Al Jazira Club Partners with Burjeel Holdings

According to the MoU, the healthcare provider will extend its services as the club’s medical partner for the next three years.

Abu Dhabi: May24, 2023. In a strategic collaboration to foster well-being in the sports community, Al Jazira Sports Club and Burjeel Holdings have signed a partnership agreement that extends to 2026. According to the partnership, Burjeel Holdings, will extend its services to the club for the next three years. It will offer comprehensive services and expertise to the members of the sports club during this period.

The agreement signing took place at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium during a ceremony in which key representatives from both entities gathered to formalize the partnership. The event was attended by H.E. Tareq Ahmed Al Masaood, Board Member of Al Jazira Club and Chairman of Al Jazira Football Company, Mr. Ali Yousef Al Hammadi, Group CEO of Al Jazira Club, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings and Mr. John Sunil, CEO of Burjeel Holdings.

Commenting about the agreement with Burjeel, Mr. Ali Al Hammadi said, “We are happy to welcome Burjeel Holdings to the family of Al Jazira Club. We consider it as a very valuable addition to our partners because of the inspiring human and corporate values they represent, their commitment towards the community of Abu Dhabi, and because of the highly valuable healthcare services they provide to the athletes and all the community members”.

“This partnership is an extension to the success we achieved in Al Jazira towards helping the community and the youth in specific to adapt sports as healthy and active lifestyle. Our efforts, joined now by Burjeel’s, will help us both in creating an ideal community environment that will help in spreading the awareness on the importance of sports, and assure that all athletes will have the best possible services, in terms of prevention and treatment,” Al Hammadi concluded.

John Sunil, CEO of Burjeel Holdings, said, “We are pleased to join hands with Al Jazira Club to deliver specialized services to its members. We will offer high-quality care that can help them optimize their performance on the field and empower them to reach new heights. We look forward to an enduring and fruitful collaboration with Al Jazira.”

With the agreement in effect, Al Jazira and Burjeel are expected to commence their collaboration.

About Al Jazira Club

Home of the 2020-2021 ADNOC Pro League champions and the 2021-2022 UAE Super Cup, Al Jazira Club was founded in 1974 following a merger between Al Khalidiyah Club and Al Bateen Club. Referred to as ‘The Pride of Abu Dhabi’, Al Jazira Club is widely known for its professional football team, that plays at the 37,000-seater Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium and competes in the top tier of the domestic league, in addition to regularly featuring in the Asian Champions League. The Club boasts no fewer than seven other professional sports teams, all training and competing in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

The league champions are renowned for supporting homegrown talent development and the Club operates one of the finest youth football academies in the region. Ali Mabkhout, the Club’s striker and all-time record goal scorer for the UAE national team, is one of the most prominent graduates of the Club’s academy system whilst George Weah, 1995 FIFA World Player of the year, is one of numerous high-profile international stars to have represented the Club. Al Jazira Club has a rich and successful history, winning the Federation Cup in 2006, The Gulf Clubs Championship in 2007, and the Pro League Cup in 2009-2010. Al Jazira also clinched the ADNOC Pro League on three occasions, first in 2011 and then repeating the feat in 2017, before being crowned champions most recently in 2021. Their three President’s Cup successes were achieved in 2011, 2012 and 2016, while they also finished fourth in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup and won the UAE Super Cup 2021.