Dubai Unveils New 2-Year Medical Licence For Visiting Doctors

Dubai Unveils New 2-Year Medical Licence For Visiting Doctors

Visiting Doctors can now render their service to the citizens of UAE with the new 2-year medical license. The Visiting Doctor’s licence will allow physicians to work at three clinical facilities for up to 2 years. International physicians, dentists, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners can enter the UAE and work in up to 3 clinical facilities within the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) free zone.  They are required to obtain a Letter of Acceptance, the document confirming their eligibility to work as physician and they need to enter into a contract with a clinical facility. Later they can sponsor their families during the licence’s validity period.

Features of New 2-Year Medical Licence

  • It allows healthcare professionals to work with up to 3 clinical facilities at the Dubai Healthcare City
  • The 2-year medical licence and visa will be valid for 2 years.
  • Health care professionals can also apply from abroad for the licence.
  • At present, visiting doctors can practice temporarily in the free zone only through a licence obtained by the clinical facilities. This license is valid for 3 months and can be extended for another three months.

New 2-Year Medical Licence to Attract International Medical Talent

The new 2-year medical license aims to attract international medical talent to Dubai. It is considered to be an integral part of the Fifty-Year Charter, launched by his Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, One of the prime objectives of the charter is to transform the UAE’s medical system thereby improving the quality of life of the citizens. To fulfill the objective, the new 2-year medical license will attract global medical expertise to serve the health of the citizens of UAE. In fact, it is one of the main pillars of the transformation of Dubai’s medical system. The new Visiting Doctor’s License will help achieve this by providing flexibility and mobility for global, high-caliber doctors who wish to work in Dubai Healthcare City, free zone.


How To Apply for New 2-Year Medical Licence?

Eligible healthcare professionals can apply from January 20. To apply, you can log on to the e-services portal, Masaar. Once you receive “accepted message”, you can continue the procedure and get the licence in record time. The service on Masaar Portal is offered at special prices until the end of the Arab Health Exhibition and Conference on Jan 31st 2019.

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