Dubai Healthcare City

About Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is a free zone committed to creating a health and wellness destination.  

Since its launch in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the free zone has worked towards its vision to become an internationally-recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research.

Located in the heart of Dubai, the healthcare free zone comprises two phases, offering 26 million total square feet GFA (Gross Floor Area). Phase 1, dedicated to healthcare and medical education, is located in Oud Metha, and Phase 2, dedicated to wellness, in Al Jaddaf Dubai, overlooking the historic Dubai Creek.

The free zone is governed by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) and regulated by the independent regulatory arm, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR), whose quality standards are accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua).

In line with the Dubai government’s vision of developing the emirate into a healthcare hub, DHCA works to increase access to quality healthcare services, improve patient safety and enhance capacity and capabilities in medical education and research.