Top 5 Hospitals in Dubai

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Dubai offers a level of healthcare that is truly world-class, with a diverse group of specialists working in state-of-the-art medical facilities. Below are some of the best hospitals in Dubai.

American Hospital Dubai


The American Hospital Dubai is a 254-bed multi-specialty hospital. It was the first hospital in the Middle East to be accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI), one of the most respected global healthcare organisations, and has also been recognised by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for its laboratory facilities. In 2016, it also became the first hospital from the region to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

Saudi German Hospital


The establishment of the Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group was in response to a large number of patients in Saudi Arabia traveling to Germany for their healthcare needs as they couldn’t find adequate facilities at home. SGH was founded to provide the same level of care and standard of service within the country and later expanded to serve other parts of the region, including Dubai. SGH Dubai is a 300-bed facility that has been accredited by JCI and CAP and is also a centre for medical tourism.

King’s College Hospital


One of London’s most renowned hospitals, King’s College has had a presence in Dubai since shortly after the formation of the UAE in the early 70’s. There are two clinics in Dubai and a surgery centre in Abu Dhabi, though perhaps the most prominent facility is the newly opened King’s College Hospital in Dubai Hills Estate. This 100-bed facility features several technological innovations and is part of Dubai’s vision of being a smart city in the near future.

Al Zahra Hospital


Comprising 187 beds and state-of-the-art medical equipment, Al Zahra Hospital is dedicated to providing the very best medical care in the city with a diverse mix of local and international medical specialists. The hospital has been accredited by several international medical associations and even holds a Guinness World Record for most blood cholesterol readings in 8 hours. It is part of the UAE’s medical tourism programme, hosting a separate International Patient’s Desk. A second facility, Al Zahra Medical Centre, provides the same level of care with full support and backup from the hospital.

Emirates Specialty Hospital


Located within Dubai Healthcare City, which is the city’s main healthcare hub, Emirates Specialty Hospital is a 60-bed facility that uses a combination of medical expertise and cutting-edge technology to deliver the very best in patient care. It has several purpose-built facilities, including 5 operation theatres, a special physiotherapy unit and VIP suites for more personalised care.

This is a list of our top picks, but this represents only a small selection among some truly fantastic healthcare options in Dubai.