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- Aug 13, 2008
Hell of a schedule, that. Nice break for all of us
That said, why go to the Middle East? When places like Barbados, east Caribbean (St Maarten/Antigua) are similar distances.
Never been to UAE (wife has twice for work) and she much prefers the laid back vibe of the Caribbean (and the cost associated)
Most of those places are two flights, not one, and often a short hop - it will end up being a 12-14 hour travel day. London to Dubai, probably even Manchester to Dubai, is one direct flight, in your hotel inside eight hours. As Illok says, not many world class training facilities going, whereas Dubai has developed a bit of a niche market for exactly this purpose - there are a couple of places clubs can book out for a week with underpitch *cooling*, training facilities that compare with Melwood, the whole bit.Dubai is slightly closer and will have better facilities than the Caribbean. They won't be going just for a holiday.
They're at the airport now, not sure how long they're going for. This worked out well last year though.