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PO Box 48338
Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Beside Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Dr Najla Balas

Consultant, Family Medicine

Al Ain


Dr. Najla Balas is one of an emerging group of Emirati family doctors committed to addressing the UAE’s healthcare needs.

Dr. Najla graduated from UAE University and completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Toronto in Canada. She completed Family Medicine Residency and two fellowships in Women’s Health & Academic teaching in Family Medicine.  

Now an experienced family physician, Dr. Najla started out in her native UAE before spending time in Canada where she managed her own practice using the comprehensive care model, focussing on chronic disease like diabetes, public health and preventive medicine.

But the desire to tackle her country’s needs proved too strong and Dr. Najla returned to the UAE to join ICLDC in 2016 with the intention of utilizing her clinical, management and leadership experience to tackle what she sees as the pressing health system needs for UAE.

Dr. Najla is passionate in promoting positive integration of diabetes management into the daily life of patients.

Languages Spoken: English and Arabic