Licensing of Private Medical Facilities

Service completion duration

  • The following average service times apply to different stages in the process:...

Service fees

  • License Application Fees: AED100
  • Initial Inspection Fees:

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About the Service

This service enables health facilities to obtain the necessary license to practice and provide health and treatment services in the UAE. Such facilities include public and specialized clinics, medical centers, diagnostic and rehabilitation centers, emergency and home health centers, fertility and recuperation centers, one-day surgery centers and hospitals, and hospitals of different sizes and specialties.

Service Process

  • 1
    Register in the e-services and create a user name and password. To access the e-service, login and click on the service link to apply for a Facility License

    • 2
      Submit the application of initial inspection

      • 3
        Once the initial inspection is approved, submit the application to study the geometric plan and pay the fee

        • 4
          Once the site plan is approved, the initial approval for inspection will be issued

          • 5
            Apply for initial license approval and pay the application fee

            • 6
              Obtain the license requirements from relevant governmental departments, such as Civil Defense

              • 7
                Apply for licensing of the medical staff (doctors, technicians, nurses)

                • 8
                  Apply for final inspection

                  • 9
                    Once final inspection is approved, pay the final licensing fees and submit remaining documents

                    • 10
                      License will be issued through the e-system, sent via email and, in addition, downloaded via the website

                      Conditions & Requirements

                      1. Applicant must be a UAE national. The following are required to be attached to the owner's page

                        • Valid passport copy of the owner

                        • Family book copy of the owner

                        • Valid Emirates ID copy

                        • Recent passport-type photo with white background

                      2. A character reference (document available in Customer Happiness Centers) must be completed by the owner. Licensing procedures will resume following the approval of the authority concerned.

                      3. For the approval of a Trade License, the facility must be fully owned (100%) by the UAE national owner or he should own 51% in a limited liability company.

                      4. An electric elevator must be installed if the facility is located on high floors of a building

                      5. An electric elevator must be installed if the facility is located on high floors of a building

                      6. Initial approval will be valid for six (6) months only, which is the period granted to the owner to meet all the technical requirements and conditions for obtaining the MOHAP license. The initial approval does not imply the approval to practice or operate the facility; it is only granted in order to complete the procedures required to obtain the license.

                      FAQ’s

                      1. You can visit the Customer Happiness Center in the medical District where the facility is located.
                      Service completion duration
                      • The following average service times apply to different stages in the process:

                        • 1. Approval of the license application: one working day
                        • 2. Initial inspection: 5 - 10 working days
                        • 3. Verification of the site plan: 7 to 5 working days
                        • 4. Final inspection: 7 to10 working days
                        • 5. Final licensing: 3 to 5 working days
                      Service fees

                      License Application Fees: AED100

                      Initial Inspection Fees:

                      Hospital/Convalescent Home/Fertility Center/Emergency Center/Home Medical Center: AED2,000
                      General Clinic/Specialist Clinic/Medical Center/Medical Diagnosis Center/Rehabilitation Center: AED1,000

                      Verifying Site Plan Fees:

                      Hospital/Convalescent Home/Fertility Center/Emergency Center/Home Medical Center: AED2,000
                      General Clinic/Specialist Clinic/Medical Center/Medical Diagnosis Center/Rehabilitation Center: AED1,000

                      Re-verifying Geometric Site Plan Fees:

                      Hospital/Convalescent Home/Fertility Center/Emergency Center/Home Medical Center: AED1,000
                      General Clinic/Specialist Clinic/Medical Center/Medical Diagnosis Center/Rehabilitation Center: AED500

                      Final License Fees:

                      General Clinic/Rehabilitation Center/Home Health Center: AED5,000
                      Specialist Clinic/Medical Diagnosis Center/Emergency Center: AED6,000
                      Multi-Specialty Clinic: AED12,000 - 18,000 max.
                      Fertility Center/Convalescent Home/One-Day Surgery: AED20,000
                      Hospital (1 to 50 beds): AED20,000
                      Hospital (50 to 100 beds): AED30,000
                      Hospital (100+ beds): AED40,000
                      Service channels
                      • MOHAP Website

                      • Service Centers

                      • MOHAP Mobile App

                      Service locations

                      • MOHAP Website
                      • MOHAP Smart Application
                      • Services Provision Centers in the representative office (Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, UAQ, RAK, and Fujairah), available at the following Link
                      Payment channels
                      • E- Payment

                      Target audience
                      • Investors in the health sector who own different health facilities (Hospital, Convalescent Home, Fertility Center, Emergency Center, Home Medical Center, General and Specialized Clinics, Multi-Specialty Center, Medical Diagnosis Center, Rehabilitation Center, One-Day Surgery Center)

                      PDF Resources
                      Department name

                      Licensing and Accreditation Department

                      Sector name

                      Health Regulation Sector

                      Main service

                      Medical Establishment Licencing and Registration

                      Service Code

                      110-03-021-000

                      Service Classfication

                      Transactional

                      Service Type

                      Government to Business

                      Sub Service Type

                      Variation

                      Related Services
                      • Ministry of Interior: Owner's Security Clearance

                      • Economic Development Departments: Reserving the trade name

                      • MOHAP: Medical Profession Practicing License

                      • Economic Development Departments: Issuance of trade licenses

                      • Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation: Issuance of a radiation protection license

                      • Civil Defense: Issuance of a certificate of civil defense

                      • Medical Waste Disposal Agreement from the authorities concerned in each emirate

                      Service Bundle

                      This service is not linked currently with any service package

                      Number of Users

                      11037

                      Number of Applications

                      241

                      Required Documents
                      • Preliminary approval of inspection:

                        • A letter addressed To Whom It May Concern from the owner requesting the license of the medical facility

                        • Facility plan

                        • Site pictures

                        • Statement of the total number of students, including gender and school stage, and the capacity of the facility (in the case of school and nursery clinics)

                      • Initial approval of the license

                        • Facility plan with initial approval from MOHAP engineers

                        • License of the Department of Economic Development

                        • Letter of facility's application

                        • Security clearance of owner

                        • Owner's qualifications

                      • Final approval inspection

                        • Facility plan with initial approval of MOHAP engineers

                        • Facility plan with final approval of MOHAP engineers

                      • Final approval of the license:

                        • External billboard of the facility

                        • Medical waste agreement

                        • List of medical equipment

                        • Services price list

                        • License of radiation protection (issued by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation)

                        • Trade License issued by the Department of Economic Development

                        • Certificate of Preventive Safety (issued by the Civil Defense)

                        • List of partners' names

                        • Internal regulations and rules of the facility

                        • Facility plan with final approval of MOHAP engineers

                      Sustainable Goals
                      Good Health And Well-Being

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