Dubai Week

Free mammograms and breast cancer awareness events

October is breast cancer awareness month. Here’s how you can support cancer patients and keep yourself in the best of health.

Join fundraising events and book in for a mammogram, because early detection can save lives of the one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer. Speak to your health insurance company to make sure you’re covered, or go for one of the a free check-ups listed below.

Al Ghurair Centre

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Artworks by breast cancer survivors and fighters hang at the Al Ghurair Centre throughout October. Find the creations of Karishma Hansen, Shiba Khan, Shibina Ann Cherian, Noura Mostafa, Aisha Yosuf Al Shemaili, Gomathi Shiva, Sarah Ahmed, Ammarah Khalid and Haroon Raja, on the ground floor, adjacent to Marks & Spencer. All of the art in the Woman2Woman curated Think Pink collection are for sale.

Al Ghurair Centre, Rigga Street. 10am-1pm (12am weekends). 


Blessed fashion

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Blessed’s range of simple, well-cut pieces start from AED 100 and are all made in the UAE. It grew out of cancer support group Blessed (Together) and in turn, the fashion helps Blessed continue to do its excellent work.

Check out or for more information about the group’s work and shop its fabulous fashion range.



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Women aged 40 and up can have a health consultation for free at Mediclinic branches during October. During the one-to-one with a doc, they’ll evaluate your family history and you can get any concerns out in the open. You’ll be offered a discount off any mammogram or ultrasound screening that’s advised too.

There are 14 branches of Mediclinic in Dubai. Find your nearest:


Zulekha Hospitals

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Sign up at a dedicated website and Zulekha Hospitals will give you a free mammogram as part of the ‘Pink it Now’ campaign that’s in its seventh year. There are branches of the hospital in Al Qusais Industrial Area and Sharjah.

Sign up at


The Nail Spa

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This UAE-wide nail salon has pledged to give all the proceeds from its nail art range to charity partners Pink Caravan. Flash your support on a digit with the TNS pink nail art creation. They start from AED 15 each. Make additional donations to the cancer charity in the salon.


Valiant Clinic, Breast Friends and the Al Jalila Foundation
This trio of cancer combatants invite us all to City Walk for an evening of breast cancer survivor talks, booths giving out information and the chance to speak with doctors and representatives of Al Jalila Foundation and Valiant Clinic Dubai. There are craft activities that all the family can enjoy too.

7pm, Central Pavilion, City Walk. Thursdays and Fridays in October and November, between 6pm-11pm, until 9th November.


Healthbay Clinic
There’s 50 per cent off consultations, mammograms and ultrasounds at Healthbay Clinics during October when you pay cash. Visit the website to find your nearest participating branch.

For cash payments on bookings made before 24th October at

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