Residence visa applicants can now get their medical fitness results in just half an hour at the new state-of-the-art facility that was inaugurated in Dubai on Wednesday.
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, officially opened the Smart Salem centre at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Manned by artificial intelligence, the new centre promises to deliver medical test results within just 30-minutes from the screening.
This comes after there were several updates were made to UAE residence visas, including the new Green visa which comes into effect on Monday, October 3.
The high-tech facility is spread across 12,000 square feet and is a completely paperless experience. With seven private blood collection rooms, three x-rays and an Emirates ID biometrics office, long queues should also be a thing of the past.
The first Smart Salem centre opened in 2020 at City Walk, and like the new centre in DIFC, it is open six days a week from Sunday to Friday.
There are plans to open a third in TECOM which will also offer the 30-minute medical screening.
The future of UAE residence visas is here.