Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis opens its doors to Patients

AED1.5 billion investment in smart healthcare

Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis opens its doors to Patients

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and Fakeeh Care, one of the largest and most prominent service providers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region, today announced that Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is ready to welcome patients.

In a qualitative addition to the existing specialized and integrated healthcare facilities in DSO and the wider UAE, the official launch of all departments of the smart university hospital is expected to be in Q1 of 2021. The AED1.5 billion project spans an area of one million square feet.

Centers of Excellence

The Fakeeh University Hospital in DSO, equipped with the latest smart medical equipment, comprises five specialized centers of excellence – diabetes and endocrinology; muscles, bones, and joints; emergency medicine; pulmonary medicine; and cardiology.


The 350-bed hospital utilizes academic research and medical experience, adopting unique smart technology that takes into consideration all vital signs and specific medical history, across its offerings to ensure patient-centric specialized healthcare is provided. It also employs a talented team, equipped with the latest technologies, to meticulously carry out organ transplants.

In addition, the smart university hospital houses one of the largest intensive care unit of its kind in the region, with a capacity up to 60 beds, including 12 comprehensive operating rooms that were developed in Germany and assembled in DSO.

Qualitative Leap

Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of DSOA, said: “Smart cities of the future will employ advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and big data, to enhance quality of life all around. Today, the world is witnessing an unprecedented surge in technology advancements and applications across various dynamic sectors, especially healthcare.”

He noted that this is what will be on offer at Fakeeh University Hospital, the first-of-its-kind in the UAE to residents and visitors. He emphasized that the comprehensive medical complex represents the latest qualitative addition to the healthcare landscape in DSO, comprising of various clinics, laboratories, and medical centers.

Dr Al Zarooni concluded: “The DSOA Strategy revolves around four pillars – smart city, desired society, technology hub, and happiest people – and being the destination of investment for companies that are keen on leveraging technology and innovation to enhance lifestyles is testament to the strategy’s.”

Decades of Experience

For his part, Dr Mazen Fakeeh, President and Chairman of the Board of Fakeeh Care Group and Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Company, said: “Fakeeh University Hospital at DSO, the integrated technology park, offers decades of specialized medical experience in a  state of the art smart healthcare facility. We are delighted to begin welcoming patients ahead of the official opening at the start of 2021.”  

He added: “The university hospital converges medical expertise and academic research to deliver outstanding healthcare that meets the unique needs of UAE patients. We look forward to utilizing the smart and sustainable environment at DSO to offer world-class healthcare with the use of futuristic medical technology.” 

UAE national cadres

The university hospital at DSO will train and generate top-level UAE national cadres who will complement existing healthcare workers across the nation. It will also hire UAE national doctors who possess diverse experiences in various disciplines from different parts of the world.


Fakeeh University Hospital at DSO brings a legacy of over 42 years of delivering outstanding healthcare in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which offers holistic and specialized healthcare through a team of highly qualified doctors, nurses, and administrative staff.

Global Companies

The smart university hospital works in partnership with leading international technology companies, such as Siemens, Philips, and Cisco, to develop innovative systems and applications that enhance the hospital’s offerings as a smart facility.

Patients’ rooms include tablets that allow them to interact with their surroundings and the medical staff. Patients can also verify their credentials through the hospital’s app, which operates through a technology-based joint control center that allows for around-the-clock patient follow-up.

International Laboratory

The opening of Fakeeh University Hospital marks the first expansion for Fakeeh Care outside Saudi Arabia, choosing Dubai for its leading position as an international proof of concept hub for the latest smart tech solutions across industries.

The smart university hospital chose Dubai Silicon Oasis for its reputation as a tech hub, and the numerous technology companies that operate in the fields of virtual technology, augmented reality, immersive reality, and robotics, which will serve as the core of the medical sector and surgical procedures in the next decade.


About Fakeeh University Hospital

Fakeeh University Hospital is a hospital and medical university brought by the pioneering Saudi healthcare provider group, Fakeeh Care. With a rich legacy of over 42 years, Fakeeh Care is committed to delivering medical excellence and championing outstanding research in the UAE. Fakeeh University Hospital is a 350-bed state of the art facility, located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, which will provide primary, secondary and tertiary care for more than 700,000 patients a year. It is equipped with cutting-edge technology and smart systems that are built to meet the unique needs of the hospital and UAE patients. Fakeeh University Hospital uses innovative diagnostic technology, advanced data-assisted and automated medication dispensing systems, which combined with leading medical expertise, make patient diagnoses and care precise and efficient. Operating as a teaching hospital in Dubai, Fakeeh University Hospital will provide world-class medical education to the future generations of doctors in the UAE, expand the medical horizons of practicing healthcare experts, while also bringing the latest research to its patients. The hospital will be a benchmark for medical collaboration, international affiliations and will combine medical education with evidence-based medicine in a modern environment. For more information, visit www.fuh.care.

About Fakeeh Care

With a legacy of over 42 years of delivering outstanding healthcare, Fakeeh Care is one of the leading healthcare service providers in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The group has numerous facilities that provide primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services to communities with an integrated care delivery model. Founded in 1978 by Dr. Soliman Fakeeh, the group has established an outstanding reputation by developing an integrated model for patient care and championing medical excellence, research and innovation. The group has many firsts to it name including the first heart transplant in Saudi Arabia’s Western Region, the first renal transplant and the first IVF in Saudi Arabia’s private sector. The group’s entities include hospitals, ambulatory care centers, home healthcare, special care for children with special needs, a sports arena for rehabilitation, its own supply chain company and an IT solutions technology company. Fakeeh Care also provides world-class medical education in Saudi Arabia to develop and champion local professionals in healthcare. The group’s long-term vision is to foster innovation in medical education and training and prepare graduates across multiple specialties to advance medical research and contribute to the well-being of their surrounding communities. For more information, visit www.fakeeh.care. 

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