2008–09 UAE President's Cup

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The 2008–09 UAE President's Cup was the 33rd season of the UAE President's Cup, the premier knockout tournament for association football clubs in the United Arab Emirates.

Al-Ahli went into this edition as the holders. Sharjah FC hold the most wins with 8 titles.

The cup winner were guaranteed a place in the 2010 AFC Champions League.

Round 1[edit]

24 teams play a knockout tie. 12 clubs advance to the next round. Ties played over 30 & 31 October 2008

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Al-Shaab 1 – 2 Ittihad Kalba
2 Ras Al-Khaimah 1 - 0 Al-Jazira Al-Hamra
3 Dubba Al-Husun 3 - 1 Dubai
4 Al-Sharjah 2 - 1 Al-Arabi
5 Al-Wasl 3 - 0 Al-Hamriyah
6 Al-Wahda 4 - 3 Hatta
7 Khaleej 2 - 2 Al-Rams
Khaleej won 4 - 3 on penalties
8 Emirate 3 - 1 Al-Oruba
9 Al-Ain 8 - 0 Dabba Al-Fujairah
10 Al Dhafra 4 - 0 Al-Thaid
11 Ajman Club 2 - 3 Al-Fujirah
12 Banni Yas 4 - 0 Masafi

Round 2[edit]

16 teams play a knockout tie. 8 clubs advance to the next round. Ties played over 28 & 29 November 2008

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Al-Shabbab ACD 4 – 1 Ras Al-Khaimah
2 Al-Jazira Club 3 - 1 Al-Wasl
3 Al-Sharjah 6 - 1 Ittihad Kalba
4 Al-Wahda 4 - 1 Dubba Al-Husun
5 Al Dhafra 2 - 1 Emirate
6 Al-Nasr 2 -3 Khaleej
7 Al-Ain 3 - 0 Al-Fujirah
8 Banni Yas 1 - 0 Al-Ahli

Quarter finals[edit]

8 teams play a knockout tie. 4 clubs advance to the next round. Ties played over 1 & 2 February 2009

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Al-Shabbab ACD 2 – 1 Al-Sharjah
2 Al-Jazira Club 0 - 0 Al-Wahda
Al-Wahda won 4 - 2 on penalties
3 Al Dhafra 3 - 1 Khaleej
4 Al Ain 3 - 2 Banni Yas

Semi finals[edit]

4 teams play a knockout tie. 2 clubs advance to the Final Ties played on 24 February 2009

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Al Dhafra 1 – 3 Al Ain
2 Al-Wahda 1 - 2 Al-Shabbab ACD

Final[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Al-Shabbab ACD 0 - 1 Al Ain
UAE President Cup
2008–09 Winners
Al Ain
5th Title