FCBEscola Dubai opens with 70 students (in September or October 2008?).
Technical Director is Josep Gombau who holds
a Level 3 Soccer Coaching Badge from the Catalan FA.
21 January 2009
Guillermo Amor, ex FCBarcelona football player, visited FCBEscola Dubai on 19 January 2009 to talk about the life of a professional footballer.
Amor played for Spain 37 times including the 1996 UEFA European Football Championship and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
23 January 2008 press release
FCBEscola Dubai Soccer Academy for school students in the UAE.
FC Barcelona football club coaches will provide training and coaching 3 times per week.
The soccer school will be hosted at Raffles International School in Umm Suqeim from September 2008.
Open to students age 6-14 years, male or female.
Selection trials for the academy start date March/April 2009.
FCB Escola to be established in a partnership between Emaar Education and Stryx Sports Marketing SAE which has a licence with FCB Merchandising, part of FC Barcelona.
FCB Merchandising has opened other FCBEscola soccer academies around the world. Locations include Egypt (Cairo), Hong Kong, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). Stryx is the operator of the Middle East FCB Escolas.
Dubai FCBEscola is the third FC Barcelona Escola in the GCC and fourth in the Middle East
Soccer schools in Dubai
Arsenal Dubai - Arsenal Soccer School Dubai (open September 2009)