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Introduction

Sporta Tours is seeking expressions of interest from schools/clubs & academies in relation to entering the ‘Arabian Cup’ tournaments (U12, U14, U16). The tournament will be held in Dubai during late March 2017. Teams from around the world have been invited to take part in what is an extension of the successful ARCH sports tournaments that Sporta Tours already organise annually, in the UAE.

 

The Venue

Our local partners offer the very best of what the UAE has to offer, and we have negotiated some amazing packages in terms of tournament venue and accommodation. The 3-day tournament will be held at the world class Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence, part of the Jebel Ali Resort in Dubai during the UK schools’ Easter holiday period 2017. The venue has played host to many of the world’s best professional clubs in recent years who have used the facility for their pre/mid season training base.

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Age Group Requirements

Players must be born after the following dates to participate in a given age category:

U12 : 31/08/2004

U14: 31/08/2002

U16: 31/08/2000

Benefits of the UAE

 

   Fantastic sporting weather

   A very safe location

   World class sporting facilities

  High quality hotels

   High quality airlines

   Unrivalled range of non-

 sport, downtime activities

   Top rate international schools

         as opposition

   Direct flights

  The possibility to combine tours

 with major sporting events 

 

Sample itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive into Dubai or Abu Dhabi from an overnight flight. At the airport, a representative of Sporta Tours will meet you. Transfer to a local school or academy for a morning of training. Check into your hotel for rest, relaxation, exploring the surrounding area and an early night!

Day 2 – In the morning, acclimatise with a training run along the beach, with the iconic Burj Al Arab as your backdrop, then, depart the hotel after breakfast for your first tournament match. In the evening, visit Dubai Creek and the world famous souks.

Day 3 – Depart the hotel for your second match, this time against one of the local academies. In the evening, visit Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping centre, and enjoy dinner underneath the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, whilst enjoying the world’s largest choreographed fountain show.

Day 4 – Enjoy a mid-tour morning of rest to catch up on your sleep! In the afternoon, play your third fixture of the tournament

Day 5 – A day spent in the UAE Capital. After breakfast, depart the hotel for Abu Dhabi and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for a tour. After this,  visit the Yas Waterworld or Ferrari World. En route back to the hotel, stop off at the Yas Marina F1 GP Circuit for a walk, cycle or run around the track.

Day 6 – After breakfast, depart for you fourth tournament match. In the afternoon, depart to the beach for beach football, sunbathing, and relaxation!

Day 7  Depart the hotel for the final match. Prizes and trophy presentation after the conclusion of the final round of matches. In the evening, there will be time to revisit your favourite place from the tour and purchase those last minute gifts for friends and family back home! Check-in at the airport, Dubai’s is only a ten minute drive from the city centre, and fly home around midnight.

*Please be aware that this is a sample itinerary. We will build your itinerary based on your requirements and budget. The final tournament structure is subject to confirmation.

 

Accommodation

We only use hotels that we know from experience cater well for tour groups. In Dubai, we like to use a range of apartment hotels, rather than hotels with twin rooms, which allow more of your group to stay together. We believe this provides a better tour experience and is also easier for you, the staff, to manage. Our hotels are situated either in the city centre, or by the beach. 

Our hotels all feature gyms and swimming pools to keep you occupied in your downtime. All our packages include breakfast, and for evening meals, there is a large choice of restaurants in or around all our hotels, so you don’t have to revisit the same place each night.

 

Downtime

As a popular tourist destination, there is a wealth of downtime options to choose from in the UAE. Cultural experiences, water parks, and team building activities – we have it all covered. Below are just some of the options – click on the boxes below to learn more. 

 

Desert Safari

Desert safaris

 

Catamaran Cruise

Catamaran Cruise

 

 

Mosque Visit

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the World

 

 

 

Relax at the beach

Relax at the beach

 

 

Kayaking on the Palm

 

Traditional souk

Shopping at traditional souks and the world’s largest mall

 

 

Wild Wadi

Extreme fun at a waterpark

 

 

F1 track visit

F1 track and Ferrari World visit

 

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Package Inclusions

  Bronze Silver Gold
Tournament Entry
Services of our staff
Accommodation  
Match Transfers  
Daily match food & water    
Return airfares      
Personal welcome at the airport    
Use of a local mobile phone    
  $315 per team From $625 per person

From $1525 per person

 

Above prices are valid for travelling in March 2017, are based on parties of 16 pax and on a 6 team round robin tournament at each age group. Quotes and services are subjected to change without prior notice based on availability and operational conditions.

 

 

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“Sporta Tours provided a fantastic 10 day tour for our U13’s football team. We were looked after superbly by their team during our time in the UAE with first class accommodation, ideal for all touring parties. The opposition we faced on tour were of a high standard and provided us with both testing and competitive matches. We will be returning next year to do it all again”

Andy Martin, 2013

Head of Junior Football, Whitgift School, United Kingdom