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Recruitment and Healthcare Licensing


About Us

Success in any organisation depends largely on who you employ. It also depends on the people your employ to find these professionals.


Our aim is to become the leading Health Care Recruitment Agency in the UAE. We help Doctors and Allied Healthcare professionals secure their future in the UAE. Doctor Expat have partners in the UK, Europe, Hungary India and the Germany.
Our team combined have over 25 years’ experience in Healthcare Recruitment. Established in 2013, Doctor Expat was set up to make a difference for Healthcare Professionals around the world seeking employment in the GCC.
With a personalized, proactive service, we are small enough to care about our candidates, but big enough to find what you are looking for. Our staff have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for what we do, with the ability to respond and adapt swiftly to candidates needs, and actively respond to each and every query we receive in a short turnaround time.


Doctor Expat offer a unique service for both overseas and locally based health care professionals wanting to work in the UAE. No more battling with the authorities and spending months in applying for your DHA, HAAD, MOH or DHCC License application. We take care of everything, from paying all the required authority fees, to assistance with the Regulatory Licensing examinations.
Our consultants and representatives are experts in the local market and job conditions.

There are four types of licenses available in the UAE which allow Health Care Professionals to work. In October 2014, the UAE unified the registration requirements (PQR) for all authorities. This means that now all the requirements are the same, it does not mean that by obtaining a DHA Eligibility Letter for example will allow you to work in Abu Dhabi or Sharjah.

DHA(Granted by the Dubai Health Authority) This license allows you to practice in the city of Dubai only

HAAD  (Granted by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi) This license allows you to practice in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

MOH  (Granted by the Ministry of Health) This entitles the holder to practice anywhere in the UAE apart from the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For example Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah.

DHCC - (Issued by Dubai Health Care City-a free zone) A separate license by Harvard International. This license allows you to only practice only within the DHCC free zone and nowhere else in Dubai


1. Doctor Expat completes the full online registration process with HRD (Healthcare Registration Department) for your professional license on your behalf for DHA, HAAD MOH and DHCC Licenses.

2. Payment of all registration Fees.

3. Thorough assessment of documentation to ensure accuracy before submitting to the Health Authority.

4. Complete guidance and support.

5. Significant Reduction in the license processing time to 6-8 working weeks, whereas if you did this alone, it can take up to 6-8 months!

6. Most of all, our service is superior to any other. We offer complete support almost every day. Our standard turnaround times is 24 hours.


Licensing Package Prices start from only $550. Check our Packages section for more details


Exam fees are NOT included in our package costs.


Before you purchase any of our packages for your license, you will first need to check with us that you are eligible to work in the UAE as refunds are not given on any of the packages. The first step would be to visit our Primary Assessment Section under the Packages page. At a very small cost, Primary assessment of the documents for license application is a crucial step in getting your professional license for the UAE. 

Doctor Expat provide examination support for some of the Prometric Tests in the form of exam style questions from past students. Please check our examination page for more details and available papers.


Get In Touch

UAE Head Office
Creative City
Fujairah Creative Tower
PO Box 392269

UAE Working Hours: Sunday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Closed: Friday and Saturday
Tel: +971 4 311 6501
Fax: +971 4 332 8810

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UK Office
Kemp House
160 City Road
London EC1V 2NX

UK Working Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
Tel: +44 203 476 5653

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Pakistan Office
Suite No 201, Second Floor,
Building # 100-C, Main Itehad (Above Silk Bank),
Khayaban-e-Jami, DHA Phase 2, Karachi

Pakistan Working Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tel: +92 21 35880051
Mobile: +92 333 1038663

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