Even as you look forward to the exciting birth of your child, you must plan for maternity care, followed by registration and issue of passport for your child. One of the first choices that you need to make is whether your child should be born in a private or government hospital. Both are equally reputed, though private hospitals are more expensive.
Before birth: Either per visit payments or pre-natal package payments, depending on what you sign up for. Packages for 12 visits and all routine tests cost about AED 2,500. Most government hospitals have a brochure that you can pick up, which gives a break-up of both options.Birth: Delivery costs range from AED 7,00 for a normal delivery to double that for a caesarian. You would need to pay extra for private rooms, extra nights in hospital, medical complications, circumcision or for delivery of twins.