United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Hamdan inaugurates Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital in Dubai


Dubai: The design of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital, scheduled to open in 2026, was revealed on Monday as Dubai’s “first comprehensive and integrated cancer hospital”.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, attended a design unveiling ceremony for the Hospital, part of Dubai Health.

Dubai Health, marking a significant step in terms of providing advanced and accessible cancer care, announced that Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital will open its doors in 2026. The hospital pays tribute to the legacy of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and pays tribute to his life. of national service and extraordinary global philanthropic activities that continue to impact the lives of many people around the world.

The ceremony was held at the hospital’s designated location and was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Health; Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Health; and Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Establishment of Medical and Educational Sciences.

Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA); Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Jalila Foundation and Member of the Dubai Health Board; and Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, CEO of Dubai Health, also attended the ceremony, among other officials and donors.

The Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital is being developed with the help of donations received through the Al Jalila Foundation, which leads Dubai Health’s donation mission. Collective contributions from individuals and organizations will support the establishment of the 56,000 square meter hospital.

Reflection on Dubai Social Agenda 33

Sheikh Hamdan said: “Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital honors the humanitarian legacy of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. “This new addition to Dubai’s healthcare system will play a crucial role in achieving Dubai Social Agenda 33’s goal of delivering the most efficient and highest quality world-class healthcare system.”

Sheikh Hamdan thanked all donors who had contributed to the hospital project, highlighting their support as invaluable contributions to building the future of Dubai and its healthcare sector.

Beacon of hope

Sheikh Ahmed said: “Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital is a fitting tribute to the late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which resonates with his belief that helping others was not just a duty, but a blessing. Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital will be a beacon of hope, a hub of innovation and a promise to provide excellent care to our patients in Dubai and beyond. “With some of the world’s leading experts, cutting-edge technology and a compassionate approach, we will create an environment that fosters healing and resilience in the region.”

Sheikh Mansour said: “Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital will break new ground by raising standards of cancer care, reaffirming Dubai Health’s commitment to promoting health for humanity. “Together, we will honor the legacy of the late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and realize Dubai’s ambition to be a global leader in healthcare innovation, ensuring access to world-class medical services for all.”

Facilities and services

The hospital, located in the Al Jaddaf area, is expected to house 50 clinics, 30 clinical research areas, 60 infusion rooms, 10 urgent care rooms, 5 radiotherapy rooms and 116 inpatient beds. To improve the healing environment for patients and their families, 19 gardens will be built throughout the hospital campus. Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been appointed architect for the project.

As part of Dubai Health, the first integrated academic health system in Dubai, the comprehensive cancer hospital will benefit from a multidisciplinary team, including specialist nursing, that will offer patients a full spectrum of care services in one location, from from early diagnosis to treatment and supportive care. . In line with Dubai Health’s ‘Patient First’ promise, selected treatments and services will be made available to patients in the comfort of their homes, ensuring easy and accessible continuity of care.

Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg said: “We extend our deepest gratitude to all our generous donors for maintaining the spirit of generosity, echoing the legacy of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. “The hospital is a collective effort, a testament to our shared humanity, uniting us against a global challenge.”

New care model

The hospital will lead a transformative shift in care delivery, moving from a traditional inpatient care model to an outpatient care model. This shift includes integrating primary care with diagnosis and treatment to offer screening and intervention earlier in the patient journey.

Research and clinical trials will be at the heart of the hospital’s range of services, fostering opportunities to discover the best outcomes for patients through personalized, patient-centred and evidence-based care.


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