Discover why Dubai Healthcare City is one of the emirate's leading medical hubs through our dedicated area guide
26 January 2020| Last updated on 1 March 2020
Home to Dubai's central hub hospitals, clinics, and other health and wellness centres
Located in Oud Metha, Dubai Healthcare City is a dedicated space to the city's medical services. This health and wellness quarter of Dubai offers modern living with easy accessibility to most parts of the emirate, along with a wide variety of impressive amenities and facilities.
Residents of Dubai Healthcare City enjoy a range of benefits, from its mid-range price tag to the ease of adopting an active and healthy lifestyle thanks to the many hospitals, clinics, and wellness centres nearby. The blend of healthcare facilities, shopping and dining options, leisure, modern apartments, tranquil environment, and accessibility can make this neighbourhood an attractive location for some UAE residents and global investors.
This is your area guide to the emirate's quiet and healthy community, the Dubai Healthcare City.
Public transport in Dubai Healthcare City
Several RTA public buses run through Dubai Healthcare City. Some of these buses connect workers and visitors to the nearest Dubai metro stations, which are Dubai Healthcare City metro station and Oud Metha metro station.
Taxis are also quite a common sight in the area, and car-hailing services Careem or Uber are popular picks.
Commute times by car from Dubai Healthcare City
- to Downtown Dubai: 14 minutes
- to Dubai International Airport (DXB): 10 minutes
- to Sharjah: 22 minutes
- to Jumeirah: 19 minutes
- to Dubai International Financial Centre: 12 minutes
- to Al Quoz: 19 minutes
- to Jebel Ali: 40 minutes
Amenities and facilities in Dubai Healthcare City
For residents who are living in or new in Dubai Healthcare City, the following public amenities and facilities are on offer in the neighbourhood:
- Grocery stores such as ZOOM
- Restaurants, fast-food chains, and cafes offering a range of international menu choices, including Starbucks, Subway, and the French Bakery
- Health and wellness centres, from hospitals to clinics, spas, and treatment facilities
- Bank branches and ATMs
- The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Al Jalila Foundation
- Close proximity to Wafi Mall and other shopping centres
- Very close to prayer and worship facilities
- Next to Dubai Creek Park
As Downtown Dubai is the hub of tourist activity in the city, residents may prefer to seek education options a little outside of the area. There are several nurseries surrounding Downtown Dubai, including Blossom Nursery for example, and several others.
Evident from its name, the Dubai Healthcare City is abundant in choices for hospitals, clinics, treatment centres, pharmacies, and other health or wellness-related services. To help you find the nearest and most suitable one for you, have a look through our dedicated health and wellness directory for Dubai.
It's also the home base for the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, a local higher education institution specialising in the field of medicine, so you may spot some students while in the district.
The neighbourhood has a great selection of dining options, available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Residents and workers in the locality can easily have a meal delivered, otherwise the nearest restaurant or cafe is usually just a few minutes walk.
Retail and leisure can be found at the nearby Wafi Mall, a uniquely designed shopping centre that is modelled inside and out based on Ancient Egyptian pyramids. You can find a range of regional and international brands, entertainment, and restaurants here.
As Dubai Healthcare City is the hub for medicine and wellness in the city, residents may prefer to seek education options just a little outside of the area. The neighbourhood's close proximity to places such as Oud Metha provides parents and children plenty of choices for schools, from kindergarten to high school.
For prayer and worship facilities, those of the Catholic and Christian faith will find the nearest churches in Oud Metha, including gospel church and orthodox church. For those of the Islamic faith, the nearest mosques are located in Oud Metha as well.
What's life like in Dubai Healthcare City?
Dubai Healthcare City is great for working professionals who want to live near Dubai's central medical hub, with the added benefit of close proximity to schools, shopping centres, and accessibility to most of the city's hotspots. Almost everything you would expect from city living is just within walking distance, and if you can't find what you're looking for, other hotspots in Dubai are around a 20-minute drive away.
The locality is great for those who prefer a pedestrian lifestyle, as there is enough space for walking, jogging, using scooters and bicycles, and walking pets. For green spaces, Dubai Creek Park is located closeby, offering residents a fantastic place for outdoor activities.
As it's a place that is dedicated to healthcare, the majority of the visitors in the area are there for consultations or treatment.
Dubai Healthcare City by day
As a hub for health and wellness, you'll find people visiting the many medical centres, shops, and other amenities in Dubai Healthcare City. During the day, students are typically at school while working household members are off to work. There may be some mild traffic around Oud Metha due to the morning rush hours, with the roads queueing up with school buses, public buses, and cars.
Being neighbours with other districts that offer a selection of schools, restaurants, cafes, and retail, residents in the area gain easy access to a convenient lifestyle.
Dubai Healthcare City by night
During the evening, Dubai Healthcare City tends to become quiet, however as it is a prime healthcare location in the emirate, you will still spot plenty of people in the area. Future residents, do take note - the evening rush hour can be very heavy on the main roads outside of Dubai Healthcare City, resulting in plenty of time spent just waiting.
Who lives in Dubai Healthcare City?
- Long-term UAE expatriates
- Working professionals in the medicine, healthcare, and wellness field
- Small to medium sized families
- Some UAE Nationals
Almost all of the residents in the neighbourhood are made up of foreign expatriates. Many young or high-earning professionals in health choose to live in Dubai Healthcare City it may be closer to work, has an abundance of medical facilities, and offers a convenient lifestyle to raise a family in,
Properties for rent and sale in Dubai Healthcare City
Average annual rental prices in Dubai Healthcare City are as follows:
- Studio apartment: AED 40,000
- 1 bedroom apartment: AED 60,000
- 2 bedroom apartment: AED 80,000
- 3 bedroom penthouse: AED 240,000
Average sales prices for properties in Dubai Healthcare City are as follows:
- Studio apartment: AED 600,000
- 1 bedroom apartment: AED 950,000
- 2 bedroom apartment: AED 2,800,000
What are properties like in Dubai Healthcare City?
Homes in Dubai Healthcare City are contemporary and affordable low to mid-rise apartments, which come in studios and 1 to 3 bedroom units. These typically come with 24-hour security, a shared resident swimming pool, an indoor gym, and a terrace. Some apartments are ready-to-move-in with basic furnishings and offer nice views of the neighbourhood.
Residents benefit from living within walking distance to a wide range of hospitals, clinics, wellness centres, other amenities, as well as the Dubai Healthcare City metro station.
What are noise levels like in Dubai Healthcare City?
Though Dubai Healthcare City is located within the city, it doesn't get very noisy in the neighbourhood. This can be attributed to the need for peace and quiet due to the many hospitals and clinics in the area. However, when outdoors, you might occasionally hear the typical sounds of vehicles and construction projects in development.
For residents living in Dubai Healthcare City, most of the apartments are built with enough soundproofing to prevent noises from the neighbours spilling into your space. But as it's not completely soundproof, you may hear the noises from parties and celebrations next door, as well as loud sounds from vacuuming. If you live on the lower floors, then sounds from vehicles may be heard, particularly ambulances.
Otherwise, Dubai Healthcare City is fairly peaceful and quiet.