Over 20,000 football fans were treated to an amazing display of sport, on and off the pitch, at Al Ain’s brand new Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium last week. The crowd could not have been in better spirits after watching some of the world’s best players in action.
The entertainment started at 6pm outside the stadium with performances by drummers, dancers, acrobats and football freestylers, and the evening was rounded off with a spectacular firework display.
“This is what we have hoped for since we heard the plans for the stadium,” said Al Ain resident David Furlow. “Everything from the football to the fireworks has been amazing and we are hoping for many more great events here in the future – it is just great for the community of Al Ain”
Al Ain supporter, Mohammed, travelled from Abu Dhabi with his family and commented: “It has been an amazing experience for me and my family, we are big supporters of Al Ain and we are big football fans in general and to see in the flesh the players we see on television each week is a dream come true.”