Being far from home, it’s only natural to want a trusted clinic to look after the whole family just like your GP practice back home. That’s why Somerset Clinic, conveniently located in building 47 in Dubai Healthcare City, is the perfect choice for British mums in Dubai. This state-of-the-art multi-specialty medical centre currently offers expertise in Paediatrics, Family Medicine, Dentistry and Physiotherapy.

Paediatric services

For the youngest members of your family, Somerset Clinic’s paediatric services include premature baby care, new-born care and general paediatrics with a sub-specialty interest in cardiology, endocrinology and neuro-disability.

For new-born babies, Somerset Clinic offers most aspects of neonatal care. This means that from the moment your baby is born they will have only the best doctors looking after their health and care. Whether your baby is born prematurely, or presents with feeding difficulties, reflux or jaundice or you simply need assistance with routine vaccinations and developmental assessments, you have access to some of the best paediatric specialists in Dubai. Dr Talal Farha, who is an Oxford-trained Consultant Paediatrician, is renowned for his knowledge and expertise in general paediatrics and cardiology.  Dr. Kowshik Gupta headed the Paediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine services in Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust before coming to Dubai.

All patients requiring hospital care are sent to the Mediclinic City Hospital Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), and to Sulaiman Al Habib in DHCC. Consultants Dr. Talal Farha and Dr. Mukhlis Madlom can look after the children inside the hospital, meaning your child will be admitted under the care of one of the Somerset Clinic doctors as the nominated consultant looking after the child.

Developmental Disorders

Parents that are concerned about their child presenting developmental delays or disorders can rest assured that they’ll receive excellent care from Dr. Mukhlis Madlom, who brings a wealth of NHS experience to the Neuro-disability services. Services offered include developmental assessments and management of disorders such Autism and ADHD as well as learning difficulties. Somerset Clinic also provides neuro-disability assessment and management services.

Family services

Somerset Clinic’s Family Medicine services are run by British Consultant Dr. Mufaza Rashid together with Dr. Caecilia Verlinden, a Dutch Family Medicine Specialist, and they see patients of all ages. This means that you can bring your partner and your children, right from birth through their toddler and teenage years, as well as visit the clinic yourself! This is excellent news as we know how difficult it is to find a healthcare provider that can attend to the needs of the entire family.

The family services cover all aspects of general healthcare from check-ups and management of chronic conditions, to hypnosis, acupuncture and breastfeeding advice and support for new mums (brilliant!).


Somerset Clinic provides general and paediatric physiotherapy care, plus pre- and post natal physiotherapy. Services offered include treatment of Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parkinson’s disease and strokes, to name but a few. Best of all, the department provides free posture clinics for their patients.

Dental services

A comprehensive dental department offers patients the reassurance of British trained and qualified dentists.  Dentist Dr. Rahaf Eid sees both children and adults, whilst  Dr. Samy Darwish, a UK Oral Surgeon specialises in Implantology and Periodontics (gum disease) and Dr. Aiman Obeid who speaks English, Arabic, Russian and French leads the Orthodontist team.  There is a range of cosmetic services including Zoom Teeth Whitening.

In this busy world, Somerset Clinic aims to be a sanctuary, so you can breathe easily, reassured in the knowledge that you are getting the best possible healthcare for you and your family.

Somerset Clinic has direct billing with Neuron, Aetna, SAICO, MedNet and ADNIC. You can contact them on 04 361 2404 or visit their website at and they will assist and provide you with the pay and claim forms for all other insurance companies.

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