When you relocate to a new country you have to make sure that you will receive the best medical care. In most cases, expatriate employees coming to work in Dubai have health insurance provided by their employer. If this is not the case or if you are bringing your family with you, you will need to purchase a plan on your own. It is possible for you to use the government healthcare services by obtaining a local health card, but most expatriates prefer to use private insurance so that they can get treatment in private clinics and hospitals. Here is a quick guide on how to buy health insurance in Dubai.