The Etihad Airways Manchester City Football Club Soccer Schools are due to return to Abu Dhabi this week for a second year running.

Football-mad youngsters in Abu Dhabi may be excited to know that the Etihad Airways Manchester City Football Club Soccer Schools are due to return this week.

The airline, which runs regular flights to Abu Dhabi from the UK, announced that more than 600 local children had been selected to take part in the second annual event.

Moreover, Manchester City’s experienced international goalkeeper Shay Given will make a special appearance at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall at 7pm local time tomorrow (March 22nd).

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said that he was delighted to hear that Ireland international Given would be in attendance.

“Shay Given is one of the most recognisable faces in the English Premier League and he is certain to be a hit with the children.”

Five days of football-related events for seven to 14 year olds are due to start today at the Al Jazira Football Club, while Thursday will see the first girls-only session at the Al Ain English Speaking School.

Etihad has also recently announced that it will be running a new summer holiday programme, covering 68 destinations across two brochures.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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