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Dubai Emergency Telephone Numbers


ServiceTelephone
Police999 (emergency)
901 (non-emergency)
Ambulance998 / 999
Fire Department997
Coast Guard996
Water Electricity (DEWA)991
Website

The number 999 can be called from any telephone. The operator will speak English. Describe the nature of the emergency and follow instructions given.

Hospitals (Accident & Emergency)

In case of a medical emergency, go directly the nearest hospital's Accident & Emergency entrance.

Private Hospitals
Government Hospitals
Latifa Hospital (formerly Al Wasl Hospital) is a specialist hospital for women, children and high risk pregnancies
At: Oud Metha Road, Al Jadaf
Tel: 04 219 3000
Dubai Hospital
 At
: Corner of Baraha Street/Abu Bakkir Al Siddique Road,
Al Baraha (Deira)
Tel: 04 219 5000
Rashid Hospital
 At
: Oud Metha Road, Oud Metha
Tel: 04 219 1000
American Hospital
 At
: Between Movenpick Hotel and Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha
Tel: 04 336 7777
Website
Belhoul Specialty Hospital
 At
: Al Khaleej Road, Al Baraha, Deira
Tel: 04 214 0257
Website
Cedars - Jebel Ali International Hospital
 At
: Near Free Zone Gate 2, Jebel Ali Free Zone
Tel: 04 881 8816
Tel: 04 881 4000
Website
Medcare Hospital
 At
: Across from Safa Park, Al Safa 1
Tel: 04 407 9111
 
The City Hospital
 At
: Healthcare City
Tel: 04 435 9999
Tel: 800 4428
Welcare Hospital
 At
: Near Aviation College, Garhoud
Tel: 800 4428
Website
Zulekha Hospital
 At
: Across from Al Nahda Pond Park, Al Nahda 2
Tel: 04 267 8866
Website

24 Hour Pharmacies

PharmacyTelephone
Pharmacy Ibn Sina Central  
 At
: Bur Dubai, Al Mankhool
Tel: 04 355 6909
Sondos Pharmacy  
 At
: Al Dhiyafah Street (near Belhoul Hospital), Satwa
Tel: 04 346 0660
Yara Pharmacy
 At
: Rigga Street, Deira
Tel: 04 222 5503
Life Pharmacy
At: Al Barsha Road, Jumeirah
At: Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl
At: Rigga Street, Deira
At: Nasr Square, Deira
Tel: 04 344 1122


Road Service

  • Arabian Automobile Association: 24 hour roadside assistance anywhere within the UAE (membership-based)
     Tel
    : 800 4 900

Emergency Vets

Some veterinary surgeons do house calls or are open for emergencies.

Helplines in Dubai

ServiceTelephone
Al Ameen (anonymous reporting of criminal activity)Tel: 800 4888
email
Dubai Foundation for Women and ChildrenTel: 800 111
email
Dubai Police Tourist Security DepartmentTel: 800 4438
Dubai Police Victim Support ProgrammeTel: 800 8989
Alcoholics AnonymousTel: 056 149 6292
Website
Al-Anon Family Support GroupTel: 050 697 4393
Consumer RightsTel: 600 545 555

Other Emergencies

In the event of a non-medical related emergency, contact the local Embassy for information. Most Embassies are located in Abu Dhabi, but there are local Consulates General offices in Dubai.