Under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the emirate has rolled out its mandatory health insurance plan for residents and visitors.

The idea behind this move is to ensure basic quality healthcare is available to everyone.

As per the Executive Council Resolution, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has stated residents must have health insurance by March 31 or they will incur fines.