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Zakaria Zaki Al-Attal

Zakaria Zaki Al-Attal



  • Director of Quality Management and Senior Advisor at Emirates Health Services - UAE
  • Senior Consultant for the Undersecretary of Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) - UAE
  • Over 20 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 senior advisor at Emirates Health Services (EHS). He oversees the quality, patient safety, performance and data management, accreditation and patient experience programs of the 17 hospitals and 80 ambulatory and primary health care centers. Zakaria serves as senior consultant for the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) - UAE. Before these roles, Zakaria served as a director of clinical quality and health care accreditation at MOHAP and the director of quality and performance management at Dubai Health Authority (DHA-HSS). Dr. Al Attal is a certified professional in quality management in healthcare (CPHQ) and patient safety (CPPS) and patient experience (CPXP). Dr. Al-Attal has consulted in The Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Professional Experience

  • Chairperson of the Quality and Accreditation committee at MOHAP
  • Chairperson of Quality and Accreditation committee at EHS
  • Founder and Chairperson of the annual conference for sharing best practices in implementing quality and patient safety at MOHAP, EHS and DHA.
  • Member of Executive committee of MOHAP -UAE
  • Member of Executive committee at EHS- UAE
  • 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)
  • Certified Professional in Patient Experience (CPXP)
  • 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