Recently the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that residents can now book an appointment to get a COVID-19 PCR test in malls across Dubai.
The PCR stations which are located in the Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, and City Centre Deira, are receiving customers every day from 11 am to 6 pm on an appointment basis.
Dubai Residents Can Get COVID-19 PCR Tests at Malls for AED 150, Appointment Required
The DHA also noted that those who exhibit fever or any respiratory symptoms should not get tested at the mall as this service is specifically for those who require a PCR test result for travel and other non-medical purposes, Al-Arabiya reported.
The authority also noted that each COVID-19 PCR testing station can conduct up to 180 tests per day. The result of the PCR test which costs AED 150 will be sent to the customer within 24 hours after testing.
Residents can book an appointment by calling the DHA toll-free number 800DHA (800342).
Launching COVID-19 PCR testing station in several malls across Dubai underscores the DHA’s pre-emptive and precautionary measures to combat the disease and is in line with the DHA’s keenness to ensure that Dubai residents can have easy access to COVID-19 PCR testing, as part of the government’s strategies in combating the further spread and resurgence of more cases in the city.
Furthermore, the authority launched the three stations in coordination with the concerned and relevant authorities, while providing all the equipment and medical personnel needed in line with the highest health and safety standards and protocols approved locally and internationally.
In line with this, Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, visited all three COVID-19 PCR testing stations on Monday, October 12, along with Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Head of Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector, Ahmed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Joint Corporate Support Services and other high-level officials.
During his visit, Director-General Al Qutami noted that the first line of defense against the virus is working day and night to overcome this global pandemic.
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He also emphasized that all precautionary and preventive measures issued to protect people from COVID-19 still stand, as the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended yet.
In line with this, Al Qutami once again urged all residents to cooperate and implement the official instructions issued to ensure their safety and health.
The Director-General then concluded by stating that the DHA works hard in collaboration with concerned parties to achieve the highest levels of health security for the community.