Dubai Health Authority

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is a government agency that oversees the health system in Dubai and other Emirates excluding Abu Dhabi. This agency has come into existence in 2007 to effectively manage the health care system by developing a vision, strategy and plan for country’s largely unregulated healthcare sytem. DHA has introduced strict regulations and developed qualification parameters to be met by healthcare personnel from within and outside the country.

Before DHA, the regulatory authority was Department of Health and Medical Sciences (DOHMS) conducting similar qualification tests.

The nurses who work wish to work at hospitals in Dubai, Sharja and other Emirates of UAE, excluding Abu Dhabi must qualify the DHA exam.

There are 3 different Government Health organizations working in UAE, some only in one or more Emirates.


Dubai Health Authority – responsible for Dubai, Sharjah and other Emirates health system


Ministry of Health employs health professionals under ministry of Health establishments and have separate exams


General authority of Health is the health authrity of Abu dhabi (HAAD). This also has its own qualification requirements to be met by health professionals to work in Abu dhabi hospitals.

DHA at Santa International Academy

Santa International Academy’s DHA exam training allows health professionals, especially nurses from Kerala, access the best resources available today. The coaching available at Santa prepares you to a variety of competitive exams apart from DHA; HAAD, MOH etc. Once you start working on the main nursign subjects, exam specific preparation is offered based on your readiness to take them. Individual attention is guaranteed to ensure the weak areas are worked on be it learning issues, exam taking techniques or time management.

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