Dubai Hospital – +971 4 271 4444
Rashid Hospital – +971 4 337 1111
Belhoul Speciality Hospital – +971 4 214 0257
American Hospital – +971 04 3367777
Zulekha Hospital – +971 4 2678866
American Dental Clinic – +971 4 3440668
Ambulance & Police – 999
Fire – 997
The general standard of healthcare in the UAE is high, both in the public and private sectors, although private hospitals have some distinct advantages (predominantly English-speaking, less waiting time, less cultural restrictions).
Medical facilities are of a very high quality but are extremely expensive. Private health insurance is essential.
Pharmacies are open Saturday-Thursday from 08:30-13:30 and 16:30-22:30, Fridays 16:30-22:30. Quite a few are open 24 hours.
There is no special precaution against such diseases as yellow fever, cholera or malaria.
Immunisation against polio and Hepatitis A are sometimes advised; typhoid occurs in rural areas. Hepatitis B is endemic. Rabies is present close to the border with Oman, for those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten by a spider or a suspicious insect, seek medical advice without delay.