New License in Dubai

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Fraser Clarke

Visiting physicians, dentists and allied health professionals will soon be able to apply for a two year ‘Visiting Doctor’s License’ in Dubai, allowing them to work in up to three facilities in the healthcare city development.

The move has been introduced in an attempt to attract more highly qualified Western physicians to the Emirate, as part of the ‘50 Year Charter’ initiative that aims to improve the quality of life for everyone living in Dubai.

Currently visiting medics are only able to apply for short-term licenses which have to be renewed every three months, however from January 20 the new option will offer greater long term security.

Anyone eligible can apply online from overseas and once a letter of acceptance has been received they’ll be able to sponsor their family - with Dubai Healthcare City itself sponsoring the individual.

Speaking about the new license, CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority, Dr Ramadan Al Blooshi, said: “Attracting global medical expertise to serve the health of our citizens is one of the main pillars of the transformation of Dubai's medical system."

"The new 'Visiting Doctor's License' will help us to achieve this as it provides flexibility and mobility for global, high-caliber physicians wishing to work in Dubai Healthcare City, consequently increasing unique expertise in the free zone.”

Anyone eligible can register on the DHCR website.