06 February 2020

External Circular - Compulsory International Accreditation for hospitals in Dubai

Reference: CIR-2020-00000054

To: All Private Hospital Licensed by DHA -Dubai

In alignment with Dubai Health Authority’s strategic plan and the commitment of the Health Regulation Sector to continuously enhance the  healthcare services and ensure compliance to the international best practices which will ultimately reflect on better provision of healthcare services in the Emirates of Dubai we hereby request your adherence to the following;


All Hospitals are required to obtain international accreditation from one of the approved accreditors by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), such as Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada, and Australian Council of Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI).

The International Accreditation must be obtained within 3 years from the date of obtaining facility license. And in case your hospital is already accreditation kindly send a prove regarding the obtained accreditation to :  


 All hospitals are to abide by the aforementioned directives within the mentioned timeframe to avoid any future disciplinary actions. If you have any further inquiries kindly contact :  Mr. Ehab Bawadi on

Phone number : 045024043 


Thank you in advance for your support, cooperation, and ongoing commitment to improving healthcare.


With regards- DHA

Supporting Documents:

EXternal Circular on Hospitals Accreditation.pdf:

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