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Abu Dhabi Eagerly Wait City Visit

Abu Dhabi Eagerly Wait City Visit

Within the next few weeks, Manchester City boss Mark Hughes and a selection of City players are scheduled to visit Abu Dhabi.

The trip is designed to promote the United Arab Emirates capital although no date has been officially fixed.



The club feels a visit from the manager and players would help establish them within the region and develop a following among Gulf football fans.

A Manchester City official said...

'The manager and the players have had an invitation to visit Abu Dhabi and hopefully we will be able to arrange something very soon.'

'Obviously we will have to look at the fixtures but we anticipate a short visit. It would be useful for both the club and the new owners.'

'We are already working on plans for our youth teams to take part in a tournament in Abu Dhabi next year. This should just be the start of a long and fruitful relationship.'


UAE's 'The National' say plans are already being made to ensure that City's youth teams take part in the annual Abu Dhabi youth tournament, one of the most competitive in the world. This year's participants included Athletico Madrid, Liverpool and several leading Brazilian teams.

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Writer:Tudor
Date:Monday September 15 2008
Time: 9:13AM

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City have a very low profile in the Emirates. The Rags and Liverpool are well known but there has been little awareness of City. A well-organised visit by the boys will change that dramatically. City's owners own one of the best football sides in that part of the world -- Al Jazira who play at a great new sports complex in the City. I'm not too sure of the size of the stadium there because I've seen estimations as far apart as 16,000 to 40,000 seats. There's information on Al Jazira here (in wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Jazira_Club : Currently, Al Jazira Club are constructing a new gym comprising of four floors for a variety of sports such as handball, volleyball, and basketball. The ground floor comprises a VIP entrance and lecture hall, offices, three changing rooms for players, a health club and a hall for weightlifting. The first floor contains 32 bedrooms as accommodation for club’s players and guests attending onsite training camps. The second floor comprises four changing rooms for players and two rooms for referees. The VIP platform is on the third floor with enough space for one hundred people in addition to a private majlis (reception hall). The fourth floor has a media centre, rooms for commentators and a supervision/monitoring room for the gym. The new gym is spacious enough for more than two thousand athletes. The Khalifa Al Muhairi Hall includes handball, volleyball, and basketball facilities with space for a thousand spectators. All the facilities required to host a major championships for any of these sports are also provided. Al Jazira Club also includes six secondary football pitches. Al Jazira Club also has an Olympic size swimming pool which is covered, air-conditioned and equipped with underwater cameras and music sets. It is large enough to fit four hundred people and has already successfully hosted a large number of local and foreign championships. The Club also contains a bowling hall with six alleys used for training the Club team as well as the National teams. It will be hosting the resident community’s championships in Abu Dhabi.
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15/09/2008 16:16:00
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