Man City Premier League trophy to tour Abu Dhabi

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
Manchester City secured the trophy for the first time in 44 years (AFP/Getty Images).

Manchester City secured the trophy for the first time in 44 years (AFP/Getty Images).

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.

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
Creating an empire: Inside the world of a wellness visionary

Creating an empire: Inside the world of a wellness visionary

Arabian Business travels to Italy to learn how Technogym's Nerio...

Dhow racing in Dubai

Dhow racing in Dubai

The race to Al Gaffal will see hundreds of dhows race in Dubai...

Brand slam

Brand slam

Gulf blue chips are now closely associated with most of the world...

Most Discussed
  • 24
    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 thank you Dubai authorities... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
  • 23
    Baby NOT on board?

    Some of you cry babies need to get your own personal apartments on the plane ! You cry more then the babies I have seen in my travels. LOL more

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:10 AM - Jim
  • 21
    Israel “must be punished” over Gaza, says Dubai police chief

    This high moral ground that Mick is talking abt sound very familiar. May I remind Mick that the US & its British ally alone killed over 1 million innocent... more

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 4:12 PM - Mathew