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Older Couple Walking Along BeachThe National Health Insurance Law is coming into effect in stages
Health insurance will be mandatory for expatriates who, after retiring, wish to continue living in Dubai.

The new Health Insurance Act makes health insurance mandatory for all citizens and residents, said Dr Haider Al Yousuf, Director of Health Financing, Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Speaking to Emarat Al Youm, Dr Yousuf was quoted as saying that a health insurance policy will be required for issuing a residence visa to an expat who has retired, but wants to continue to live in the emirate.

Also, visas will not be renewed without health insurance in place for the applicant. Read more

health-insuranceAll the workers in Dubai will require to be covered under health insurance by their employers as part of a new law.

Health insurance has been made mandatory for all the residents in Dubai, under a new law passed on Tuesday.

The long-awaited Health Insurance Law, endorsed by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stipulates that it is the responsibility of employers to provide all their employees with health insurance schemes.

The law ensures better healthcare for Emiratis, expatriate residents and visitors and will strengthen “the competitive status of Dubai locally, regionally and internationally,” said Eng. Eisa Al Maidoor, director General of Dubai Health Authority.

The law comes into effect next year, and it is expected to take three years for the emirate’s entire population to be covered. Currently, only a third of the city’s population of three million is insured.

Once implemented, residency visas will not be granted unless applicants have a valid health insurance. Read more

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