No more waiting in line for long hours to take a medical test for your UAE residency visa. Customers can now get their medical fitness results within 30 minutes at the newly opened Smart Salem centre.
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, inaugurated the new centre for medical fitness and residence visa processing at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The state-of-the-art facility reflects the emirate’s commitment to provide exceptional, technology-driven services. It is the second facility of its kind to open in Dubai. The first one, located in City Walk, opened in 2020.
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The centre is completely digital and paperless and has the capacity to cater to 800 customers per day. Spread across 12,000 square feet, the facility features the first automated blood collection system of its kind in the region.
It not only provides swift medical screening but also has seven private blood collection rooms, three X-ray rooms, an on-site laboratory, eight smart check-in kiosks, Emirates ID biometrics office and an Amer support office.
Smart Salem is also equipped with AI and smart automation and features a hygiene robot, a robot barista and transportation robots.
Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, director general of Dubai Health Authority said, “The launch of the new Smart Salem centre showcases Dubai’s drive to implement the latest technologies across all sectors to enhance the customer experience, reduce waiting time and raise service efficiency. The facility in DIFC will provide customers with high-quality services in a comfortable and exclusive setting.”
Emirates ID biometrics and other visa application support services will soon be available on-site at the new facility, providing customers with a fast, easy and comfortable residence visa processing experience.
Both Smart Salem centres in City Walk and DIFC are open six days a week from Sunday to Friday. Customers will be able to visit the location and receive their digital visa within just 60-90 minutes. The third Smart Salem centre is expected to open in TECOM by the end of this year.