Sporta Tours have been specialising in cricket tours and tournaments in Dubai & the UAE since 2006. In that time they have taken the majority of English County sides to the region for their pre-season tours.

Sporta Tours work on behalf of the MCC to organise the MCC v Champion County match in March and this event also coincides with MCCU’s and MCCYC’s travelling out to participate in fixtures. They also run two school tournaments (March/April) and a women’s U19 tournament (February). The weather in February/March is around 25 degrees and is perfect for teams to prepare themselves for the coming English season and the facilities in both Dubai & Abu Dhabi are first-class.

For each of these tournaments Sporta Tours are keen to offer ECB ACO umpires and scorers (of various levels) the opportunity to travel out to officiate and, in turn, prepare themselves for the coming English season.

Sporta Tours Ltd is pleased to be able to offer a series of unique umpiring and scoring opportunities in the United Arab Emirates in 2015. Cricket will take place from 16th February to 5th April.

Prices are kept to an absolute minimum so that the opportunity is as affordable as possible. Various packages are available with differing durations and pricing in order to suit each individual official to travel out for these experiences.


Women’s Tournament – 16th-21st February 2015 – Abu Dhabi

U19’s Women’s 40-over Tournament involving 4 teams – Wales, Essex, Loughborough University and a UAE Invitation XI. *ONLY 2 UMPIRING PLACES REMAINING*

Travel day –Arrive on 15th Feb –depart on 21st Feb 

Stay for 6 nights

Cost – £915pp on a twin share basis


School ARCH Cup & Trophy – 28th March- 5th April 2015 – Dubai & Abu Dhabi

March/April (U16s and U19s Schools Tournaments)

Travel day –Arrive on 28th Mar –depart on 5th April

Stay for 8 nights

Cost £990pp on a twin share basis


All prices are based on twin sharing (single supplement is available on request) and includes:

  • Return flights from UK to UAE
  • UAE transportation to matches
  • 4* accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Match meals and water
  • ATOL bonding & the services of a Sporta Tours rep through your stay


There are also a number of other fixtures taking place in UAE throughout March.

Places are limited, so please contact Neville Kent at to find out more information. Please provide the following information with all applications:

  • The county that you officiate in.
  • Your grade.
  • ACO membership number.

ATOL 9684

Click here for the ECB ACO website link