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What Vaccinations Does My Child Need for Living in Dubai?

Most scheduled medical visits during the first two years of life involve vaccinations. Living in an expat environment presents a great number of challenges to parents wishing to get their child vaccinated; is the local vaccination schedule similar to the one followed in the home country? Are there vaccinations that are not given locally that might be needed in the home country? What is the quality and safety profile of the vaccinations given locally? Read more

The things you need to know regarding Travel vaccines

While watching news channels, we always get carried away by beautiful ads of faraway destinations, crystal clear sea, beautiful beaches, untouched nature, jungles, old civilizations, mountains, exotic landscapes and stunning views.

From Dubai as a central location, it has become increasingly convenient for us to travel, and we all behave like children: looking forward to something new and unexplored, without thinking about the precautions we have to take before our trip. Read more

The baby might not have arrived yet, but it is still a good idea to think about the first time at home with a newborn. Arriving home with a newborn you will find yourself catapulted into a whole new existence of apparently non-stop tasks and routine, that can seem rather overwhelming. With a new baby around, you may need parenting support and postnatal care. Here is a list of where to seek professional help and advice in Dubai. We hope you find something that will suit your needs. Read more

The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury and disability.  In Dubai many of us are very active, whether it’s running a marathon or throwing ourselves into a rugby match the wear and tear this causes soon takes it’s toll on our bodies.

It may not be a sport related injury that causes the need to seek their expertise but it could also be due to long working hours in the office crouched over a computer.  The reason to see a physiotherapist is endless hence the demand for Physiotherapists for both children and adults is high in Dubai.  Read more

We are now a few steps closer to moving to Dubai with my husband having his UAE residency permit, driver’s license and liquor license (very important).

My residency is under-way. This morning a Move One immigration coordinator came and picked me up at our serviced apartment at 8:30am for my Medical Fitness tests. The medical examination is one of the first steps of the immigration application and it is a screening service for infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, TB, and syphilis). I was a bit unsure about what to expect so for all of you future UAE residents, this is what it entailed. Read more

If you need to see a doctor during your stay in Dubai, there are two main options: private or government.

Government Hospitals include Latifa Hospital (Oud Metha Road), Rashid Hospital (near the Creek), and Dubai Hospital (Al Baraha, Deira).

The government run hospitals are very good and cheaper than the private sector however, patients maybe faced with longer waiting times and the amount of patients in a room will be more than the private sector.  It is worth noting that even if you have private health insurance you may not be covered for things like child birth and child vaccinations both of which can be taken care of at government hospitals and clinics for a considerably cheaper cost. To visit the government hospitals you will need a Dubai Government Health Card.  To obtain a government health card you will require the following documents: Read more

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