Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Emirates Airlines announced today that two of Europe’s biggest football clubs with face off in this year’s Dubai Football Challenge. Taking place on Tuesday, December 30th, reigning UEFA Champions League title holders Real Madrid with face AC Milan at The Sevens Stadium.
Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, Executive Director of Dubai Convention and Events Bureau at DTCM, a coordinating partner of the Dubai Football Challenge, said: “Welcoming footballing giants Real Madrid and AC Milan to Dubai marks a truly magnificent end to what has been a fantastic year for football. Thanks to the World Cup, we have seen the obsession with the beautiful game hit fever pitch amongst locals, expats and visitors alike, so it’s the perfect time to bring this world-class match to the emirate.
“Not only has 2014 been a record year for football, but also for our city, which is both honoured and incredibly proud to be playing host to Real Madrid and AC Milan. Of course, the emirate is no stranger to welcoming such momentous sporting events; already hosting some of the world’s largest tournaments. With this in mind, it’s clear that Dubai is fast-becoming a global destination for sporting events and the 30th December is a very exciting date for the city.”
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre, said: “Emirates is pleased to be working with DTCM to bring two of our major sports sponsorship partners, and two of the biggest football clubs in the world, to our home city for the Dubai Football Challenge. By working with clubs, teams and events around the world we are able to connect fans with their passions; whether football, rugby or horse racing and we are now able to do this for our customers here in the U.A.E. in December. We are sure fans will be thrilled by the display of footballing skills and for the opportunity to see some of the world’s best players here in Dubai.”
Tickets are now on sale at Virgin Megastore and Time Out outlets starting at 200AED.