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Updated 12 November 2021

When and where can I get tested?

Generally speaking, hospitals and other government healthcare installations throughout the country serve as testing facilities for Coronavirus. But in an effort to more comprehensively trace, identify and isolate new cases of infection, the UAE government has erected numerous screening centers to mass test the population. If you’re looking for an Arabic language guide, you can find it here – أين يمكنك إجراء فحص كورونا في الإمارات

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.

Testing for unvaccinated students 

As part of the back-to-school protocols for children returning to their campus, unvaccinated students from the age of 12 and over must undergo weekly PCR tests if they attend classes on their campuses.

The new protocol will be activated 30 days after schools reopen thereby giving an opportunity to all unvaccinated students to receive the jab. During this period, all vaccinated and unvaccinated students must conduct a PCR tests every two weeks. After the 30-day period, all unvaccinated students under the age of 12, and vaccinated students over 12, must undergo a PCR test every month. Unvaccinated students over 12 will be required to take a weekly PCR test.

Below, you can find designated testing centres assigned for each Emirate. 

Dubai

Drive-through test centers

Al Futtaim HealthHub

Drive-Thru Locations. (No appointments required):

  • Drive-Thru without an appointment to HealthHub 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 to Tashafi 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 form here. No appointment is necessary. 
Drive Through Station, HealthHub – Festival Plaza Mall Clinic. Fill the pre-registration form here. 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

Dubai Health Authority Centers

By appointment only, please call 800 342 for additional info before visiting any of the centers below. Please note that the test is free for those who are above 60 years old, pregnant women, have an ongoing chronic disease or have Covid-19 symptoms. To learn of the pricing for other categories, please call 800 1717.

Al Nasr Club
Every day from 8 AM to 12.40 PM
Oud Metha Road

Al Rashidiya Majlis
Every day from 11 AM to 6 PM
Al Rashidiya

Mall of Emirates
Every day from 10 AM to 12 AM
Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha

City Centre Deira
Every day from 10 AM to 12 AM
Port Saeed

Freiburg Medical Laboratory
Closed on Fridays. Open from 9 AM to 9 PM rest of the week
Khalifa Bin Zayed Road

Medsol Dubai Medical Laboratory
Every day from 8 AM to 9 PM
Al Rigga Road

National Reference Laboratory
Closed on Friday and Saturday. Open from 9 AM to 5 PM rest of the week
Al Barsha

Viafet Genomic laboratory
Every day from 8 AM to 8 PM
Al Was Road

Scientific Clinical Laboratories (Unilabs)
Every day from 8 AM to 10 PM
Al Hudaiba Awards Building

Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories
Every day from 8 AM to 10:30 PM
Gold’s Gym Al Musalla Tower

York Diagnostic Laboratories
Closed on Fridays. Open from 9 AM to 9 PM rest of the week
Indigo Towers

Agiomix
Open 24 hours all week
Dubai Science Park Warehouse Complex

Al Garhoud Private Hospital
Open 24 hours all week
Al Garhoud

Al Zahra Hospital
Open 24 hours all week
Sheikh Zayed Rd

American Hospitals Dubai
Closed on Fridays. Open from 8 AM to 8 PM rest of the week
Dubai Media City

CPS Clinical Pathology Services (MenaLab)
Every day from 7 AM to 12 PM
Umm Suqeim St

 

SEHA drive-through centers

To book an appointment call 800 1717. You can also download the Seha app, which is available for Apple and Android devices. Available every day, 10 AM to 8 PM. 

  • Port Rashid located at the main gate of Port Rashid (also called Mina Rashid (Price- Dh50)
  • Al Khawaneej located at ‘Last Exit’. Drive down D54 and follow signs for the Last Exit (Price- Dh50)
  • City Walk located at Al Wasl (Price- Dh50)
  • Emirates Field Hospital at Dubai Parks.

 

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.
  • Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, 2nd St – Garhoud.
    Please call +97142827788 for bookings and details.
  • Mediclinic City Hospital, Building 37 – 26th St.
    Please call +9718001999 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

Prime Medical Centre
Open every day 7 AM to 10 PM
Salah Al Din St 2nd Floor, Reef Mall – Deira

Aster Hospital
Open 24/7
9 A Street – Beirut St

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

Prime Medical Centres
Every day from 8 AM to 12 PM
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Rd

Saudi German Hospital
Open 24/7
Sheikh Zayed Rd

Thumbay Hospital
Open 24/7
Al Qusais

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

Emirates Speciality Hospital

Every day, between 11pm and 6am- Dh200, and
between 6am to 11pm- Dh220
Dubai Healthcare City – 26th St – Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai
No prior appointment is required.
 
 
 

Testing centres for children 

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.

MenaLabs Umm Suqeim
Drive-through PCR testing
No appointment necessary but registration preferred.

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 Saturday, 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 Saturday, 8am to 7pm. No PCR testing on Fridays

Abu Dhabi

Drive-through and screening centers

PCR tests are offered in the following drive-through centers.

Abu Dhabi

Al Bahia located in the Bahya Parking Ground, off Al Mu’ayid Street.
Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You can book a test by calling Seha on 800 1717 or via the Seha app.

Al Wathba (Near Al Wathba Camel Heritage Center). Head towards the Heritage Centre from Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Truck Road E30. 
Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You can book a test by calling Seha on 800 1717 or via the Seha app.

Zayed Sports City located in Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City Complex. 
Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You can book a test by calling Seha on 800 1717 or via the Seha app.

Abu Dhabi Corniche, next to Nation Towers.
8005566, 1st St, Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi

Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Al Madina near Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre.
Zayed The First St – Zone 1 – Abu Dhabi
Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Al Shamkha, near Shamkha Medical Centre
Al ShamkhahSH- 26 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital
Airport Road – Al RawdahW67 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Call toll-free 800 2000 for more info

Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital
Khalifa Street, next to National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Call toll-free 800 2000 for more info

The Galleria
Hamouda Bin Ali Al Dhaheri St – Jazeerat Al Maryah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Sunday to Thursday, 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Al Jazira Sports Club
Ground floor, near Tower B, between Gates 27 & 28 Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street. In front of Capital Health Screening Centre.
Sunday to Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM. Saturday, 8 AM to 1 PM

Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi City
Zayed PortMina Zayed – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center- Al Manhal                                                                                                 
Al Manhal – W4 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates                                                                                                           
Book through SEHA App or call 80051

SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center – Al Bahia
Deerfields – Al Bahyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Book through SEHA App or call 80051

SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center – Zayed Sports City
Mubadala Arena – Arabian Gulf St – Al RawdahW57 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Book through SEHA App or call 80052

SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center – Al Wathba
Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival – Al Wathbah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Book through SEHA App or call 80053

SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center – Corniche
Zayed The 1st Street – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Book through SEHA App or call 80054

SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center – Al Shamkha
Al ShamkhahSH-20 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Book through SEHA App or call 80055

SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center – Al Madina
Zayed The First St – Zone 1 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Book through SEHA App or call 80050

Private screening centers

ABU DHABI STEM CELLS CENTER
Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM

ABU DHABI STEM CELLS CENTER BOOTH – YAS MALL
Daily 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

ABU DHABI STEM CELLS CENTER FIELD TENT – AL MUSHRIF
24/7

ACCU CARE MEDICAL LABORATORY – AL AIN
Daily 08:30 AM – 12:00 MN

ACCURACY PLUS MEDICAL LABORATORY
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

ADVANCED MEDICAL CENTER DIAGNOSTIC CENTER – AL AIN                                                                                             
Saturday to Thursday- 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM and 04:30 PM – 10:00 PM                                                                                       
Friday 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM                                                                                 

AIN AL KHALEEJ HOSPITAL – AL AIN
Daily 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

AL BORG DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE FOR LABORATORIES L.L.C.
Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 6:00 PM -10:00 PM

AL FUAD MEDICAL CENTER
Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

AL HOSN ONE DAY SURGERY CENTER L.L.C
Saturday to Thursday 10:00 AM-08:00 PM

AL SHROOQ HEALTH SERVICES CENTER LLC – AL AIN
Sunday to Thursday 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM

AL SULTAN ADVANCED MEDICAL CLINICS – AL AIN                                                                                                               
Saturday to Thursday- 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM                                                                                                                                     
Friday- 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM

AL SHAMEEL HOME CARE                                                                                                                                               
Sunday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

BAYNUNA MEDICAL CENTER BOOTH – (CAPITAL MALL)
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

BURJEEL ROYAL HOSPITAL L.L.C – AL AIN                                                                                                                               
Saturday to Thursday- 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday- 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTRE FOR HEALTH SCREENING – L.L.C                                                                                   
Sunday to Thursday- 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM                                                                                                                           
Saturday- 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                                                                   
Note: Last token will be issued 30 mins prior to closing.

CLASSIC CARE MEDICAL CENTER – SWEIHAN, AL AIN
Saturday to Thursday 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM and 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM

CZECH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL – AL AIN
Daily 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

CZECH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL – AL AIN CLUB
Daily 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM

HEALTH PLUS MEDICAL LABORATORY / HEALTH PLUS DIABETES & ENDOCRINOLOGY CENTER
Saturday to Thursday 8:30 AM- 6:00 PM

INFINITY HEALTH CARE MEDICAL CENTER LLC – AL AIN
Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

MARINA HEALTH PROMOTION CENTER LLC                                                                                                                             
Saturday to Thursday- 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

MEDSTAR CLINICS – AL AIN INDUSTRIAL
Saturday to Thursday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

NEW NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER – MUSAFFAH
Daily 07:00 AM – 11:00 PM

PRIDE MEDICAL CENTER – AL AIN INDUSTRIAL
Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM – 12:00 MN
Friday 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

THE HEALTH TEAM MEDICAL CENTER L.L.C – AL AIN
Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

TRUE LIFE PRIMARY CARE CENTER L.L.C. – AL AIN

WELLNESS ONE DAY SURGERY CENTER LLC
Saturday to Wednesday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

YAS CLINIC GROUP – AL AIN
24/7

YAS CLINIC GROUP – Khalifa
Daily 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

YAS HEALTH CARE L.L.C. – BRANCH 1
Saturday to Wednesday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Al Ain

Al Hili Near Al Hili Park. 
Al Hili – Al Ain – United Arab Emirates

Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You can book a test by calling Seha on 800 1717 or via the Seha app.

Asharej in Maqam 2. Drive down Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street and follow signs for the drive-through center after the UAE University
Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You can book a test by calling Seha on 800 1717 or via the Seha app.

Ambulatory Health Services (SEHA), Al Muwaij’iCivic Center, in Al Sarouj area.
Saturday to Thursday, 10 AM to 4 PM and 8 PM to 1 AM during Ramadan.
Saturday to Thursday, 8 AM to 8 Pm post Ramadan.
Call +97180050 for appointments or book through the SEHA app.

Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital
Khalifa Street, Next to Choitram Supermarket – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Call toll-free 800 2000 for more info

Mediclinic Al Jowhara Hospital
Shakhboot Bin Sultan St – Al Jimi – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Call toll-free 800 2000 for more info

Al Dhafra

Ghayathi, Al Dhafra (Near Al Gayathi Market).
Ghiyathi – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
You can book a test by calling Seha on 800 1717 or via the Seha app.

Madinat Zayed (Al Dhafra) near Al Dhafra Mall. 
Zayed City – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You can book a test by calling Seha on 800 1717 or via the Seha app.

Al Mirfa, Near Al Mirfa Hospital
Al Fikr St – Al Marfa – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Al Sila, Near Sila Hospital
Ghweifat Road, A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Liwa

Near Liwa Hospital
مَحْضَر مْزِيرْعَةMzeer’ah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Delma

On Delma Island, near Delma Ferry Terminal
Delma – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

Hospitals and medical centres

If you’re a student, teacher or employee of a school, you can take advantage of a special COVID testing rate being offered by the following health facilities in Abu Dhabi. 

Burjeel Hospital (Al Najdah Street – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)
LLH Hospital (Me 7, Al Mussafah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates) 
Lifecare Hospital in Musaffah (M-24, Musaffah,Near Village Mall – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)
LLH Hospital Musaffah (Me 7, Al Mussafah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)
Mafraq Hospital (International Highway – Al Mafraq – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)
Cleveland Clinic (Hamouda Bin Ali Al Dhaheri St – Jazeerat Al Maryah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)

Priced at AED 199, results will be available in a 24 to 48 hour period. Please call the toll-free number 80055 for details.

 

Additional facilities offering walk-in and appointment-based testing

Burjeel Day Surgery centre on Reem island (The Arc Tower – Jazeerat Al ReemThe Gate District – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)
Burjeel Royal Hospital (Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed – Road – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)
Medeor International Hospital in Al Ain (‘AsharijBida Bin Ammar – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates)

Local health authorities have also designated a laser-based rapid screening test outpost located at the last exit on Sheikh Zayed Road before the Ghantoot checkpoint. The test will cost Dh50, but you’ll need to pre-book an appointment online.

Testing centres for children 

In Abu Dhabi, all schools now offer free on-campus testing for students. Vaccinated school-going children in other emirates can also get free PCR tests every month. This means that students will often undergo the PCR tests in the absence of their parents.

Saliva tests are available in G42 healthcare centres and Seha drive-through screening centres for school pupils.

Free nasal Covid-19 PCR tests are also available in all government and private screening centres.

Appointments can be made via the Seha app, or by calling 800 50.

Sharjah

Screening center

Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club Drive down E311 from Sharjah. Once you pass the Tasheel centre on your right, you will find the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club on your right. 
Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
To book an appointment call 800 1717. You can also download the Seha app, which is available for Apple and Android devices.

Al Rahmaniya Mazairah – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates
Please call +971 800 1717 for inquiries.
 
Sharjah Health Center MOH
مركز الشارقة الصحي Sharjah Health Center MOH
Near 178, Al Zahra’a Street19, Othman Bin Al Suheer Street Bu Tina, Al Sharq
Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Phone: 06 565 2301

 

Clinics and hospitals

Medcare Medical Clinic, Sharjah, Jawhara Building, Al Taawun- Sharjah
Al Jawhara Building – Al Taawun St – Al Taawun – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.
For walk-in or booking appointments and inquiries, call 8006332273.
Cost: AED 150

Pure Health Clinic, Sharjah Expo Centre, P.O.Box 3222,Sharjah.
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM  (Closed Friday and Saturday)
For walk-in or booking appointments and inquiries, call +97165770000

Prime Medical Centers, at King Faisal Street, Al Qasimiya and at the Zero 6 Mall.
9:00 AM to 9:00 AM daily.
Cost: AED 250 plus VAT, Students AED 230 plus VAT, with group discounts up for offer.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla
Al Arouba St – Al GharbAl Ghuwair – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates
For appointments, call 056 5043555

 

Home testing

Should you require home testing, the following options are available to you.

Reem Medical Diagnostics
Available in Dubai and Sharjah
Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You may secure a visitation by call or WhatsApp at 0502130772. Test results will be available within 24 hours.
Cost: AED 199 for the first 199 callers

Medcare Home Services
Home PCR testing, bookable through the website and by calling +971504427613.
Available daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Cost: AED 520 (results in 48 hours) and AED 900 (results in 24 hours).

Pure Health Clinic, Sharjah Expo Centre, P.O.Box 3222, Sharjah
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.
Booked via email ([email protected]), or through WhatsApp on +971565110001
Cost: AED 370

VFS Global Services
Home PCR testing, bookable through the website and by calling +97165505752
Available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed Friday and Saturday)
Cost: AED 520 (results in 48 hours) and AED 900 (results in 24 hours).

Testing centres for children 

  • Al Riffa Health Center
  • Sharjah Health Center
  • Al Khalidiya Health Center
  • Al Hamriya Health Center
  • Al Dhaid Health Center
  • Al Maliha Health Center
  • Al Madam Health Center
  • Al Thameed Health Center
  • Dibba Al Hisn Health Center
  • Al Nahwa Health Center
  • Khor Fakkan Health Center
  • Al Batayeh Health Center
  • Nazwa Health Center
  • Family Health Promotion Center
  • Wadi Al-Helou Center.

 

Ajman

Clinics and screening center

The test centre is located in Al Jurf. As you drive down E11, the centre will be on your right, soon after Ajman City Centre. 
Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
To book an appointment call 800 1717. You can also download the Seha app, which is available for Apple and Android devices.

Prime Medical Clinic, at Grand Mall, Ajman
Ajman garan mall – Ajman – United Arab Emirates

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. You may secure your booking by calling: 04 7070999
PCR test cost: AED 250 plus VAT, Students AED 230 plus VAT, Group Discounts available.

Al Bait Metwahid Hall, Ajman
ADNOC Al Muntazi Bus Stop – Ajman – United Arab Emirates

Free Covid-19 testing. With the center’s testing capacity at over 2,000 people per day.

Ajman University
University Street,Al jerf 1 – Ajman – United Arab Emirates

Free laser-based DPI Covid-19 Testing Center. 

Al Hamidiya Health Centre
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Street Humaideya 2
Open Sunday to Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM

Aster Clinic (drive through centre)
Opposite ADNOC Petrol Station and Ramada Hotel Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, Street – Ajman
Open everyday 8 AM to 8 PM

Testing Centre Located at Festival Land opposite Al Zawra Roundabout
DPI laser tests for Dh50 and PCR tests for Dh75

Testing centres for children 

  • Muzairah Health Center
  • Al Madinah Health Center
  • Al Manama Medical Center
  • Mushairif Health Centre
  • Sheikh Khalifa Hall
  • National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from10 am to 8pm

 

Umm al Quwain

Clinics and screening center

SEHA Screening centre at Sheikh Khalifa Hall
Close to Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, off E11
Open everyday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
To book an appointment call 800 1717. You can also download the Seha app, which is available for Apple and Android devices.

Free PCR tests are available at all the medical centres of Primary Healthcare Department of the Umm Al-Quwain.

Testing centres for children 

  • Al Khazan Health Center
  • Falaj Al Mualla Health Center
  • Al Rafa Health Center
  • National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from 10am to 8pm.

Fujairah

Screening centers

Near Fujairah Hospital. 
NBF Fujairah Run – Fujairah – United Arab Emirates
Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
To book an appointment call 800 1717. You can also download the Seha app, which is available for Apple and Android devices.

Fujairah Exhibition Center
Fujairah – United Arab Emirates

For opening hours, please call +97192231212.

 

Hospitals

Dibba Hospital, Dibba Al Fujairah
Please contact +971 9 206 1500 for prices and other details. 
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM

 

Testing centres for children 

  • Al-Faseel Family Health Promotion Center
  • Al Qurrayah Health Centre
  • Murbah Health Center
  • Qidfaa Health Center
  • Al Bidya Health Center
  • Dhadna Health Centre
  • Al Halah Primary Health Centre
  • Tawyeen Health Centre
  • Kholaybiyah Health Center
  • Wadi Al-Sidr Health Center
  • Siji Health Center

MoHAP’s external facilities that provide COVID-19 testing in Fujairah for children include:

  • Dibba Exhibition Centre
  • Al Orouba Hall
  • Fujairah Exhibition Centre
  • Sheikh Khalifa Hall
  • National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from 10am to 8pm.

 

Ras al Khaimah

Screening centers

Dafan Al Khor Centre. Drive down Al Qawasim Corniche Road, and turn towards the Eid Prayer Ground
Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
To book an appointment call 800 1717. You can also download the Seha app, which is available for Apple and Android devices.

RAK Medical Center Al Hamra. Al Hamra Mall, Near to Food Court, First Level.
Sunday to Monday, from 10 AM to 10 PM. Call +97172278308 to book your appointment.

 

Hospital

RAK Hospital
From Sunday to Saturday, walk-in testing sessions are available 24 hours a day. Individual PCR tests do not require appointments or bookings. Corporate or group testing does require an appointment.   
Contact information 07-2074444.

 

Testing centres for children 

  • Al Ma’arid Health Center
  • Al Jazeera Health Center
  • Digdagga Health Center
  • Al Dhait Health Centre
  • Al Hamraniyah Medical Centre
  • Munay’i Medical Center
  • Wadi Asfini Medical Center
  • Kedra Medical Center
  • Shuka Medical Center
  • Saif bin Ali Medical Center
  • Rams Health Center
  • Al Nakheel Medical Center
  • Shaml Medical Center
  • Algeer Medical Center
  • Julphar Health Center
  • RAK Exhibition Center and the National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from 10am to 8pm.

 

What is the current situation?

The United Arab Emirates has been witnessing a steady drop in daily COVID-19 cases, as cases have been staying below 100 per day. The UAE is hoping to boost its economy by attracting 25 million business and tourist visits to Expo 2020 Dubai, the first world fair to be held in the Middle East. The event began on Oct. 1 and will run for six months.

The United Arab Emirates’ response to the Coronavirus outbreak has been considered exemplary by experts, mainly due to a number of factors. Chief among them are high testing numbers and the availability of top-class medical facilities.

Specifically pertaining to COVID-19 testing, it is widely regarded as one of the most effective ways of minimizing the spread of the virus. Numerous testing facilities are spread out across the country, providing UAE residents with effortless and increased access to safeguard their health as well as those around them.    

That being said, it’s important to realize that not everyone is required to take the test, doing so out of fear or panic would be counterproductive as it would overburden the available health facilities and personnel.

The following are guidelines to where, when, and whether or not you should get yourself tested for COVID-19 within the UAE.

How do I know if I should take the test?

According to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), symptoms of the infection are as follows:

– Fever
– Shortness of breath
– Cough
– Headache
– Sore throat

Those who exhibit the above symptoms are considered a priority by the authorities in terms of taking the Coronavirus test.

A test may also be warranted if you’ve been in contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case, or have a travel history within the last 14 days.

Additionally, you’re classified as vulnerable should you are over 65 years of age, pregnant, or have other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and other medical conditions.

If you are traveling out of the Emirates, you can also get yourself tested, thanks to the affordable and accessible pre-travel Covid-19 testing in UAE offered by major airlines and healthcare facilities.

COVID test also mandatory for visitors from a select group of countries on arrival in Dubai, even if you do not exhibit symptoms and you are carrying a negative PCR certificate. Abu Dhabi recently reviewed its entry guidelines and you’d now need to get a COVID test done on the 6th and 12th day after your arrival in the emirate. 

How much would I need to pay for the test?

Individuals under the “most vulnerable” category will be tested for free. Individuals considered vulnerable are those who are above 65 years of age, those who are pregnant, or those with ongoing chronic diseases. If you are suspected to have contracted the virus after the pre-assessment screening, the test will be free for you too.

For everyone else, a test will cost AED 50. This will be the standard rate at all medical facilities in the country, according to the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). Results of these tests must be released within 24 hours.

Do I need to prepare anything for the test?

While document requirements may vary depending on where you live, the authorities would generally ask for one of the following:

– Passport copy
– Visa copy
– Original Emirates ID
– Tenancy contract/ latest DEWA bill
–  Recent passport photograph
– Medical insurance card
– Health Card /Family Card (for UAE Nationals)

What should I do once I’ve reached the test center?

Bookings for a test appointment at any drive-thru facility in the UAE can be made from the SEHA app or by calling the Estijaba helpline at 8001717. In Dubai, you may also call the Dubai Health Authority hotline 800342 or visit here. Once at the screening center, make sure that you’re wearing your mask and gloves at all times, as per the UAE health protocols.

Once the test has been completed, please head home and remain there until your test results have been confirmed.

In addition to the drive-thru testing facilities, the UAE also has a home testing service known as the National Home Testing Programme for People of Determination for people who are unable to reach the testing centers. For booking appointments for the same, you may call  02-5968689.

How long until I get my results?

Results of these tests will be released within 24 hours.

If you are tested negative for the infection, a text message or a phone call will be made by the authorities.

However, if you are tested positive, you will be notified by the authorities and they will recommend a self-isolation at home or at designated facilities depending on the severity of your symptoms.

What will happen if I test positive?

If your test is positive, please do not panic. The government will provide the required emergency services for you and your family. If you test positive you must visit the Ministry of Health and Prevention or other authorised health authorities to receive treatment,

The DHA will send healthcare personnel to your place of residence and they will bring your family members in for screening. If said family members do not show any symptoms of the infection, they will be allowed to return home but will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine.

Should your family members display symptoms, then they will be moved to a facility where they can be isolated and administered treatment until they are tested negative for Coronavirus.

The entirety of the process may take up to three weeks.

After testing positive for COVID-19, the authorities will conduct contact tracing; meaning contacting and screening all the people who may have been in close contact with you prior to your COVID-19 test. This is to ensure that the outbreak is properly dealt with and contained.

To know about where to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in the UAE, visit here.