Allocation Assist

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Allocation Assist Middle East: Our Story

Allocation Assist Middle East was founded by Emilie Davies in 2015, after she recognised a gap in the market for assisting highly skilled Western-trained doctors to find rewarding and fulfilling opportunities in top-tier hospitals in the UAE and other Gulf countries. We are now the fastest growing medical consulting company in the Middle East, having helped hundreds of senior consultant doctors from various specialties and backgrounds advance their careers and lifestyle while contributing to the dynamic and growing healthcare sector in this progressive and dynamic region of the world.

The inspiration behind Allocation Assist Middle East

Emilie was working as a nurse in the UK’s National Health Service when she first had the idea to start the business, her healthcare background has provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities in the medical sector. Initially, Emilie sought to find a nursing role that would enable her to relocate to Dubai. She felt drawn towards Dubai from the moment she first visited, inspired by the positivity and vibrancy of the city driven by the vision and foresight of the UAE’s rulers. However, during her job search experience, Emilie recognised the need for high quality information and assistance for medical professionals seeking to relocate to the UAE, and this became the inspiration for Allocation Assist Middle East.

What sets Allocation Assist Middle East apart?

Allocation Assist Middle East provides a very niche, personalized service for high caliber, Western-trained doctors, mostly from the UK and Europe, connecting them with the top hospitals in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Over many years, we have gained expertise and insight into the complex healthcare and medical recruitment sectors in the Gulf region. Allocation Assist has a well-established network of trusted relationships with the most reputed and respected hospitals in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with plans to expand to other Gulf countries in the future. Allocation Assist’s growing team are available to provide doctors with comprehensive support and advice at every step, from their initial inquiry, through the licensing, application and interview processes, to contract negotiations, and beyond. Allocation Assist has established a reputation for integrity and reliability. Our success comes from delivering for our clients and it is always rewarding to receive great feedback from our satisfied clients. Allocation Assist’s strength lies in making connections and building relationships. We now have a large community of hundreds of doctors who we have helped relocate to the UAE who we regularly keep in touch with and invite to social and networking events.


A strong healthcare system

Dubai has evolved into a highly advanced healthcare hub with strong systems. The healthcare sector and the medical tourism industry are the leading projects in Dubai today.

COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge

Through the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, Dubai UAE demonstrated to the world how well organized the healthcare system and hospital network in Dubai really is.

Highly Skilled Medical Staff

As Dubai strives to further evolve it is essential that we have a continuous introduction of highly skilled medical staff in order to continue building a strong workforce and maintain the high standards that have been set.

Our Values

We here at Allocation Assist value and appreciate all of our clients so much and our business is based on long term trustworthy relationships with our candidates and hospitals.

Frequently asked Questions

How can we help you?

You can browse the topics below to find what you are looking for.

The DHA licensing and Dubai assistance process varies on each individual Doctors’ situation, training and background. However, typically we can say for tier 1 qualified Doctors the licensing process takes on average 3 months, for tier 2 or 3 qualified Doctors the process can take up to 6 months or even more due to the variances of training systems and documentation requirements of different countries, translation issues and assessment booking.

Once the doctors have received their DHA License registration we then focus on what jobs are available in the market, sometimes we will have a vacancy right away, sometimes we have to wait for the right opportunity to become available which can take a few months or longer. If we do not have any suitable vacancies with our hospital contracts once you obtain your DHA registration, we will consult you on which are the most appropriate hospitals to apply to directly. Most Dubai hospitals do their assistance in house and they only come to assistance agencies as a last resort if they are really struggling to fill a difficult or urgent position. The vacancies that we have available in our assistance contracts are not a reflection of the actual working opportunities that are available in the market.

In Dubai we have Doctors and nurses working here from all over the world with a multitude of skills from different training systems. It is essential that the DHA has a strong system and guidelines for recognizing the overall caliber and strengths of a particular countries’ training system in order to maintain the highest possible standards of practice in the Dubai healthcare system and to protect the safety of the public as much as possible.

It is not possible to promise or guarantee securing work for any healthcare professional that we work with, however we do only encourage Doctors and Nurses to work with us and invest in our services if we really feel that there is a significant chance that they will be successful in securing a work opportunity in Dubai – (based on our experience of being focused on this industry over the years).

We have strong market sensitivity of the Dubai Healthcare demands, we know which factors the hospitals are looking out for when reviewing cv’s. There are certain specialties of Doctors and nurses that are always needed and difficult to find, so as a company these are the professionals we aim to focus on attracting and encouraging to work with us.

Dubai is more practical for long term relocation, the hospitals are ideally looking for Doctors who are looking to settle here and make Dubai their home. It takes a long time to adapt to the culture and systems as well as build a patient base and referral network so it is much more preferable if the Doctors and Nurses are looking to commit long term.

The employment contracts in Dubai are either categorized as limited or unlimited:


Limited term contract (fixed-term):


In general, limited term contracts mention the start and end dates of the employment period. Unless the contract is renewed, it is automatically cancelled when it expires.

These contracts are adopted where an employer needs to engage employees for specific projects or specific duration.

According to recent reforms in the UAE’s labour market, limited term contracts are for a maximum duration of 2 years, unlike 4 years as before. The contract must also include a notice for termination.


Unlimited term contracts:


An unlimited term contract is open-ended, more flexible and commonly used in the UAE. It can be terminated with mutual consent or by giving a notice of 1 to 3 months. The parties involved must honour their obligations throughout the notice period.

Therefore, an employment relationship is deemed to have ended without due process when either the employer or employee terminates the employment relationship without complying with legally mandated procedures.

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Who’s behind the scenes?

Faye Victoria

Recruitment Department

Emilie Davies


Shaimaa Salem

Licensing Manager

David Reynolds

Recruitment Department

Mohammed Wasim

Recruitment Department

Olajumoke Esther Folorunsho

Administrative Officer

Abdelrahman Abdelazim

Licensing Department

Osama Beltagy

Licensing Department

Join Our Growing Family of Happy Doctors

We’ve been lucky enough to work with countless clients that we’ve placed and helped settle in Dubai. Their feedback is crucial to us and is a large part of what makes Allocation Assist one of the leading medical recruiters in Dubai.

Ivone de Guadalupe Reis Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Emilie is a very dedicated and kind professional, beside this pandemic situation she was always concerned with my situation and trying to solve the problems we all had to face. I always felt her presence during this strange time. I recommend her both to employers and those who are searching for a new job in the health field.

Jasr Kawkby Consultat Pediatrician at American Hospital Dubai

Emilie helped me secure a superb position in Dubai. The process of applying for a DHA license and finding a job can be daunting and confusing. With her energy, commitment and thorough experience with the cogs and wheels of Dubai medical market, Emilie is just the right person to guide you through

Roula Saade, M.D. Gastroenterology Consultant at Novomed Centers

Emilie Davies made the process of moving from Lebanon to Dubai so smooth for me. She is supportive all along, helpful, always available to answer any question and always so nice and friendly! I cannot recommend her enough for anyone going through the licensing and recruiting process in Dubai!

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