Statistics show that one in eight women are likely to develop breast cancer in their lifetime…

October officially marks Breast Cancer Awareness month around the world and the campaign not only encourages donations towards research but also aims to educate women on how to check themselves. With statistics showing that one in eight women are likely to develop breast cancer in their lifetime, it’s definitely not something that should be ignored.

Many places in Dubai are offering screenings around the city throughout October, some free and some with discounts…

Pop-up clinics

Costa Coffee

When: October 20 to 26

Costa Coffee have teamed up with Kings College Hospital and will be offering complimentary private physical examinations in the Costa Coffee store on Al Wasl Road from October 20 to 26, between 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm. Kings College Hospital will also be offering a special discounted rate of Dhs500 for mammograms at their Dubai Hills Hospital throughout October. Additionally, if you visit any UAE Costa Coffee branch throughout October and buy a special ‘think pink’ latte or macaroon, all proceeds will be donated directly to the Al Jalila Foundation.


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Studio One Hotel

When: October 23

This cool new hotel in Studio City is offering a free screening for ladies on October 23, with a pop up clinic between 10am and 12pm. Women will get a free health check as well as the screening and any questions you might have will be answered by professionals from Zia Medical Centre.

Studio One Hotel, Studio City, Dubai, free screenings and health checks, October 23, 10am to 12pm. Tel: (04) 581 6800.

Medical Centres

Prime Healthcare Group

When: October 1 to 31

While it’s not completely free, Prime Healthcare Group are offering 50 percent off a mammogram or ultrasound between October 1 and 31, so it’s a good time to get checked if you live nearby.

Prime Healthcare Group, 2nd Floor Saud Al Qasimi Building, Salah Al Din St, Dubai. Tel: (04) 707 0999.

Emirates Speciality Hospital

When: October 1 to 31

This hospital is offering a consultation and screening for Dhs500 throughout the month of October.

Emirates Speciality Hospital, Building 62, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 248 4500.


When: October 1 to 31

You can get 50 percent off all screening mammograms at a number of Mediclinic centres around Dubai throughout October; Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital and Mediclinic Dubai Mall.

Medeor 24×7 Hospital Dubai

Medeor will be offering a free gynecologist consultation to women in Dubai throughout October as well as a flat fee of Dhs99 for any mammograms recommended by a doctor.

Medeor 24×7 Hospital,  Consulates Area, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (8000 900600).

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