Coronavirus: where to get a PCR test in Dubai

Screening tents operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) are offering the test for Dh50

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 as little as Dh50 at some walk-in and and drive-through screening tents across the city.

Prices for tests vary in the emirate but have dropped over the past few months as Covid-19 testing was stepped up across the country.

Screening tents operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) in Dubai, including centres in Mina Rashed, City Walk and Al Khawaneej, are offering the test for Dh50.

The price is slightly higher at some private hospitals and clinics in the emirate, however facilities are not allowed to charge more than Dh150 per test, the Dubai Health Authority said earlier this year.

Tests remain free of charge for those suspected of being infected with the virus, as well as those in vulnerable groups, including people with existing medical conditions and the elderly.

Most testing centres in the city offer walk-in appointments and now guarantee results within 24 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, some passengers travelling to Dubai have to take a mandatory Covid-19 test before they fly.

Further details regarding the criteria for flying, including which destinations require what, can be found on airlines' dedicated websites.

More than 75 million PCR tests have been conducted to date, making the UAE one of the top global testers per capita.

Here is a list of some hospitals and clinics offering PCR testing.

Menalabs Drive-through tent, Dubai

Price Dh110 for same-day appointment (results within 24 hours)

Appointment Drive-through (testing tent on premises off Umm Suqeim street)

Opening times 7am to midnight

Location Umm Suqeim street, Dubai

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Seha tents, Dubai

Price Dh50 for same-day appointment (results within 24 hours)

Appointment Drive-through 

Opening times Sunday to Saturday: 10am to 8pm

Location Mina Rashed, City Walk and Al Khawaneej

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Mediclinic, Deira (walk-in)

Price Dh150 (results within 24 hours)

Appointment Walk-in, appointment basis

Opening times 9am to 8pm

Location Deira, Dubai

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NMC Royal Hospital

Price Dh85 (results within 24 hours)

Appointment By appointment only

Opening times 8am to midnight

Location Dubai Investment Park, Dubai

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Prime Medical Centre

Price Dh150 (results within 24 hours)

Appointment Walk-in (via main entrance). No appointment necessary

Opening times 9am to 7pm Saturday to Thursday; 2.30pm to 8pm on Friday

Location Motor City, Dubai

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