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Health & safety

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Emergency numbers

Police: 999

Ambulance: 998

Fire Department: 997

Hospitals in Dubai

Dubai has an excellent standard of healthcare. Medical staff generally speaks both English and Arabic. Most people based in Dubai tend to have private insurance and opt for private hospitals.

Emirates Hospital Jumeirah Aster Hospitals Dubai Medcare Mediclinic

Dental Crossroads Dental Clinic NOA Dental Clinic Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic

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Is Dubai safe for solo female travelers?

"I've lived in Dubai for 16 years and, since leaving the UAE to travel full-time I've met travelers worried about the safety of this city. Perhaps as a Middle Eastern city, it raises concerns or caution. But to me, it feels very safe for solo travelers."
Sharon Ward, writer at My Free Range Family

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Best travel insurance for Dubai

Travelers are required to have international health insurance for their entire trip.


*this information is taken from the official CDC website

Being up to date with routine vaccinations should be enough when traveling to UAE.

Drinkable tap water?

The water in Dubai meets international standards and is drinkable. However, the quality of the pipes in a particular building or their storage tanks could make drinking tap water unsafe. Some residents boil their water, use water filters, or simply purchase bottled water. The water in Dubai is safe to use for cooking.

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