Real Madrid Vs AC Milan in Dubai: everything you need to know
All the vital information ahead of one of the biggest fixtures in the UAE’s history.EDGAR staff December 29, 2014
Here in the UAE, we don't often get the chance to see the biggest stars of world football up close and personal. So when the current UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup champions Real Madrid come to town to face off with one of the most decorated clubs in international history AC Milan, you know the whole country is going to be buzzing.
Where is the match being played? What time does it kick off? Are tickets still available? The answers to all these questions and more are right here. Here's everything you need to know:
Where: The Sevens Stadium, Dubai.
When: Tuesday December 30. Doors open at 3pm for an 8pm kick off.
Transport: The organisers are encouraging guests to leave their cars behind and take public transport to the event.
RTA shuttle busses to the Sevens Stadium will be available from 3pm to 6.30pm at four Dubai Metro Stations. They will be running every 30 minutes from The Dubai Mall, Dubai World Trade Centre and Ibn Battuta, and every hour from Etisalat station.
The RTA shuttles buses will depart the Sevens Stadium from 9pm until midnight. Dedicated RTA taxis will also be available to and from the event. Food and drink: The Sevens Stadium Village will be open to all guests, with food and beverages available from a number of outlets. Guests are not permitted to bring their own food and drink into the Sevens Stadium.
Star players: Both teams are expected to field full-strength line-ups, although as it's a friendly there will most likely be lots of substitutions during the game.
Nonetheless, you can expect to see Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and reigning Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid, as well as the likes of Stephen El Shaaarwy, Keisuke Honda, and Fernando Torres, in what could be his last game for AC Milan before leaving on loan to Spanish side Atletico Madrid in January.
Tickets: Tickets are now sold out. Some are appearing on reselling sites for three or four times their original value, but it must be stressed that the organisers advise against buying tickets from any unauthorised sellers.
Details: For more information, visit thesevens.ae