FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Al Garhoud Private Hospital (GPH) is the only health organization in the UAE providing sports medicine care for high level local and international athletes being in compliance with the FIFA criteria of excellence. It has thus gained accreditation from FIFA since 2016. In 2017, the HMS Group, owner of GPH, has built the sports medicine center (FIFA Medical Center of Excellence-Dubai) at Al Shabab FC Dubai UAE. It was a joint venture between this historic football club and the HMS group. Our team aims to provide healthcare to individuals of all ages and abilities, professionals, amateurs, youth athletes We are leaders in Pre Competition Medical Assessment and in sports injuries: Diagnosis, management, surgery, rehabilitation, prevention, and performance optimization We conduct research in a wide range of sport, exercise and health-related areas, under the authority of the FIFA Medical Committee and in collaboration with international and local scientific institutions


As part of the global network of FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence, our Dubai “state-of-the-art” Centre has the vision to ensure that every worldwide player receives expert care in all fields of sports medicine, especially football medicine. We also deeply focus on safe and fast personalized recovery / Return to play for every injured athlete.


Our main goal is to combine the latest advanced technologies with our knowledge and experience to prevent, treat, evaluate and train. We also focus, in partnership with the top Football clubs, Clinics, and FIFA Centres, on health promotion, research, and education.