We have 3 children, we have been through a lot with them over the last 6 years including hospital for meningitis, pneumonia, asthma, influenza infections and all children problems.
Dr Talal has been our saviour every time and we are so grateful for all the care he offered us. We can not recommend him enough. Very professional, honest and great in explaining the problem and solution. Not keen on investigations or medications... just does a perfect job from our view and experience.
Our daughter was in critical condition with variable opinions when Dr Talal was recommended to us by a friend as a good physician and cardiologist.
We had a faultless management plan, great communications about what to expect, what were the likelihood of things going wrong and how to improve our chances. Genuine advice, never held back, giving us his time at the hour of need, even when he was away he emailed us repeatedly about what to do within the hour.
He was with us all the way until she is now back to almost normal after 6 long months of serious illness which affected her heart called Kawasaki Disease.
Would recommend Dr Talal with no hesitation.
Anika and Marcus
We were a family just arriving in Dubai, met doctor Farha from a friend recommendation. He is one of the most experienced pediatricians in Dubai and he took care of my two children during our time that we lived there. Highly professional and serious doctor, always has time to discuss the conditions of the children and medication recommended.
I highly recommend doctor Farha, sadly we are not living in Dubai, and now we are struggling trying to find a doctor with his same level of knowledge and professionalism.
We had a very difficult experience with our daughter and Dr Talal was simply the best in our view.
We now know that many doctors will do good job in normal circumstances and simple problems, but when it really matters, we discovered Dr Talal to be the one we trust completely.
Thorough, great knowledge and superior communication. We are grateful to him and his team.
I used to take my son to other hospitals that are supposed to be 'professional'. However after taking my son to Farha Children's Clinic at Dubai Healthcare City, I will never take my son anywhere else!
Dr. Talal Farha is the best children's doctor I have come across in Dubai and would recommend him any day to anyone!
He is very good with kids, putting my son at ease every time we are there and just knows how to handle infants and toddlers alike - it always is a great pleasure to visit Dr. Talal and have no hesitation to recommend him to my friends and family.
Dr Talal, thank you for making every visit straight forward and such a pleasure! From Marc Bosman's dad & mum
Dr. Talal has been my son, Jayden's doctor since Jayden's birth (6 years old now). He always ensures that medications are given when absolutely necessary and he shows genuine concern in the overall well being of the child. Being very friendly and pleasant, kids love to be at his office and he always ensures a thorough investigation is done when they are there. His medications, when given, have been very effective and I believe my child's overall immunity was built thanks to his approach in dealing with an infection. He is highly recommended !
I came to know about Dr. Talal from Expat Woman forum. We went for the vaccinations of our daughter and a general check up.
Dr. Farah Talal is highly competent. He has an 'All Natural Minimalist Approach', prescribes medicines and tests only if mandatory and is very friendly and gentle with the kids.
The staff is very competent, good with the kids, friendly and jovial. The whole clinic is full of vibrant energy and positivity. There are educational toys in the waiting area which makes it even more fun.
The whole experience fills our day with exuberance. It's like a playdate for my daughter. We always look forward to visiting the Farha Children Clinic :)
We have been using Dr Farha for a while now, he was discovered by my wife on an expat forum she subscribes to.
He is very thorough in his diagnosis and you never feel like you're being rushed to make way for another patient. He always treats our daughter, Jemimah, with so much care and attention. We leave his practice reassured and with clear next steps. He comes highly recommended.
He is our daughter's physician and we've been visiting him for two years now.
His analysis is on the mark without excessive and unnecessary lab tests. He's a very soft spoken person and that works great with kids.
I defiantly recommend him to parents.
Dr Talal was recommended by my friends. Dr Talal has excellent bed manners, is caring and spends time with patients rather than being on a time race.
He does a lot of follow up in his free time, during an emergency and on weekends. He will guide you all the way. He is fully dedicated to each child and parent in need.
He is fantastic .. my son got sick with a severe cough, pain in his chest and fever.
I took him to three doctors and each gave a different diagnosis and bunch of medications but he didn't get any better.
My friend recommended Dr Talal. He was so comforting, he gave me so much time to explain my son's history. He was lovely and caring to my son and talked to him nicely. I could see how much he cares when he examined my son.
He looked me in the eye and assured me that I shouldn't worry and that my son will get better. I kept updating him every day for 14 days by emails. My son is in great shape now. I highly recommend him .
Was desperately looking for a good paediatrician and thought of trying out Dr. Talal Farha.
We couldn't have been more pleased.
The best doctor I have come across. Loves children and exceptionally good at his work.
After wasting months and seeing various peadiatricians with the complaint that my baby doesn't take enough milk and she's at the lowest percentile on weight for age graph, we found Dr Talal.
Instead of not listening to us and immediately resorting to invasive investigations like barium swallowing and upper gi endoscopy, he worked on establishing a proper feeding routine.
Long story short, my baby was diagnosed with severe food aversion due to silent reflux. She has improved a lot but it is still a long journey.
Dr Talal not only avoids unnecessary tests and medication, he's easy to get appointments with, is available through phone and emails.
If it wasn't for Dr Talal's clinical knowledge and compassionate approach, my baby would've been admitted to the hospital with a feeding tube long ago.
After 3 years, 30+ doctors, we found someone who is not a "commercial" doctor but a true "family" doctor!
Great pediatrician, amazing with kids, probably the best in Dubai.
A colleague recommended Dr Talal for my daughter who has had recurrent throat infections. Dr Talal is a wonderful doctor, he really took his time to put my three year old at ease, and was very gentle and thorough. I have never seen a doctor with such a wonderful, calm approach and the effect he had on my daughter was wonderful. I don't think I would go to another doctor after meeting Dr Talal
Dr. Talal is extremely competent, kind and friendly. He has a calming/soothing effect that makes my baby smile in just a few seconds. After seeing the way he interacts with my baby and the trustworthy diagnosis and advice he has given, I felt that I have found the right doctor for my child. I would highly recommend him.
We have met Dr Talal after 3 different pediatricians were unable to identify an effective treatment for our daughter's asthma. He was recommended by a family friend who was very happy with Dr Talal's performance, and most importantly his honesty.
While most Doctors in the UAE recommend surgical intervention (especially when they know you have a health insurance ) Dr Talal recommended a treatment that can avoid the surgery for our friend's daughter. To put it simply Dr Talal sees you as a human being, not as an ambulant bag of cash and his experience with kids makes him a very effective practitioner.
Have been at a loss with our child's cardiac case. Very pleasantly surprised to have general paediatric and cardiac care in the same clinic, in fact by the same doctor. How does he do it so well? I would strongly recommend Dr Talal, he was fantastic with us and with our child.
Dr.Farha is very caring, gentle, kind and professional! I would recommend him to anyone who's looking for a good pediatrician.
Finally we can now see true quality medical care. We are grateful for Dr Talal's attention to detail, comprehensive explanations, knowledge, and patience with us new first time parents. He is a gentleman and an amazing doctor.
Dr Talal is a true Gentleman with exceptional skills and expertise. We were lucky to have our baby boy under his care at city hospital 18 months ago and trusted him impeccably. He was able to put our minds at rest as first time parents with a sick child and his manner and communication is very friendly and reassuring.
Our baby now attends Dr Talal at his new clinic and we would encourage those of you with children to visit Dr Talal and you will not be disappointed. We live far away from the clinic and have visited other doctors with minor issues from time to time who are located near our home, however their lack of knowledge and expertise means that we always have to visit with Dr Talal again as he is the best in Dubai.
He listens, advises and welcomes your family and understands that we are all different. Our baby is calm in his presence and he plays music for him and videos to entertain him when he assesses his health. I have recommended Dr Talal to other friends in Dubai as I am now too familiar with doctors here providing substandard care and antibiotics to young babies. We are all lucky to have somebody like this in Dubai. We wish Dr Talal our best wishes with his clinic and pride him on selection of his team for his practice. Thank You.
Dr Talal is and will always be, our hero. He did an amazingly good job with our children, one premature and another with a cardiac condition a year later... The diversity of his knowledge and skills are second to none.
We would wholeheartedly recommend him for all babies, children and heart cases. We have experienced the lot with him. He is very kind, calm and thoughtful. He explains things properly and is well respected all over.
Dr Talal looks after my 5 year old daughter and 15 month old son. He has looked after my son since he was 1 month old and daughter for the past 18 months. He is a fantastic pediatrician. Both my children adore him and he calms us down - nothing makes us anxious like a poorly child.
We have seen him for regular check ups and vaccinations and also for more serious issues like when my son was 4 months old and contracted RSV which led to him being hospitalised with bronchiolitis. Dr Talal takes his time to observe and ask questions. He is not trigger happy with antibiotics (unusual for Dubai!) and is extremely knowledgeable. We trust him implicitly and highly recommend him.
Dr Talal Farha is absolutely fantastic one of the few doctors that works with you to get to the right solution with your little one.
Dr Talal is a fantastic doctor! His personality and demeanor is so suited for dealing with babies, children and their parents. I feel relaxed and unhurried, my questions all get answered (even the silly "first-time mom" ones). My baby is calmed by him and he always performs a thorough exam.
Even his staff are exceptional. They always greet my baby by name when we first come in the door and speak softly to her during weigh-in's and measuring.
We consider ourselves fortunate to have such a pediatrician!
We have trusted Dr. Talal's advice for our daughter from the day she was born and truly appreciate the practical and personalized care provided. The experience of parenting has been wonderful even through the most trying times especially when one's child is unwell due to the support provided. Dr. Talal, we cannot thank you enough!!
Dr. Talal is a complete doctor. Besides his remarkable academic knowledge, Dr. Talal is the kind of doctor that takes time and listens. He focuses on the entire well being and not solely on treating the symptoms. What I also appreciate is that his prescriptions are never aggressive, following a close supervision approach rather than a rapid recovery with aggressive medicine that can only harm on a long term.
We first met Dr. Talal when my twins had to be admitted in City Hospital for bronchiolitis at the age of 8 months. He took great care of them and has been our pediatrician of choice ever since. Apart from a great wealth of knowledge and experience in his field, Dr. Talal is very patient, kind and considerate and interacts with the children in such a friendly manner that my kids actually enjoy going to the doctor and love visiting his clinic.
When we recently had to drop something at the clinic without having a scheduled consultation, my 2 year old daughter was indeed upset that she was not having to see her doctor and went to his office all by herself. Moreover, Dr. Talal acknowledges the importance of the parents in caring for the health of their children and has always readily attended to queries even out of hours.
Unlike other practitioners in the UAE, he is not quick to prescribe medication, when time and extra care would suffice instead. A recommendation for Dr. Talal would however not be complete without praising the excellent staff at his clinic who are very friendly, attentive and caring and the clinic manager who has been very helpful regarding insurance matters and puts in great effort to make sure children of all ages enjoy coming to the clinic!
Dr Talal is a great doctor I would even say the best in Dubai. He saved my daughter from a chronic illness or worse death.
Thank you Doctor.
Dr Talal was recommended to me by 4 friends. What a relief to find a doctor that is completely committed to his patients. He listened to what our concerns were and made us completely confident with his diagnosis. I would highly recommend Dr Talal.
We have been visiting Dr. Farha for the past 5 months on the initial recommendation from a friend. Straight away we were impressed by his professionalism and the professionalism of his staff and also the care and attention he took with our daughter, who immediately was at ease with him.
We think she actually looks forward to her visits to see him as she is always happy there! We have been very happy with his advice and no matter what question we put to him as he is always able to address it attentively and in a considerate manner which we find very important being first time parents.
We were very fortunate to receive the recommendation from our friend to visit Dr. Farha and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to others.
We really like Dr Talal's approach and trust his experience. Since our son was born, we go to him for general check-ups and he gives us full information about the case and our son really enjoys going to the doctor. He is very caring towards the kids and not fond of recommending medicine unnecessarily which is matching our point of view.
We knew Dr. Talal Farha when our 8 month old daughter was admitted to The City Hospital due to a urinary tract infection and he was her treating doctor. He was very helpful and since then he's our preferred pediatrician. We trust him and recommend him to all our friends and relatives.
Doctor Talal is by far the best pediatrician in Dubai. My son absolutely adores him and looks forward for his checkups. He is extremely dedicated and truly caring to his patients. His knowledge is enormous and he is simply the most specialized doctor I have ever seen. I cannot recommend him enough.
Dr. Talal took great care of our premature baby boy since his birth in Dubai. He is the best pediatrician I know. He's very gentle with babies/children. My son, who is almost 3 now, is always happy to visit him. He always gives good advice. If you want the best care for your children, I can highly recommend him.
We are finding great comfort during our visits with our 'premie' twins. Trustworthy...
My baby was born in the US and this is our first baby so we did not have any access to a Dubai based pediatrician nor do we know anyone. I am admittedly a crazy google-head so the first thing I did is search for the "best pediatrician in Dubai"- in all forums.
Dr Talal has consistently been praised so I booked an appointment and have never looked back ever since. He is amazing with my daughter, very gentle, very thorough and a very good listener. He takes time listening and answering my seemingly endless lists of first-time mom questions and I feel quite fortunate that I have him giving my daughter care. Thank you Dr. Talal!!!
Very impressed with Dr Talal and would certainly recommend him to any parents looking for a paediatrician. Excellent with our 7 month old and am glad we took the advice of someone who referred him to us.
I first started taking my children to see Dr. Talal almost three years ago, and we've stuck with him as a pediatrician since. He is gentle, soft-spoken, and very relaxed, and all three of my children are comfortable seeing him. He is also very sensible and I am happy that he has taken a conservative approach to the use of medicines where only time and some honey were a safer, gentler treatment option for sickness.
One of my children has autism, and Dr. Talal's gentle and patient way of engaging with him has made my son see him as a friend versus an enemy in a white coat. I highly recommend Dr. Talal.
After our son Callum was born, one of the most important things-to-do on our list was to find a good Paediatrician who would not only be a good doctor but would also understand our concerns as new parents. After doing our bit of "research" and based on several good recommendations, we chose Dr. Talal Farha.
We are thankful to God that it was the best decision we took as parents to entrust our son's well being in his hands. He also understands our worries and anxieties as parents. Dr. Talal ensures that all our questions and queries are properly explained and makes sure all our doubts are put to rest. We would strongly recommend Dr. Talal to anyone who is looking for an exceptionally brilliant Paediatrician!!!!
Dr. Farha is very patient, experienced and professional.
We came to meet Dr Talal when our youngest son was admitted to hospital for 5 days. Dr Talal has a wonderful manner with both children and their parents. He is calm, patient and very clear in his explanations. He is always willing to answer our questions whether by email or over the phone and he goes the extra mile. We are lucky to have him practice in Dubai!
I was given Dr Farha's details after my twins were repeatedly misdiagnosed with colic. After one month of suffering Dr Farah diagnosed them with reflux. We are finally on the right path to getting them both healthy and happy after a month of unnecessary suffering.
I have never met such a sound, gentle and trustworthy person and doctor. I would not trust my son with any other doctor, not even back home. We need more doctors like him!
My wife and I have been to two Pediatricians here in Dubai where both doctors took only 5 minutes to quickly say that our 2 month old son was ok. Our dissatisfaction led us in search for a new doctor and Dr Talal was amazing. He took time to carefully check our son and then relay to us what to expect at a certain age/time as he grows.
Our son Ethan celebrates his birthday today, and we are looking forward to another scheduled check up. If you are in search of a Pediatrician, I highly recommend Dr. Talal.
I remember our first visit with Dr. Talal, my son was only 2 months old and was very cranky but when Dr. Talal conversed with him he was smiling and calm. I knew from then on that we found the right doctor. He is very knowledgeable and is very good with children. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Our first experience with Dr. Talal was when our now 2 year-old son was just 2 weeks old at City Hospital, as he was our assigned doctor. The manner in which he deals with and cares for our son is so amazing and words can not sufficiently describe our gratitude for him. Our son adores him and is so surprisingly comfortable and content with him.
The way he talks to our son and his gentle touches and mannerisms makes us all at ease. He is highly reputable and highly professional and we do not doubt his knowledge and expertise. We trust him with our son 100% and know our son's health is in the best hands possible. We would (and have) recommended him to anyone (and everyone :-) ). We have never been more satisfied with a doctor before and we dread the day we have to ever leave Dubai or when our son eventually grows up just because we do not want to lose Dr. Talal as our son's doctor.
We are so thankful to our lucky stars for blessing us with Dr. Talal by that chance appointment at City Hospital 2 years ago. We consider ourselves very lucky and thank Dr.Talal for his care over the past 2 years and the years to come.
Dr. Farha is by far the best pediatrician – actually, the best doctor that I have come across. Growing up in Canada, I know of many good doctors, but it is clear that Dr. Farha is in a different league.
On a personal note, he is a kind, caring and ethical individual – I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a pediatrician.
Dr. Talal has been a wonderful doctor for my children for the past two years. We first met him at City with our youngest child and very quickly changed our children to his care.
His knowledge and assessment is accurate and he has a gentle and kind way with the family and especially the children. I would highly recommend him as a family pediatrician.
We are blessed to come across Dr. Talal, at the time when he was in City Hospital in Dubai and now at his own clinic. He is a very capable practitioner and has a very sincere character where he goes to great lengths to give you the full picture of what your child is going through by explaining the issue, the symptoms and the path forward in more detail than any other Dr that I have come across.
To my greater pleasure he was also trained by specialists in the UK such as Great Ormond Street Childrens hospital.
Dr Talal is a wonderful doctor, dedicated to all his patients and all children in the UAE and beyond. God bless his new clinic and all his patients. Thank you Doctor for all your dedication and caring and knowledge!
Dr. Tala Farha is a wonderful person and doctor. God bless him for the work he does with our precious children.
I know Dr. Talal in a personal capacity and he is the most committed and wonderful person which is a good start for a doctor. He has great integrity and I believe he is highly esteemed in his field.
Dr. Talal Farha is a wonderful doctor and has a great way with children.
He really is a wonderful doctor, God Bless him.
We simply can't evaluate Dr. Talal's high profile. What we know, as regular ordinary parents, is that he is always generous with his time, knowledge, experience, and kindness. We trust his consultation accuracy. I would strongly recommend him for your children.
Dr. Talal is a very kind person. We met him at the hospital and he has very high experience.
Excellent, brilliant doctor I can always trust. Such a knowledgeable and kind person.
1997 - 2006 | John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford
2006 - 2010 | Somerset NHS Trust (United Kingdom)
2010 - 2012 | Mediclinic City hospital, Dubai
2012 - 2012 | PMETB UK (United Kingdom)
2001 - 2006 | PMETB (United Kingdom)
1997 - 2000 | Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health
1998 - 2000 | ROYAL COLLEGE OF PAEDIATRICS (United Kingdom)
Bristol University, UK
2000 | Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (United Kingdom)
2006 | General Medical Council GMC England (United Kingdom)
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