While minor allergies can get annoying to deal with, others can cause somebody to have difficulty breathing or completely lose consciousness.
These types of illnesses can be treated by allergy specialists or immunologists. They can test patients to find what triggers would cause a reaction to occur and provide remedies to ease the symptoms.
That said, here are our top picks for the best allergy specialists in Dubai! Do take note, that these are in particular order.
How Much Does Going To An Allergy Specialist Cost
An allergy specialist can treat and diagnose the causes of your illness and other immune problems. They are generally experienced in working with hay fever, food allergies, asthma, and other types of infections.
You can expect to get tested during your initial consultation with a specialist. Other procedures may be performed as well, depending on your condition.
With that being said, we’ve prepared a table with the possible procedures you may need to pay for during your visit to an allergy specialist:
|Consultation||AED 500 - AED 800|
|Food Allergy Profile||AED 650 - AED 1,200|
|240 Food Test||AED 1,200 - 2,400|
The Best Allergy Specialists in Dubai
It’s not an easy task to narrow down our list of allergy specialists. That said, we did use certain criteria to assess those we’ve included in our list.
1. Dr. Shahid Abbas of American Allergy Center Dubai
|SERVICES||Consultation, Allergen Testing|
|ADDRESS||Suite 203, Building 27, Block A - Oud Metha Rd - Dubai Healthcare City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 276 5606|
|OPERATING HOURS||10:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Dr. Shahid Abbas is a consulting allergist for American Allergy Center Dubai. Although the clinic is quite small, we think it’s just right for the small team at this location.
It is a specialty healthcare center so you’ll only be heading here if you need to resolve any allergy troubles. We like that there are rooms specifically for doing allergy testing, although it may seem a little cramped.
Now, Dr. Abbas is a medical practitioner with over 30 years of experience. His expertise is in diagnosing, researching, and treating allergies, immunological diseases, and hair loss.
Another boost to his expertise is obtaining a master’s degree in medical immunology. With his education and experience, we think you will certainly be in good hands!
Do take note though, that he can be a bit difficult to reach. You would have to catch wind of when he will be in Dubai so you can schedule a consultation as he often travels to other clinics.
He does make it easier for patients to know when he is in by posting on the clinic’s official website. However, for emergencies or sudden allergy-related issues, his availability can be very limited.
Overall, we recommend reaching out to Dr. Shahid Abbas for his years of experience in treating allergies!
Expert Service, Great Communication Skills
“I have seen Dr. Shahid for a number of years, during which time he helped me get and keep my allergies and asthma under control, even during wildfire season. I have always felt that he listened carefully and patiently, and that he answered questions directly and thoroughly. He is very knowedgeable in his field and stays current with research. he takes time with each patient and is very good at explaining what is going on with you. I would recommend this practice to anyone looking for an Allergy and Asthma Specialist!” – Saima Bashir
“My daughter had a severe skin allergy on all over her body since birth, we started consultation with DR SHAHID ABBAS.His EPD vaccine reatment is a miracle to all those prones allergies & asthma. It is now being 3 years and my daughter is much more better then before. Apart from his treatment, Dr shahid is always so helpful with all those queries & issues through a message or a call .We are glad that we are under his expert advices and treatment.” – Hira Hameed
2. Dr. Pierre Majdalani
|SERVICES||Allergy Consultation, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma Consultations and Treatments|
|ADDRESS||Al Razi Building No. 64, Block C, 4th floor, Unit 4013 - Oud Metha Rd - Dubai Healthcare City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 383 8333 |
E-mail: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Saturday - Wednesday) |
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Thursday)
This doctor is the one to visit when your child is in need of good allergy treatment.
Dr. Pierre Majdalani is a pediatrician and pulmonologist that works with children. He can treat a wide range of illnesses such as respiratory tract infections, chronic pulmonary diseases, and asthma.
He also can diagnose, treat, and test children for allergies. We do have to note that since he is a pediatrician, he only can accept young patients.
One of the great aspects of Dr. Majdalani is his experience. He has been practicing his chosen medical field for over 25 years and graduated from Université de Paris in France.
In addition, his medical practice is also certified by the European Board. So rest assured that you are in expert hands!
He is currently practicing in C37 Medical Hub, a healthcare establishment that he himself also established. This clinic is quite spacious with comfortable seating for waiting.
Overall, we recommend heading to Dr. Pierre Majdalani for his 25 years of experience in dealing with children’s allergies and their related issues.
Expert Service, Professional Doctor
“I was initially recommended to Dr. Pierre through a friend with twins, who spoke so highly of him that I had to see for myself, considering I had difficulty in finding a good pediatrician for my 6 month old. Fast forward 3 years and my husband and I still continue to come and see Dr. Pierre with any of our concerns regarding our son. He is an expert when it comes to children and their health. Dr. Pierre is thorough, professional, sincere and has an ongoing interest for his profession, often going to seminars to keep up to date with the latest information on pediatric health. Overall he exerts genuine care for my little one and I can honestly say that my husband and I completely trust him. One thing to also note is that his father was a pediatrician which shows that it runs in the family and he is well experienced. This is always comforting for us parents. Thank you Dr. Pierre for always being so reliable and reachable 24/7.” – Charlotte Lever
Good Communication Skills, Great Service
“Our children have been under the care of Dr. Pierre since birth for 13 years by now. Aside from his top notch medical skills and experiences with children of all ages, his rare found interpersonal skills with parents provide us with both education and reassurance during some of the most worrisome moments in children’s lives. It has been truly a blessing to have him as our trusted pediatrician. His clinic is run by very professional medical and admin staff. They are positive, caring and effective. We love Dr. Pierre’s clinic in every aspect! We will rate it with 10 stars!” – Erika Chang
3. Dr. Usha Katri of Dr. Batra’s Homeopathy
|ADDRESS||Al Razi Medical Complex, Building No -64 , Block “C”, Unit 3018 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 800 228727|
|OPERATING HOURS||12:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Sunday - Friday) |
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Saturday)
Dr. Usha Khatri is one of the specialists in Dr. Batra’s Homeopathy, a medical center that focuses on utilizing alternative medicine to boost the body’s ability to heal itself.
This medical professional has over 12 years of experience in her chosen field. She also obtained her master’s degree in Homoeopathic Repertory from Dhondhumama Sathe Homeopathic Medical College, Pune, India.
She can treat patients with disorders and chronic conditions such as allergies, psoriasis, vitiligo, and other illnesses. We do have to note that treating allergies is not her main focus.
Regardless, Dr. Khatri still provides good care and treatments. According to some of her previous patients, she was able to diagnose and easily explain allergy-related issues.
Speaking of diagnosis, treatment in this clinic (and what the specialist in focus provides) is a bit different. Since she is a homeopathy doctor, Dr. Khatri will provide natural homeopathic medicines after quite a bit of analysis and diagnosis.
The evaluation exams for patients are free of charge though, so you don’t have to worry about extra fees during your visit with Dr. Khatri.
Overall, we recommend this specialist if you’re looking for more natural remedies to curb your allergies. In addition, Dr. Khatri is pretty experienced in handling patients, with over a decade of experience in her field.
4. Dr Ikbel Khalfallah
|SERVICES||Consulation, Allergen Testing, Allergy Treatment|
|ADDRESS||Happiness Clinic. Villa #865A - Jumeirah Beach Rd - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 334 4065|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Monday - Friday) |
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Saturday)
Dr. Ikbel Khalfallah is a pulmonologist for children and adults. She has over a decade of experience in treating various respiratory conditions as well as helping patients with their allergies.
We observed that she focuses more on working on lung and respiratory conditions. Regardless, she is still a good choice in terms of experience and educational background.
Dr. Khalfallah has worked in Tunisia and France before heading to the UAE. She taught as an associate professor in pulmonology at the University of Tunis before moving to Dubai.
Some of the previous patients that consulted her for their allergy issues have shared that this professional was knowledgeable and explained their condition and treatments well.
Now, despite the small size and plain aesthetic of the clinic, they do have a separate area where other patients can wait for their turn. However, the clinic is functional, clean, and well-organized with a dedicated area for tests and other procedures.
We believe that Dr. Ikbel Khalfallah is a great doctor to head to for your allergy problems. With her great communication skills and personality, as well as her over a decade of experience in pulmonology, patients will be satisfied with her services!
5. Dr. Ahmed El-Rafei of Novomed Dubai Marina
|SERVICES||Allergy Consultation, Allergen Testing, Treatment, and more!|
|ADDRESS||Marina Plaza - 3004, 30th Floor - Al Marsa St - Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 800 6686|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Dr. Ahmed El-Rafei of Novomed Dubai Marina is an allergist and medical doctor that treats a wide range of people, varying in age and gender.
This particular medical professional has a diverse range of focus areas. These include allergies, immunotherapy, asthma, and spirometry, to name a few.
He certainly is focused more on treating various types of allergies in various parts of the body such as the nasal, sinuses, and the skin. In addition, he can also treat and diagnose allergies manifested or triggered by food, drugs, and insects.
This wide range of expertise is certainly a good thing. Aside from that, Dr. Ahmend El-Rafei certainly has the experience and expertise under his belt.
He has over 30 years of experience in treating allergies and bronchial asthma. He obtained his specialization in said fields from the Georgetown University Hospital in the USA.
We quite like the facilities here because there are spacious areas for waiting, it’s well-lit, and most importantly, it’s very clean. There is also plenty of parking as this is quite a large medical establishment.
For interested parties who will book an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, we do have to note that there are some procedures that will not be covered by insurance providers. Unfortunately, these include allergy tests.
Nevertheless, we recommend Dr Ahmed El-Rafei for his 30 years of experience in the field of allergies. If you’re looking for expert care, he is definitely the one you could call!
Thorough and Expert Doctor
“Now my 4 stars is for the receptions at the enterance. If you are a new patient, you are asked to scan a code and fill the form which is very exhausting as there are many questions and it really is not for phone screens.
But coming to Dr. Ahmed El-Rafei, allergist in Marina branch, I give all my stars. I am an allergy and asthma patient since 10 years, it comes and goes as waves making me very uncomfortable.
🧡 Dr. El-Rafei is thorough and explains as he teaches medical students.
🧡 He listens and asks the right on the nail questions to understand your situation.
🧡 Very kind very involved.
🧡 And my other stars are for the nurses in the same department, they are well educated, they are also give information very clear.
🧡 Best allergy doctor I have ever seen, will see in the future soon.” – Berna’s, via Google Reviews
Good Service, Helpful Staff
“I visit Dr. Ahmad’s clinic for allergy treatment, wanted to thank the nursing team for their outstanding service every time, special thanks for Hazel and Eugene, Novomid is lucky to have both under their staff” – Mamoon Asad
FAQs About Allergy Specialists in Dubai
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