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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.