Reem Investments PJSC is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Manchester United Soccer Schools to run its programmes exclusively in the UAE for 2 years with effect from 1 September 2010. Under the terms of the agreement Reem also have the option to expand into the GCC.
Reem Investments and MUSS have agreed that the school will be headquartered at the Dome@Rawdhat on Airport Road in Abu Dhabi. The Dome@Rawdhat is a soccer facility, which is the home of the UAE’s first air-supported indoor soccer pitch as well as outdoor pitches.
The Dome@Rawdhat will be the home of the MUSS programmes for children between 8 to 16 years from all over the UAE. Separate programmes for girls will also be conducted within the privacy of the indoor Dome facility. Accredited and certified MUSS coaches from the UK will employ techniques similar to those used by Manchester United’s first team players to support the development of all the participants. The MUSS Curriculum is also aimed at developing the social skills applicable both on and off the field; and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Managing Director of Reem Investments, Mr Abdulhamid Saeed said, “We are extremely pleased that MUSS has chosen Abu Dhabi to be the hub for UAE and the GCC. Since October, 2009, the Dome@Rawdhat has been abuzz with more than 50,000 footballers from all ages and backgrounds. Manchester United is one of the world’s best known football teams and we are delighted that MUSS has recognized the Dome@Rawdhat as an ideal location for its training programme. MUSS programmes will reach out to the masses both in terms of nurturing younger players in soccer skills and techniques as well as developing overall fitness. MUSS’s presence at the dome will further enhance and create a vibrant sporting community in Rawdhat on Airport Road in Abu Dhabi.”
David Seales, General Manager of Manchester United Merchandising Limited added “Manchester United has a fantastic following in the Middle East and this exciting new project will provide high quality coaching programmes for thousands of aspiring footballers in the coming years. We are delighted to be partnering with Reem Investments who share in our vision to provide high quality experiences for the younger generation through sport.”
For more information or to book a place on the first Manchester United Soccer Schools programme in Abu Dhabi, please call 02-4498480.
About Reem Investments
Reem Investments, established in May 2005, is a privately held company with a paid-up capital of AED 1.555 billion. It is primarily involved in the real estate and financial investment sectors. Reem Developers, its real estate arm, is the masterplan developer for two mega projects – Najmat on Reem Island and Rawdhat along Airport Road. Comprising a total of about 60 million sq ft of GFA, these projects are on track and are making their mark on the Abu Dhabi real estate landscape in terms of creativity, design and functionality. Rawdhat is located at the prime position at the entrance of Abu Dhabi. The USD 5 billion master development is spread over 28 hectares with a total GFA of 9 million sq ft.