UAE'S FAMOUS FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP OFFICIAL MASCOT MAKES A COMEBACK

Source: ADSC 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM Share this:

The long-awaited official Mascot of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, a gazelle nicknamed 'Dhabi', made his first public appearance, since 2010, today (Tuesday) at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Experience in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) celebrated this milestone by unveiling the Mascot to over hundreds of fans including young football fanatics from Abu Dhabi's top football schools.

 

Speaking at the Mascot unveil today (Tuesday), His Excellency Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Chairman of the Higher LOC for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, said: "Having a tournament mascot that many can recognise brings youngsters, fans and communities together who share the same passion for UAE's most popular sport. We hope Dhabi will bring smiles to thousands of children's faces starting today until the end of the tournament."

 

Crowd favourite 'Dhabi', the UAE's FIFA Club World Cup Mascot in 2009 and 2010, returns to be a part of the tournament, set to take place in Abu Dhabi from 6 – 16 December. The Mascot's name, meaning ‘gazelle', was inspired by the UAE capital which literally translates to 'Father of Gazelle'. Furthermore, Abu Dhabi has a reputation as a haven for the indigenous Arabian gazelle, which has inhabited its islands for decades.

 

"I am delighted to unveil the tournament's official Mascot, Dhabi. Arabian gazelles represent the emirate of Abu Dhabi and are synonymous with beauty, awareness, speed and strength. As Abu Dhabi's indigenous animal, Dhabi epitomises national pride in his role as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Mascot," said His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, Tournament Director of the LOC. "Dhabi is a potent symbol of Abu Dhabi's history and heritage - just as ‘the beautiful game’ is also."

 

'Dhabi', a young and highly energetic character, will meet and engage with thousands of fans around the Emirates sharing his love for football and encouraging children to get active through one of UAE's favourite sports. In the lead up to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 the Mascot will visit schools, malls, hospitals, football clubs and more as celebrations for the tournament gather apace.  

 

"Through Dhabi we hope to connect with UAE's younger generation in the lead up to the December tournament. The official Mascot will go on tour with the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Mobile Roadshows to over 75 locations, inspiring children to get involved and participate in the pre-event football festivities," explains His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani.

 

In the lead-up to the tournament, two mobile roadshows - Excitement and Experience - will be touring the whole of the UAE in 200 days and will feature a variety of different interactive zones. Over 200,000 people are expected to take part between now and the end of the tournament.

 

The mobile roadshow – FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Experience – will also be located opposite the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's entrance in Yas Mall, from 27 June to 1 July, giving visitors the chance to show off their football skills across different adrenaline-pumping challenges. The four-day activation will give participants the chance to challenge their friends and rank themselves against the rest of the UAE from 12 noon to 22:00 daily.

 

Football fans can buy tickets to the pinnacle of club football now – the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 - online at FIFA.com/uae2017. Spain's Real Madrid C.F., New Zealand's Auckland City FC and Mexico's C.F. Pachuca are amongst the first qualifiers to secure their berths at the tournament and will join four other champions to compete in eight title-deciding matches in the Zayed Sports City and Hazza Bin Zayed stadia.

 

In order to cater to every fan's needs, there are a variety of different ticket types available on FIFA.com/UAE 2017 – Category 1, 2 and 3, Corporate Hospitality and Private Boxes are available upon request. Visa is the preferred payment method of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

 

 

 

1st  Round

2nd  Round

Match for 5th  place &
Semi Final

Semi Final

Match for 3rd  place & Final

Category

Hazza Bin Zayed
Stadium

Zayed Sports City Stadium

Hazza Bin Zayed
Stadium

Zayed Sports City Stadium

Zayed Sports City Stadium

6 December

9 December

12 December

13 December

16 December

Match 1

Match 2&3

Match 4&5

Match 6

Match 7&8

Premium 
(Corporate Hospitality)

AED 750

AED 750

AED 750

AED 1,000

AED 1,500

Category 1

AED 100

AED 100

AED 100

AED 250

AED 350

Category 2

AED 50

AED 50

AED 50

AED 100

AED 150

Category 3

AED 20

AED 20

AED 20

AED 40

AED 80

 

Premium (Corporate Hospitality) tickets include:

 

  • Reserved Seating in the Premium Section
  • Parking Pass (for every 2 tickets purchased)
  • Official Event Programme
  • Selection of food and beverage available pre and post-match

 

Private Boxes including corporate hospitality at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium are available upon request. For more information please contact tickets@fifacwc.ae.