In 2014, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) initiated a program to provide high quality health care to all citizens, residents and visitors of Dubai - the Insurance System to Improve Health Care in Dubai (ISAHD) was introduced.
The essence of this system is that now everyone should have some form of health insurance. Resident visas will not be issued if the applicant does not have health insurance.
Providing health insurance in Dubai is primarily the responsibility of employers. That is, every employer must provide all of its employees with health insurance. However, employers are not required to insure expat dependents.
DHA encourages employers to also provide insurance for their employees' dependents, but most of them shift this responsibility to the employees themselves. Dependents are family members of employees of companies in Dubai who moved with them to this emirate.
Therefore, if you are one of those expats whose employer does not provide health care to their employees' families, you can take out private health insurance or choose from the Essential Benefits Plan (EBP).
EBP is the minimum level of health insurance that Dubai residents are required by law to have. It is intended for those who earn less than AED 4,000 per month.
So if uninsured family members (dependents) live with you in Dubai - elderly parents, unemployed spouse, children and/or domestic workers who earn less than AED 4,000 a month, EBP is a good option ... This insurance will cost you from AED 650 per month.
This insurance covers most common medical conditions, regular check-ups, and emergency medical care. If you need more than that, more "specialized" insurance, it is best to take out private insurance.
It should be borne in mind that insurance for seniors over 65 and women between 18 and 45 is more expensive.
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The UAE is a world leader in many areas. The Emirates are currently experiencing a population growth phase as many people around the world look towards the UAE as a source of many career and business opportunities. Population growth is creating new opportunities for many sectors and especially for the health sector and private clinics. The rulers of the UAE have taken many relevant initiatives and are focusing on providing medical services not only for local residents, but also for foreigners. The UAE now has a fairly low percentage of doctors among the population, so there is currently plenty of room for growth in healthcare and medicine.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, founded the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) Free Zone in 2002. Healthcare City has an easily accessible location and is easy for people to reach by metro. It is the largest healthcare free zone in the world. The first site has an area of 410 thousand square meters and is used for educational institutions in the field of medicine and health care. The second plot has an area of 2. million square meters, intended for all areas related to health and medicine, is currently still in the process of development.
Dubai Healthcare City is divided into 4 main divisions, responsible for healthcare, education and research, investment, regulation. Healthcare City is home to over 160 healthcare facilities, private hospitals, outpatient medical centers, diagnostic laboratories, employing over 4,000 licensed professionals from nearly 90 countries. Dubai Healthcare City provides many opportunities in its education and research units for many young doctors. The Investment Division is the ideal location for the medical sector for investors from all over the world and provides them with significant benefits.
The Free Zone is operated by Dubai Healthcare City and is regulated by an independent regulatory body whose quality standards are accredited by the International Society for Healthcare Quality.
The Center for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ) is an independent regulatory body that manages all licensing of specialists and medical centers, and also supports best practices in healthcare delivery in Dubai Healthcare City.
Procedure for registering a company in Dubai in Dubai Healthcare City
In accordance with the licensing rules of the Dubai Healthcare City administration, entrepreneurs must have a valid commercial license at all times in the Dubai Healthcare City Free Zone. And also, the company must be registered in the register of companies, and only after that it will be possible to conduct certain activities, for a certain period, in accordance with the licensing rules, other related laws and regulations.
To get started, you must complete and submit an initial application form, as well as a business plan along with other required documents such as passport, CV (resume) for shareholders, directors and managers. If the institution is a branch, then you must provide a commercial license, or a copy of the registration certificate of the parent company. Such information is necessary for the administration to understand the essence of the proposed business of the applicant.
The Institutional Licensing Department (FLD) will review each application in detail and then submit it to the Institutional Committee (FC) for review. If all goes well, the institution is issued a preliminary approval letter for certain services, along with details of the conditions and restrictions that will apply to the proposed institution. At this stage, the institution is not allowed to operate in the free zone until it receives a license to operate.
Initial approval takes an average of 5-10 business days, but this period may vary depending on the type of activity.
Institutions must equip their rented or acquired facilities based on international health standards approved by the administration. The Facility Licensing Department also reviews all facility designs, hospital design plans, and healthcare facility plans to ensure compliance with regulations. In addition, the Institutional Licensing Department ensures that all medical equipment used in Dubai Healthcare City is certified, properly maintained and in perfect working order.
Dubai Healthcare City conducts information sessions with applicants detailing pre-opening facility assessment requirements, followed by facility assessments to ensure that all performance requirements are met. These performance requirements are essential to ensure patient safety, improve the quality of clinical care, and promote clinical excellence. Job requirements include:
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From September 11, 2020, direct flights between Russia and the UAE (arrival city - Dubai) have been resumed. You can get to Dubai with Aeroflot (2 flights per week) and Emirates (2 flights per week). To ensure maximum comfort for Russian tourists, the Middle Eastern carrier has put the flagship A-380 on the Dubai-Moscow-Dubai route.
• Take a PCR test for COVID-19 no later than 96 hours before departure, make sure that the result is negative and translate the screening results into English. Certificate of absence of coronavirus must be in hard copy. Digital copies will not be accepted. Children under 12 years of age and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are not required to be tested.
• Purchase medical insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment costs. Emirates and flydubai provide full medical coverage for their passengers in the event of a COVID-19 infection. Customers of both airlines can expect to receive treatment costs of up to € 150,000 and quarantine costs of € 100 per day for 14 days if diagnosed with COVID-19.
On Emirates flights, this initiative is valid until October 31, 2020, and for flydubai flights until November 30, 2020.
• Complete the Health Declaration Form. The health declaration form can be printed out in advance or taken from the airport check-in counter. The form applies to all categories of citizens and must be submitted at check-in for any flight to Dubai.
• Print and complete the Quarantine Undertaking Form. This form confirms the tourist's consent to install the COVID-19 DXB application in a smartphone, to comply, if necessary, with self-isolation and other measures to limit the spread of coronavirus.
• Download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App (from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and register for it before traveling to Dubai.
Perhaps, in short, the approach to tourism in the UAE can be expressed as follows: "We will surprise everyone with what is in the country and what is not - we will build and surprise even more." As practice shows, this action plan of the Emirates has a very beneficial effect on tourist flow: capricious young ladies, accustomed to white sand and clear blue waters, are delighted with local beaches, extreme lovers explore the underwater and sandy expanses, dreamy natures pace up and down traditional bazaars ( according to which the UAE plugs the entire Arab East into the belt), and gourmets and other hedonistic contingent enjoy delicious dishes of national cuisine and aristocratic helpful service. The UAE's credo is “everything for the guest!”. In the Emirates, everything is combined with everything: the sea breeze plays with expensive curtains in the windows of a "seven-star" hotel, the luminous Burj Khalifa needle can be seen from the nomads' camp in the dunes, and the camel race "dromedary" is neatly squeezed between the skyscrapers of modern business centers. Here we write about it in more detail: 7 wonders of the UAE, which not everyone knows about.
So the UAE is a "must-visit" destination for all those who are not indifferent to the Arabian exotic and at the same time who value comfort. As for the cost of recreation, this is a country for tourists with an upper middle and high income level. However, in not the most popular emirates it is quite possible to find almost budget accommodation.
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Regardless of the airport of arrival, rest in Sharjah always involves a quick transfer to the place of rest.
Prohibition is a tourist attraction or a very important feature of rest in the emirate of Sharjah. In Sharjah, alcohol is not served in hotels and restaurants, it cannot be bought in stores, it is openly consumed, and even the transport of alcohol in Sharjah is officially prohibited.
Rest in Sharjah is chosen by those who do not depend on "alcohol doping" for active pastime or carefully carry alcohol with them for private parties in the room. Sharjah's All inclusive food system has its own characteristics. It includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft drinks, which are free with meals only. This feature makes it possible to use the all-inclusive system for an inexpensive surcharge.
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