Numerous top hospitals in United Arab Emirates have opened or expanded in the recent years. This is also the case in the desert city of Al-Ain at the foot of a mountain range and around 150 kilometers southeast of Abu Dhabi. The existing hospitals in Dubai with around 400 beds will be supplemented by the new ones, which is almost twice as large. Overall, the best hospitals in United Arab Emirates now offer space for over 700 beds, as well as an interdisciplinary emergency room, an outpatient center. There are also hospitals in Dubai with operating theaters, an integrated rehabilitation center, family rooms for visitors and underground car parks with many spaces.
Emirates Speciality Hospital
The Dubai government is taking bold steps to improve local access to world-quality health care and reduce the need for patients to travel overseas for medical services. One of the key institutions supporting this, is the Emirates Speciality Hospital, a multi-specialty hospital specifically tailored to the complex needs of the location.
Exporting a healthcare model as comprehensive as the Emirates Speciality Hospital to Dubai was not an easy task, and it required considerable planning at the planning stage. Many doctors and clinical staff were involved in the planning of each care area, and hundreds designers and planners from around the world contributed to the design of the building.
Established in 2007, LLH Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital based in Abu Dhabi that offers the highest level of medical excellence. It was created by Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil founded and accredited by JCL.
Sweihan Road-Al Shamkha, half an hour drive outside of Abu Dhabi City. The eight-lane motorway runs straight towards the desert. The skyscrapers, the fashionable shopping centers and luxurious residential areas of the expats and foreign specialists disappear in the rearview mirror. A few decades ago there was nothing here but desert sand, the mainstays of the economy were date cultivation, fishing and pearl diving. Behind the entrance to the hospital there is an oversized, huge falcon on a pedestal and makes it clear to everyone: Birds of prey are cared for here. The 18 hectare facility is equivalent to around 25 soccer fields.
In front of the reception, the patients toddle stoically back and forth on a high wooden pole construction, which is covered with green, prickly plastic lawn. They wear a leather hood over their keen eyes. They cannot see anything of the room with the gleaming marble floor, the colored armchairs and the images of the male rulers of Abu Dhabi who, with a stern look, are omnipresent in every public space.
Al Ain Hospital
The large scale Al-Ain Hospital was planned and coordinated by the planners using the BIM method. The processing lasted from 2009 to 2013. From the start of planning, the whole building was continuously linked to a virtual building model. Designers and specialists worked together in a 3D construction from the beginning of the process. In addition to the three-dimensional room coordination with the stakeholders, this enabled simulations of the building, taking into account the desert climate. Because the clinic should be as efficient and sustainable as possible. For example, panels and a sophisticated air conditioning were installed on the roofs, and a good facade insulation also ensures low energy consumption.
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