Feel like you’re missing out on all the live matches Arsenal are playing back in the UK? Not for much longer, as they’re making a grand return to Dubai this March.
Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
26 March 2019, 05:30 PM
26 March 2019, 12:00 AM
Arsenal’s much-awaited trip to Dubai will be a windfall of sorts for the sports fans in the UAE. Premier League side Arsenal will play Al Nasr in Dubai on 26th March to mark the official opening of the refurbished Al Maktoum Stadium.
The London club, currently fourth in the English top flight, have agreed to participate in the friendly on March 26 as part of their warm-weather training camp in the emirate.
Arsenal’s next Premier League match isn’t until Monday April 1, and has decided to come to Dubai for some warm weather training. As part of the agreement signed by the two clubs, Arsenal will bring their full squad. The match takes places at 5.30 p.m.
Given the break in commitments following the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie against Rennes, Unai Emery’s side, 3-1 down from the first encounter in France and were scheduled to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League at the weekend, but the match has been postponed because of Wolves’ appearance in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Ticket prices start at Dhs100, so you might as well get in on this bargain. Looking to nab those tickets on the double? They went on sale Saturday March 16 according to Arsenal's official website, and it is available on platinumlist.net. So make sure you have that clicking finger at the ready.
This isn’t the first time the Gunners have faced Al-Nasr Dubai SC, as Arsenal won a match between the squad with a 3-1 victory back in November, 1976. After 43 years, who knows what team will come out victorious?
During the five-day trip, the team will also be visiting the palace of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the UAE, and the Rashid Paediatric Centre.
Dubai has had a host of big name teams come over, including Manchester United staying at One & Only Royal Mirage, along with Liverpool FC Legend Steven Gerrard in Barasti last year.