Salary of a Medical Doctor in Dubai


Dubai is one of the most attractive destinations for Medical Doctors. The monthly salary of a Medical Doctor in Dubai is AED 4,000 to AED 20,000 depending on the industry one works for and the level of experience. Junior Medical Doctors earn on average AED 4,000 while the most experienced ones take home over AED 15,000 per month.

To be a medical doctor, you have to pursue a degree in Medicine & Surgery from UAE, USA, Europe or any other recognized university. You should also possess experience of more than 6 months.

Here are the salaries some of the top hospitals in Dubai pay doctors:

  • Saudi German Hospital—AED 3,000 to AED 12,000
  • Zulekha Hospital Dubai—AED 3,500 to AED 17,000
  • Thumbay Hospital—AED 4,000 to AED 11,000
  • Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital—AED 3,000 to AED 10,000
  • NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai—AED 5,000 to AED 20,000
  • NMC Royal Hospital, DIP, Dubai—AED 3,000 to AED 14,000
  • NMC Royal Womens Hospital, Abu Dhabi—AED 5,500 to AED 14,000
  • Burjeel Medical City—AED 4,000 to AED 10,000

Medical Doctors from countries like USA earn the highest amount of money especially Neurosurgeons and Cardiologists. Local doctors with over 10 years of experience take home more than AED 6,000 monthly.

To become a medical doctor in Dubai,it takes over 5 years in the University.Thereafter,you will be absorbed in an hospital where you work as a trainee to get exposure. You will then start getting light duties as you gain experience. After 3-5 years, you are left on your own to treat patients.