Downtown Dubai: A Healthcare Guide

Written by Arpan Ghosh

The Downtown district is known as the centre of the action in Dubai - it is where the city’s signature landmark, the Burj Khalifa, can be found, as well as a plethora of leisure and entertainment options. where you will find the city’s signature landmark, the Burj Khalifa, and a range of living options that are as well suited to single professionals as they are to families.

It’s impossible to live in such a fast-paced neighbourhood without getting the occasional scrape or falling under the weather. Fortunately, residents of Downtown can avail of several fantastic healthcare options, within the district and in its surrounding areas. Here are some of the best hospitals and clinics that are located in Downtown Dubai.

Mediclinic Dubai Mall

There are 14 Mediclinic outposts across Dubai, and the Dubai Mall branch is the city’s largest outpatient care facility. The clinic is spread over an area of more than 60,000 sq ft, offering state-of-the-art equipment and a full range of facilities, including a day surgery unit, physiotherapy gym, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology department and a cafe.

There are nearly 100 medical professionals working at the clinic, dealing in everything from gastroenterology and orthopaedics to dentistry and psychiatry. Mediclinic also offers a few highly specialised services. Precision medicine uses genetic profiling to provide a customised treatment program based on a patient’s family medical history, current lifestyle, and other factors. Mediclinic Baby includes prenatal care, assistance with labour and birthing, and postnatal care. Mediclinic’s cosmetic services involve both surgical and non-surgical procedures, with all patient information kept fully confidential. VIP services give patients the opportunity to recuperate in one of the clinic’s private inpatient suites that can also accommodate a small number of guests. No matter which service you require, Mediclinic gives you a complete primary care solution, and can easily refer you to a hospital or facility for specialist inpatient treatment, should you require it.

The entire process is made even more seamless thanks to the MyMediclinic 24x7 app. Through the app, you can search for the right doctor, book an in-person or a video appointment, and reschedule/cancel appointments.

For more information on Mediclinic Dubai Mall and its services, please contact 04 449 5222.

Excellency Center

Excellency Center is a dedicated physiotherapy and rehabilitation facility that uses cutting-edge treatment and therapy programs aimed at minimising pain and accelerating the recovery process. It is conveniently located on Old Town Island, making it easily accessible from the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa, and all of the towers located along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

Aside from sports injuries, the center treats a wide variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, joint conditions, spinal disorders, and also helps with post-surgery recovery. There is a staggering range of treatments to choose from, and one of the center’s specialist physicians will determine the right one for you based on what your body needs to heal. There are the standard therapy options such as massage and exercise, as well as cryotherapy and thermotherapy (the applying of cold and heat, respectively) and alternative treatments such as acupuncture and magnetotherapy.

Patients of Excellency Center can also benefit from innovative treatment options such as laser therapy, ultrasound and several forms of electrotherapy. One of the unique treatments available at the center uses the INDIBA Activ system, a form of technology that stimulates electrical activity in the cells to promote better muscular function. Several of the therapists specialise in the Ergon technique, a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) that uses specially designed tools to treat muscle pain and inflammation.

To get more information about Excellency Center and to find the right treatment option for you, please contact them on 04 453 3377.

Valiant Clinic & Hospital

Valiant Clinic & Hospital is located in City Walk, a contemporary mixed-use neighbourhood that is just a 10-minute drive from the heart of Downtown. This is without a doubt one of the most aesthetically pleasing medical facilities in Dubai, designed to put you at ease from the moment you walk in through the doors. The facility provides a complete range of services including inpatient care, outpatient care, mental health services, and corporate wellness programs.

One of the specialised services available at Valiant is ‘Concierge Medicine’, through which an individual patient record is created so that they can be given a highly personalised experience. This includes arranging appointments that fit into a patient’s daily schedule, access to test results 24/7 (with results provided on the same day of testing when possible), the integration of medical technology to better track the patient’s health, and a seamless connection to the clinic’s wellness team.

There are special packages available that cover everything from regular health checkups to cancer screenings and even post-Covid wellness. The facility accepts all major insurance providers, such as AXA, Nextcare, Metlife and Daman.

For more information on treatments, appointments and insurance options, please contact Valiant Clinic & Hospital on 8008254268.

Dr. Manal Al Mansoori Polyclinic

Headed by its founder, Dr. Manal Al Mansoori, this clinic specialises in dermatology and aesthetic treatments, but also covers general medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. The clinic is located in the nearby Business Bay district, in Westberry Tower which sits right alongside the Dubai Canal.

Walking in, you almost feel like you’re in a spa - a deliberate aesthetic choice to avoid the often cold atmosphere of a medical facility. The clinic’s team of specialists takes great care to have a thorough consultation and understand the exact healthcare needs of their patients in order to provide the best solutions for them.

No operating hours are listed on the clinic’s website, but you can call them on 04 242 0660 to get more details or to schedule an appointment.

Monroe Medical Center

Located just outside the Downtown district along Sheikh Zayed Road, Monroe Medical Center is primarily focused on dentistry and dermatology. The clinic is headed by Dr. Mughnia Bamyani, a German-born and trained dentist who uses cutting-edge technology to ensure that every patient leaves with a smile. She is fluent in seven different languages, and is able to easily cater to patients from Europe and the Asian subcontinent. Dr. Mughnia’s philosophy is that dentistry can improve quality of life by helping to diagnose and treat oral disorders.

The team at Monroe is made up of 9 doctors, most of whom specialise in dentistry, orthodontics, dermatology and plastic surgery. However, the clinic also has a doctor of general medicine and a paediatrician on board to provide all-round care for the family.

The clinic’s timings are from 10am to 9pm daily, and its insurance partners include NAS, SAICO and Almadallah Healthcare Management. For further details, Monroe Medical Center can be reached on 04 338 0085.