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Updated 19 February 2021.

In an effort to tighten the control of the Coronavirus spread, the UAE government has erected numerous screening centers to mass test the population. Here are some places in Abu Dhabi you can go to get tested.

The Government of Abu Dhabi has stated that people wishing to enter Abu Dhabi must be screened for COVID-19 and only negative results will be allowed entry.

If you’re planning on entering Abu Dhabi, local health authorities have designated 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.

Free testing:

If you fall under any of the following categories, you can book a COVID-19 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for free at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Seha screening centres:

  • UAE nationals
  • Senior citizens above 50 years old
  • Residents above 50 years old
  • People suffering from chronic disease
  • Residents who are showing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive case.

If you are one of the above given categories, you can book by calling on 8001717. 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.

If you’re in Abu Dhabi, you can find other screening centers around the area here:

Abu Dhabi city:

Al Bahia located in the Bahya Parking Ground, off Al Mu’ayid Street. Google location: 24.535229,54.674485
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.
Cost: AED 370

Al Wathba (Near Al Wathba Camel Heritage Center). Head towards the Heritage Centre from Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Truck Road E30. Google location: 24.222283,54.681891
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.
Cost: AED 370

Zayed Sports City located in Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City Complex. Google location: 24.413665,54.453839 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.
Cost: AED 370

Abu Dhabi Corniche, next to Nation Towers. Google location
Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Al Shamkha, near Shamkha Medical Centre. Google location
Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital. Google location
Call toll free 800 2000 for more info

Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital. Google location
Call toll free 800 2000 for more info

 

Al Ain

Al Hili Near Al Hili Park. Google location: 8Q2J+F8 Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
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.
Cost: Dh370

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.
Cost: Dh370

Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital. Google location
Call toll free 800 2000 for more info

Mediclinic Al Jowhara Hospital. Google location
Call toll free 800 2000 for more info

 

Al Dhafra

Ghayathi, Al Dhafra (Near Al Gayathi Market). Google location: 23.837810,52.809111
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.
Cost: Dh370

Madinat Zayed (Al Dhafra) near Al Dhafra Mall. Google location: 23.636306,53.708532
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.
Cost: Dh370

Al Mirfa, Near Al Mirfa Hospital. Google location
Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Al Sila, Near Sila Hospital. Google location
Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Liwa

Near Liwa Hospital. Google location
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. Google location
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
LLH Hospital 
Lifecare Hospital in Musaffah
LLH Hospital Musaffah

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
Burjeel Royal Hospital
Medeor International Hospital in Al Ain

If you are suspected to have contracted the virus or are an elderly, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases, the test will be free of cost to you.