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7 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in the UAE

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Expats and people moving to the UAE have lots of questions. Healthcare and health insurance are often on the list. Here are 7 tips about healthcare, health insurance in the UAE, having a baby in the UAE and more.

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Betsy Burlingame, Expat Exchange

Having a Baby in Dubai, UAE

My third child was born in Dubai at the American Hospital. The midwives were primarily from Ireland or the UK and would deliver the baby unless there was a complication and the doctor needed to be called in. They were friendly and nice. Many people stay in hospital for 3-5 days before going home. The care was excellent.

Having a Baby in Dubai, UAE

You can choose from the government-run hospitals, such as Al Wasl, which are cheaper than the private hospitals, but many do not allow men into the labour rooms (they are allowed in for final delivery only). Al Wasl has an excellent reputation in terms of quality of healthcare, but is far from providing any frills and luxury.

The best and most established private hospitals are Americal Hospital and Welcare Hospital. Be aware that American has a tendency to push women into Caesarians although it provides a very luxurious service complete with champagne dinner for the new parents.

Welcare is not quite as luxurious but the care is very good; mainly British/Indian doctors and nurses.

There are also a handful of new hospitals cropping up such as MedCare in Jumeirah, which have yet to establish a track record, but have super facilities.

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