ARIN Preliminary Schedule of Activities

Association For Radiology and Imaging Nurses Delegation to the United Arab Emirates

November 11-17, 2023


Please note- Specific meetings and facility visits will be determined based on the goals and topics of discussion defined by the delegation leader and the UAE organizing committee. Delegation members will be asked to complete a Professional profile and offer suggested topics of discussion.  The final schedule of activities will reflect the composition of the delegation.

Day 1 (Saturday, November 11, 2023)   Arrival Abu Dhabi

Welcome to United Arab Emirates. On arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, you will be meet and greeted by your National Guide outside the baggage hall area at the airport and transfer to hotel, the Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Corniche. Delegates arrive throughout the day and evening.

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven Emirates and the Federal capital of the United Arab Emirates. A well-planned modern city with several high-rise buildings, impressive palaces, beautiful corniches, and architectural mosques.

Day 2 (Sunday, November 12, 2023)   Abu Dhabi: Cultural day

Today tour the historic sites of  Abu Dhabi. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque the most imposing religious and national landmark in Abu Dhabi to date. Then a panoramic tour of the Emirates Palace, President’s Palace, the Old Fort, built in the late 19th century, making it the oldest buildings in town. Then explore the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. At the eastern end of the Corniche, near the port, lies Abu Dhabi’s fish market and dhow wharf, offering an excellent view of the city’s skyline.

In the evening, program opening and orientation.

Day 3 (Monday, November 13, 2023)  Abu Dhabi: Professional Day and transfer to Dubai

Morning meeting with nursing faculty at Fatima College of Health Sciences. Established in 2006, the Fatima College of Health Sciences aims to meet the United Arab Emirates growing need for skilled healthcare professionals. The college started by off­ering the BSc. in Nursing program in 2006 and has, since then expanded to offer more than ten advanced degree programs.

Topics of Discussion:

  1. Nursing education programs, standards, and continuing education, specifically focusing on the standards and safety practices for Radiology and imaging nurses and technicians.
  2. International education and training models deployed in the UAE schools of Nursing
  3. The  cultural and clinical practice differences between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, including how UAE exchanges medical programs around the globe.

Later spend time with nursing students to understand their perspective on the current role of Emirates nurses and discuss career advancements for UAE nurses. 

Late afternoon transfer to Dubai, Crowne Plaza Jumeirah.

Day 4 (Tuesday, November 14, 2023) Abu Dhabi: Professional Day

Dr. Sumaya Mohamed AlBlooshi, the Director of Nursing, UAE Ministry of Health, and Prevention (MOHP)/ Emirates Health Services (EHS) will officially welcome the delegation.

MOHP/EHS representatives will:

  1. provide an overview of role of Emirates nurses, international nurses, the structure for plans to advance the field of nursing in the UAE,
  2. discuss the role of nurses in healthcare policy and public health initiatives,
  3. share the plans for implementing the UAE National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery, and the impact on for Radiology and Imaging Nurses and technicians.

Delegates will participate in a networking lunch with EHS representatives, Dubai Health Authority representatives, leaders from the facilities the delegation will visit in Dubai and nursing education faculty.

Following the networking event, delegates will have an opportunity to speak with Emirates nurse and administrators about role of radiology nurses and plans to advance the Emirates nurses into this field of nursing.

Day 5 (Wednesday, November 15, 2023)      Abu Dhabi-Dubai: Cultural Day

This morning Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, and then tour the city of Dubai. Start with a photo stop at the Dubai Creek, the lifeblood of Dubai. Then we will drive through the Bastakiya, Al Fahidi Fort, Ruler’s Court, Old Mosque, Textile Street, Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, and the Heritage Village.

Later we will head towards Jumeirah Road, passing by the Dry Docks Dubai & the Historical Union House with photo stops at the beautiful and famous Jumeirah Mosque, the world’s tallest 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab.  We will then enter the Palm Jumeirah, an archipelago of artificial islands, which extends into the Persian Gulf.  The Palm View Observatory gives an eagle eye view or the land reclamation project.  From there, travel  to City Side & pass by the Tallest Building in the whole world, Burj Khalifa as you head to the Sheikh Palace area.  Finish with a visit to the Gold souq and spice souq.

Day 6 (Thursday, November 16, 2023)          Dubai: Professional Day

Today we will visit hospital Radiology and Imaging Departments, in small groups to facilitate on-site observations and discussion, the teams will observe radiology and imaging practices in all settings of the hospital. 

We will have an early morning departure to Sharjah for our visit to Al Qassimi HospitalAl Qassimi Hospital, has recently received extensive government funding to expand services to the region, including state of the art Radiology and Imaging equipment.

In the afternoon we will visit the Al Dhaid Hospital.  Both hospitals are under the EHS authority.

Topics of Discussion:

  • Nurse administered moderate sedation
  • Environmental safety in Radiology and Imaging
  • Latest trends in minimally invasive procedures in the radiology and imaging departments
  • Orientation for nurses in radiology and imaging
  • Managing emergency events in the diagnostic and interventional radiology settings  
  • Leadership and management in radiology departments

End your professional experiences in the UAE with a wrap up meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Emirates Nursing Association and UAE nursing leaders.  Share observations, unexpected surprises, plans for future collaborations.

Day 7 (Friday, November 17, 2023)     Dubai – Departure

Today transfer to the airport to connect your flight back home.