Health advice for Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Dubai is an increasingly popular destination for expatriates who benefit from tax-free salaries, a warm/hot climate (pleasant in winter with a 24C average, but blistering in summer with a 41C average), fantastic shopping and attractions, supported by cutting-edge technology for services. The population is now over 3.15m of which over 75% is expatriate.
The Healthcare System
It is now mandatory for everyone with work or residence permits, issued by the Dubai or Jebel Ali authorities, to have Health insurance (which meets the local regulations). Most international PMI providers have forged links with local insurers who provide compliant cover. Regulation of private medical insurance has happened regularly and quickly in the recent past, including the addition of mandatory benefits and the taxation of policies.