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What can I do if I don’t get paid?

Very occasionally in the UAE, you might find yourself in a situation where your salary is not paid on time. If you find yourself in this position, read through Doctor Expat’s handy guide of what you should do:

If you’re working in the UAE and your salary doesn’t get paid, please don’t panic. Your first step should be to contact your employer to see if there has been an error or a delay.

If you have done this, and still cannot find any resolution, the UAE has very strict labour laws in place to protect employees. This includes the Wages Protection System, which will support you in the scenario outlined above.

In terms of timelines of being able to report this:

  • If your salary hasn’t been paid within 10 days of when it was due, the employer is considered “late”
  • If it hasn’t been paid in a month, the employers are considered to be refusing to pay

The penalties for employers falling into the two categories above are severe. These include having their work permits revoked and being taken before judicial authorities. Company owners will also be punished across all companies they own and will be unable to register new companies. They could also be fined up to Dh50,000.

If you are in any doubt or need advice, contact the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation (MoHRE) on or report a salary complaint

Welcome to Doctor Expat’s Summer of Savings

It’s Summer and Doctor Expat have a new website! We hope you like it and have time to spend a few minutes looking around it.

To celebrate the launch of our new site, which will make finding a job and getting your UAE Professional License even easier, we are offering a fantastic range of discounts for the entire summer months.

The more UAE Licenses you apply for, the greater the discount you’ll receive:
• 15% off single UAE professional licensing package – use code AUG15 at checkout
• 20% off double UAE professional licensing packages– use code AUG20 at checkout
• 25% off triple UAE professional licensing packages– use code AUG25 at checkout

We can help you obtain your UAE professional license for the following regions:

• Dubai Health Authority Licensing (DHA)
• Department of Health Licensing (DOH)
• Ministry of Health Licensing (MOH)
• Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

Discounts apply to ALL UAE Professional Licensing Packages, including License Transfers.

For more information simply visit our packages page.

Office Closure During Eid al-Fitr

Due to the recent announcement from The Ministry of Human Resources that Eid al-Fitr will begin on the evening of Monday 3rd June; Doctor Expat would like to confirm that our offices will be closed from Monday 3rd June until Thursday 6th June (inclusive).

We are open as normal on Sunday 2nd June and reopening after the holiday on Sunday 9th June.

Any enquiries regarding recruitment, DHA Licensing, MOH Licensing, DHCC Licensing or HAAD Licensing will be dealt with promptly upon our return to the office.

On behalf of the entire Doctor Expat team we would like to wish you all the best for the holiday.

New 160 Bed Rehab Hospital Opens In Abu Dhabi

Another exciting day for healthcare in the UAE, as a new rehabilitation hospital has opened in Abu Dhabi.

The Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital will offer long-term rehabilitation as well as acute and post-acute care; which will include speech therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals wishing to work in this hospital would need to first obtain a Health Authority Abu Dhabi License (HAAD License).

Doctor Expat’s CEO Kaneez Nabijee discussed the new hospital: “It is wonderful to hear that yet another world class hospital will be opening in the UAE. This new facility will have hydrotherapy and virtual reality treatments – once again highlighting that the UAE remains on the cutting edge of medical technology.”

“If any Doctors, Therapists or Nurses are interesting in relocating to Abu Dhabi from abroad then their best course of action would be to obtain their HAAD License first. Without a HAAD License, many employers will not even consider your application. Once you have the license though, it becomes much simpler to relocate as you are then much more appealing to potential employers.”

For those who are keen to relocate to the UAE, Doctor Expat can help you to arrange your HAAD Professional License. Visit our
HAAD Licensing page
to find out more.

Ramadan Timings

The Dr Expat Team would like to announce the hours of operation during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2019.

During Ramadan our offices will be open Sunday to Thursday, 9:00am to 4pm. These hours of operation will come into effect as soon as the official announcement is made for the start of Ramadan, which may possibly be the 6th of May.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued clients and their family a joyous and blessed Ramadan.

New Office in Karachi

We’re delighted to announce that we now have an office in Karachi so that we can meet in person with Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who want to relocate to live and work in the UAE and need to get their professional licensing in place.

This will give you the opportunity to meet with someone in person to discuss the job opportunities available to you, and to also talk about the types of UAE license you would be eligible for.

Remember, Doctor Expat can help you to arrange your DHA, HAAD, MOH or DHCC professional licensing. You can find our new office address and contact details below:

Doctor Expat
Suite No 201
Second Floor
Building # 100-C
Main Itehad (Above Silk Bank)
DHA Phase 2

Telephone: 0092 21 35880051
Mobile: 0092 333 1038663

Healthcare Consultancy Service

Doctor Expat has a long and proud history of helping hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organisations across the UAE to find the best staff from around the globe.

In a competitive market that favours jobseekers it is more important than ever that your staffing is taken care of quickly and efficiently. But it is not just staffing which can present issues, which is why we are delighted to now offer our clients a 360 Healthcare Consultancy Service.

This end-to-end bespoke service helps both clinical and non-clinical healthcare organisations to develop and maintain an effective, productive and sustainable position in the market. Our consultants can provide you with everything from strategic development to thorough assessment; from enhancement of your services to complete executive management of your healthcare facility.

Services Include:
• Facility design/architecture
• Strategic planning
• Organisational infrastructure, recruitment and staffing
• Business plans and processes
• Branding, marketing and promotion
• Facilities management
• Clinical modelling
• Supply chain management
• Project management
• Legal and PRO services

Our consultants are all CEO and Board Level, meaning they have experience of how to do things correctly at the most senior level – so you know you will be in safe hands from day one.

Take the risk out of your enterprise and let us save you time, money and develop an efficient business with you in the driving seat. Contact us now for more information.

Patients in Dubai can now book appointments online

Another day, another exciting new medical innovation in Dubai as patients are now able to book medical appointments online.

This new service, available through will also give patients the ability to rate doctors and medical facilities. Patients will be able to access the system by registering with their health card numbers and will then be able to search for Doctors and available slots to request a booking.

This online portal will be an essential tool for patients looking to visit Dubai for medical tourism, or those relocating to Dubai for short or long periods. It will also allow patients to see which facilities are covered by their health insurance.

The website is anticipating that all medical facilities in Dubai will be live by the end of the year, totalling 3,700 facilities and 33,000 Doctors and Healthcare professionals.

Our CEO, Kaneez Nabijee comments: “Once again I find myself reading an article about incredible innovations taking place right here in Dubai. This new system will be fantastic for people to easily and conveniently book a Doctor’s appointment and especially good for those with mobility issues. It is no wonder why we are receiving hundreds of enquiries every month from Doctors that wish to relocate to the UAE.”

Doctor Expat Opening New Office in UK

Doctor Expat are delighted to announce that we will be opening a satellite office in the UK as we continue to seek ways to best serve our global customer base.

The office, which is in London, will provide Doctors, Nurses, Dentists and Allied Health Professionals based in the UK with a local point of contact for finding out about job opportunities across the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Kaneez Nabijee, CEO of Doctor Expat commented on the news: “I am absolutely delighted that we can open a UK branch of our business to help give candidates a local contact. When a Doctor or other Healthcare professional wants to relocate to the UAE or KSA it is important that they know that they need to get a professional license in place before they are offered a job. Our aim in opening a new office was to give them someone to speak to locally that can advise and take them through this process.”

Those wishing to speak to Doctor Expat’s new branch can contact them on 0203 476 5653.

The new office address is:
Dr Expat Ltd
Kemp House
160 City Road

Doctor Expat Unveils New Pricing Structure

We are pleased to announce that after listening to feedback from Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals using our professional licensing packages; we have simplified our pricing structure.

We have streamlined the process so that we now have two types of fee: one for Physicians and one for Non-Physicians.

Once you have purchased one of our UAE Professional Licensing Packages we will assign you with a dedicated Licensing Administrator to process and oversee your application from start to finish. This will include paying your registrations fees, follow up with Data Flow, document submissions and exam booking assistance. We will guide you through the correct application process and ensure that all the required paperwork is completed and the correct fees have been paid.

Our goal is to get you through the application approval process in 6 to 8 weeks or even less! The only thing our fees do not include is the Exam Fee and the Data Flow fee, which is a third-party organisation that will verify all of your experience and education. However be rest assured our team will complete the entire application from A-Z, we will follow up with Data Flow on your behalf. You will simply be emailed a link to make the required payment directly to Data Flow and we will continue with the rest.

You can read all about the different licensing packages available here, or alternatively, please email for more information.