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Call 999 for a government ambulance or to call the police for any emergency.
The number 999 can be used for any emergency situation when you need to get in touch with the police or ambulance services.
In case you need a private doctor/paramedic to visit your house, you can call 800-DOCTOR (800-362867), which is operated by private group Lifeline Healthcare.
Medication and prescriptions are given much more regularly then we (Dutch Doctors) are accustomed to.
The general perception is that pills are good, no pills not good. This effect results into a careful analysis of what prescriptions the patient already uses and the impact of new prescribed medication.
There are many hospitals in the large cities as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and further in the UAE.
Private hospitals are dominant over Government hospitals. Small private clinics are not listed here. The quality offered can and will vary dramatically. When selecting a hospital do thorough research on its reputation and stance. Do not get distracted by hospital names these are more for branding purposes. For example an American Hospital is not run by Americans nor are there merely American medical staff. Below a list of hospitals in Dubai as indication:
- Al Garhod Private Hospital (Private)
- Dubai Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS)
- Rashid Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS)
- Al Baraha Hospital (Ministry of Health)
- Al Amal Hospital (Ministry of Health)
- Al Maktoum Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS)
- Latifa Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS)
- Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital
- Lifeline Hospital (Private)
- American Hospital Dubai
- Canadian Specialist Hospital
- Dubai London Specialty Hospital
- Welcare Hospital (Private)
- Zulekha Hospital (Private)
- Emirates International Hospital (Private)
- Iranian Hospital (Private)
- Neuro-Spinal Hospital (Private Neurosurgical Referral Hospital)
- Belhoul Speciality Hospital (Private)
- Belhoul European Hospital (Private)
- New Apollo Polyclinic, Karama, Dubai (Private)
- Medcare Hospital (Private)
- Aster Hospital (Private)
- NMC Specialty Hospital
- City Hospital dubai
Hospitals and Clinics under Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) Authority
- BR Medical Suites
- Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center Universitats klinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
- Mayo Clinic Middle EastThe City Hospital (Welcare, Varkey Group)
- The Creek Hospital Dubai (Welcare, Varkey Group)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital
- German Medical Center
- American University of Beirut
- Medical Centre Eleva Women's Hospital
- London's Great Ormond Street Hospital
- The French Pediatric Clinic
Getting the Dutch license transferred in the UAE is quite an ordeal.
There are at the moment three types of licenses:
1. MOH (Ministery Of Health);
2. HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi);
3. DHLA (Dubai Health Licensing Authority).
You can only work under the license of the local city/emirate, and all rules and regulations are different and do change constantly. Inform with us about the licensing procedures since we have been through this. Take into account that it takes more than 6 months to get this sorted out.
Almost all hospitals have pharmacies on their premises or are located near their service areas.
Do inquire about the opening times and working days since not al provide emergency services. Also call in advance to check if the needed medication is in stock.
Dubai Health Authority Abu Dhabi Health Authority Ministry of Health, UAE.
Dutch Healthcare system
The healthcare in the Netherlands has historically excelled in making high quality medical care available.
As a small country, the Netherlands have always looked across their borders and connected with people from diverse backgrounds, religions and origin.
Our economy is built on international relations and we have been a harbor for the exchange of trade, knowledge and innovation. There is a long academic medical tradition, with eight academic centers. With our short distances, dense population and over 120 hospitals we are traditionally suitable for and successful in multi-center medical research.
In the Netherlands we believe that a person’s economic and social situation should never be a reason to be excluded from good care. This has driven us to develop one of the highest healthcare standards in the world. One that is reliable, innovative, efficient and honest.
Medical professionals from different disciplines work closely together to deliver the best possible care for each patient; the patient’s needs are always leading. This multidisciplinary approach is typical for Dutch healthcare.
We put effort in prevention and consider pre- and aftercare as integral part of the treatment. Patients are treated based on standards developed and accepted by all medical professionals and hospitals.
The Dutch healthcare had the highest score in the Euro Health Consumer Index 2013
The goal of Dutch Doctors in Dubai is to contribute to the healthcare in the UAE with knowledge, experience and a strong focus on the patient.