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Published: Tuesday February 27, 2024, 16:03

Last update: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 8:12 p.m.

A new state-of-the-art medical clinic offering free treatment will be set up at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed International Airport.

Therefore, passengers at the airport need not worry about unexpected ailments, pre-flight wellness checks or any emergencies and embark on their journeys with peace of mind.

Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, and Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two entities to collaborate on the opening and operation of a clinic.

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Under Burjeel Medical City (BMC), the flagship facility of Burjeel Holdings, the clinic will offer high-quality medical care to passengers 24/7. It will ensure that guests have immediate access to medical care without needing to leave the airport. The clinic offers free health care to stabilize passengers’ conditions before being transferred to the hospital. The clinic will be connected to the facilities and expertise available at the nearby BMC, for those requiring hospitalization. Additional benefits will also be available to Abu Dhabi Airport staff members and their families.

Elena Sorlini (right) and Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil.  Photo: Exterior

Elena Sorlini (right) and Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil. Photo: Exterior

Elena underlined that the partnership further shows Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to prioritizing passenger well-being and providing a world-leading airport experience.

“We are excited about the opportunities to improve healthcare options at our airport and will continue to innovate across the aviation ecosystem to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s global position as a tourism and aviation hub,” Elena said.

Zayed International Airport is one of the largest airport terminals in the world. With the capacity to receive up to 45 million passengers per year and integrate the latest biometric and screening technology to create a seamless passenger experience from gate to destination.

Elena Sorlini (right) and Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil.  Photo: Exterior

Elena Sorlini (right) and Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil. Photo: Exterior

Dr Shamsheer noted that the state-of-the-art facilities will enhance the travel experience and foster a healthier and safer airport community.

“This initiative is an important milestone in our continued journey to set new standards in healthcare excellence, reflecting our vision to extend our reach and impact beyond traditional healthcare settings. As we prepare to open the doors of our clinic at Zayed International Airport, we look forward to becoming an integral part of each passenger’s journey, ensuring their health and safety are in the best possible hands.”

The signing ceremony was attended by John Sunil, CEO of Burjeel Holdings, Safeer Ahamed, Group Chief Operating Officer, Burjeel Holdings, Omran Al Khoori, Member of the Board of Directors of Burjeel Holdings, Hamad Al Hosani, Corporate Director of Burjeel Holdings, Aysha Al. Mahri, Deputy CEO of BMC.


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