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Emirates to Open Arsenal Soccer School

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Emirates Airline and Arsenal Football Club have joined forces to open an Arsenal Soccer School in Dubai, where children of all nationalities and backgrounds will have the opportunity to learn how to ‘Play the Arsenal Way’.

The Arsenal Soccer School will be permanently based at 7he Sevens, Emirates’ own sporting venue, and will offer training opportunities with Arsenal’s UEFA Licensed Soccer Schools Coaches. The school, which is the first joint-venture of its kind for Arsenal, is open to boys and girls, with classes available in both Arabic and English.

No matter which team students support, or whether they live in Dubai or are visiting, the aim is to get active and have fun while learning to play football.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, said, “It is our goal that the Arsenal Soccer School in Dubai will host an academy, which will become a centre of excellence for the Middle East where the very best players come to hone their skills in preparation for a career in the game.”

In addition to the children based in the UAE, Emirates will be opening up the opportunity to youngsters from around the world. With non-stop flights to Dubai with Emirates from six continents, learning from world-class Arsenal coaches at a magnificent training facility could not be easier.

More than 1000 children - aged between five and 18 - will be trained each year at 7he Sevens, with the first 10-week term kicking off on 5th October. Each 10-week term will cost AED 1,500 for one session per week, with fees of AED 2,500 for two sessions a week. Each session will be between 60 to 75 minutes in duration.

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