Retire in Dubai

Dubai’s Healthcare System

Our city has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world, offering a high standard of medical care in state-of-the art facilities.

In addition to the excellent public hospitals, many expats opt for private healthcare. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) oversees both public and private healthcare in the city. Since it’s mandatory to hold private health insurance as a retiree, you can choose from a wide network of facilities. More than 130 can be found in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) alone, a modern complex offering advanced private healthcare across 150 different specialties. 

Whether they work in the private or public sectors, most healthcare professionals in Dubai have trained overseas in the US, UK, India and Europe. This cosmopolitan culture also has the advantage that wherever you are from, and whatever treatment you are seeking, there is a good chance that you will find a doctor who speaks your language, making your experience overall much easier and less stressful.

In addition, there are plenty of pharmacies in Dubai which are open 24/7, where you can find both over-the-counter and prescription medications.

For any questions or concerns regarding healthcare and insurance in Dubai, contact DHA via their official communication portal iPROMES, which can be found on the ISAHD website. Alternatively, send an email to

Health Insurance for Retirees

In order to successfully acquire your Retirement Visa, you must secure a health insurance package from a local provider in advance. Below is a list of preferred health insurance providers that hold special packages for retirees. Click on the logos to be redirected to each provider’s website.

  • Dubai Video

    With over 40 years experience, Alliance Insurance has grown to become one of the UAE’s leading providers of premium insurance services to individuals, corporations and government bodies. Established in 1975, our business was founded on a commitment to excellence by providing unmatched customer service, security and reliability to our clients.

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    Founded in 1972, ADNIC are trusted insurance partners with long standing expertise in providing reassurance and support to individuals and corporates to manage unpredictable health, life and general risks. With a dedicated team of over 500 insurance professionals, we at ADNIC are committed to providing comprehensive insurance solutions, to provide reassurance to our customers.

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  • World Famous Attractions

    Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, wellbeing, and peace of mind. With a heritage of over 200 years, Cigna is committed to its promise of being together all the way in providing healthcare, clinical management and wellness programs to employers, individuals, and governments around the world. Operating for more than 17 years in the MENA region, Cigna serves the GCC markets and Lebanon through its locally regulated entities.

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  • Dubai Video

    Integra Global is a specialist provider of quality international health insurance solutions to individuals and companies around the globe. Our partner, Dubai Insurance has been delivering care and commitment in the UAE since 1970.

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