Doctor Profile

Dr. Abdulla Ibrahim Al Khayat

Speciality:Consultant Pediatric and pediatric Cardiologist



About me

We will not be wrong if we say that Dr. Abdulla is one of the most prestigious and acclaimed Pediatrician in UAE. He started his career in the year 1970 soon after finishing his basic medicine studies. Climbing the stairs in his field of interest, he is now not only a Doctor, but also a professor, mentor and guide for several established and upcoming pediatricians.  Dr. Abdulla has 23 publications and research papers through which he has contributed immensely to the field of pediatrics. He has also authored the book “The Baby and The Life” in year 1990. He has delivered lectures in UAE, Germany, Lebanon, France, Austria, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Portugal, Singapore, Belgium, Moscow, Netherland, Thailand, Bahrain and South Africa.

Special Interest:

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Non-Invasive Echo Cardiograph and Doppler

Past Experience:

Dr Abdulla started his practice in UAE as registrar and then as senior registrar in Rashid hospital till 1983. In year 1983, he became consultant pediatrician and stayed attached with Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital, Al Wasl hospital as consultant and in charge of pediatric department. In year 2001, he was given responsibility to lead Al Wasl hospital as director. Simultaneously he also directed Thalassemia center of Dubai. He was promoted as senior consultant in pediatrics in year 2005. In year 2009, he got appointed as CEO of Latifa Hospital Dubai and lead the hospital till 2014. Currently he is holding honorable positions in Dubai center of special needs, Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Central Ethics Committee, Shiekh Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for medical sciences, Al Jalila children Specialty Hospital  .

Fellowships and memberships

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Health (UK)- 1983
  • Fellow of Royal society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Hony. Certificate) 1983
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians or Ireland 2004
  • Member of WWGHO (worldwide genius handicapped organization) 2004
  • Ex-Examiner of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health 2005
  • Fellow of Royal College of Pediatric and Child Health (UK) 2005

Achievements: Awards, Positions and Special recognitions

  • The cultural and scientific association sheikh Rashid Prize for academic distinction in 1989
  • Founding Member Award during commemoration of 15 years of the foundation of Emirates Medical Association in 1996
  • Dubai Government Excellence award for best supervisor in 2001
  • The Rashid Hospital Appreciation award for 30 years in Service in DOHMS (DHA)
  • Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for Medical Sciences- Hamdan Award for Eminent personalities in the medical field (as first UAE Pediatrician) in recognition of the pioneering services rendered to the advancement of medical sciences and to the humanity in 2010