Abu Dhabi Airports and Burjeel Holdings have signed an MoU to enhance and streamline healthcare for passengers at Zayed International Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports and Burjeel Holdings will collaborate to open and operate a clinic at Zayed, the second busiest airport in the United Arab Emirates. The clinic will offer 24/7 medical care to passengers. According to the partners, it will ensure guests have immediate access to healthcare without needing to leave the airport, maximising safety and minimising potential travel disruptions for those seeking treatment. This will include free healthcare to stabilise passengers’ conditions, before transferring them to hospital if necessary. The clinic is connected to the world-class facilities and expertise available at the nearby BMC (Burjeel Medical City), for those requiring hospitalisation. Additional benefits will also be available to Abu Dhabi Airports staff members and their families.

Elena Sorlini, managing director and chief executive officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are pleased to partner with Burjeel Holdings and BMC to enhance healthcare services at Zayed International Airport. This partnership further showcases our commitment at Abu Dhabi Airports to prioritise passengers’ well-being and provide a world-leading airport experience. We are excited by the opportunities to advance healthcare options at our airport and will continue to innovate across the aviation ecosystem to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s global standing as a tourism and aviation hub.”

The partnership aims to offer a wide range of medical services, and as part of the collaboration, staff at Abu Dhabi Airports will also benefit from premium healthcare services provided by Burjeel Hospitals across various locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Northern Emirates.

Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, founder and chairman at Burjeel Holdings, said: “We are proud to collaborate with Abu Dhabi Airports Company to offer unparalleled healthcare services within one of the world's most dynamic airport environments. This initiative is a significant milestone in our ongoing journey to set new standards in healthcare excellence, reflecting our vision to extend our reach and impact beyond traditional healthcare settings. As we prepare to open the doors of our clinic at Zayed International Airport, we look forward to becoming an integral part of every passenger's journey, ensuring their health and safety are in the best hands possible."

Zayed International Airport is one of the largest airport terminals in the world, with the capacity to welcome up to 45 million passengers per year.


Dr Shamsheer Vayalil and Elena Sorlini
Dr Shamsheer Vayalil and Elena Sorlini Burjeel Holdings