Dubai, which is known for luxury shopping and modern architecture is a city in the United Arab
Emirates. 850m skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa is also located in Dubai. Dubai is a business hub of Middle East and South Asia. Dubai is widely recognized for its healthcare system. Its healthcare system has the best facilities of the world. The medical cost in Dubai is very expensive that is why every tourist is advised to obtain international health insurance. The healthcare system of the Dubai is quite advanced and its facilities generally meet a very high standard. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is responsible to oversee the private health sector and public healthcare facilities. DHA was created in 2007. Expatriates without any medical insurance need to apply for a heath card from United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health. You can receive emergency treatment but it is not easy for foreigners to receive regular care at public facilities. You don’t need to worry about your hospital/clinic schedules and sky high treatment costs if you have medical insurance. Those having private insurance receive medical treatment from private facilities without any hassle.
The UAE is making medical insurance compulsory for every expatriate. You are advised to research thoroughly and know the facilities provided by the company before purchasing health insurance. Invest your money in reputable health insurance company so that you will be able to receive healthcare facilities you want. Dubai is promoting its private healthcare and insurance system to improve its healthcare infrastructure.
Some of the well-known insurance companies of Dubai are:
- Aetna Global Benefits (RSA)
- Metlife Alico
- Now Health International ( AXA)
- Allianz Worldwide Care
- Bupa International
- Cigna Global Health Benefits
- Expat Services Dubai Branch
- AXA Insurance (Gulf) B.S.C. (c)
These medical insurance companies offer both group and individual health insurance options with many facilities.