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The UAE has seen a dramatic increase in demand for PCR testing in recent times, mainly due to the high infection rate of the Omicron variant and people returning to school and work after the Christmas holidays.
The price for PCR tests in Dubai is quite reasonable, however, we have researched the cheapest places to get PCR test in the city. Be aware that a number of centers report high traffic volumes, so be sure to plan your time accordingly and be prepared for a potential delay in test results.
Center managed by EHS
UAE residents in certain eligible categories can get a PCR test for free at any center operated by Emirates Health Services (EHS) across the seven Emirates. Appointments are by reservation only and you will need to do this using the Covid-19 EHS app, which will show you all of the EHS center locations.
Seha Covid-19 Testing Center
One of the cheapest PCR tests in Dubai is the one at the Seha Covid-19 screening center, City Walk, Dubai, which costs only 50 Dhs. It is a drive through for ordinary residents. People in categories such as UAE nationals, residents and citizens over 50, and pregnant women can make an appointment using the Seha app.
Seha Covid-19 Screening Center, City Walk or Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Directorate-General for Residence and Foreign Affairs
Price: Dhs80 (workers only)
Workers who need a PCR test can attend the walk-in visit at the General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs in Jafiliya, Dubai. The price of a test is 80 Dhs for workers only.
General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs, Jafiliya, Dubai, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: 99 DH
This fantastic app offers everything from beauty and wellness, to laundry, cleaning and more at home. You can request a PCR test to be performed by a healthcare professional in the comfort of your own home, and the results usually come back within 48 hours. There is a special code for new users to get the test for Dhs99. Normally, its price is 165 Dhs.
Mena Labs Driving Covid-19 Screening Tent
Price: Dhs110 (Drive-through)
Mena Labs drive-thru service is accessible to everyone. PCR tests cost 110 Dhs and you should get your results within 24 hours.
Driving Covid-19 Tent at Mena Labs, Suqeim Road, Dubai, 7 a.m. to midnight.
King’s Dubai Hills Hospital
Price: Dhs150 (Drive-through)
There are two drive-thru services at King’s Dubai Hills Hospital. The one in Dubai Hills is open 24/7, and the one in Dubai Investment Park is open from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week. PCR tests are priced at Dhs150. You will get your results within 24 hours.
King’s Dubai Hills Hospital. Dubai Hills is open 24/7, Dubai Investment Park is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Saudi German Hospital
Price: Dhs150 (Drive-through)
The drive-thru service at the Saudi German Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A PCR test costs 150 Dhs and you should get your results within 24 hours.
Saudi German Hospital, Al Barsha, Dubai, open 24/7.
PCR tests in most centers in the UAE, including private hospitals, cost around 150 Dhs.
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