Thursday, February 6, 2014

Going to the Doctor In The UAE

    I have to admit, there are a few things in the United Arab Emirates that are pretty sweet. For example, when you buy fresh shrimp at the grocery store they will clean them for you, for free! You can get your car washed while you shop at the mall for about 5$. But one of the best things in the UAE is visiting the doctor when you don't feel well. Remember I come from Canada, the land of free medical care, nevertheless, if you go to a walk in clinic in Montreal when you are sick will be there for a minimum of three hours and don't even talk about the emergency room! Ha! 
     I wasn't feeling well yesterday, I wasn't feeling well when I woke up this morning, so I called in sick. When you are sick and work for ADEC you have to produce a doctor's note if you want to get paid for the day off.  I took myself to a hospital located about 5 minutes away and registered my information since I have never been there before. I was in and out with a prescription and a lette for my school  in less than 45 minutes!!! Whaaaaaa! I love it! The appointment cost me about 15$ with our insurance and (this is the best part) my prescription was 0.35$! Yes, 35 cents! 

I am feeling much better and I am happy I took the day to rest.


  1. That is sweet!! I hope you start to feel better soon.

  2. I hope you are feeling better!

  3. How do you deal with the homesickness and communicating with family and friends given the time difference?