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DATES: 17th – 18th April 2020

Welcome to The Gulf Open Cup Dubai’s leading Soccer Tournament for Junior & Youth Teams hosted every year during April. Located in the breath-taking Emirate of Dubai this International Soccer Tournament will welcome Academies, Clubs & Schools from around the world to compete in a fast-paced, thrilling environment while experiencing the Magic of Dubai. Take a look below and start your Dubai soccer tournament journey with ISG Events!



Located in the breathtaking Emirate of Dubai, Dubai Sports City Soccer Academy Complex plays host to The Gulf Open Cup in 2020. This world famous facility boasts some of the best grass & 3G pitches across the Middle East regularly used by professional teams such as Newcastle United, Swansea City FC, FC Rostov & Auckland City.

Dubai Sports City – Venue Facilities

The Gulf Open Cup will be hosted at the impressive Dubai Sports City Soccer Academy Complex in 2020, with 4 floodlit grass pitches, 1 outdoor floodlit 3G pitch and 1 indoor 3G pitch this venue is renowned as the elite facility in Dubai which makes it the perfect partner for an impressive Dubai soccer tournament such as the Gulf Open Cup.


It’s not just all about the soccer on-site at The Gulf Open Cup either, with Champs Cafe, Starbucks Coffee Available, PS4 Zone, Kickers Sports Bar & Viewing Balcony overlooking the pitches you’ll have plenty of options to relax and enjoy yourself between games while making new friends in this immersive atmosphere.


We don’t do things by half measures at ISG and neither should you! All of our accommodation options are designed to make you stay in Dubai the best you’ve ever experienced – We also have options to suit all budgets and preferences.


We have something very special in-store for the teams competing at The Gulf Open Cup. Your players will feel like superstars staying at our exclusive partner 5* Hotel located just minutes from the tournament venue, you won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Included on-site is a terrace pool, 2 restaurants, sunbathing areas, team meeting rooms, sports bar, cafe, gaming area including pool table & table football, tennis courts, pharmacy & convenience store and much more!

Need some more information to start planning? No Problem!

Call today and speak to one of our Tour Specialists to design your perfect Dubai soccer tournament tour package tailored to suit your needs & budget, this means we have options to suit everyone at The Gulf Open Cup Junior & Youth Soccer Tournament.


Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you have the best possible time at The Gulf Open Cup Dubai Soccer Tournament!


All our Rules & Regulations are listed below, Check out our booking T’s & C’s CLICK HERE

  • 8’s – Born on or after 01/01/2012 (including 2013’s)
  • 10’s – Born on or after 01/01/2010 (including 2011’s)
  • 12’s – Born on or after 01/01/2008 (including 2009’s)
  • 14’s – Born on or after 01/01/2006 (including 2007’s)
  • 16’s – Born on or after 01/01/2004 (including 2005’s)
  • Youth – Born on or after 01/01/2002 (including 2003’s)
8's - Age Group Details
  • 7 vs 7
  • Playing Field – Quarter Pitch
  • Size 4 Ball
  • No Off-side
10's - Age Group Details
  • 8 vs 8
  • Playing Field – Half Pitch
  • Size 4 Ball
  • No Off-side
12's - Age Group Details
  • 8 vs 8
  • Playing Field – Half Pitch
  • Size 5 Ball
  • No Off-side
14's - Age Group Details
  • 11 vs 11
  • Playing Field – Full Pitch
  • Size 5 Ball
  • Standard Laws Of The Game
16's - Age Group Details
  • 11 vs 11
  • Playing Field – Full Pitch
  • Size 5 Ball
  • Standard Laws Of The Game
Youth - Age Group Details
  • 11 vs 11
  • Playing Field – Full Pitch
  • Size 5 Ball
  • Standard Laws Of The Game
Tournament Structure
  • REGISTRATION: All coaches must register their team arrival at the Tournament Control Point 45 Minutes before their first kickoff time.
  • GROUP STAGES: Group games will be points based progression with 3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw & 0 Points for a loss. At the end of the group stages teams will progress into the relevant finals tier based on final table position.
  • FINALS: Each team will progress into the Finals on Day 2 of the tournament with games being decided by the following – Most Goals Scored, Penalty Shootout.
  • PRESENTATION CEREMONY: After the final game of the tournament in your finals group all teams will take part in the ISG Presentation Ceremony where the finalists will collect their Medals & the Champions of The Gulf Open Cup will be crowned! All players/teams competing at the tournament will be welcomed up on stage to collect their participation certificate to take home.


Dubai is home to some of the worlds most famous attractions including the worlds tallest building, The Burj Khalifa. To add some memorable excursions to your tour this year get in touch with your Tour Manager and let us take care of the rest!


16th April - Arrival
WELCOME TO THE MAGIC OF DUBAI! After your flight into Dubai International Airport you’ll be greeted at arrivals by one of our ISG Event Staff who will direct you to your exclusive airport shuttle taking you to your chosen accommodation option. A quick check-in process and your ready to enjoy some fun and sun by the pool as you relax and get ready for the best footballing experience available in Dubai.
17th April - Tournament Group Stages
It’s time for the Group Stages of the 2019 Gulf Open Cup at the fantastic Dubai Sports City Soccer Academy Complex! Your tournament shuttle bus will collect you in the afternoon and transfer to the tournament venue with plenty of time to register your arrival and enjoy the electric atmosphere of an ISG Event before warming up for your first game of the day. Once your games for the day have finished you can either choose to stay on-site and cheer on competing teams or transfer back to your hotel and enjoy the facilities before planning for Day 2 and the Finals!
18th April - Tournament Knockout Stages & Finals
Day 2 of The Gulf Open Cup will see teams progressing into their relevant tier of Final with every team still in with a chance to reach the finals of their respective tier. Teams will have the chance to experience the thrills of walking out onto the pitch inform of cheering crowds before battling it out to represent their nation in the finals later that day. Once your age group finals have finished make sure to gather all your players, parents & supporters in the Presentation Zone where the Champions of The Gulf Open Cup will be crowned at the ISG Presentation Ceremony with their Trophy & Medals. Every team competing at our event will be part of the Presentation Ceremony with Participation Certificates for all players & coaches competing.
19th April - Excursion Time!
After 2 full days of international soccer your team can explore some of Dubai’s best attractions such as the Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa or by cooling off in the waters of Wild Wadi Waterpark.
20th April - It's Time To Say Goodbye
But don’t worry, it’s only until next year! After all the fun, excitement and new friendships made your team will transfer to the Airport in style ready for your flight home. Dont want to say goodbye just yet? Neither do we! We can add some extra excursions to your soccer tour and give your players the chance to get that perfect selfie at some of Dubai’s biggest & best attractions.

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