Construction workers 'delighted' by free ticket offer

16/04/2009 - Dubai Property News
Construction workers 'delighted' by free ticket offer

Construction staff in Dubai are being offered the chance to take in international cricket matches by The First Group.

Pakistan are set to take on Australia in a pair of one-day games at Dubai Sports City's new cricket stadium.

And the developer has invited its 200 contracted construction workers to take time off and attend for free along with its own employees.

"This is a dream come true for me," said Athaullah - a Pakistani worker - adding: "I never imagined that I would see a cricket match here in Dubai. Pakistan will win and I will be there to see it."

Meanwhile, Vankatesh - a member of staff from India - noted that although his national team is not taking part he is excited about the offer, which includes free transport to and from the venue.

Around 70,000 people are expected to visit Dubai Sports City each day, upon its completion next year.