A Teddy Bear Hospital has opened at the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, a first of its kind in Dubai and the UAE.

Designed to teach children hands-on about medical procedures, and to decrease any fears of doctor visits, those between the ages of 6 and 8 years can visit MBRU’s Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center and check-in their teddy bears.

These sick toys can undergo health checks and are treated, before it is time for them to return home.