The cost of a PCR test is quite reasonable in the emirate (AED 150). But there has been a sudden surge in demand for the tests in wake of the mandatory PCR tests for students announced by the Government for the academic year, 2022. Students are now required to enter the school premises only if they test negative.
The national emergency crisis and disaster management authority announced on August 23rd, that all students of age 12 and over are required to present a mandatory negative PCR report valid for 96 hours from the time of result to enter the school premises.
Frequent tests would ultimately take a financial toll on families. To make things easier for parents and general public alike, we have compiled a list of facilities offering cheap PCR tests across the city.
Here is the list of centers offering affordable PCR testing facilities to help parents and general public save their hard-earned money
Residents of UAE from certain categories can get a free PCR test at any of the EHS (Emirates Health Services) centers in Dubai. The facility is available across all emirates to help people save costs. Bookings can be made by appointment only via the EHS app for Covid 19.
Location: All EHS-run facilities
Seha Screening Centers for PCR
You can avail of the cheapest PCR test facility at Seha Screening Centers across Dubai at the price of AED 40 only. Two Seha centers are operating in Dubai. One is located at Dubai Parks and Resorts and the other one is in Al Khawaneej.
It is a drive-through facility for the residents but citizens of UAE, pregnant women, and citizens and residents over the age of 50 years have to book an appointment via Seha App.
Location: Seha Screening Centre, Dubai Parks, and Resorts, or Al Khawaneej.
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm
Price: AED 40
General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs
The GDRFA (General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs) is providing the facility of COVID-19 PCR tests for all laborers across the Emirate for AED 80 only.
Location: GDRFA, Jafiliya, Dubai
Timings: 7 am to 11 pm
NMC Medical Centre, NMC Specialty Hospital
All outbound travelers can get their PCR test done at NMC Medical Centre, Deira, or NMC Specialty Hospital Al Nahda for AED 85 only. You will have to present a valid airplane ticket to receive the discount.
Ordinary residents can get their tests done at the Deira facility for AED 100 and in Al-Nahda for AED 120.
Price: AED 85 for travelers
Location: NMC Medical Centre, Deira or NMC Specialty Hospital Al Nahda
Timings: 7 am to 10 pm
Walk in for a quick PCR test at Right Health, Al Quoz Mall for AED 90 only. Results are usually reported within 12 hours and the reports are considered valid for the purpose of traveling also.
Timings: Open 24 hours
Price: AED 90
Location: Right Health, Al Quoz Mall
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