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About the Hospital

Kanad Hospital is located in the city of Al Ain, about 160 kilometers east of the UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi. It was here in Al Ain that Oasis Hospital opened in November 1960 at the invitation of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brother, Sheikh Shakhbut. Having experienced American medical care in Muscat and Bahrain, the rulers asked Drs. Pat and Marian Kennedy to open a similar hospital here. With an infant mortality rate of 50% and maternal mortality rate of 35%, plus many endemic diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, eye diseases, and intestinal parasites, the need was very great.

Life and health care have changed dramatically in Al Ain since Kanad (formerly Oasis) Hospital opened in 1960. Oasis has brought over 100,000 children into the world to families from the UAE, Oman, and many other countries. In fact, many of those born at Kanad today represent the third generation of “Kanad Babies” in their family.

CURE acquired Kanad Hospital in 2006 and is grateful to be part of the excellent work taking place in Al Ain. In 2015, thanks to a generous gift from the Al Nahyan family, years of planning and preparation, and countless hours by many hard-working staff members, Kanad Hospital moved into a brand new building. The new hospital features expanded bed space, a state of the art birthing center, and 20 NICU beds, affirming Oasis Hospital’s role in the Emirates as the “birthplace of leaders for the nation” and the premier hospital in the region for maternal and child care.

Kanad Hospital

Acquired: 2006
Specialty: Maternal Health
Annual patient visits: 199,454 (FY19)
Annual procedures: 2,919 (FY19)

Contact Information

Web: oasishospital.org
Tel: +971-3-713-1111
Email: info@oasishospital.org

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1016
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


Urgent Care Clinic is open 24 hours

Additional clinic hours can be found at oasishospital.org.


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