Abu Dhabi mandates basic health insurance for all residents to ensure that everyone has access to necessary medical services. This guide provides an overview of what basic health insurance covers, the legal requirements, and tips for selecting a plan that meets your needs.

Understanding Basic Health Insurance in Abu Dhabi

In Abu Dhabi, health insurance is legally required for all residents, including expatriates. The government provides the Thiqa programme for Emiratis, covering a wide range of healthcare services. Expatriates and their dependents, however, must secure private health insurance which meets or exceeds basic coverage standards set by the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

Coverage Provided by Basic Health Insurance

Benefits of Basic Health Insurance

Choosing the Right Basic Health Insurance Plan

Selecting the right basic health insurance plan requires consideration of several factors:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it mandatory to have health insurance in Abu Dhabi?

Yes, all residents in Abu Dhabi are required by law to have health insurance coverage.

What happens if I do not have health insurance in Abu Dhabi?

Lack of health insurance can lead to fines, visa complications, and difficulties accessing healthcare services.

Can basic health insurance be upgraded to a more comprehensive plan?

Yes, most insurance providers offer options to upgrade basic plans to more comprehensive coverage as your healthcare needs change.

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