Dubai has been proud to announce to the world that it’s the real international city of healthcare, with the highest number of hospitals as per city in the world. Let’s see the working methods of Dubai hospitals and how many types of Dubai hospitals we can find.



In the Emirates we can indeed find more than 40 Dubai hospitals. Out of these Dubai hospitals we can find about four governmental hospitals and about 36 private hospitals, clinics and medical institutes. A couple of years ago, Dubai has noticed the high importance and the even higher business potentials in healthcare especially when it comes to bringing the biggest talents in Dubai to work and teach locals their knowledge, by which they will gift the most special to Dubai which is the knowledge. Therefore Dubai has started to build its Dubai Medical City. The Dubai Healthcare City is a huge complex, serving purely medial and medical educational needs. The Dubai Healthcare City contains about thirty different installations which include mostly private hospitals of different countries such as: Germany, France, England, Iran, Pakistan, India, Lebanon.

Out of these national clinics there are specialised institutes such as paediatric clinics, plastic surgery clinics. The Dubai Healthcare city also includes educational institutes, healthcare universities from diverse countries out of which the most important are the Harvard Medical School University Hospital, American University of Beirut Hospital and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital . Outside of the Healthcare City, the four governmental healthcare institutes include: Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital, Al Maktoum Hospital, Al Wasl Hospital.

There are further two Dubai hospitals which are directly governed by the Dubai Ministry of Health: Al Baraha Hospital and Al Amal Hospital.

Find Dubai and the Al Baraha Hospitals next to each other on the Al Khaleej Road where both institutes occupy quite a large space. These hospitals are located close to Deira, in the old town part. Rashid Hospital can be found in the elegant part of Bur Dubai, right by the Cree Park next to the Dubai creek and the Dubai Court. Al Wasl Hospital can be found along Sheikh Rashid and Oud Metha Roads in Oud Metha district a little bit outside the city together with the Al Wasl Sports Centre and very near to the Dubai Healthcare City.

The most important roles of these Dubai hospitals are first of all for the locals and for those foreigners who need to get the Health Card. This is also where they get most of their profits. Their other importance comes out in case of emergency situations. Of course Dubai governmental hospitals are also fine quality hospitals but expats prefer their own hospitals out of which it’s the American Hospital which is the mostly used and well known. As the number of the American expats is about the highest, the American Hospital is indeed a highly frequented hospital. Indian locals, who are the biggest minority group in Dubai also prefer to use the Dubai hospitals where they can communicate with doctors and nurses from their country.

Other good quality Dubai hospitals include American Hospital Dubai in Mirdiff, the Welcare Hospital in Garhoud by the Dubai Creek Golf Club and the Emirates Hospital. Dubai Hospitals are nice fine quality hospitals thoroughly checked by the Dubai authorities.