Sidra Medical and Research Center will be an ultra modern, all-digital academic medical centre that is being designed and planned to the best international standards in sciences. It will offer specialty care for women and children.
Sidra will focus on three main areas:
World Class Patient Care
As part of a collaborative effort entitled “one program in multiple institutions,” Sidra will work closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation concerning all three areas, raising the standard of health care throughout the country and providing valuable opportunities for research and learning.
First announced in June 2004, Sidra represents the vision of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The high tech facility will not only provide world-class patient care but will help build Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources. Sidra will be funded by a US$7.9 billion endowment from Qatar Foundation, the largest endowment of a medical and research centre anywhere in the world.
Located in Doha on Qatar Foundation’s 2,500-acre Education City campus, it is expected to open in 2013. It will initially have 388 beds with infrastructure to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase.
Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top academic medical centres in the world.
Sidra Medical and Research Center will provide patients with world-class healthcare services in an innovative and ultra modern facility specially designed to promote healing. In particular, it will initially address the growing need for more comprehensive patient-focused medical services for women and children in Qatar and throughout the region. In collaboration with the premier medical school in Education City, leading research institutions worldwide, and Qatar’s health sector, Sidra will provide a diversity and quality of care conducive to training medical students and highly skilled clinicians and will be a pioneer in clinical and translational biomedical research of value to the population of Qatar and the world.
Qatar is located on a small peninsula on the western shore of the Arabian Gulf, which covers approximately 4,247 square miles. Neighbouring countries include Bahrain to the northwest, Iran to the northeast, and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to the south.
Climate: Qatar has a desert climate of hot summer and relatively warm winter. In summer, the temperature ranges between 25 and 46 degrees centigrade. Rainfall in winter is minimal and on average does not exceed 75.2 mm per year.
Capital City: Doha is the capital city, the seat of government and the location of the main commercial and financial institutions. Situated halfway along the East Coast of the peninsula, the city is an important cultural and commercial centre with a vast commercial seaport and a modern international airport that link the country to the rest of the world. More than half of the population lives in Doha.
The People: The people of Qatar are the descendants of Arabian lines of kinship. This relation resulted from the close proximity of their country to the Arabian Peninsula, and the deep-rooted historical and cultural background they share with the people of Arabia. In addition, the composition of the present population was formed by a major migration from the neighbouring areas of Najd, al-lhsa and the Omani mainland in 17th to 18th centuries AD.
Religion and Language: Islam is the official religion of the state and Shari’a (Islamic law) is the main source of legislation. Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken.
Shop in the traditional souks/markets; bargain your way to owning exotic spices, jewelry, carpets etc or shop till you drop in the ultra modern, sleek malls of Doha, explore the city’s past.
Whether its sports, adventure or taking it easy, Doha has something for everyone
Middle East offers you such benefits as:
• Generous tax-free salary
• Free furnished housing provided (including all maintenance, free internet and all utilities except international and
mobile phone calls)
• Transport allowance
• Mobile/phone allowance
• Mobilization flights organized and paid for by Sidra
• Relocation allowance
• Annual airfare allowance (Cash in lieu of Economy Class return airfare to home)
• End of Service Gratuity (One month’s basic salary for each completed year of service)
• 40 days leave
• Plus Lots more!
SIDRA has an excellent accommodation with recreation facilities for its employees. International employees are housed in villas, apartments and housing units.
For more information on Sidra and working in the UAE please call 00353 1 83 66092.