The Genetic Diseases Association (GDA) in the United Arab Emirates is a non-profit organization that
provides support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by genetic diseases.
Founded in 2014, the GDA has rapidly become a leading voice in the field of genetic diseases in the
UAE, working tirelessly to promote awareness and understanding of these conditions and to improve
the lives of those affected by them.
UAE Genetic Diseases Association ( UAEGDA) and Sheikh Zayed Research Centre were founded in 2004 as a
dedication to the memory of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the
U.A.E. In 2019, the “year of Tolerance” UAE GDA is committed to bring diverse experts and tools in
genetic research to UAE and the Arab world for a healthier and happier community to the UAE.
To be a Pioneer in preventive program for common genetic disorders in UAE and the region.
Strive to reduce the prevalence and impact of common genetic disorders in the UAE through
preventative awareness programs, screening based on research studies and knowledge sharing,
conducted by experts in the field using the most innovative and cost-effective technology.