The Neurosciences Centre of Excellence at Al Jalila Children’s is one among the most advanced facilities in the region that specifically caters to disorders of the nervous system in children. As the only dedicated hospital for children in the UAE, the Centre features state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and consultants with years of paediatric experience from some of the renowned hospitals around the world.

Neurology Clinic

Neurodevelopment and Behavioural Clinic

Neurorehabilitation Clinic

Neurophysiology Service

The Neurophysiology Service consists of various electrical tests of the brain, nerves and muscle like EEG (Electroencephalogram), Nerve Conduction (NCV), Electromyography (EMG) and evoked potentials. These tests help in the diagnosis of various neurological conditions like epilepsy, neuropathy and myopathy.

The service also provides inpatient Video-EEG (where the patient is admitted to the hospital to undergo continuous video and EEG recording) and ambulatory EEG (where the patient’s EEG is recorded at home using a portable wearable device).

What we treat

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neonatal Disorders
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurological Disorders in Children with Cardiac Disease
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Stroke
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Syncope & Autonomic Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome and Other Movement Disorders
  • Tuberous Sclerosis

What makes us different?

  • Al Jalila Children’s is the only hospital in the UAE to incorporate dedicated inpatient paediatric neurology and neuro-rehabilitation services in one facility.
  • The hospital also offers the first inpatient paediatric EEG service in Dubai.
  • The Neurosciences Centre of Excellence enjoys the uniqueness of being part of a full-fledged world-class hospital where every patient will be assessed by a multidisciplinary and highly experienced paediatric consulting team that offers a 360-degree evaluation and treatment under one roof, resulting in a definitive and clear medical solution.



Dr. Haitham El Bashir

Paediatric Neurorehabilitation

Dr. Abdalla Ali Abdalla

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr. Nidheesh Chencheri

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr. Pawan Kashyape

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr. Rahul Prasad Sinha

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr. Zeinab Alloub

Neurodevelopment Paediatrician

Resulting from a severe case of Flu, Four-year-old Beatrice was brought in to the High Dependency Unit at #AlJalilaChildrens where she was diagnosed with the Guillain-Barré syndrome – a rare but serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system and eventually causes paralysis. The world class experienced team at the Neurosciences Centre of Excellence was able to quickly diagnose and treat the rare disease, making it possible for Beatrice to make a remarkable recovery and she is now back on her feet, running and doing pretty much what children of her age would do. We wish her the best of health.


When four-year-old Minruk was referred to Al Jalila Children’s, he was suffering from recurrent epileptic seizures and reduced consciousness, causing him to stop breathing at times. Diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, Minruk spent four weeks in the intensive care unit looked after by a team of neurologists and the intensive care team.

The medical team handling the case noted that Minruk’s case was exceptionally complicated and they were worried that the four-year-old might succumb to the incessant seizure activity. He underwent treatment including Plasma Exchange with the assistance of the Nephrology Clinic, and administration of advanced immune treatments done under the guidance of the Rheumatology Clinic.

Minruk gradually started improving after these advanced treatment modalities and was successfully taken off life support systems. His seizures stopped, his consciousness improved, and he began walking with support provided by the Rehabilitation team. He was eventually discharged and is currently being followed up for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)

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