Saudi medical licence holders can practise in Dubai

The doctors who hold Saudi medical practice licence will be allowed to practise in Dubai and vice-versa, said officials on Monday.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:37 AM

Last updated: Wed 24 May 2023, 2:37 PM

The decision was taken recently after the Dubai Health Authority and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities held talks to further strengthen their cooperation to benefit the medical sector in the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The move is expected to benefit the 3,000-plus medical specialists working in Dubai.

“This will greatly benefit doctors in both countries as they will be able to hold visiting sessions and workshops in either of the countries,” said Dr Ramadan Ibrahim, 
Director of the DHA Health Regulation.During the meeting, Dr Ibrahim also provided an overview of the licensing system in Dubai for both health facilities and medical professionals.

The DHA Health Regulation Department manages the regulation requirements for over 2,200 health facilities, including clinics and pharmacies, 20 hospitals as well 
as 16,000 healthcare professionals including doctors and technicians.

Dr Ibrahim highlighted that in 2010, the department licensed 2,082 facilities, of which 184 were new ones.

The total number of transactions in 2010, including licensing of establishments and healthcare professionals, was 308,349, of which 290,338 were done electronically and 18,011 directly whereby customers had to personally visit the regulation offices.

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