Abu Dhabi to get gaming addiction clinic

123 RF/ Dean Drobot

A clinic for gaming addicts will soon be opened in Abu Dhabi.

The outpatient centre will be based at the capital's National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) and will be open for both UAE nationals and expats. 

The announcement comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) added gaming addiction to its list of internationally classified diseases.

The clinic is set to open next year.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Off Script with Chris, Robbie & Sonal

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.

  • Extra Time

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Chris & Robbie bring you the latest from the sporting world plus interviews with upcoming and legendary sporting stars.


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.