To contain the spread of coronavirus in the UAE, the DHA has a thorough system in place to test and monitor individuals that may be infected. There are numerous testing facilities where you can get a COVID-19 test in Dubai, as and when required.
Here’s everything you need to know about how, when and where to get tested for COVID-19 in Dubai.
COVID-19 testing in Dubai takes place at various DPI laser test centres, drive-through centres, medical clinics, as well as private and public hospitals in Dubai.
We have listed all the COVID-19 testing locations in Dubai. The facilities mentioned also include a number of best hospitals in Dubai.
Hospitals and laboratories offering COVID-19 testing in Dubai include:
You can also get yourself tested at these Medcare clinics testing centres. For details call 800-633-2273:
Other clinics include:
There are drive-through testing facilities located across Dubai:
For COVID-19 testing at DHA facilities, book your appointments by calling 800-342. According to the Dubai Health Authority, these venues will continue to provide testing in the emirate.
Children can get tested at two locations.
Throat swab saliva tests are available at the following locations:
Anyone who experiences the following symptoms should consider getting tested for COVID-19:
Also, if you come in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient, you should isolate yourself at home and then get tested at the first sign of any symptoms.
According to Dr Abdulla Al Rasasi (Head of Preventive Medicine at DHA), patients are suspected to have the virus if they have:
Downloading the AlHosn App can help you efficiently track the risk of contracting COVID-19.
COVID-19 tests have been capped at AED 50 by the UAE government. However, some groups can also get free testing. These include:
Some testing centres do require prior appointments. So, it is best to call the centre directly for clarity.
If the swab results come out positive, you need to stay at an isolation facility until full recovery. Your family needs to get screened for COVID-19 and practice home quarantine for at least 14 days.
Protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 by getting a coronavirus test in Dubai. Please bear in mind that you still have to wear masks in the public, according to face mask guidelines issued by the authorities. Failure to follow COVID-19 SOPs can result in hefty coronavirus fines in the UAE.
Stay tuned to MyBayut for more updates regarding COVID-19 testing in the UAE and guidelines.