MSD has had presence in the UAE since the 1970’s, and currently has one office in
Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi. The total number of employees is approximately 83. MSD invests in partnerships and collaboration with local manufacturers and healthcare companies. MSD considers UAE as a priority country and continues to make all efforts to rapidly introduce innovative medicines to patients in UAE with a focus on unmet needs of patients, i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular, and several pioneering, novel vaccines. MSD in the UAE is committed to excellence in science, and has been focusing on clinical research activities in the region.

MSD works closely with customers to understand their needs and help them achieve their goals of patient care. MSD partners with health care authorities in the UAE on various programs, including an internet-based continuous medical education for health care professionals. With the approval of UAE Ministry of Health, MSD also developed patient education materials in English and Arabic, which is distributed to all clinics and health centers.