New Two Year "Visiting Doctor's Licence" Launched |

New Two Year "Visiting Doctor's Licence" Launched

The licence will allow visiting physicians to work in up to three medical facilities

Posted on

14 January 2019

Last updated on 14 January 2019
by Rebecca Roberts
New UAE visiting doctor's licence

In a step to improve Dubai's medical system, a new licence is now available for health professionals...

Confirmed by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority, a "Visiting Doctor's Licence" will soon be available to international physicians, dentists and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners in the UAE.

The new licence will allow physicians to work for up to two years and in up to three clinical facilities within the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) free zone.

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All physicians wishing to come to the UAE to acquire this licence need do is obtain a Letter of Acceptance - which validates their eligibility to work as a physician - and enter into a contract with a clinical facility.

Not only that, holders of the "Visiting Doctor's Licence" will also be able to sponsor their families during the licence's validity period.

Currently, visiting doctors can only obtain a three month licence. It allows them to practice temporarily in the free zone through a licence obtained by the clinical facilities. They can opt to extend by an additional three months if they wish.

It's part of Dubai's Fifty-Year Charter

To start January 2019, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched the Fifty-Year Charter, which aims to improve the quality of life in Dubai.

One of the main objectives of the charter includes transforming the medical system of the emirate.

"Attracting global medical expertise to serve the health of our citizens is one of the main pillars of the transformation of Dubai's medical system", shared
Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi, the CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulatory (DHCR).

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He explained how the new "Visiting Doctor's Licence" will help achieve flexibility and mobility for global, high-caliber physicians wishing to work in Dubai Healthcare City, and ultimately increasing the expertise in the free zone.

How to apply for a Visiting Doctors' Licence in DHCC

Eligible healthcare professionals may apply for the licence from January 20th, 2019 onwards.

Due to the Arab Health exhibition being held, a special Arab Health licence fee rate will be offered from the date, until the the concluding date of the exhibition on January 31st, 2019.

To apply and register for the Visiting Doctors' Licence, professionals can log on to the e-services portal, Masaar.