The team is heading to Dubai during the forthcoming international break for a training camp and a match against Al-Nasr Dubai SC.
The match, which kicks off at 5:30pm local time on Tuesday, March 26, will mark the formal opening of the newly built Al Maktoum Stadium.
Tickets for the game priced at AED 100 (category 3) and AED 150 (category 2) will go on sale on Saturday, March 16 through Platinum List and onsite at Al Nasr’s, Al Maktoum Stadium.
During the five-day trip, the squad will visit the Rashid Paediatric Centre and the palace of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance.
Emirates Airline, whose partnership with the club is one of the most recognisable and longstanding in the world of sport, will be helping to bring us to Dubai, and will be supporting the visit by connecting fans in the UAE with the club.
Head coach Unai Emery will use the training camp as a key part of our preparations for the run-in and the Premier League home fixture against Newcastle United on Monday, April 1.
He said: “It will be great to get some warm weather training and break up the usual routine as we enter the final stage of the season. The facilities in Dubai are fantastic and it will be an honour to be part of the formal opening ceremony for the new stadium.”
We’ve played Al Nasr once before, back in November 1976. Malcolm Macdonald, John Matthews and John Radford were on target in a 3-1 victory.
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