The Most Common Maternity Packages in Dubai
Here are some alternative options for uninsured residents...
9 October 2017
Starting a family in the UAE can be financially overwhelming, considering all the expenses parents are acquainted to from the moment the child is born. Sometimes even before that.
But every bitter thing is sweet, especially in Dubai where the government works constantly to improve a resident's convenience. This was evident when it became mandatory for every resident to have access to health insurance and maternity coverage.
However, here’s what you need to keep in mind when considering applying for maternity coverage in Dubai and the UAE:
- Plan Ahead
Some insurance packages require a 6-month waiting period before the policyholder can actually benefit from it. Therefore, keep in mind to applying a year before getting pregnant.
If you’re already pregnant in Dubai and not insured, the insurance company might add a significance amount to cover the maternity costs.
- What To Double Check
If you’re a working mother, and insured by your company. Or if you’re insured by your husband’s employer, you still need to go through the health insurance policy and check the maternity cover to know what is and isn’t included.
You also need to check the policy’s validity, what clinics and hospital does it cover, to what extent does it cover your pregnancy – some include prenatal or/and postnatal care – what and how many tests are covered, and whether it cover C-section deliveries in case you’re opting for one.
- Alternative Solutions
If you’re pregnant in advance and not insured, you can take a look at maternity packages offered by some hospitals in Dubai. And here are some of the most popular:
-Latifa Maternity And Paediatric Hospital offers an Antenatal package ranging from AED 4.000-AED 7.000, a Normal Delivery Package AED 7.000-AED 9.000, and a Caesarean Delivery Package AED 10.000-AED 12.000.
-Al Zahra Private Hospital offers an Antenatal package ranging from AED 3.000-AED 4.500, a Normal Delivery Package with in-house doctors AED 8.450, and a Caesarean Delivery Package with in-house doctors AED 19.950.
-American Hospital offers an Antenatal package ranging from AED 3.900-AED 5.935, a Normal Delivery Package AED 8.900-AED 13.100, and a Caesarean Delivery Package AED 18.300-AED 25.600.
-International Modern Hospital offers an Antenatal package ranging from AED 2.000-AED 4.500, a Normal Delivery Package AED 10.000, and a Caesarean Delivery Package AED 20.000.
-Mediclinic Welcare Hospital offers a Normal Delivery Package with Medclinic doctor AED 12.500, and a Caesarean Delivery Package AED 24.500.
Note that Antenatal Package prices may vary depending on the stage of pregnancy the woman is in when purchasing the package. While delivery packages prices vary according to whether you’re using in-house doctors or not.