Spanish football superstar Andrés Iniesta loves Ras Al Khaimah
FIFA World Cup 2010 champion signs for Emirates Club
Spanish World Cup winner and football legend Andrés Iniesta has expressed his excitement to be in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, after signing for ADNOC Pro League side Emirates Club.
The Spaniard, who has won four Champions League titles and scored the winning goal for Spain against the Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup Final in 2010, has been reflecting on his first days in Ras Al Khaimah and the project that awaits him at Emirates Club.
The former Barcelona F.C. superstar, who has won a total of 37 trophies in a glittering career, played his first match for Emirates Club at Al Wasl F.C. in Dubai recently before enjoying a rapturous home-coming at Emirates Club stadium in Ras Al Khaimah against Ajman Club.
Iniesta said: “I am thrilled to be here, to be able to continue my sports career, and I am hoping to do an excellent job.
“I look forward to learning and getting to know many things here in Ras Al Khaimah. Whenever we have talked to people, they have described this place’s wonders to us, so we are eager to explore.
“Everything that is going on in Ras Al Khaimah and the expected growth of this Emirate seems to be very impressive at every level.
“Ras Al Khaimah has many, many virtues and many activities. We will try to enjoy all of them to the fullest,” Andrés Iniesta added.
Featured image: Andrés Iniesta training with Emirates Club in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Image: Emirates Club
About Ras Al Khaimah:
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the northernmost of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its diverse landscape, from 64km of beaches to deserts and imposing mountains, and its rich history, dating back 7,000 years.
It has many archaeological sites, four of which have been shortlisted on UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites. The emirate’s Jebel Jais mountain, the highest mountain in the UAE, boasts attractions including Jebel Jais Flight, the world’s longest zip line at almost 3km, and 1484 by Puro, the UAE’s highest restaurant.
Ras Al Khaimah is centrally located at the modern crossroads between Europe, Asia, and Africa, with one-third of the world’s population within four hours of flying time, making it an ideal location for businesses to expand into the UAE, the Middle East, and Africa.
The emirate boasts one of the most diverse economies in the region, with no single sector accounting for more than 30% of the Emirate’s GDP. This critical advantage enhances Ras Al Khaimah’s economic flexibility and strength.