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
“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
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.