AAGS Worldwide Movers

Expat Health Insurance & Healthcare Guide to UAE

Expats share their experiences with healthcare and expat health insurance in UAE.

Share Your Healthcare Experiences Share Your Childbirth Experiences

7 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in the UAE

healthcare tips

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.

Written By

Betsy Burlingame, Expat Exchange
expat health insurance from CIGNA

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. With Cigna Global Health Options, you can create an international health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family.

Learn More Get a Quote

Expat Health Insurance & Medical Care

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance Dubai, UAE in Dubai, UAE


An expat in the UAE talks about the quality of healthcare, where she would go for specialist care, the availability of prescription medicines and more.

Submitted By


Having a Baby in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

A dad in the UAE talks about he and his wife's experiences having two babies in the UAE. The first was in Dubai and the second in Abu Dhabi at a government run hospital. He offers great insight into the positive and negatives of both experiences.

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.

Copyright 1997-2018 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal