UAE: Mandatory health insurance required for foreign employees and dependents

Effective June 30th, 2016, employers in Dubai will be required to provide health insurance for all of their employees and their dependents. 

Employers will be required to provide proof of coverage from a pre-approved health insurance provider.

Further, proof of insurance will be required on all visa applications from June 30th onward.  Applications that do not include verified coverage will be delayed and should applicants fail to comply with the health insurance entirely, the application will be denied and/or fines may be levied.