Arsenal and Emirates - a ground-breaking partnership.
Established since 2004, Emirates’ relationship with Arsenal is one of the strongest and longest partnerships in world sport, and in 2012, the Dubai based airline further extended its commitment by renewing its sponsorship until at least 2019.
Emirates is enormously proud to share in the passion for Arsenal, evidenced by the club’s phenomenal global fan base, and is confident that it has found a true world leader to partner with on the international stage. Through its global network, Emirates is well placed to unite and engage fans, and coupled with Arsenal’s world-wide following, this makes for an incredibly strong match between two truly global brands.
The renewed partnership, worth £150 million, is one of the biggest deals in football history and will see Emirates have a presence on Arsenal’s match-day and training kit until the end of the 2018/19 season. Additionally, Arsenal’s spectacular 60,000 seat home ground will continue to be known as Emirates Stadium until 2028.
Arsenal’s strong appeal around the globe and ambitious approach to the game parallel our own approach to businessHis Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
As part of this partnership the Arsenal Soccer School in Dubai will also continue, providing children with the opportunity to learn how to ‘Play the Arsenal Way’ – the flowing, visionary style of football which is the hallmark of first-team manager Arsène Wenger. Since the school opened in 2010, over 4,000 youngsters have trained there and are often visited during the term by Arsenal’s first team players.
"Arsenal’s strong appeal around the globe and ambitious approach to the game parallel our own approach to business, making them a valuable partner for our brand. The Club has been an important enabler of the growth of our business over the last decade and we are confident this will continue.” - His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group
Emirates is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and currently operates 112 non-stop flights per week from the UK to Dubai – five services a day from Heathrow, three daily from London Gatwick and Manchester, two per day from Birmingham and Glasgow and a daily service from Newcastle. From Dubai, passengers can connect to Emirates global network, which spans over 125 destinations across six continents.
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