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Air Ambulance Costs

UK to United Arab Emirates

If you need to organise medical transportation from the United Arab Emirates to the UK, or anywhere else in the world, we’re here to help.

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Guide prices

  • United Arab Emirates £38,400

Why are these only guide prices?

At IAS Medical, we pride ourselves on offering high quality air ambulance services at competitive prices. Our prices include all ground transfers and the arrangement of hospital admission, as well as the air ambulance flight itself.

Medical transportation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UK starts from around £38,400.

However, the exact amount you’ll pay for an air ambulance from the UAE depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The type and size of aircraft used
  • The number of medics required
  • Your destination, and the distance flown
  • The airport landing fees
  • The distance that ground ambulances need to cover
  • The number of additional people accompanying the patient

You’ll find more information about how our fees are calculated in our guide to air ambulance costs. To find out the exact cost of air ambulance services for your needs, please get in touch for a quote.

To get a quote for the cost of air ambulance services from the UAE, please phone us on +44 800 7 999 900 or request a quote online.

Where we fly from

We repatriate patients from all major airports in the United Arab Emirates, so you can fly from whichever location suits you best. In particular, we frequently provide air ambulances from the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, and the country’s largest city, Dubai. 

For more information, take a look at our dedicated page on Dubai air ambulance services. 

What does it include?

When you book an air ambulance with IAS Medical, you’ll benefit from a fully comprehensive bed-to-bed service that maximises patient safety at every step of the way.

We understand how stressful it can be to organise medical repatriation thousands of miles from home, so let us take care of everything for you. As standard, our services include:

  • Collecting the patient from their hospital ward in the United Arab Emirates
  • Getting the patient’s medical notes together, and translating them if needed
  • Arranging for the patient to be transferred by ground ambulance to our fully equipped medical aircraft
  • Providing highly trained medics to accompany the patient to their destination
  • Organising the patient’s admission to an NHS or private hospital in the destination country
  • Transporting the patient from the aircraft to the destination hospital by ground ambulance

If you have any special requirements, please request a call back to chat things through with a member of our friendly team. They’ll be able to advise you on how our bespoke packages can support your needs.

Our air ambulance aircraft

When you book an air ambulance from the UAE, the type of aircraft we’ll send will depend on the medical condition of the patient who will be travelling.

For our UAE air ambulance services, we typically use one of the following aircraft:

All of our air ambulances are fully certified and staffed with experienced and aero medically qualified doctors and nurses, so you can be assured that you will receive the best quality care.

IAS Medical take pride in the high standards we set for patient care.

The air ambulance aircraft we use are fitted with complete medical stretcher systems that incorporate medical oxygen, suction and electrical power outlets for medical equipment.

Therefore, space on board the aircraft is limited and it is recommended that luggage is restricted to one piece of hand luggage per person weighing not more than 15 kgs.

A question that is often asked by family members is, “Can I fly on the Air Ambulance too?” The answer, under normal circumstances, is “Yes”!

All IAS Medical air ambulances have the capacity to comfortably carry one companion with the patient.

However, IAS Medical recommends that critical ill patients travel alone to avoid worry and distress for the companion.

The decision to carry a companion is one that rests with our Medical Director and depends on the medical condition of the patient.

When repatriating a patient with IAS Medical you will not have to board the aircraft via the main airport terminal and endure all that is associated with it.

IAS Medical will engage the services of an executive handling agent at the airport of departure and arrival. The handling agent is employed to ensure that the transfer between ground ambulance to air ambulance and vice versa is quick, seamless and as easy as possible.

When the ground ambulance conveying the patient arrives at the airport of departure, it will be met by the handling agent, and seamlessly escorted directly to the awaiting air ambulance where the medical team will ensure the patient is transferred safely and comfortably.

The same service is provided to you as a companion and any security requirements will be dealt with by the IAS Medical handling agent.

IAS Medical has a wide range of air ambulances and ground ambulances located throughout the UK and Internationally.

Our pilots and medics are on-call 24 hours a day and for urgent repatriation cases we can organise same day repatriation flights.

IAS Medical are able to respond extremely quickly to move NHS transplant teams and are on stand-by around the clock to deploy an aircraft in as little as 45 minutes.

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