Located in the heart of Dubai, the world’s largest healthcare free zone comprises two phases.
Phase 1, dedicated to Healthcare and Medical Education, occupies 4.1 million square feet in Oud Metha, and
Phase 2, which is dedicated to Wellness, occupies 22 million square feet in Al Jadaf, overlooking the historic Dubai Creek.
All Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) must obtain a license from Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR), an independent regulatory arm responsible for licensing healthcare providers and professionals, and setting and maintaining international best practice in healthcare delivery and patient care within the free zone.
The licensing board is an independent, final license-granting authority. The board, comprising prominent local and international healthcare experts, is appointed by the DHCA Board of Directors and has ultimate responsibility for the licensing and credentialing of Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Operators (HCOs) clinical facilities within the free zone.
The DHCR’s licensing department conducts Primary Source Verification, an in-house process through which HCPs’ credentials are verified for authenticity and accuracy from the issuer. The department is responsible for ensuring that licensing of HCPs is carried out in accordance with regulations.