Bad’aa and Mankhool fitness centres closed
dubai — The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has closed two fitness centres due to the low number of customers coming to do medical tests for visa renewals.
The fitness centres in Al Bad’aa and Al Mankhool have been closed and customers have been directed to go to other centres instead.
“The number of customers we were receiving was consistently low in these two centres and the only service they provided was the renewal of visas. Therefore, to better utilise manpower and resources, we moved our staff to the Knowledge Village medical fitness centre, which is a full-fledged centre and has a higher footfall,” said a spokesperson from the DHA. “Customers may choose from a number of centres that are in the same catchment areas.”
Those requiring medical fitness tests can proceed to Al Karama Medical Fitness Express Services Centre, Knowledge Village Medical Fitness Centre, Jumeirah Lake Towers Medical Screening Centre and Al Quoz Mall Medical Fitness Centre.
The fitness test is a mandatory requirement for all expats in the UAE and the screening is a prerequisite for a residency, employment or education visa.
Other DHA services
The DHA has 19 centres across the emirate and several medical fitness options are available, including regular, VIP, 24-hour and 48-hour services. The Muhaisnah centre offers a 24-hour service.
The DHA also offers Tawajud, a fast-track service for corporate employees. Staff members would visit the office or home of the individual who has requested the service and conduct the fitness tests required on the spot. For every request, a maximum of 70 employees are tested.
Tawajud allows the business community to save time as their employees can get the test done right in their offices.
Customers may choose from a number of centres that are in the same catchment areas.”
Medical fitness centres across the emirate
The service is also beneficial for homemakers who may not be able to go to a medical fitness centre to renew their visa. A request for this service can be made using the DHA’s website
Those who require medical fitness tests may proceed to Al Karama, Knowledge Village, Jumeirah Lake Towers or Al Quoz Mall centres.