Dubai and the UAE hockey tours
Sporta Tours are the undisputed leaders in organising sports tours to Dubai and the UAE. We organise more tours to the region than any other company and have long standing relationships with local clubs, venues, hotels, and downtime activity providers.
Hockey is continuing to estabish itself in the region and at the moment we recommend a hockey tour is best combined as part of a multi sports tour.
- Excellent facilities
- Very reliable weather
- One or more matches as part of a multi-sports tour
- A variety of opposition standards
- Top international schools as opposition with players from around the world
- Great hospitality from opposition keen to play touring sides
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
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 hockey/multi sports tour to Dubai and the UAE could look here’s a 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 a practice session at 7he Sevens Ground, the home of the Emirates Rugby 7s event. 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 Dubai College, one of the country’s top schools in a fixture. 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 the second match. 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 at the Zayed Sports City complex. En route 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 delicious cultural lunch in a wind house, a traditional building designed to stay cool within before air conditioning! Here you will also be encouraged by the good-humoured and friendly Islamic hosts to ask questions about their faith. In the afternoon, play your fourth match against Repton College .
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 7he Sevens.
Day 9 – Check-in at the airport, Dubai’s is only a ten minute drive from the city centre, and fly home around midnight.