Burjeel Medical City’s Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU) is a specialized facility in Abu Dhabi dedicated to providing high-quality intensive and high-dependency care for critically ill adult patients. Our multidisciplinary team comprises primary care physicians, physician intensivists, specialty physician consults, critical care trained registered nurses, advanced practice nurses (APNs and CNSs), RN case managers, respiratory therapists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and spiritual care providers. Together, we deliver exceptional critical care to patients facing life-threatening injuries, illnesses, or conditions, ensuring continuous monitoring, immediate intervention, and prompt treatment.

The AICU features 22 beds divided into three clinical areas: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care (CVTS-ICU), Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), and Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), each equipped with specialized facilities and isolation side rooms. Our services encompass life support, monitoring, and concentrated nursing care.

List of Services

  • Hypothermia management
  • Coagulopathy treatment
  • Critical condition care
  • Acute Kidney Injury management
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis treatment
  • Intracerebral Brain Hemorrhage care
  • Sepsis and Obstetric Emergencies management
  • Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma treatment
  • Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia care
  • Dialysis services
  • Life support
  • Cardiac Pacing
  • Intracardiac Monitoring
  • Pre/Post-Transplant Care
  • Heart Rhythm Monitoring
  • Continuous Pulse Oximetry
  • Frequent Neurological Exams
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
  • Fixed-Dose Vasopressin Infusions
  • Hourly Intake and Output Measurements
  • Vasopressor Titration and Volume Infusions
  • Central Venous Pressure Monitoring for Fluid Management
  • Frequent Vital Sign Checks (In Times of Instability, Post-Procedure, or High-Risk Interventions)
  • Regional Citrate Anticoagulation (RCA) in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Monitoring Physiological and Psychological Measurements (for Drug and Alcohol Use Patients or Metabolically Unstable Patients)
  • Renal Replacement Therapy (for ICH (Intracerebral Hemorrhage) and AKI (Acute Kidney Injury) Patients)
  • Regional Citrate Anticoagulation for CRRT (RCA-CRRT)
  • Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Using a High Level of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) or Modifications in the I: E Ratio
  • Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Mechanical and Non-Invasive Ventilation Methods
  • Central Line Access and Monitoring for Fluid Status and Medication Management
  • Hypothermia Interventions and Monitoring for Cardiac Arrest Protocols


  • Our AICU is equipped with advanced medical technology and monitoring devices to ensure precise and effective care for critically ill patients.

Key Achievements & Milestones

  • During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UAE, our AICU played a vital role in treating numerous unstable COVID-19 patients, maintaining a 30-bed capacity for many months.