Abu Dhabi Health Care

The UAE government has taken special efforts to provide world class health care facilities in their country. Currently the citizens on UAE get free health care benefits. There are certain benefits for expats also. The people of UAE face many diseases amongst which are cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, malignancies, and congenital anomalies are among the major diseases.

However there is an increase in the number of road accidents due to expansion of roads and highways. In case of emergency, visitors are treated for free at public hospitals, but other non-emergency medical services must be paid for, while private hospitals charge for all medical services provided. Visitors are therefore advised to purchase travel and health insurance from their home countries before travelling, as treatment can be very expensive in Abu Dhabi.

You will find most medicines readily available at pharmacies in the emirate. There are many Pharmacies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Some health care facilities work around the clock due to increasing tourist influx. To avail a list of pharmacies on duty, see the Abu Dhabi Police website or call the Abu Dhabi Municipality 24 hour hotline (+971-2-6777929). There are more than 15 hospitals and health care facilities in Abu Dhabi and more than hospital in the Al Ain region. The emergency health call number is 998