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Health Care in Saadiyat Island

Learn about the health system in Saadiyat Island: how it can and cannot be used by expats, nomads, retirees and others moving to and living in Saadiyat Island.

The healthcare system in Saadiyat Island, offers a mix of public and private facilities, providing high-quality medical services to both locals and expats. This article will discuss the UAE’s healthcare system, recommended hospitals and clinics for expats in Saadiyat Island, emergency services, and popular health insurance companies in the region.

UAE’s Healthcare System

The UAE’s healthcare system consists of both public and private facilities. The public healthcare system, managed by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), is available to UAE nationals and expats with valid health insurance. Public hospitals in Saadiyat Island are generally well-equipped and offer a range of services, including emergency care and major surgeries. However, expats and digital nomads often prefer private hospitals due to shorter waiting times and a wider range of specialized services. Private hospitals in Saadiyat Island are known for their high-quality care and state-of-the-art facilities, making them a popular choice for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Saadiyat Island

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Saadiyat Island include:

  • Burjeel Hospital (Private) – Located in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (Private) – Located in Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (Public) – Located in Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi
  • Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital (Private) – Located in Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi

While there are limited hospitals on Saadiyat Island itself, these nearby facilities in Abu Dhabi are easily accessible, with most being within a 20-30 minute drive.

Emergency Services in Saadiyat Island

Ambulance services are available in Saadiyat Island and can be reached by dialing 998 or 999. The response time for ambulances is generally quick, but traffic conditions may sometimes cause delays. It is essential to provide clear directions and landmarks when calling for an ambulance to ensure timely arrival.

Health Insurance Companies in Saadiyat Island

Popular health insurance companies in Saadiyat Island include Daman, AXA, and Oman Insurance Company. These companies offer a range of plans catering to different needs and budgets. Expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, depending on their preferences and requirements.

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