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Complete Guide On How Doctors Can Apply For A DHA License

The healthcare sector of the UAE has witnessed tremendous growth over the years and is projected to grow to AED 39.4 billion by 2025.

Dubai is among the leading destinations for medical treatments for patients seeking quality care. Not just for patients, Dubai is the most preferred employment destination for healthcare professionals looking to further their careers in another country.

However, for doctors to migrate to Dubai, they must apply for a DHA license to start their career journey. Let’s understand a DHA license and the process aspiring doctors need to follow to obtain it.


What is a DHA license?

For doctors to start practicing in Dubai, they need to obtain a DHA (Dubai Health Authority) license issued by the Health Regulation Department (HRD) of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). 

The Dubai Health Authority is on a mission to transform Dubai’s healthcare system with innovative technology and talented professionals while ensuring that patients receive nothing less than high-quality care. 

The entire process consists of applying for the license and passing the skill tests and necessary assessments. Hence, professionals must pass the skill tests to obtain the DHA license. 

The authority only issues DHA licenses to healthcare professionals who are competent and talented to provide quality patient care to the people of Dubai. 

Below mentioned are the categories of healthcare occupations that qualify for the license:

  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Nurse/Midwife
  • Allied Health or Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Healthcare Occupations Categories

Since acquiring a DHA license for doctors is mandatory, it comes with its own set of benefits, such as: 

  • Eligible to work in the Dubai healthcare sector
  • Better job opportunities in Dubai
  • Can directly work for Dubai healthcare institutions
  • Licensed doctors have better compensation
  • Increases the credibility of the doctor or healthcare professional


Below are the documents that doctors need to furnish to proceed further.

Minimum requirements for DHA license/ List of documents:

  • Transcript of Records
  • Work experience and related credentials
  • Good standing certificate
  • Surgical logbook (for surgeons)
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Recent passport-size photograph


The 5-Step License Procurement Process

Step 1: Initial Screening

Pre-screening of education and experience certificates by relevant authorities

Step 2: CBT Exam

Doctors are required to score 60% in their chosen field to become eligible

Step 3: Oral Assessment

Assessment by 2-3 experts to check scenario-based knowledge

Step 4: Eligibility Letter

Issued to signify the confirmed hiring of the candidate

Step 5: License Activation

Activation of license once the candidate joins the employer.

The 5-Step License Procurement Process


For more information, you can visit the DHA website or seek a professional service provider to throw some much-needed light on the entire procedure in a hassle-free manner. 



Fast Track Solutions, a medical recruitment agency based in the UAE, is well-acquainted with the entire licensing procedure and can guide you step by step with the process.

Incorporated in 2013, we at Fast Track Solutions have helped several healthcare professionals find their way into the UAE healthcare industry with well-established jobs.

With licensing assistance, we are turning the dream of healthcare professionals into reality.

If you are a doctor from the UK looking to migrate to the UAE as a healthcare professional, then you may go through our previous blog and learn how we can help you skyrocket your career in the UAE.

We at Fast track Solutions offer recruitment solutions to candidates who wish to work in the UAE. We provide 100% support to the candidates during the entire process.

So, connect with us today and seek expert advice on a hassle-free licensing process.