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Zakaria Zaki Al-Attal

Zakaria Zaki Al-Attal



  • Director of Quality Management DHA-HSS - Dubai
  • Over 15 years in health care management
Dr. Zakaria Zaki Al-Attal is an expert in implementing and introducing quality concepts in organizations through managing different challenges to enhance the quality of health care services. He is the director of quality and performance management of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA-HSS). He oversees the quality, risk management, performance management and accreditation programs in the four governmental hospitals and specialized centers of the Dubai Health Authority. He is also a Certified Professional and Trainer in Healthcare Quality Management (CPHQ).
Dr. Al-Attal has consulted in The Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Professional Experience

  • Serves as a member for the CEO's committee for the hospital service sector in DHA-HSS
  • Oversees the quality management program at the DHA-HSS
  • Facilitated the development of strategic plans for the Department of Health and Medical Services-Dubai, Ministry of Health-UAE and Dubai Health Authority-Dubai
  • Served as a member in the quality council of Dubai Health Care City-Dubai 2007-2008
  • Lecturer at the Dubai Women's Medical College
  • Lecturer in the residency programs at DHA on patient safety

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • American College of Health Care Executives 
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)
  • National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Nursing Association in Jordan


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
  • Master in Quality Management, Wollongong University, Dubai, UAE
  • Master of Nursing (MSN), Jordan University, Amman, Jordan