5 Best Pharmacies in Dubai
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5 Best Pharmacies in Dubai

If you’re new to Dubai and  searching for the best pharmacies within your area, keep reading.  In this article, we listed our top picks for pharmacies in the city. 

We evaluated them based on their range of products and convenience. We also answer some commonly asked questions about pharmacies in Dubai. 

Top Pharmacies in Dubai

We assessed the pharmacies based on the following criteria: 

Accessibility – First, we made sure that the pharmacies are easily reachable and accessible to most people in the city.  

• Number of branches – We checked their branches so you don’t have to. 
•Responsiveness – Since most pharmacies are accessible online, we gauged their responsiveness to queries and online orders.
Range – We made sure that the pharmacies we included are well stocked and has a wide range of products and services. 

•Range of available products – We checked their consistency and if they are well stocked. We looked at their range of products. 
•Range of services- We also assessed their other services aside from selling medicines..
Online Services – Since online shopping of medicine and beauty products is now becoming a norm, we assessed how intuitive and reliable their online services are.

Expertise-
Of course, we also judged them based on their years of experience and expertise as a pharmacy.

1. Al Manara Pharmacy

Al Manara Pharmacy's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://almanarapharmacy.com/
EMAIL ADDRESS[email protected]
CONTACT DETAILS(+971) 54-404-0982
OPERATING HOURS Depends on branch
1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Number of branches★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Responsiveness★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. RANGE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Range of available products★★★★☆(4/5)
        2.2 Range of services★★★★☆ (4/5)
3. ONLINE SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)

Al Manara Pharmacy has over 50 stores and has been around for over 35 years. Their extensive experience and established clientele have earned them a spot on our list. 

They sell all kinds of over-the-counter medications, health supplements, cosmetics, beauty products, and so much more. They even have an online store where you can do your shopping conveniently. 

They accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Apple Pay for your payments. They don’t have cash-on-delivery options, however. 

We like how intuitive and easy it is to shop on their website. They also offer a lot of promos and sales, so make sure to look into that to get more bang for your buck. 

We also love how they have so many branches in Dubai and all in convenient locations near residential areas and malls. They’re available in Al Sufouh, Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Jumeirah, and Dubai Airport Free Zone. 

What’s even more impressive is they have a function on their site that finds the nearest Al Manara Pharmacy branch near you based on your location. 

We like that they’re very accessible on Whatsapp and on social media. However we wish they had more information on their website. 

Other than that, we like that they’re accessible, relatively affordable, accept a wide range of medical insurance options, and have a website that’s easy to use. Overall, they’re a very reliable pharmacy from what we’ve seen. 

Pros

  • Intuitive website and online store 
  • Over 35 years of experience 
  • No waiting time, very well stocked
  • Wide range of products sold
  • Accepts lots of medical insurances

Cons

  • Not a lot of information on website 
  • No cash-on-delivery options for online shopping 

2. Aster Pharmacy

Aster Pharmacy's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.asterpharmacy.ae/
EMAIL ADDRESS[email protected]
CONTACT DETAILS+971 800700600
OPERATING HOURS Depends on branch
1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.1 Number of branches★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.2 Responsiveness★★★★★ (5/5)
2. RANGE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Range of available products★★★★☆(4/5)
        2.2 Range of services★★★★☆ (4/5)
3. ONLINE SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)

With over 200 branches, Aster Pharmacy has made their name as a pharmacy in Dubai. They offer a wide range of products, from medicines, baby products, lifestyle and wellness products, FMCG products, homecare products, and cosmetics. 

We like that they have a lot of initiatives such as the Secure Rewards Program and Pharmacy Rewards Program for loyal consumers. They also have an online pharmacy that makes it efficient and convenient to order the products you need. 

We love that they offer free shipping for orders above 49 AED and have over 1000 brands available on their platform. In case you need to return something, the process is also fairly simple. 

However we do wish that the online pharmacy is not on a separate site because it makes it inconvenient to find it. We also noticed that the online pharmacy’s platform is a bit cluttered, so it might make it hard to check out all their offerings. 

Still, we were impressed that when we needed help, they have a dedicated call center that can provide assistance 24 hours, 7 days a week. They were very accommodating and responsive to our needs. 

They have over 700 multilingual pharmacists who can give counsel and medical assistance through teleconsultation. This makes the whole process so seamless, which we like. 

Pros

  • Has 700 multilingual pharmacists available for teleconsult 
  • Free delivery for orders above 49 AED on online pharmacy 
  • Has a call center that can assist you
  • Wide range of products available 

Cons

  • Online pharmacy on a separate website 
  • Cluttered online pharmacy website

3. BinSina Pharmacy

BinSina Pharmacy's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.binsina.ae/en
EMAIL ADDRESS[email protected]
CONTACT DETAILS800-BINSINA
OPERATING HOURS Depends on branch
1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.1 Number of branches★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.2 Responsiveness★★★★★ (5/5)
2. RANGE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Range of available products★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Range of services★★★★★ (5/5)
3. ONLINE SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)

Binsina is actually one of the first pharmacies in the UAE, being established in 1965. So they have over 55 years of expertise on all things about health, nutrition, and overall wellness. 

Their expertise must be why they have a solid reputation as a pharmacy not just in Dubai, but in the whole UAE. They currently have over 120 stores, so they’re very accessible. 

If you don’t have time to go to their physical stores, they also have an online platform within the site that sells medicines, healthcare products, cosmetics, vitamins, personal care, skin care, healthy food, and fitness products. 

Their online platform was intuitive and easy to use when we tried ordering. To add to that, they offer free shipping and complimentary gifts when you order a certain amount. 

They have a very wide range of availability since they have over 2000 brands on their website, which we like. It’s great when you want a lot of options to choose from. 

However, their array of choices also made the website cluttered and a bit confusing to go through, so this is something to consider. They’re also a bit hard to contact on their social media, in our experience. 

It might be best to give them a call directly or email them if you have any inquiries about availability and other concerns. 

Still, we find their services very convenient because they even have an application you can download to get in the loop about all their updates and new products. 

Pros

  • Over 2000 brands available on their website
  • 55 years of experience 
  • Free shipping 
  • Has an application you can use 

Cons

  • Cluttered website 
  • Hard to contact on social media 

4. Life Pharmacy

Life Pharmacy's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.lifepharmacy.com/
EMAIL ADDRESS[email protected]
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 571 8000
OPERATING HOURS Monday-Sunday (8 AM-6PM)

Closed on Fridays and weekends

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.1 Number of branches★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.2 Responsiveness★★★★★ (5/5)
2. RANGE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Range of available products★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Range of services★★★★★ (5/5)
3. ONLINE SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)

Life Pharmacy has been around for over 25 years, so they’ve been in the business for quite some time. Since their opening, they have successfully delivered over 25 million orders throughout their 300 stores. 

Their expertise and established clientele has made them a household name as a pharmacy in Dubai. 

Aside from their physical stores, they also have an option for online orders. We like that they even have an option where you can upload your prescription on their website and they can deliver the product to your doorstep. 

Aside from their website, they also have an application where you can also order and get updates from them. If you order from their app, you get a free gift with a minimum 49 AED purchase. 

Compared to the other pharmacies in this list, their online store has fewer options. So that’s something you can consider with this pharmacy. 

Still, we like that their website’s interface is minimalistic and not confusing to browse through. It makes shopping convenient and easy on the eyes. 

What sets them apart from the other pharmacies is they also offer a home service RT-PCR test, which is very convenient. Below are the prices: 

24 hours149 AED
12 hours299 AED
6-8 hours399 AED

As for accessibility, they have a lot of stores in convenient locations. They also have a 24/7 hotline for any concerns or questions. 

Pros

  • Option to upload prescription for online orders 
  • Has an application for Apple and Android 
  • Easy to browse website 
  • Offers home service RT-PCR test 

Cons

  • Smaller range of brands on their online store 
  • Office closed on Fridays and weekends

5. Medicina Pharmacy

Medicina Pharmacy's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://medicinaonline.ae/
EMAIL ADDRESS[email protected]
CONTACT DETAILS800medicina - 80063342462⁠
OPERATING HOURS Depends on the branch
1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.1 Number of branches★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.2 Responsiveness★★★★★ (5/5)
2. RANGE★★★☆☆(3/5)
        2.1 Range of available products★★★☆☆(3/5)
        2.2 Range of services★★★☆☆ (3/5)
3. ONLINE SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)

Established in 1996 as Bainunah and rebranded as Medicina in 2013, this pharmacy offers a wide range of products from medicine to beauty products. They have over 70 branches all over the UAE. 

If you can’t go to their physical store, you can also easily order online. They have an online store within their website where you can shop for all kinds of products and even upload your prescription for medicines. 

It makes the whole process of shopping very convenient. They also accept Visa, Mastercard, and Apple Pay. 

We wish they also have cash-on-delivery options, however. It makes it hard to purchase online if you don’t have a credit card or Apple Pay. 

We also find their website intuitive and clutter-free, which makes it easier to browse their products. They also have lots of promotions and sales that you can see on their website, so keep your eyes peeled for that. 

As for accessibility, they don’t have a 24/7 hotline like the others, but they are active on Whatsapp and social media. So it might be best to ask questions or communicate your concerns there. 

Pros

  • Option for uploading prescription for online orders 
  • Intuitive and minimalist website 
  • Offers lots of promotions and sales 

Cons

  • No 24/7 hotline 
  • No cash–on-delivery options
  • Lacks information on website

FAQs About Pharmacies in Dubai


That concludes our guide to pharmacies in Dubai. We hope we were able to guide you toward the best one for your needs. 

Did we miss any great pharmacies in Dubai? Let us know in the comments below. 

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