Dubai and the UAE cricket toursbesttimetotour_oct-apr

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has it’s headquarters in Dubai and with the Pakistan national team playing home matches in the UAE, cricket has a high profile in this part of the world.

Sporta Tours are the leaders in organising cricket tours to Dubai and the UAE. We organise more sports tours to the region than any other company and have long standing relationships with local schools, venues, hotels, cricket authorities and downtime actdubai_downtimelink_boxivity providers.

We also run annual ARCH Tournaments. These are a series of cricket tournaments held in Dubai and the UAE for U15/16,  U18/19 school boy age groups, Women’s development teams, and our professional Emirates Airline Twenty20 Trophy. Click here to read more.

Highlights of a cricket tour to Dubai and the UAE include…

  • Superb facilities and venues including international grounds
  • The opportunity to play a day/night game
  • Established annual tournaments to compete in
  • Very reliable weather
  • Top international schools as opposition with players from around the world

The benefits of Dubai and the UAE as a tour destination include…

  • A very safe location
  • High quality hotels and airlines
  • Unrivalled range of non-sport, downtime activities
  • Direct flights and no jet lag
  • The possibility to combine tours with major sporting events

Sample itineraries

All of our tours are tailor-made to meet the requirements of each school and club but to give you an idea of how a cricket tour to Dubai and the UAE could look here are two sample itineraries…

View a seven-day 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 match, against a local Dubai school. In the afternoon, visit Dubai Creek and the World famous souks.

Day 3 – Depart the hotel for your second match against a local academy. 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, depart for Jumeirah Beach for beach cricket, swimming and sunbathing!

Day 5 – A day spent in Abu Dhabi. Depart the hotel for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for a tour. After lunch, play your third fixture in Abu Dhabi. 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 – Today is free to spend at leisure. Among the many extra activities you could do are some of the World’s best waterparks, the iconic Desert Safari dune bashing trip, or a cultural lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding – or for a really busy day you could do all three!

Day 7 – Depart the hotel for your fourth match against a local team from Sharjah. In the afternoon, there will be time spare 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.

View a nine-day 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 a net practice session at the ICC Global Cricket Academy. In the afternoon, visit one of the UAE’s water parks, which are among the world’s best.

Day 3 – Depart the hotel for your first match against a local Dubai school. 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 fountain show.

Day 4 – Depart the hotel for a match against a local team from Sharjah. Return to the hotel in the afternoon in time to explore the souks, Dubai’s world famous traditional market, and the picturesque Dubai Creek.

Day 5 – A day spent in Abu Dhabi. Depart the hotel for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for a tour. After lunch, play your third fixture in Abu Dhabi. En route back to the hotel, stop off at the Yas Marina F1 GP Circuit for a walk, cycle or run around the track. Or, pay a visit to Ferrari World, the world’s largest indoor theme park!

Day 6 – Enjoy a mid-tour morning of relaxation in bed or on the Jumeirah Beach. Return to the hotel in the mid afternoon to be picked up to go on a desert safari 
trip. Enjoy an evening of cultural experiences and dinner with the desert safari team.

Day 7 – Visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for a cultural lunch. Here you will also be encouraged by the friendly Islamic hosts to ask questions about their faith. In the afternoon, play your fourth match against a local international school 
in a day/night fixture on the school’s floodlit ground.

Day 8 – Check-out of the hotel in the morning and then have the opportunity to return to the souks or the mall to buy those last minute gifts for friends and family back home! In the afternoon, complete your tour with a match at the ICC Global Cricket Academy, the venue for many international cricket teams.

Day 9 – Check-in at the airport, Dubai’s is only a ten minute drive from the city centre, and fly home around midnight.

 

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