This can be easily done as the UAE hospitals and clinics have websites where their names, specialty, and credentials list all the doctors. Some hospitals have a full explanation of what the doctors specialize in. You can always call the hospital and check for details about the doctor and the facilities. Hospital staff speaks Arabic, English, and other languages depending on where they originate from because the UAE is a multicultural country.
To secure an appointment with a doctor, you will have to open a new file with the hospital where the doctor practices. The documents needed to open a file with the hospital are:
After this, you can book an appointment with the doctor and prepare yourself for delivery.
Standard childbirth methods like natural birth and c-sections are widely practiced in the UAE. Recently there have been rare reports of water births in certain UAE hospitals. You can discuss your preferred childbirth method with your gynecologist and see which ones are offered at the hospital.
Childbirth and maternal healthcare services are expensive in the UAE. Standard delivery in a private hospital can cost you anywhere between 22,000 AED to 30,000 AED, with the charges increasing for C-section deliveries. Giving birth in a government hospital may cost anywhere above 7,000 AED, depending on the mode of delivery. Check with your doctor or hospital to see if the charges are within your budget.
Due to the soaring prices, it is mandatory to have medical insurance for every expatriate employed in the UAE. If your husband is working in the UAE, ensure that he has maternity care in his insurance package.
Make sure to have a certified Marriage certificate with you, a mandatory document to register your child's birth. Next, you can proceed to the Consulate of your country and apply for the birth certificate.
It is compulsory to apply for a UAE residence visa for your newborn within 120 days of their birth. If you cannot do so, you will have to settle a fine of 100 AED every day exceeding the deadline. The procedure to apply for a newborn residence visa in UAE is the same as a family residence visa.
You must apply for a UAE residence visa for a newborn baby within 120 days of birth; otherwise, you will have to pay an AED100 fine for each day beyond the deadline. This process is the same as for a family residence visa.