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Information on Licences

Healthcare professionals who are seeking to practice in the UAE are required to acquire a Licence to Practice from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Ministry of Health (MOH), or the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

We have experienced licensing specialists who can help you apply for any of the following:

  • DHA licence - this permit from the DHA gives you permission to practice in Dubai
  • HAAD licence - the HAAD licence permits you to provide professional healthcare in Abu Dhabi
  • MOH licence - the MOH licence permits you to work in the medical field in the five other emirates

Regulatory bodies

  • The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures excellence in Healthcare for the community by monitoring the health status of the population. HAAD defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system. In addition HAAD shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world – class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate. By obtaining the HAAD licence, medical professionals are eligible to work in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

  • The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created in June 2007 with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement. The DHA’s aim in Dubai is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health and improve the quality of life within the Emirate.

  • The Ministry of Health (MOH) entitles the holder to practice medicine in Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm al Quwain or Ras Al Khaimah.

Determining the appropriate process for your area of expertise can take a significant amount of time. It can take a healthcare professional up to eight months to apply for their licence. Our licensing experts will work in partnership with the major government agencies to successfully complete the registration process in a much shorter timeframe. Please complete the form below to find out how we can support you.

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