Abu Dhabi's riches helped Manchester City Football Club win its first English Premier League title in 44 years and fans will soon get a glimpse of the trophy when it goes on display in the UAE capital this week.
The Barclays Premier League trophy arrives in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 30 May and will be taken on a tour of schools and businesses, before going on display at the CityStore Abu Dhabi in Marina Mall on Friday and Saturday.
The trophy will be on show from 6pm to 7pm on both days and will be accompanied by former player Mike Summerbee, an official club ambassador and part of the side that won the league in 1968.
“Millions saw myself and many others shedding a tear when City won the title in what must be the most incredible finish to a season in history,” said Summerbee.
“The emotion in Manchester after the match and then during the trophy parade was unbelievable and I am so happy all of our fans in the UAE will now get the chance to be part of these celebrations.”
The club was bought by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008 and the group has pumped approximately US$1bn into the side, including lavish investment in acquiring new players.