Core competencies

  • General neurology
  • Stroke
  • Headache (including Botox injection for special type of headache) 
  • Epilepsy
  • Demyelinating disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Dementias


Dr Tariq Alafifi is a consultant neurologist and an assistant professor at UAEU, who is sub-specialised in vascular neurology.
Dr Tariq has more than 25 years of experience in various posts across the UAE and abroad, including medical military missions with NATO/GCC/UAE army before retiring as a colonel.
He also worked in Zayed Military Hospital as head of Neurology (2009-2018) and with several governmental hospitals across the UAE as a neuro-strokologist. He was also a member of the teaching programme in Zayed Military Hospital for Arab board residents. Dr Tariq also previously worked at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.


MBBS, MD, Neurology residency (University of Toronto, Canada), Stroke fellowship (University of Alberta, Canada)


Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital

Al Ain City, UAE
Khalifa Street, next to Choitram Supermarket

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