Free PCR Test in Dubai: Locations, Bookings, Hospitals, Price *Updated 7 July 2022* - Wego Travel Blog (2022)

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Updated 7 July 2022

Gradually returning to normalcy, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), has released a set of new and eased Covid-19 protocols, scrapping thePCR test requirementfor fully vaccinated arrivals into the country.

Here is a list of PCR testing centers in Dubai where eligible residents may avail free PCR testings.

Free PCR Test in Dubai: Locations, Bookings, Hospitals, Price *Updated 7 July 2022* - Wego Travel Blog (1)

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Who are eligible for free testing?

The following priority categories are eligible for free testing. If you are one of the following categories, you can book by calling Estijabah on 8001717:

  • UAE nationals
  • Senior citizens above 50 years old
  • Residents above 50 years old
  • People suffering from chronic disease

Otherwise, free testing is available by booking an appointment through the SEHA App for the following categories:

  • UAE nationals
  • Children of Emirati women
  • Domestic workers working in Emirati Households
  • People suffering from chronic diseases
  • Residents above 50 years old
  • People of determination
  • Pregnant women

The free test can be availed only once in four months. You can also get tested for free, regardless of which category you fall under, at a Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) screening centre.

Free testing for students and federal employees

Additionally, in line with the government’s Green Pass protocol, free PCR tests for all students are available at designated facilities and screening centres in Dubai and across the UAE.

For students, walk-ins without prior appointments are possible from Saturday to Thursday, 8 AM to 8 PM and Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Similarly, free PCR testing is also available to the federal government and semi-government employees. Employees are required to produce a valid working ID card as well as an Emirates ID card to be eligible for the free test.

Unlike students, employees must first register to book an available slot in Dubai and other emirates.

PCR test for travellers to Dubai

For travellers arriving to Dubai, they must subject to these requirements below upon their arrival to Dubai:

  1. Present a valid vaccination certificate(s) reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and includes a QR code
  2. Present a valid negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection to the time of boarding and the certificate must be issued by an approved health service provider with a QR code
  3. Present a valid medical certificate issued by the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from COVID‑19 within 1 month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival

PCR test requirements for Hajj pilgrims returning to Dubai

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has revised the testing procedures for Hajj pilgrims returning to the country from Saudi Arabia in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the UAE.

All Hajj pilgrims who return to the UAE are recommended to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, a COVID-19 test that is required on day 4 following arrival and to remain in home quarantine for 7 days.

To know more about travelling to Saudi Arabia from the UAE for undertaking Hajj this year, check out our article:

Hajj 2022 Guide for Pilgrims from UAE

Where to get a PCR test in Dubai?

SEHA test centers

To book an appointment call 8001717. You can also download the Seha app, which is available for Apple and Android devices. Available every day, 10 AM to 8 PM.

  • Dubai City Walk located at Al Wasl
  • Emirates Field Hospital at Dubai Parks

Drive-through test centers

King’s College Hospital drive-through tents

  • Dubai Hills at anytime 24/7 or
  • Dubai Investments Park between 9AM-9PM.

Prime Medical Centre drive-through

Motor City round the week from 8AM to 10PM. Note you need to pre-register beforehand.

Emirates Hospital Jumeirah

On the beach just opposite Emirates Hospital, Jumeirah.

Mediclinic City Hospital

Located next to Novotel Hotel in Dubai Healthcare City. Open from 8 AM to 8 PM. Note you need to pre-register beforehand. You can find the pre-registration form here.

Al Futtaim HealthHub

Drive-Thru Locations (no appointments required):

  • Drive-Thru without an appointment toHealthHub Dubai Festival City Drive-Thru Open 24/7.
    Fast-track test for AED 150 – results in 12-14 hours (approx). Regular Test for AED 135 – results in 24 hours (approx)
  • Drive-Thru without an appointment toTashafi in Festival Plaza (Jebel Ali).
    COVID-19 PCR Test (Fast-track) for AED 150 – results in 12-14 hours. COVID-19 PCR Test (Regular) for AED 135 – results in 24 hours (approx)
  • Drive Through Station, HealthHub – Festival City Clinic. Fill the pre-registration formhere. No appointment is necessary.
  • Drive Through Station, HealthHub – Festival Plaza Mall Clinic. Fill the pre-registration formhere. No appointment is necessary.

Drive-Thru Locations (by appointment only):

  • Al Qusais
  • Discovery Gardens
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • International City
  • Al Nahda
  • Al Karama

Book an appointment and get tested on time by calling 800-2344. Results are available on AlHosn App at the same time it is issued

DHA drive-through test centers

Al Nahda Occupational Health Screening & Medical Fitness Center
Closed on Friday. Open from 7:30 AM to 8 PM from Monday to Thursday, and 8 AM to 8 PM on Saturday
Al Nahda- Al Qusais 1

Al Karama Medical Fitness Centre
Closed on Saturday. Open from 7 AM to 10 PM from Monday to Friday
Fajer Building, Opposite Karama Post Office, 9 – 19dStreet – Al Karama – Dubai

Al Yalayis Medical Fitness Centre
Open from Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 8 PM
Dubai Investment Park – 2 – Dubai

DHA/Unilabs drive-through test centers

The newly opened DHA drive-through centers are in collaboration with Unilabs. These walk-in test centers have a capacity of conducting 1,500 examinations per day and are open round the clock, seven days a week. No prior appointment is necessary.

  • Al Mankhool
  • Nad Al Sheba
  • Nad Al Hammar

Additionally, there is also a new drive-through testing center located at Al Lisaili but an appointment must be made in advance. The center is open from Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Members of the public can use their DHA app to book their appointments. You can call DHA on 800 342 for further information.

Dubai Health Authority PCR testing centers

Walk-in

Al Nahda Occupational Health Screening & Medical Fitness Centre
Al Nahda – Al Qusais 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Saturday. Open from 7:30 AM to 12 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM on Friday, and 7:30 AM to 9 PM for the rest of the week

Al Karama Medical Fitness Centre
Fajer Building, Opposite Karama Post Office, 9 – 19dStreet – Al Karama – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Saturday. Open from 7 AM to 12 PM on Friday, and 7 AM to 10 PM for the rest of the week

Al Yalayis Medical Fitness Centre
Dubai Investment Park – 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Saturday and Sunday. Open from 7 AM to 8 PM for the rest of the week.

By appointment only

PCR testing can be booked in these centers by appointment only. Please call 800 342 for additional info before visiting any of the centers below.

Drive through COVID-19 testing – Al Lisaili
Open: 10AM – 10PM
Please contact +971522170012 for more details

Al Barsha Medical Centre
Al Barsha – Al Barsha 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Open 24/7

Nadd Al Hamar Medical Centre
63 8c St – Nadd Al Hamar – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Open 24/7

Al Lussaily Health Centre
WFJF+JP8 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Open from Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM

Al Mizhar Health Centre
42C Street, Next to Princess Haya Centre – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Friday and Saturday. Open from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM for the rest of the week

Al Mankhool Health Centre
Behind Eid Musalla mosque – Al Mankhool Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Friday. Open on Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM, and from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM for the rest of the week

Al Towar Health Centre
Al nahda Road, Al Twar 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Friday. Open on Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM, and from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM for the rest of the week
Please contact +97145022101 for more details

Nadd Al Sheba Medical Centre
Nad Al Sheba – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Friday and Saturday. Open from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM for the rest of the week

Zabeel Medical Centre
Near Club Roundabout, Zaabeel 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Closed on Friday. Open on Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM, and from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM for the rest of the week

Other health facilities providing PCR testing

To book an appointment, please contact your respective health facility:

  • Alpha Intelligent care Home Health Care Centre
  • DUBAI LONDON CLINIC AND SPECIALITY HOSPITAL BRANCH
  • Healthy Nation Medical Centre
  • Healthhub Plus (Br of Al Futtaim Healthcare Single Person Company LLC)
  • 911solomed polyclinic LLC
  • New Medical Centre LLC – Branch
  • Kims Medical Centre
  • Qamar Al Madina Medical Centre L.L.C
  • PRIME MEDICAL CENTRE AL WARQA (BR OF PRIME MEDICAL CENTRE LLC)
  • Primecorp Medical Centre L.L.C
  • Medcare Medical Centre, Discovery Gardens Br Of Medcare Hospital LLC
  • Healthhub Br. Alfuttaim Healthcare Single Person Company LLC
  • Al Zahra Pvt. Hospital
  • Fakeeh Home Healthcare FZE
  • Fakeeh University Hospital
  • ASTER HOSPITAL SONAPUR LLC
  • Belhoul Speciality Hospital(L.L.C.)
  • On Board Clinic LLC
  • Via Medica International Healthcare LLC
  • Thumbay Clinic LLC
  • NUCLEUS CLINIC FZE
  • Avanee Poly Clinic L.L.C
  • Emirates Hospital L.L.C
  • Icare Al Reffa Br Of Excel Healthcare LLC
  • Icare Garden Branch Of Excel Healthcare
  • Icare Oasis Branch Of Excel Healthcare
  • Icare Up Towen Meridiff Br Of Excel Health Care
  • Amala Medical Centre L L C
  • AQUA MEDICAL CENTRE LLC
  • Medcare Medical Centre Rashidiya Br Of Medcare Hospital LLC
  • Al Rafa Polyclinic -Br Dm Healthcare L.L.C
  • Aster Jubilee Medical Complex Br Of D M Healthcare LLC
  • Aster Medical Centre Business Bay Br Of Dm Health
  • Dr. Moopen’S Medical Centre – Br Of(D M Healthcare L.L.C)
  • Gardens Medical Centre
  • Symbiosis Home Health Care Centre LLC
  • International Modern Hospital
  • Medstar Healthcare LLC
  • Al Shifa Al Khaleeji Medical Centre
  • Adam Vital Hospital L.L.C
  • ASTER CEDARS HOSPITAL JEBEL ALI
  • Amana Home Health Care Centre LLC
  • Vida Clinics LLC
  • Multi Care Medical Centre LLC
  • Emirates Sports Med Clinic LLC
  • Prime Medical Centre Sheikh Zayed Road L L C
  • Zulekha Hospital LLC
  • Unicare Medical Centre
  • Call Doctor Home Health Care Centre LLC
  • Emirates Home Nursing
  • Harley International Medical Clinic Branch
  • MEDLITE MEDICAL CENTRE
  • Healthhub Br Of Alfuttaim Healthcare Single Person Company LLC
  • Angels Of Medical Care
  • Zia Medical Centre L.L.C
  • Gsm Medical Centre LLC
  • Cps Clinical Pathology Services
  • Medeor 24X7 Hospital LLC
  • Canadian Specialist Hospital
  • Neuro Spinal Hospital
  • Al Shifa Al Khaleeji Medical Centre Branch LLC
  • Premium Health Development Centre
  • Nucleus Clinic LLC
  • Re Leaf Medical Centre L.L.C
  • Care One Poly Clinic LLC
  • N.M.C. SPECIALTY HOSPITAL LTD – DUBAI BRANCH
  • NMC ROYAL HOSPITAL LTD – DUBAI BRANCH
  • NEW MEDICAL CENTRE LTD – DUBAI BRANCH
  • Angel Wings Medical Centre L.L.C
  • Iranian Hospital Dubai
  • Ziqitza Gulf Medical Response And Ambulance Services
  • Thumbay Hospital LLC
  • American Medical Centre
  • Thb Home Health Care LLC
  • Mediclinic Parkview Hospital LLC
  • Mediclinic Al Qusais Clinic LLC
  • Mediclinic Arabian Ranches Clinic
  • Mediclinic Ibn Battuta Clinic LLC
  • Mediclinic Meadows Clinic
  • Mediclinic Mirdif Clinic LLC
  • Prime Hospital L.L.C
  • Premier Diagnostic And Medical Centre L L C
  • Prime Medical Centre Barsha Heights Branch L L C
  • Prime Medical Centre Bur Dubai L L C
  • Prime Medical Centre Global Village L L C – Branch Of Prime Medical Centre LLC
  • Prime Medical Centre Jumeirah L L C
  • Prime Medical Centre Motor City Br Of Prime Medical Centre L Lc
  • Al Mousa Day Surgery Centre L L C
  • Dr Nicolas and Asp Centre(Br Marina Walk)
  • BELLA ROMA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL L.L.C
  • Mobile Doctors Healthcare L.L.C
  • United Medical Centre
  • Healthserve Home Healthcare LLC
  • New Health Call JLT
  • Al Tadawi Medical Centre
  • Unicare Medical Centre Branch
  • Amber Clinics LLC
  • Mediclinic Deira Clinic Br Of Mediclinic Clinics Investment LLC
  • Emirates Hospitals And Clinics Llc Branch
  • Htk Medical Centre LLC
  • First Response Healthcare L.L.C
  • Dubai London Clinic And Speciality Hospital
  • Dubai London Clinic And Speciality Hospital Br
  • Dubai London Clinic(Festival City Branch)
  • The General Medical Centre Home Health Care Br Of Gmc Healthcare LLC
  • Al Garhoud Private Hospital LLC
  • Marhaba Medical Centre
  • ASH TREE CLINIC LLC
  • Novomed Specialized Surgical Hospital LLC
  • Gentel Home Health Care
  • Kings College Hospital London Br Of Kch Healthcare LLC
  • Agiomix Fz LLC
  • Sublime Home Health Care Centre
  • Medcare Hospital(L.L.C)
  • Medcare Orthopaedics And Spine Hospital
  • Medcare Women And Child Hospital Br Of Medcare Hospital
  • Medcare Medical Centre Al Khawaneej Br Of Medcare Hospital LLC
  • Medcare Medical Centre Motorcity Br Of Medcare Hos
  • Medcare Paediatric Specialty Clinic Br Of Medcare LLC
  • Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Centre Br Of Dr Suliman Alhabib Hospital
  • Apple International Poly Clinic
  • FAMILY CLINIC Br of OXFORD MEDICALCENTRE LLC Dubai Branch
  • Medilife Healthcare Services LLC
  • Risalla Home Health Care Services L L C
  • Vital Zone Home Health Care Centre L.L.C
  • Aster Homecare Br Of Dm Healthcare LLC
  • Aster Hospital Br Of Aster Dm Healthcare FZC
  • Aster Hospital Br Of Aster Dm Healthcare Fzc Dubai
  • Aster Medical Centre Al Barsha Br Of Dm Healthcare LLC
  • Aster Medical Centre Arabian Ranches Br Of Dm Healcare LLC
  • Aster Medical Centre Aswaaq Mall Br Of Dm Healthcare
  • Mediclinic Springs Clinic
  • Mediclinic Al Sofouh Llc Dsc
  • Mediclinic Dubai Mall Medical Centre Br Mediclinic Clinics LLC
  • Mediclinic City Hospital FZ-LLC
  • Medcare Medical Centre
  • Medcare Medical Centre Al Barsha Br Of Medcare Hos
  • Medcare Medical Centre Jumeirah Br Of Medcare Hosp
  • Medcare Medical Centre Marina Br Of Medcare Hospital LLC
  • Union Medical Centre
  • Medcare Medical Centre Jbr – Br- Medcare Hospital
  • Thumbay Clinic Llc Branch
  • Al Mariya Polyclinic Homecare
  • Saudi German Hospital
  • Karama Medical Centre Alquoz Mall Br
  • Manzil Home Health Services LLC
  • We Care Medical Centre LLC
  • Docib Clinic LLC
  • Modern Family Clinic
  • ADAM MEDICAL CENTRE L.L.C
  • Nightingale Health Services Co L L C Home Health Care
  • Al Karama Medical Centre
  • Al Falah Medical Clinic
  • Clinicare Br Of Imara Health Care LLC
  • Dr. Rami Hamed Centre FZ-LLC
  • Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital FZ-LLC
  • Gargash Hospital L L C
  • Beverly Hills Home Healthcare
  • Vip Doctor 247 Dmcc
  • Molecular Biology and Genomics Lab
  • Unilabs Middle East LLC
  • 800Doctor Dmcc
  • AIMS HEALTH CARE LLC
  • Al Biruni Home Health Care
  • AL HANNA HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE EST
  • ALLEANZA HEALTHCARE L.L.C
  • Americare LLC Dubai Branch
  • Axios Home care services
  • CITY DOCTOR HOME HEALTH CARE L.L.C
  • COH HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE
  • DOCTOR ON CALL
  • DRONCALL HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE LLC
  • Expert Care
  • FASTCARE HOME HEALTH CARE
  • HERITAGE HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE
  • Pyramids Health Services LLC
  • REAAT MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITATION SERVICES CO LLC
  • ROYAL PREMIERE HEALTH CARE CENTRE
  • Sapphire Health Home Service
  • Skanda Home Health Care Centre
  • SMARTMED HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE LLC
  • Trucare Plus Home Healthcare LLC
  • TRUSTMEDICAL HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE
  • UBER DOCTORS DMCC
  • Al Diyafa Modern Medical Centre
  • AL KARAMA MEDICAL FITNESS CENTRE
  • American Hospital Clinics AlKhawaneej Br of American Hospital Dubai LLC
  • American Hospital Clinics Jumeirah Br of American Hospital Dubai LLC
  • American Hospital Clinics Mira Br of American Hospital Dubai LLC
  • ASTER MEDICAL CENTRE SHIEKH ZAYED ROAD BR OF DM HEALTHCARE LLC
  • Dr Abdulla S Clinic
  • Drs. Nicolas and Asp Centre (Branch)
  • Emirates Hospitals and Clinics L.L.C Branch
  • EMIRATES HOSPITALS AND CLINICS LLC (BRANCH)
  • Healthhub (Br.Al-Futtaim healthcare Single Person Company LLC
  • Healthhub (Br.Alfuttaim Healthcare Single Person Company LLC)
  • Healthhub Br Al Futtaim Health Care Single Person Company LLC
  • Healthhub Br Alfuttaim Healthcare Single Person Company LLC
  • Healthhub Br.Alfuttaim Healthcare Single Person Company LLC
  • Healthhub mBr Alfuttaim Healthcare Single Person Company
  • Healthhub(Br.Alfuttaim Healthcare Single Person Company LLC
  • Lifenity International Advanced poly Clinic
  • M B F HEALTH SQUARE MEDICAL CENTRE LLC
  • MEDZE CLINIC L.L.C
  • Novitas Clinic LLC
  • Primecorp Medical Centre, AL QUSAIS
  • SALUBRITY VALLEY CLINIC LLC

Clinics

Medcare clinics testing centers

Medcare clinics are open for appointment/walk-in test sessions. The COVID PCR test costs AED 150. To find the clinic nearest to your location, you may call 8006332273 for details and appointments. The clinics/testing centers are scattered throughout Dubai at the following locations:

  • Medcare Hospital – Al Safa:8:00am-8:00pm (Sunday-Sunday)
  • Medcare Women & Children Hospital:24/7(Sunday-Sunday)
  • Mirdif City Center – Medcare Medical Centre: 9:00 am-8:00 pm (Saturday-Thursday), 3:00pm-9:00pm (Friday)
  • Mirdif Uptown – Medcare Medical Centre:9:00am-8:00 pm (Saturday-Thursday), 3:00pm-9:00pm (Friday)
  • Medcare Specialty Centre
  • Jumeirah – Medcare Medical Centre: 9:00am-7:00pm (Saturday-Thursday)
  • Discovery Garden – Medcare Medical Centre: 9:00 am-8:00 pm (Saturday-Thursday), 11:00am-5:00pm (Friday)
  • JBR – Medcare Medical Centre: 9:00 am-8:00pm (Saturday-Thursday), 11:00am-5:00pm (Friday)
  • Marina – Medcare Medical Centre:9:00am-7:00pm (Saturday-Thursday)
  • Al Barsha – Medcare Medical Centre: 9:00am-7:00pm (Saturday-Thursday)
  • Rashidiya – Medcare Medical Centre:9:00am-8:00 pm (Saturday-Thursday), 3:00pm-9:00pm (Friday)
  • Khawaneej – Medcare Medical Centre: 9:00am-8:00 pm (Saturday-Thursday)
  • Motor City – Medcare Medical Centre:9:00am-8:00 pm (Saturday-Thursday), 11:00am-5:00pm (Friday)

Other clinics

Marina Medical Center, Botanica Tower, Dubai Marina
You may seek testing as an outpatient during operating hours (10 AM to 9 PM)

King’s College Hospital London – Jumeirah Medical Centre
You may seek testing as an outpatient during operating hours (8 AM to 8 PM)

Hospitals

Hospitals throughout Dubai provide COVID testing services for the general public. Please note that prices, availability and appointment requirements vary and may change at any time. Most but not all hospitals provide PCR, Antigen and RT-PCR testing. Contact your hospital of choice prior to your visit.

Medcare hospitals

Medcare hospitals are available at the following:

  • Medcare Hospital, near Al Safa Park – Al Hadiqa Rd.
    Call +9718006332273 for bookings and details.
  • Medcare Orthopaedics And Spine Hospital, 2nd Interchange.
    Please call +9718006332273 for bookings and details.
  • Medcare Paediatric Specialty Clinic Br Of Medcare LLC, Al Safa- Street 22A.
    Please call +9718006332273 for bookings and details.
  • Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, 2nd St – Garhoud.
    Please call +97142827788 for bookings and details.
  • Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Financial Center Rd.
    Please call +97144495111 for bookings and details.

To find the facility nearest to your location, please call 800199. Testing costs AED 250 and AED 199 for students, teachers, and school employees.

Other hospitals

American Hospital Dubai, 19th St – Oud Metha – Dubai.
+971 800 24392, open 7 AM Till 12 Midnight.

Medeor Hospital 24×7, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, Bur Dubai.
Available for walk-in appointments, please call the toll-free 80055 for additional details.
Cost: AED 250.

King’s College Dubai Marina Hospital
Every day from 7 AM to 11 PM
Al Marabea’ St – Dubai Hills – Dubai.
No appointment is necessary

Medeor Hospital
Open 24/7
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Rd

NMC Healthcare
Everyday 9 AM – 1 PM, 5 PM TO 9 PM
Al Hudaiba St

Zulekha Hospital
Open 24/7
Al Nahda

King’s College Dubai Hills Hospital
Every day from 7 AM to 11 PM
Al Marabea’ St – Dubai Hills – Dubai.
No appointment is necessary

Testing centers for children

Saliva COVID testing is usually preferred for children as it is less invasive, faster, and more convenient. Note that saliva testing is only eligible for children below 17 years of age and may not be acceptable for travel. Saliva testing for children is available at the followinglocations:

  • 24/7 Drive-thru tent – King’s College Hospital – Dubai Hills
  • Drive-thru tent – Dubai Investment Park
  • Dubai Hills – Walk-in clinic at the King’s College Hospital in Dubai Hills
  • King’s Dubai Marina Medical Centre – Walk-in clinic
  • King’s Jumeirah Medical Centre – Walk-in clinic

Additionally, the following DHA centers also provide saliva PCR testing. You can book your appointment through the DHA app, or by calling 800 342.

  • DHA test centres in the Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre (walk in tests)
  • Fakeeh University Hospital, Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Medcare facilties: Medcare Hospital Al Safa, Medcare Women and Children’s Hospital, Medcare Mirdif City Centre, Medcare Uptown Mirdif, Medcare Al Rashidiya
  • The Mediclinic Hospitals – City Hospital in Healthcare City, Welcare Hospital in Garhoud and Parkview Hospital (Umm Suqeim street)
  • Mediclinic branches – Dubai Mall, Arabian Ranches, Meadows, Ibn Battuta, Al Qusais, Mirdiff, The Springs and Deira

There are also two walk-in facilities, at Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre. These locations do not require appointments, and are open Sunday to Wednesday from 10am to 5pm, and from Thursday to Saturday 10am to 7pm.

COVID-19 throat swab saliva tests are also available at many private clinics, including:

Healthbay Umm Suqeim
PCR testing available on a walk-in basis
From Saturday to Thursday, from 8am to 6pm.

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Mediclinic City Hospital and Mediclinic Welcare Hospital
Drive-through facilities offering PCR testing 24/7, with no appointment necessary.

Mediclinic Dubai Mall
PCR Testing, appointments only
Available Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 6pm and Friday from 12pm to 5pm.

Mediclinic Al Sufouh, Mediclinic Arabian Ranches and Mediclinic Meadows
PCR testing – appointments only
Available weekdays and Saturdays, 8am to 7pm and on Fridays 8am to 4pm.

Mediclinic Ibn Battuta
PCR testing – appointments only
Available weekdays and Saturdays, 8am to 7pm and on Fridays 12pm to 7pm.

Mediclinic Mirdif
Walk-in only for PCR testing
Between 8.30am to 8pm from Saturday to Thursday and Friday from 3.30pm to 7pm.

Mediclinic Al Qusais
Walk-in only for PCR testing
Between 8am to 7pm from Saturday to Thursday and from 10am to 4pm on Fridays.

Mediclinic Deira
Walk-in only for PCR testing between 9am and 7pm from Saturday to Thursday
Advance booking can be done for groups on Friday from 2pm to 6pm.

Mediclinic Springs
PCR testing – appointments only
Available weekdays and Saturdays, 8am to 7pm. No PCR testing on Fridays.

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FAQs

Can I cancel a COVID-19 test I booked? ›

The test is completely voluntary. You can cancel the test that you've booked if you no longer need it. If you do decide to take a test, then you need to follow the instructions provided. As part of the registration process, we will send you a confirmation email with the details of your order or booking.

Can you delete NHS COVID-19 app? ›

You can delete the app at any time and/or turn off notifications. If you choose to delete the app, you will not receive any notifications (alerts) from the app about coronavirus (COVID-19) and the data stored by the app on your phone will be deleted.

Can you take ibuprofen if you have the coronavirus disease? ›

Patients can take paracetamol or ibuprofen when self-medicating for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever and headache, and should follow NHS advice if they have any questions or if symptoms get worse.

Do smokers suffer from worse COVID-19 symptoms? ›

Early research indicates that, compared to non-smokers, having a history of smoking may substantially increase the chance of adverse health outcomes for COVID-19 patients, including being admitted to intensive care, requiring mechanical ventilation and suffering severe health consequences.

Can I go abroad if I don't have the COVID-19 vaccine? ›

If you have not been fully vaccinated, you should continue to follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to, such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. You should carefully research the requirements of your destination country before travelling.

Has Canada dropped all COVID-19 restrictions? ›

Canada announced on Monday that it would remove all remaining coronavirus entry restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements, effective Oct. 1, ending some of the worlds longest and most stringent rules.

How long does it take to get the COVID-19 antibody test result? ›

You should get your result within 3 to 7 days of taking the test (usually by text or email).

Are COVID-19 tests 100% reliable? ›

No test is 100% reliable, even those who meet regulatory standards for performance and safety. The results are also only relevant to that sample at that point in time.

How long do COVID-19 booster side effects last? ›

Like all medicines, the COVID-19 vaccines can cause side effects, but not everyone gets them. Most side effects are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as: a sore arm from the injection.

Does the NHS COVID-19 app track my location? ›

It does not record or track where you or other app users are (for example, at home or in a public space). The app does not identify you or your location to other app users (or, as noted above, the government).

Can you get COVID-19 infection and flu at the same time? ›

Study results from early in the pandemic show individuals who catch both flu and COVID-19 at the same time, known as co-infection, are around twice as likely to suffer death compared to those who only have COVID-19.

How could smoking affect COVID-19? ›

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs. Smoking impairs lung function making it harder for the body to fight off coronaviruses and other diseases.

Are smokers at higher risk of developing severe respiratory disease from COVID-19? ›

The evidence clearly shows COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory system, which explains why smokers are at greater risk. A small but highly impactful survey from China finds that smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe disease.

Who are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19? ›

Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Is COVID-19 still a pandemic? ›

With over 1 million deaths this year alone, the pandemic remains an emergency globally and within most countries. "The COVID-19 summer wave, driven by Omicron BA.4 and BA.5, showed that the pandemic is not yet over as the virus continues to circulate in Europe and beyond," a European Commission spokesperson said.

What does a negative COVID-19 antibody test result mean? ›

A negative result means the test did not detect COVID-19 antibodies.

What is an antibody test for COVID-19? ›

An antibody test is a blood test to check if you've had coronavirus (COVID-19) before or been vaccinated.

How long does it take for COVID-19 booster to become effective? ›

It may take 7 days for a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to work.

Can I enter any Post Office with my COVID-19 test kit? ›

You must not enter any Post Office with your test kit.

Can you take ibuprofen if you have the coronavirus disease? ›

Patients can take paracetamol or ibuprofen when self-medicating for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever and headache, and should follow NHS advice if they have any questions or if symptoms get worse.

How do I know if I am eligible for a 500 Test and Trace Support Payment? ›

If you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate on or after 28 September 2020, you're under a legal obligation to do so, and could be eligible for a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment. This guidance sets out who can claim support and explains how to apply.

Is the NHS COVID-19 app private? ›

The app has been designed to use as little information and personal data as possible. All data that could directly identify you is only held on your phone, is never stored centrally, and is not shared anywhere else.

Can you take ibuprofen if you have the coronavirus disease? ›

Patients can take paracetamol or ibuprofen when self-medicating for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever and headache, and should follow NHS advice if they have any questions or if symptoms get worse.

What is the best household disinfectant for surfaces during COVID-19? ›

Regular household cleaning and disinfection products will effectively eliminate the virus from household surfaces. For cleaning and disinfecting households with suspected or confirmed COVID19, surface virucidal disinfectants, such as 0.05% sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) and products based on ethanol (at least 70%), should be used.

Does the NHS COVID-19 app track my location? ›

It does not record or track where you or other app users are (for example, at home or in a public space). The app does not identify you or your location to other app users (or, as noted above, the government).

Can you delete NHS COVID-19 app? ›

You can delete the app at any time and/or turn off notifications. If you choose to delete the app, you will not receive any notifications (alerts) from the app about coronavirus (COVID-19) and the data stored by the app on your phone will be deleted.

Does the COVID-19 app collect personal data? ›

• The app holds personal data, however, we do not collect personal data. For example, your app will hold details of the venues you have visited but this is not shared with us

Can you get COVID-19 infection and flu at the same time? ›

Study results from early in the pandemic show individuals who catch both flu and COVID-19 at the same time, known as co-infection, are around twice as likely to suffer death compared to those who only have COVID-19.

Do smokers suffer from worse COVID-19 symptoms? ›

Early research indicates that, compared to non-smokers, having a history of smoking may substantially increase the chance of adverse health outcomes for COVID-19 patients, including being admitted to intensive care, requiring mechanical ventilation and suffering severe health consequences.

How long does the virus that causes COVID-19 last on surfaces? ›

Recent research evaluated the survival of the COVID-19 virus on different surfaces and reported that the virus can remain viable for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, up to four hours on copper, and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

What are 'nudgeboxes' and what are they used for? ›

5,000 DNA 'Nudgebox' machines, supplied by DnaNudge, will be rolled out across NHS hospitals in the UK to analyse DNA in nose swabs, providing a positive or negative result for COVID-19 in 90 minutes, at the point of care. The machines will process up to 15 tests on the spot each day without the need for a laboratory.

How long does it take to get the COVID-19 antibody test result? ›

You should get your result within 3 to 7 days of taking the test (usually by text or email).

What is the Ronapreve? ›

Ronapreve is the first neutralising antibody medicine specifically designed to treat COVID-19 to be authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for use in the UK.

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