

Medeor Hospital Dubai

Medeor Hospital is a 100-bed facility, which offers all major specialties and is also backed by Centers of Excellence, such as Urology, Laparoscopic surgery, Urology and Mother & Child Care.

Having been operating for over 15 years, it is one of the region’s leading multi-specialty family healthcare providers. The initial cost for a checkup in Medeor amounts to AED 999 (USD 271), and is limited to self-paying patients only, as with all other wellness packages.

Location: Consulates Area, Bur Dubai Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Str (D88)

Opening hours: 24/7

Contacts: 04 3500600; 80055;

Saudi German Hospital Dubai

Operating for over 34 years, Saudi German Health UAE has branches in 3 UAE cities, including Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah. Saudi German Hospital in Dubai was established in 2012 and covers over 35 specialties. Moreover, this facility houses 6 operating theaters, 2 cath labs, 106 private rooms and 8 VIP rooms, among other amenities.

This is the first private hospital in the UAE to receive trauma cases with the Dubai Ambulance office inside the medical institution.

Location: Hessa St 331 West, Al Barsha 3, Exit 36 Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite American School

Opening hours: Mon.–Thu. 8am–8pm, Fri. 9am–5pm, Sat.–Wed. 8am–9pm

Contacts: 800 2211; +971 4389 0000 (international line for patients);;

American Hospital Dubai

Established in 1996, American Hospital in Dubai is the first hospital in the Middle East to be awarded the JCI (Junior Chamber International) and its laboratory is the first private sector in the region to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The world-class facility is known for its experienced team of doctors who specialize in more than 40 surgical and medical areas. Furthermore, all physicians at American Hospital are certified by the American Board or its equivalent.

Locations and opening hours: 19th St – Oud Metha; Business Central Towers (Sun-Sat 8am-8pm); Galleria Mall Al Barsha (Sun-Sat 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm); Last Exit Al Khawaneej (Sun-Sat 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm); Jumeirah Mall, Al Wasl Rd (Sun-Sat 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm); Mira Town Center – Al Qudra Rd (Sun-Sat 9am-9pm)

Contacts: 8002 4392;

Canadian Specialist Hospital Dubai

Founded by Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi, the Canadian Specialist Hospital aims at delivering high-quality curative, diagnostic and rehabilitative services. The hospital offers 19 different packages, from Tests for a Fatty Liver to Childbirth Delivery Package, to a Coronary Angiography Package.

Its comprehensive health checkup is priced at AED 3.4K (USD 925). Along with other amenities, Canadian Specialist Hospital houses a clinical laboratory, a cardiac care unit and a pharmacy.

Location: Abu Hail Road, Behind Ministry of Environment and Water

Opening Hours: 24/7

Contacts: 707 2222;

King’s College Hospital Dubai

King’s College Hospital Dubai was brought to the Emirate in 2004 by one of the largest and most respectable UK-based teaching hospitals; King’s College Hospital London. It is worth mentioning that the UAE has been strongly connected with this institution since 1979, when His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan donated a large financial amount to help establish the King’s liver research center.

As of 2022, the facility has a 100-bed multispeciality hospital in Dubai Hills Estate and 2 outpatient clinics in Dubai Marina and Jumeirah. In KCH, 70% of specialists are from the UK or were trained in the UK, in King’s College, and its partner hospitals.

Locations and opening hours: Al Khail Road, Marabea’ East Exit (24/7); The Residences at Marina Gate 1 Floor 1 (Sat–Fri 8am-9pm); Al Kharbash Building 2nd floor, Bulqetair St (37B), Umm Suqeim 1 (Sat-Fri 9am-8pm)

Contacts: Dubai Hills Estate – 247 7777; Jumeirah – 378 9555; Dubai Marina – 581 3222

Zulekha Hospital Dubai

Zulekha Hospital is part of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, which was founded by Zulekha Daud. The first hospital was opened in 1992 in Sharjah and now there is one more located in Dubai, as well as 3 medical centers and 3 pharmacies spread across the United Arab Emirates.

That being said, Zulekha Hospital Dubai was founded back in 2004, offering 140 beds, delivery rooms and emergency services. The price for a checkup in Zulekha Hospital Dubai ranges from AED 800 (USD 217) to AED 2,100 (USD 571).

Location: Doha Street, Al Nadha 2, Al Qusais

Opening hours: 24/7

Contacts: 600 52 4442 (for appointments); +971 600 524 442 (WhatsApp);

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

Al Zahra Hospital was founded in Dubai in 2013 and it has a 187 bed capacity, with a wide array of medical services and packages. These include, but are not restricted to Dialysis Packages, Maternity Packages and Gastro Procedures. The JCI-accredited establishment boasts a total of 44 departments and a large team of more than 250 highly-qualified doctors and 400 nurses.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, near Mashreq Metro Station, Al Barsha

Opening hours: 24/7

Contacts: 378 6666;

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