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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Dubai

FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Dubai, is a joint venture between Algarhoud private hospital and Al Shabab Football Club. It was the brainchild of his excellence Sami Alqamzi, chairman of the hospital and the board of the club, where he was also a player for many seasons before becoming one of the most successful personalities in the UAE. He is currently the chairman of the Dubai economics department.

The chairman’s idea was realised thanks to many efforts, especially of Dr Yacine Zerguini, F-MARC and FIFA Medical Committee member. He is the senior adviser of the centre and leads the research field.

Al Garhoud Private Hospital (GPH), located two minutes from Dubai International Airport, offers easy access to patients from Dubai and the surrounding Gulf states. Medical and surgical services are available 24/7. The orthopaedic surgery department works with local surgeons and a monthly visiting surgeon, Dr Frederic Khiami, sports orthopaedic surgeon of the 6th university hospital (la Pitié Salpêtrière) Paris, France.

The sports medicine department offers curative and preventive care for many players, especially footballers: cardiology, nutrition, radiology, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

PCMA for Al Shabab FC professionals, also for four other clubs of the UAE professional football league.

Al Shabab FC medical services are insured by a full-time sports medicine physician, 17 physiotherapists, 3 masseurs, 1 rehabilitation technician, 1 physiologist. Each of them with a minimum of five years’ experience in the field of football medicine.

The facilities are: 1 rehabilitation centre, 3 clinics, 3 gymnasiums, 2 spa and 1 private wellness centre.

The two parts of our FMCE are working hand in hand with certified, qualified and experienced staff in order to enhance the quality of preventive and curative football medicine in UAE. Also, we aim to contribute and to innovate in the field of medical research related to sport, particularly football.

Fact sheet

Dubai

Established 2012

Accredited FMCE since 2015

All specialities of medicine and surgery 24/7 including sports medicine

70 Doctors, 140 nurses, 42 technicians, 4 physiotherapists

72 beds, average hospital stay 2 days

www.gph.ae

Administration

Dubai

Name
Sami Al Qamzi

Title
Chairman of FMCE

Email
sami.alqamzi@fmcedubai.ae

Phone number:
+971 44 54 50 00

Mobile number

Postal address
Al Garhoud Hospital, behind Millennium Airport Hotel, Dubai UAE

Name
Dr Mourad Ghrairi, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
mourad.ghrairi@fmcedubai.ae

Phone number:
+971 44 54 50 00

Mobile number
+971 50 65 50 507

Postal address
Al Shabab FC, P.O. Box 3458, Dubai UAE

Name
Dr Yacine Zerguini, MD

Title
Head of Research of FMCE, Senior Adviser

Email
yacine.zerguini@fmcedubai.ae

Phone number:
+971 44 54 50 00

Mobile number
+971 56 57 97 720

Postal address
Al Shabab FC, P.O. Box 3458, Dubai UAE

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Muscle injuries in football: a prospective study in a professional club of Dubai over thirteen consecutive seasons.

Ghrairi M, Chomier P, Sari C.A, Zerguini Y

7th Muscletech Network Workshop and 4th ECOSEP Congress.

7th to 9th October 2015, Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona.

 

Muscular strength profile in Tunisian male national judo team

Ligaments and Tendons Journal. Vol. 4 (No. 2) Original Article, 149 – 153 July 2014

Ghrairi M, Hammouda O, Malliaropoulos N

 

The Relative Age Effect in the 2013 FIFA U-17 Soccer World Cup Competition

American Journal of Sports Science

Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 35-40

Sallawi R, Chamari K, Ghrairi M

 

Characteristics of Injury in a Professional Soccer Club of Dubai

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: May 2013 – Volume 45 – Issue 5S – p 63–66

Ghrairi M, Sallawi R, Zerguini Y

 

Isokinetic strength and ratio of professional football player in UAE

Br J Sports Med 2013;47:e3 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092558.24

Ghrairi M, Chomier P, Ferret JM

 

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