Registration requirement for pharmacists in United Arab Emirates
To register to work within the UAE pharmacists will need to apply to the ministry of health for licensure. In order to gain license to practice pharmacy applicants will be required to complete three stages of examinations.
Arabic Language Exam- fluency in Arabic is mandatory for licensure, applicants will be required to prove they can translate medical terminology from both Arabic to English and English to Arabic
Pharmacy exam- questions will cover broadly most area of pharmacy, clinical, pharmacology, therapeutics, pharmacy calculations, over the counter medicines and patient counseling
UAE Pharmacy regulation Exam- a multiple choice exam based on UAE federal pharmacy law and the UAE code of conduct for pharmacists.
For further information on the licensing process and to obtain an application you should contact the ministry of health as follows:
Ministry of health
P.O BoxAbu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: 9712 6117-3299712 6117-421
Fax: 9712 6313-742