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Centre of Excellence


The Centre of Excellence is a purpose built training facility 'designed by professionals for professionals'. The Centre consists of three fully floodlit international sized football pitches providing the best playing surface in Dubai. The JA Centre of Excellence now also has a floodlit FIFA 2 star artificial pitch which is also IRB certified which means the artificial pitch can host football & rugby games on it. JA Centre of Excellence in conjunction with My Group Direct. The concept was initiated when the need was identified for a warm weather training facility in Dubai.


The 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.


The Centre of Excellence was one of few centre’s outside the UK to be awarded approved centre status & as a result, the JA Centre of Excellence delivered Nine English FA Level 1’s & Four Level 2’s. To date the JA Centre of Excellence and Jebel Ali Golf Resort have hosted a number of International and professional teams including: