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JA Centre of Excellence

JA Centre of Excellence in conjunction with My Group Direct. The concept initiated when the need was identified for a comprehensive warm weather training facility in Dubai.

The JA Centre of Excellence has now gained the reputation as the United Arab Emirates premier warm-weather training facility, hosting top European Football Clubs and International Teams.

The JA Centre of Excellence is a purpose built training facility 'designed by professional for professionals'. The Centre consists of two fully-floodlit international sized football pitches providing the best playing surface in Dubai.

Football Team 2Visiting teams are guaranteed maximum training time, as the playing surface is kept in excellent condition without any disruptive maintenance downtime. The JA Centre of Excellence also offers an impressive selection of training equipment, treatment rooms and private changing facilities.

Till date, the JA Centre of Excellence and JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort have hosted a number of International and Professional teams including:


  • Austrian National Team
  • Partizan Belgrade
  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • West Ham United
  • Oman National Team


  • Dynamo Kiev
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • Partizan Belgrade
  • Portsmouth FC
  • Blackburn Rovers


  • Ghana National Team
  • FC Zurich
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • FC Zenit St. Petersburg
  • Hull City FC
  • Partizan Belgrade
  • Liechtenstein National Team
  • Watford FC
  • Australia National Team


  • Portsmouth
  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Aston Villa
  • Zenith St Petersburg
  • Hull City
  • Bunyodkor FC
  • Australia National Team
  • England Rugby Sevens

Football Team 3The JA Centre of Excellence is one of the few centres outside of the UK to be awarded approved centre status allowing the centre to deliver English FA Coach Education Courses, Level 1 & Level 2.

Not only does the JA Centre of Excellence cater for its international clients but brings people together from the local community through its football academy.

The JA Centre of Excellence is home to the JA UMBRO Football Academy, JA Youth League, Dubai Women's Football Association and the Dubai Corporate Football Tournament and several regular corporate clients.

For more information, please call +971 4 883 0828 or e-mail

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