The Athletic magazine answers: Why is there no place in the world like the Emirates and Dubai?

  • The most famous clubs in the world are located in the Emirates for training
  • Only in the Emirates: She plays football and plays golf
  • Ronaldo and Messi encouraged the stars to visit Dubai
  • Nad Al Sheba is one of the most vibrant sports venues on earth

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, welcomed the sports stars, clubs and teams who choose the UAE as their permanent destination during their preparations for the return of sports activities in their country.
And His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wrote, through his Twitter account, in response to the report of the American magazine “The Athletic” about the star’s preference for the Emirates and Dubai: “Today I read a report issued by the American magazine The Athletic with the testimony of world stars… Yes, there is no place like it.” Dubai… there is no place like the Emirates… and welcome to all the stars, clubs and sports teams who choose our country as a permanent destination for them.
The magazine headlined a sports report on the UAE and Dubai which sees the presence of the world’s top stars and clubs in their stadiums: There’s no place like Dubai: Why clubs and players are flocking to the United Arab Emirates exercise?

The report begins by talking about the English club Leicester City and its coach, Brendan Rodgers, and continues: Brendan Rodgers and the Leicester players discovered this week why the United Arab Emirates is the preferred location for the English Premier League in the middle of the season clubs are. ..at the multi-purpose training center near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Leicester coach will have everything he could wish for. Inside there is plenty of space for training, and a digital camera tower to help analysts get information on players in the same way as they do at home in England. There is also a modern gym and changing rooms.
As for Leicester City, coach Rodgers wanted to train his players in hot weather before the English Premier League resumes operations after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the UAE provides all the facilities that teams and coaches want have, and entertainment is also available, as golf courses and service are distributed 24 hours a day.

In addition to Leicester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, AC Milan and French Lyon will be present in the UAE, where they will play the Dubai Challenge Cup at Al Nasr Club from December 8 to 16.
Chelsea and Aston Villa will also play for the Al Wahda Club Cup in Abu Dhabi at the Al Nahyan Stadium on the current 11th.
And these teams are not the only ones located in the Emirates. In the vicinity of the Jebel Ali Resort in Dubai, Bournemouth, Brighton and Hove Albion and Aston Villa train English clubs.
There are 5 training grounds and golf courses to add a kind of exclusivity, and Sunderland team manager Tony Mowbray says of the reason for the UAE’s preference for camps: For me it’s about cohesion and flexibility, you train and watch the World Cup matches together, and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.
As for Chris Brown, managing director of CBF, which is the organizer of the challenge match between Chelsea and Aston Villa, “the United Arab Emirates has a great sports infrastructure.”

Senior stars also spend their holidays in the Emirates, and in the past two weeks, the UAE has seen a host of stars, more than at any other time this time of the year, and this may be due to the leave given to them were granted by their clubs because of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where they chose to stay. Close to the action, enjoy the warm weather, and escape the cold climate in Britain at this time.
According to the report of the American magazine, the Emirates English Premier League players enjoyed a wonderful holiday, relaxing in a wonderful atmosphere and spending time with their families.
Arsenal’s young striker Eddie Nikita was among those who visited Dubai and enjoyed a wonderful holiday, during which he underwent pre-arranged training by the London club’s physiotherapists, and Gunners coach Michael Arteta agreed that his players who did not play in the World Cup. must take a short vacation before joining the team, while maintaining their fitness Through a special program in the gym.

In addition to some Arsenal stars, Dutchman Donny van Beek, Manchester United player, and Anthony Gordon, his former colleague at Everton when he was on loan at Liverpool City Club, were in Dubai.
Liverpool star James Minler spent his holiday in Dubai working with a fitness trainer, as did other players such as Leeds United duo Liam Cooper and Matisse Klitsch.
The report referred to the Nad Al Sheba Club (NAS), which is one of the most important sports venues on earth, and contains a football stadium with FIFA measurements, a gymnasium, indoor playgrounds, cryotherapy rooms, 150 employees and a medical section. finish.
Belgian player Christian Benteke trained in Dubai for 3 weeks in the hope of being called up to his country’s squad for the World Cup, and he trained intensively, and he chose Dubai for this purpose.

  • mixed feelings

As for the players who missed out on the World Cup, they had mixed feelings about whether the national team coaches called them or not, such as Frenchman Boubacar Camara, the Aston Villa player, who was hoping to be called up by France coach Deschamps to become. , and when his dream did not come true, Camara chose to see the sights of Abu Dhabi in the period Vacation.
The report of the American magazine says that «the United Arab Emirates has become a favorite center for soccer players.» To travel to attend the World Cup matches and then return to the Emirates.
One of the tour operators, Emmanuel, says why players prefer the Emirates: “The players want to eat in good places, go on helicopter trips, spend time on a yacht and go to the golf course, all of which are available in the UAE. .

According to the report, Dubai has a long history in this regard, since the early 2000s when golf courses began to appear, the German club Bayern Munich was among the first to be present in the Emirates, and Dubai has also developed into a wonderful place. for a holiday to re-equip and rehabilitate injured players Through the concept of mixing a fitness program for players with an interval of fun through the attractive weather in winter.
The report sheds light on an important aspect, namely the important advertising and media space that has been illuminated and helped to grow by the permanent presence in Dubai of legendary players such as the Argentine Lionel Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, the Brazilian Neymar.
As for the biggest lover of Dubai, he is the French striker Karim Benzema, the star of Real Madrid, who once said: “There is no place like Dubai.”

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