Legal Updates


New York License Announced by Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)



The Dubai Healthcare City Authority (“DHCC”) has announced a Visiting Doctor's License (the “License”) - starting 20th January 2019 - which would allow international doctors to enter the country and work in up to three (3) different clinical facilities simultaneously for up to two (2) years within the DHCC freezone and also, sponsor their families.

The License can be applied from abroad by health professionals including Physicians, Dentists and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (“CAM”) Practitioners by obtaining and submitting documentations and requirements.

Currently and prior to this License, visiting doctors have been practicing temporarily in the freezone through a license which is valid for up to six (6) months and obtained by the respective clinical facilities.


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