Sports Tour 2016


Following on from the success of the 2015 Tour to South Africa, the school will be taking two teams on a 10 day Football Tour to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in October 2016. The squads are made up of boy’s from Year 9 and 10, with each team playing four matches.

The tour has been planned to maximise the cultural experience for the pupils and excursions will include visiting the Burj Khalifa, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World,white water rafting, and a desert safari.

A full itinerary can be found below. 



Back row from left to right: Mr Gardner, Mr McAlister, J Harrison, D Bonney-Andrews, L Bodkin, M Bonney-Andrews, T Banfield, O Sarkaz, J Matthews, V Monnier, N Baldock, T Wyrley-Birch, T Briley, J Scowen, O Rivolta, O Wright, M Meeks-Cleave, J Hunt, Mr Mainiero, Mr Thomson  

Front row from left to right: T Pitsiaeli, C Powell, J Sobo-Ogunrinde, B Ureta Melcon, C Kay, Z Cordiner, J Cliffe, D Oram, C Scarr, S Wilmot, X Taylor 




Whilst on the tour Mr McAlister and Xavier Taylor, will be updating a live blog about how the teams have been getting on. To view this please click HERE and select the blog tab.


Friday 21st October 2016 Depart London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Abu Dhabi.
Saturday 22nd October 2016 Transferred by coach to the Oasis Beach Tower Hotel. Breakfast on arrival then a free day to explore the area and use the Wibit Waterpark.
Sunday 23rd October 2016

After breakfast depart the hotel and transfer to Karama Market. Have lunch at Box Park or Kite beach then attend first match.

Return to hotel and have dinner locally.

Monday 24th October 2016 Spend the day at the Wild Wadi Waterpark. In the evening take a bus to Dubai Mall for dinner under the Burj Khalifa whilst watching the light and fountain show.
Tuesday 25th October 2016

Breakfast in the hotel, lunch in the local area. Afternoon transfer to Burj Khalifa for the 'At The Top' experience.

Match day 2.

Wednesday 26th October 2016 After breakfast, leave for training at Dubai Sports City indoor pitch – Possible use of the pool. Transfer to Dubai Creek and visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for Lunch.
PM: Take some time to explore Dubai Creek and the local spice and gold souks.
Thursday 27th October 2016

Morning available for some time at the beach or by the pool. Afternoon transfer to Mall of the Emirates for lunch and shopping.

Match 3 vs Dubai College/DESC/Dubai Utd/Elite FC

Return to hotel after match and dinner on The Walk



October 2016

Breakfast at the hotel before checking out and transferring to Yas Island.
11.00 - Wadi Adventure - Rafting, Zip Wire
17.00 - Return to hotel to check in to Hotel
Dinner at C-Taste in the centro hotel.



October 2016

Morning at the beach/pool
11:00 - Ferrari World Theme Park
15.30 - Collected by 4x4 for Desert Safari and BBQ meal in the Desert



October 2016

Breakfast at the hotel and some time on Yas Beach.
11.00 - Transfer to Zayed Grand Mosque for Guided Tour
Transfer to Zayed Sports City
16.30/17.00 - Match 4 v BSAK/Brighton College/Man City Possible Zayed
Return to Yas Island for TRAIN YAS on the F1 circuit (19.00 onwards)
Dinner at Johhny Rockets over looking the track before returning to the hotel
21.30 - Return to hotel and freshen up/Collect bags
23.30 - Transfer to Abu Dhabi Airport to check in



October 2016

02.50 - Depart on over night flight from Abu Dhabi Airport
07.00 - Approx. Arrival time into London Heathrow