United Arab Emirates/Dubai

v. 1.0 – 02/16/17

Serialization Model N/A – Barcoding Only
Governing Body Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Compliance Date 01 January 2017
Randomization Requirements N/A
Aggregation Requirements N/A
Reporting Requirements No Serialization Reporting Requirements
Data Repositories DHA will collect product master data for pharmaceutical products:

  • GTIN
  • DDC Code
  • DHA Items Code
  • DHA Item Description
Saleable Unit Data Carrier (Secondary Packaging) GS1 2D Data Matrix encoded with GTIN, Expiry Date, Batch/Lot (Secondary Packaging)
Saleable Unit HRI GS1 2D Data Matrix encoded with GTIN, Expiry Date, Batch/Lot (Secondary Packaging)
Intermediate Package Data Carrier Not specified
Intermediate Package HRI Not specified
Logistics Unit Data Carrier Not specified
Logistics Unit HRI Not specified
Additional Notes
  • As of January 1, 2018, if pharmaceutical product is being shipped to the Clevland Clinic Abu Dhabi they must be registered on the GS1 UAE portal and labeled with GS1 data matrix with AI’s (01) GTIN, (10) Lot, and (17) Expiry encoded.
  • DHA requested a standardized set of master data information about the products supplied to the DHA, which should include the following for each item:
    • GTIN
    • DDC Code
    • DHA Item Code
    • DHA Item Description
  • DHA requested this information be provided by 22 December 2016

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