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dnata renews sponsorship of Al Ahli Dubai FC

Dubai, UAE: dnata has renewed its sponsorship of Al Ahli Club, having been a Premier Partner of the football club since 2012. The signing is an extension of the relationship between two of the Middle East’s most successful organizations.

In addition to the sponsorship, dnata is the club’s agent of choice, managing the team’s travel requirements, for over a decade.

Sports and athletics are an important part of life for people around the world. The partnership with Al Ahli enables dnata to engage with the UAE and GCC sports community. In the UAE, the football club is one of the leading sports organisations with a huge fan base and loyal followers. The club regularly attracts a high number of fans to tournaments and championships from around the Emirates and the region.

“Football is the most popular sport in the UAE and Al Ahli is a long established local club with a loyal following,” said Abdulla Tawakul, dnata Travel’s Senior Vice President, Corporate & Regional Network. “We know many of our customers are football fans and this partnership gives us a chance to share their passion for the game. Our association with Al Ahli over the past decade makes the Club a natural partner for us.”

"The partnership with dnata represents a bond between two of the most successful institutions in the United Arab Emirates, and Al Ahli Club looks forward to working closely together during the coming period,” Ahmed Khalifa Hammad, CEO Al Ahli Club. "The renewal comes after considerable growth for both organizations, and I’m happy to see the dnata and Al Ahli FC logos next to each other for two more years."

In addition to the renewal, dnata will sponsor some of the team’s top matches this season.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Further information is available on the Club’s website at 

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About dnata
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company offers ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services across five continents.

dnata's Travel Business is the largest provider of travel services and products in the Middle East, and operates more than 200 retail outlets worldwide. Each year our travel advisors handle more than 2.9 million bookings, 5.5 million bed nights, and 2 million airline tickets. Its suite of products and services includes business travel management; worldwide tour operations; hotel sales and marketing representation; group and incentive arrangements; sports and active holiday programs; offshore and marine services; government and corporate travel and leisure travel.

Internationally, dnata owns and operates Gold Medal Travel Group, Stella Travel Services, and Travel Republic. The company has investments with Hogg Robinson Group, Mind pearl Group, and brought personalized travel to the Middle East through a joint venture with Travel Counsellors.

About Al Ahli Club, Dubai
Al Ahli is one of the most prestigious and well known football clubs in the UAE. Literally translating from the Arabic as “national”, the club was established in 1970. The club is the most successful in UAE history. Al Ahli’s next home game is on 27th of October at Rashid Stadium. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Further information from the Club website at 

Media contact for Al Ahli:
Ahmed Shah
Media Coordinator, Al Ahli Club Dubai
Mobile: +971563913397

Media contact for dnata:
Iris Dias
Public Relations, dnata
Mobile: +971 56 216 1166

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