The State Of Sports

We are an urban sports club where everyday triumphs, big or small, are celebrated.
Together, as one, as a team.


Champs is the brainchild of the Basketball legend from Lebanon and best player to ever come out of the Middle East. Building on the success of Champs in Lebanon, Fadi opened Champs Sports Club in January 2021. This world-class facility houses two basketball courts, an indoor football pitch, Martial Arts Center, state-of-the-art gym, fitness studios, cafe



Dear Champs,

Having spent my life consumed in elite sport before transitioning into the business world, so many of the lessons I have learned in Basketball have helped me succeed in the corporate environment. Many principles of sports, especially team sports, can be applied to our day-to-day work to ensure teams, structures, and practices, are working at their optimum level. Various spots competencies are the same exact ones that are required in the corporate world: teamwork, communication, problem solving, management, motivation, goal setting, strategic planning, only to name a few. Allow us to draw upon our years of experience in sports and apply what we have learned to create our own successful business to help you create a more energized, cohesive, and goal-orientated team that will take your overall performance to the next level. Our Champs Sports Club is fun, fast paced, engaging and delivers the results you are looking for. We can’t wait to welcome you to Champs, and help your business thrive!


It all started with a fantasy of the Legendary Fadi El-Khatib, All-Time Best Basketball Athlete and Role Model across Asia and the Arab Countries. In 1996, Fadi played his first game in the division-one career and, from then on, has been regarded as one of the best in Asia. Many pundits of the new era label him as the Greatest!

Fadi El-Khatib was the only player across the region to start with such a unique operation under a Brand name of an Athlete. As member of the FIBA Technical committee, and following his successful venture, Fadi identified and believed that UAE is the most solid ground to start building leadership programs, thus enhancing & developing the initiative of a healthy & talented community. As a result, Fadi launched Champs Sport Club in UAE.

Fadi El-Khatib has been selected as a key member of the FIBA Players’ Commission to support players and develop sports around the world, providing young athletes with higher level training opportunities, all while pursuing their academic aspirations. With his group of international coaches, driven by a common passion for sports, Fadi El-Khatib aims at making Champs students, athletes and staff be passionate, highly motivated and dedicated to pursuing greatness in all aspects of life.


Within and beyond sport, values help to determine a team’s focus, establish norms of acceptable behavior and directly influence a team’s functioning and performance. A team’s value can dictate to team members how to behave, communicate, cooperate, and deal with conflict. When clear norms are set, everyone on a team is more likely to follow them.


Sports involves not only players having different sets of skills but also players having differences in beliefs, opinions, and experiences. It is by embracing these differences that we allow the realization of goals and accomplishments. Diversity is so important since it promotes creativity, unique perspectives, and new opportunities. Diversity and Inclusion are key to allow our teams to thrive in a similar way.


The culture of excellence model guides our strategies to improve our team’s sport’s culture with the goal of achieving enhanced performance outcomes. By understanding that success and failure isn’t measured by wins and losses, but by achieving personal excellence, we give ourselves the best opportunity to succeed in sport and in life.


Working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina.


To form and promote an exclusive platform for Sports & Lifestyle cultural experience where we create a vibrant society with fulfilling lives through the promotion of social wellbeing & healthy lifestyle. We will create a differentiation factor in the industry through providing students, directly and through strategic collaborations, with the best training, helping them develop their skills and reach their full potential.


As a leading sports facility, Champs Sports Club aims to set the example for greatness and sportsmanship across the middle eastern region. We aspire to excel in the field of sports and be amongst the top teams on a regional and global scale. We are working hard to enable UAE elite athletes to break through their barriers and train to reach their full potential. Putting our students on the right track for success, as well as making a name for them in the world of sports is our top priority, and biggest vision.

tomorrow starts today →