The partnership will see the Emirates Palace brand featured across Manchester City’s facilities, including Etihad Stadium, its training ground, and the team’s training kit.
The hotel has previously been used by Manchester City’s first team as a base during warm weather training visits to the country. In addition, City Football Schools based in Abu Dhabi currently use the pitch facilities at the hotel to host educational and community sessions with children in the region. The English Premier League club, founded in 1880, has won the European Cup Winners’ Cup; seven League Championship titles, including five Premier League titles; and six FA Cups.
“The partnership with Manchester City reinforces Emirates Palace’s position as the ultimate destination for sports, leisure and recreational facilities in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With our FIFA-approved football pitch and other award-winning facilities, we are excited to be the training ground for the English Premier League Club and to host educational and training sessions for sports enthusiasts and children and of the region,” said Michael Koth, General Manager & Area Vice President Operations Middle East, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
In addition, as part of its community outreach programmes, Emirates Palace will continue to welcome Abu Dhabi-based City Football Schools to use the resort’s pitch facilities, and will host educational and training sessions for children of the region.
Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace is the ultimate destination for sports and recreational facilities in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Complementing the professional football pitch is a 1.3km stretch of private beach, two lavish swimming pools, four tennis and padel courts, a cricket field, a beach volleyball court and a fully-equipped water sports centre offering a tempting range of motorised and non-motorised activities.