Dr Rasha Bassim | Medical Director & Specialist Psychiatrist in Dubai| Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai

Medical Director and Specialist Psychiatrist

Dr Rasha Bassim:

  • Specialist Psychiatrist from Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), UAE
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Egypt
  • MBBch, MSc, MD Psychiatry – Arab Board Psychiatry
  • Bilingual (Arabic and English)

Professional experience

As well as her role as medical director of Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai, Dr Rasha Bassim is a specialist psychiatrist with more than 20 years’ psychiatric experience, during which she has treated patients of all ages. Dr Bassim’s extensive career started in Egypt, where she worked for 10 years, followed by four years in Kuwait; she has been practising in the UAE since 2013.

As a Professor of neuropsychiatry at Ain Shams University, Dr Bassim is also a published researcher in her field, having had over 15 scientific publications in national, regional and international journals and conferences. During this time, she was awarded the ‘Okasha Award’ bestowed upon the young researcher of the year.

Dr Bassim has achieved a host of specialist academic and medical qualifications from a broad range of prestigious institutions in Egypt and the UAE. She also trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in Egypt, a World Health Organisation (WHO) collaborated centre, for mental health training and research. She also has EMDR training from UK Aid. As of 2014, Dr Bassim is also a qualified transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapist.

At Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai, Dr Bassim works collaboratively within our expert multidisciplinary team, in treating a wide array of psychiatric conditions including:


  • Arabic
  • English

I'm thankful that choosing Priory Wellbeing Centre was the right choice, I have benefited a lot throughout the past 5-months. I'm proud that I have trained under qualified Doctors such as Rania & Dr Rasha, without them I couldn't reach this level of improvement and consciousness. I'm looking forward to improving my life on a personal level and careel level, and having a turning point for each.

-Former patient at Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai