A complete guide for healthcare professionals in Dubai

Many healthcare practitioners around the globe look for Medical and healthcare jobs in UAE because the country is known for its amazing lifestyle and employment opportunities. If you have also decided to move to UAE to start your medical career, then Dubai is the best place to be. It is one of the most happening emirates of all seven emirates and offers numerous employment opportunities to healthcare practitioners. Read this post to know everything about making a career in the healthcare sector in Dubai.


To practice as a healthcare practitioner in Dubai, you need to get a Medical license Dubai from Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA). Without having a DHA license, you can’t practice as a medical practitioner in Dubai. Whether you are a doctor, specialist, nurse, dentist, homeopathic, or ayurvedic practitioner, getting a DHA-approved license is mandatory for all.


There are as many as 45 government hospitals located in all seven emirates of UAE of which some of the best ones are in Dubai. Hospitals such as Dubai Hospital, Latifa Women and Children Hospital, and Hospital Rashid are widely seen as the hospitals with the most competent team of doctors. Apart from government hospitals, Dubai has a vast presence of private hospitals and clinics as well as offers multiple job opportunities to healthcare professionals.


Doctors get to enjoy lucrative salaries in Dubai depending on their specialty and experience. The basic salary breakdown is below however variation is expected;

  • Physician AED 12,000 to AED 20,000
  • Specialist AED 20,000 to AED 35,000
  • Nurses AED 4,000 to AED 10,000
  • Technicians AED 2,000 to AED 7,000

The senior healthcare professionals may get even better salaries along with additional benefits such as accommodation, travel allowance, bonuses, etc. However, these are estimated figures, not decided salaries. Salaries may vary from organization to organization and as per the experience of the candidate.


Dubai is a multi-cultural city offering a diverse client base for doctors. You get to treat patients from different cultures and backgrounds which is a unique learning experience for doctors. The factor enables the doctors to gain experience in treating patients from different countries and make loyal patients from around the globe.


As a medical practitioner, one has to keep a constant interaction with the patients. But the good news for ex-pat practitioners is that though Arabic is the official language in UAE, English is a common understanding as most of the population are foreigners. The common understanding of English makes it easier for ex-pats to continue their jobs in Dubai.


Dubai offers the best place for healthcare practitioners to move their families and grow their careers. The emirate has top-notch educational institutions, secure residential complexes, fun points, and a dynamic society to build a family living in the city.To know more about the Medical and healthcare jobs in UAE or particularly in Dubai, feel free to contact us at Unique Healthcare Consultancy (UHC) and explore suitable employment opportunities