Fans upset after Ronaldo no-show at Dubai Mall

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
Cristiano Ronaldo failed to show up for a meeting with fans at Dubai Mall.

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to show up for a meeting with fans at Dubai Mall.

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo failed to show up for a planned visit to Dubai Mall on Tuesday, leaving fans disappointed.

The Real Madrid and Portugal player was due to visit the mall to raise funds for international charity Save the Children, it was announced last week.

But following the player's no-show, Dubai Mall officials said on its Facebook page: "Hey fans. We understand your disappointment on Cristiano Ronaldo's event being cancelled however the event was managed by a third party and was not in our control.

"There is no confirmation recieved as to why it is cancelled. Thank you for your understanding."

A number of fans had earlier left questions on the page asking where Ronaldo was.

Last week it was reported that he was to take part in Dubai Sports Council's (DSC) Sixth Dubai International Sports Conference, and would meet fans in the mall on December 27.

He is also lined up to be a speaker at the Save the Children gala dinner on December 28 being held at the Armani hotel in association with the third Globe Soccer event, where game shirts donated by the world’s top 10 footballers will be auctioned off in a bid to raise additional funds for the children.

Ronaldo, the former Manchester United striker, was awarded the title of FIFA world player of the year in 2008, and has a huge fan base in the UAE.

His last visit to the emirate was in 2007, when he tried out some of Dubai’s top tourist adventures.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Mall talk

Mall talk

Plans for Dubai’s Mall of the World have made headlines all over...

1
Dubai's nightlife bubble: When is it going to burst?

Dubai's nightlife bubble: When is it going to burst?

A new breed of clubs and bars is sprouting in the city, but which...

12
Chocolate: worth its weight in gold?

Chocolate: worth its weight in gold?

Middle Eastern consumers with a sweet tooth are buying up ever...

Most Discussed
  • 23
    World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

    Tolerance has its limits everywhere including Dubai and those who considered Dubai a lawless circus were held accountable...so thank you Dubai authorities... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
  • 16
    Baby NOT on board?

    The people commenting here were all 20 years old when they were born, never cried, never screamed and never ran etc etc.
    more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 8:30 AM - Amer
  • 7
    Belgium diplomat arrested for pulling veil from Qatari princess

    If its illegal to dress in a certain way why didnt the police do something about it.

    Whereever the Europeans go, they demand that society conforms... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 8:37 PM - Ghazi
  • 23
    World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

    Tolerance has its limits everywhere including Dubai and those who considered Dubai a lawless circus were held accountable...so thank you Dubai authorities... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
  • 17
    UK looks to close tax loophole on expat landlords

    UK taxes too much and too complicated and time taking and confusing and continuous. Returns, lawyers, HMRC, taxes too much for too little. Not worth the... more

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:40 PM - AbdolRahman
  • 16
    Baby NOT on board?

    The people commenting here were all 20 years old when they were born, never cried, never screamed and never ran etc etc.
    more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 8:30 AM - Amer