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Emirates to operate special A380 flight for Arabian Gulf Cup final

Sheikh Mohammed instructs airline to put on flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters

Emirates to operate special A380 flight for Arabian Gulf Cup final

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has instructed Emirates Airline to operate a special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend the final of the Arabian Gulf Cup.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ chairman and CEO, announced the plan for the A380 flight ahead of the UAE's team clash with Oman on Friday.

UAE qualified for the final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup in Kuwait after beating Iraq in a penalty shoot-out at Kuwait's Jaber International Stadium on Tuesday.

The game finished scoreless at full-time. The UAE converted their first four penalty kicks, and advanced to the decider when Iraq missed two from the penalty spot.

The UAE will meet Oman in the final after they defeated Bahrain 1-0 in their semi-final, following an own goal by Mahdi Abduljbar.

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