A few years ago the Circumcision issue was highlighted by many expats in Dubai, people are moving to their home countries for the baby Circumcision procedure which is an Islamic religious obligation applied to males. Every man should Circumcised, but the procedure cost hundreds of Dirhams in the UAE. There is no free Circumcision procedure; these types of treatments are not given for free. Another problem for many parents is that their insurance doesn’t cover Circumcision procedures which puts strain on their pockets. Only a few insurance companies in Dubai provide coverage for Circumcision.
Medical specialists claim that Circumcision is not a simple procedure, especially in the case of newborn babies, congenital anemia or hemophilia in infants can cause severe health problems. Circumcision should be done precisely by an expert urologist without any kind of error.
Which insurance companies cover Circumcision in Dubai?
The only way through which Circumcision can be done free in Dubai is through insurance companies, although many expats in Dubai, consider going to their home country for the procedure which costs them very little as compared to Dubai.
No Insurance company in Dubai covers Circumcision, except it is only necessary in case of medical Circumcision when an individual has the following health conditions according to DHA(Dubai Health Authority) Guidelines.
Tears of the frenulum
Trauma to the foreskin requires surgical treatment.
NextCare Insurance Dubai:
They cover Circumcision for up to 2 years of age only in case of medically necessary Circumcision. Otherwise, you have to contact them for coverage and benefits.
Daman Thiqa health Card:
Only for the citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi, Thiqa is a comprehensive healthcare program, given by the Government of Abu Dhabi to provide full health coverage to its citizens. Please note that Daman National Insurance only covers the insurance of Abu Dhabi residents whether they are living in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
Thumbay Hospital Circumcision package
Children who were delivered at the Thumbay University Hospital
Plastibell and Ring Method are not eligible for this promotion; the offer is only valid for the first thirty days after the date of birth.
It’s great to let you know that the NMC Royal Women’s Hospital can now circumcise male newborn babies. Circumcision, which is to remove the flap that covers the tip of the penis. A person who has been circumcised is less likely to get sexually transmitted diseases, UTI Infections, and cancer. It also makes them cleaner.
Our pediatric surgeon will do the service at the NMC Royal Women’s Hospital. He or she will examine your son, talk to you about the treatment, and answer any questions you may have. It’s thought that the surgery will take fifteen to twenty minutes.
|Under Local Anaesthesia (age less than 6 months)
|Under General Anaesthesia (age more than 6 months)
RAK Hospital offers a circumcision package for AED 800 designed for children less than 3 months old, which is performed under local anesthesia.
Packages for circumcision – AED 800
A child younger than 3 months (Anesthetic to the Area)
This package has physician Consultation and the COVID Test
Although for many parents it is their religious obligation here are some of the health benefits of circumcision:
- Better cleanliness
- Less likely to get urinary tract infections
- Less likely to get sexually spread diseases
- Less likely to get another penile infection
Saudi German Hospital
The procedure is typically done as an outpatient service, allowing patients to return home the same day. It is performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area, or under general anesthesia, which puts the patient to sleep. The circumcision process usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
Patients can expect a general surgery consultation before the procedure and can claim the offer as part of the hospital’s services. The hospital emphasizes expert care to ensure the health, hygiene, and overall well-being of the patient
Dr. Rami Hamid Center
The DRHC (Dubai Healthcare City) Circumcision Clinic in Dubai offers circumcision surgery for children, with a focus on providing a safe and professional environment for the procedure.
The cost for circumcision surgery under local anesthesia at DRHC is AED 3500.
If the case is more complicated or requires general anesthesia, additional charges may apply. The clinic forms part of the pediatric urology services offered by DRHC, ensuring specialized care for young patients. For appointments or more information, individuals can contact the clinic directly.
Al Jalila Children’s Hospital
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital offers a dedicated circumcision service tailored for infants, children, and adolescents.
Aster Hospital Dubai Mankhool offers circumcision procedures at their Aster Day Surgery Center. This facility is equipped to handle minor surgeries that do not require hospitalization, allowing for same-day discharge.
While specific details about the circumcision procedure at Aster Hospital Dubai Mankhool are not provided, it is likely performed by their general surgery or urology departments, as these specialties are available at the center.
According to a user on ExpatWoman.com, the circumcision procedure for a baby, using the ring method along with consultation fees, costs AED 850.
For detailed information about the procedure, it is advisable to contact Aster Hospital directly.
Cost of circumcision in different hospitals in Abu Dhabi:
Burjeel: Dh2,500 to Dh4,000
Ahlia: Local anaesthesia Dh1,750 and general anaesthesia Dh3,500
Medeor: Below two years Dh1,500, and above Dh2,500
NMC: Below six months Dh1,400, and above Dh2,400
Universal: Up to one year Dh1,000, and above one year Dh1,500