2019 AFC ASIAN CUP : 5 January - 1 February 2019
On the back of Australia's win in 2015, Australia has again qualified for the AFC Asian Cup to be played in the United Arab Emirates in 2019. It will be the second time UAE has hosted the tournament, last time in 1996 and will be Australia's fourth appearance in the tournament.
Australia has been drawn into Group B and will face Syria, Palestine & Jordan in the group stage. Group B fixture:
Australia vs. Jordan, 6 January
Palestine vs. Australia, 11 January
Australia vs. Syria, 15 January
the knock-out stage will be begin with the round of 16 on 19 January, and will conclude with the final on 1 February in Abu Dhabi.
We have 2 tours on offer in 2019, a group stage tour for the three Australian matches and a tour for two Quarter Finals, both Semi Finals and the Final.
Saturday 5th January, 2019
Make your way to our hotel in Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Yas Island (or similar) where we will spend the first 4 nights.
Sunday 6th January, 2019 - AUSTRALIA vs. JORDAN
Today is our first group match Australia vs. Jordan in Al Ain. Included is a transfer to and from the venue.
Monday 7th January, 2019
After breakfast we have a half day city tour of Abu Dhabi where we'll visit the famous mosque, Yas Island and the marina.
Tuesday 8th January, 2019
Day free at leisure.
Wednesday 9th January, 2019
Today we'll transfer to Dubai where we'll spend the next 5 nights at the Media Rotana (or similar).
Thursday 10th January, 2019
After breakfast we'll have a half day city tour of Dubai.
Friday 11th January, 2019 - PALESTINE vs. AUSTRALIA
Our 2nd group match Palestine vs. Australia at Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium. Return stadium transfers are included.
Saturday 12th January, 2019
Day free at your leisure.
Sunday 13th January, 2019
Day free at your leisure.
Mondday 14th January, 2019
Today we'll transfer to Al Ain, the host city for Australia's final group stage game, where we'll spend 2 nights at the Al Ain Rotana (or similar).
Tuesday 15th January, 2019 - AUSTRALIA vs. SYRIA
Our 3rd and final group stage game Australia vs. Syria at Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain. Return stadium transfers included.
Wednesday 16th January, 2019.
After breakfast we'll end the tour. Make your own way to the airport for your flight home or onward travel.
Group Stage Tour
Tour is subject to a minimum of 10 passengers.
Need flights to Dubai? Just let us know at the time of booking and we can quote you on international airfares
Tour Cost - Price Per Person
Match tickets (details to be advised).
All items of a personal nature.
All other meals and drinks unless specified.
Travel Insurance (strongly recommended). We can assist you with this.
First class 4 and 5* accommodation in all locations with breakfasts included.
All travel and transfers in air-conditioned first class coaches.
Services of an experienced Premium tour manager for the full tour.
Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of the United Arab Emirates for up-to-date information.
Australians are eligible for a free 30-day visitor visa-on-arrival. You can extend this at a UAE immigration office for a further 30 days for United Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED) 600.
If you're visiting the UAE for business you must apply for a different visa. If you're travelling to the UAE on a diplomatic and official passport, you must have a visa before travelling.