The Girls’ ARCH Cricket Festival

Currently Inviting Entries for February 2025

The ARCH Girls’ Cricket Festival takes place in the February half-term. It offers a mixed age development festival with time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and play at iconic grounds such as the Sevens Stadium and the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium complex.

Fixtures at world class venues

Great opposition for development and competition

Guaranteed four 20:20 matches on turf wickets plus training sessions 

Extensive range of cultural, fun and educational downtime options

Places are limited. Enquire now to be part of the February 2025 line-up.

Contact our team for details

Who competes? The Girls’ ARCH is an international event.  We welcome schools from the UK and overseas and invite the strongest UAE-based teams to play.

What does the ARCH offer? An excellent value overseas girls’ mixed age development festival following the proven format of our ARCH Tournament at Easter which established in 2006.  It enables schools and academies to compete against opposition they otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to play. It also provides a cost effective way for junior teams to play on professional standard wickets at world-class venues.

The Girls’ ARCH Package In addition to tournament entry, our package includes direct flights, all ground transportation and accommodation, with a choice of excellent 4* hotels, plus a range of excursions.

You can also count on 24/7 Sporta Tours team liaison from the moment you touch down to departure. To help schools get the most from their time on tour we tailor every itinerary to incorporate varied cultural, fun, sporting and educational activities.

Epsom College Senior Girls' Cricket Tour February 2024

“Thank you for our senior girls’ cricket tour. The girls had an amazing time. Excellent itinerary on and off the field. The opposition were a perfect match for our team which enabled us to have some really competitive games. It was also great to be able to play in different locations and to experience something different in each game.”

Mark Farmer, Epsom College – Feb 2024

“Our tour has been excellent. With play at first-rate grounds and some great opposition, we’ve had superb fixtures. The itinerary Sporta devised has been spot-on with some great excursions too. All in all, a really good experience for the girls and opportunity to develop their cricket.”

Richard Kaufman, The Leys School – Feb 2024

✓ 7 / 8 day package 

Excellent quality hotel accommodation in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Entry into the Girls’ ARCH Festival

Umpires, match balls, match food & water

All ground transportation in the UAE

Airport ‘meet & greet’ service

Dedicated Sporta Tours team liaison

Extensive range of excursion options

World-class cricket venues

Girls’ mixed age squads 

Well-matched competition

ECB ACO umpires

Choice of 4* accommodation

Great weather & safe destination

Award-winning cultural excursions

Extensive range of downtime options

Direct flights & ground transportation

Sporta Tours team liaison

Day 1 Travel day, departing the UK in the evening.

Day 2 – Arrive in the UAE to a Sporta meet & great and short transfer to your hotel for check-in. Transfer to The Sevens Stadium (or similar) for self-led training sessions, nets & outfield.

Day 3 – First match day at The Sevens Stadium (or similar). Hot lunch between innings and water throughout the day. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure with time and time to explore your surroundings.

Day 4 – Second match day at the Sevens Stadium (or similar). Hot lunch between innings and water throughout the day. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure with time and time to explore your surroundings.

Day 5 – Explore Dubai Creek & visit the souks, or head to Dubai Mall for a spot of shopping. After lunch embark on a desert safari with a BBQ dinner and cultural show under the stars.

Day 6 – Check-out of your hotel and transfer to Abu Dhabi. Transfer to the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Complex (or similar) for match day three. Return to the hotel and freshen-up. Visit to Yas Marina F1 Circuit to cycle the track (subject to availability & itinerary).

Day 7 – Enjoy a free day and chance to explore Abu Dhabi or spend some time poolside. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Day 8 – Check out of your hotel in the morning leaving baggage in storage. Transfer to the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Complex (or similar) for Finals Day. Return to the hotel to shower and enjoy some time poolside before your final transfer to the airport for your return flights.

*Sample itinerary – our tailored packages are created according to schools’ individual requirements and budget.

Our package for the Girls’ ARCH Cricket Festival offers a choice of excellent quality 4* hotels.  They are specially selected for suitability for touring groups with flexible rooming options making for easier arrangements for schools to manage. 

Our accommodation options are also chosen for their location. It means transfer times are kept to a minimum and teams are within easy reach of nearby restaurants and attractions, whether city-based or near the beach.

Packages include breakfast as standard. Our selected hotels and apartment-hotels feature gyms, pools and lounge areas for groups to enjoy during their downtime too.

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