Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 28 October 2020


Coronavirus: Where to get a PCR nasal swab test in Dubai for Dh150

Previously the test typically cost Dh370, but many medical centres in the emirate have reduced prices in recent weeks

Latest: How and where to get a Covid-19 test in Dubai and across the UAE

Residents in Dubai can now get a PCR nasal swab for a reduced price of Dh150 at government-run hospitals.

Dubai Health Authority said the price had been reduced from Dh250.

Prices have come down over the past few weeks as wide scale Covid-19 testing has been stepped up across the country.

Previously, the test typically cost Dh370 for individuals. It is still free of charge for those suspected to have contracted the virus as well as those in vulnerable groups.

Private hospitals in the emirate are not allowed to charge more than Dh250 per test, the authority said.

Most testing centres in the city offer walk-in appointments and guarantee results within 24 to 48 hours.

In some clinics, patients have the option to pay an additional charge for an express service to get test results within a few hours.

In line with safety measures, passengers travelling to Dubai have to take a mandatory Covid-19 test before they fly.

A negative PCR test is also required when travelling from Dubai to a number of countries, including the UK and large parts of Europe.

To enter Abu Dhabi, commuters also have to carry a negative PCR test certificate or a DPI laser test obtained within the previous 48 hours.

Well over 7 million tests have been conducted across the country since the outbreak began.

Here, The National has put together a list of some hospitals and clinics offering PCR testing:

Emirates Specialty Hospital

Price: Dh249 for walk-in appointment (results within 24 hours); Dh750 for Express service (results within five hours, test has to be carried out before midnight)

Appointment: Walk-in (testing tent on hospital premises)

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai


Mediclinic Parkview Hospital (drive-through facility)

Price: Dh250 (results within 24-48 hours)

Appointment: Drive-through facility, no appointment necessary

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Al Barsha South, Dubai


NMC Royal Hospital

Price: Dh250 (results within 48 hours); Dh350 for Express service (results within 24 hours)

Appointment: Walk-in (GP clinic on ground floor)

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Dubai Investment Park, Dubai


Zulekha Hospital Dubai

Price: Dh250 (results within 24-48 hours)

Appointment: Walk-in (via Emergency Room)

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Al Nahda, Dubai


Medeor Hospital Dubai

Price: Dh250 (test results within 24 hours)

Appointment: Walk-in or book an appointment on 80055

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Bur Dubai (near Burjuman Metro station)

Updated: October 28, 2020 10:23 AM

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