Sports fans in the UAE have a host of incredible events to look forward to in 2014, and we've picked just four that you won’t want to miss. Check them out below and start making your travel plans!
1. Ryder Cup
This year’s Ryder Cup takes place from September 23rd to 28th at Gleneagles, Scotland. This is a fantastic time to visit the country, as it is also hosting Homecoming Scotland. Around these dates, KLM is offering indirect flights from Abu Dhabi to Glasgow International, from where a one hour’s drive or short train ride will be required to reach your destination. Organize your transport and accommodation now to secure your spot and get the best prices, and remember to exchange your AED to GBP ahead of time. Travelex UAE offers great rates and allows you to collect currency from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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2. Dubai World Cup
Prestigious across the globe, the Dubai World Cup is an event that makes the UAE proud. With US$27.25 million in prizes up for grabs over nine races, the competition will again be fierce. The horse racing event takes place on March 29th at the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba – just 150km from Abu Dhabi. Tickets are available from 25 AED, and you can purchase yours here.
3. FIFA World Cup
You have until 15:00 GST January 30th to put your name in for the second sales phase of FIFA World Cup tickets, so make sure to submit your application soon. The tournament will kick off with host Brazil against Croatia on June 12th, with the final on July 13th at the Estadio do Maracana in the capital city, Rio de Janeiro. Matches are hosted across the country, but the only direct flights to Brazil from Abu Dhabi this June are to Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport – limited seats are still available with Etihad Airways.
4. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
From November 21st to 23rd, Abu Dhabi will host the final Grand Prix of the 2014 F1 season. Keep an eye on the Yas Marina Circuit website for tickets and incredible weekend packages. The recent rule change dictating that double points will be awarded in the last race ensures this will be an incredibly exciting event. With 50 points up for grabs, overall standings could easily change on the last lap.
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