UAE Division One

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UAE Division One
Country United Arab Emirates UAE
Confederation AFC
Number of teams 12 (2016/2017)
Level on pyramid 2
Current champions 2016/17: Ajman

UAE Division 1 الدرجة الأولى is the second tier of football league competition in the United Arab Emirates.[1]

As of 2016/17 the league features 12 sides who play each once for a total of 11 games each. The top two sides gain promotion to the Pro-League, there is no longer relegation as the UAE Division One Group B League stopped playing in 2012.[2]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of teams in the UAE Division One
Note: Table lists clubs in alphabetical order.
Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al Arabi Umm al Quwain Umm al Quwain Stadium 250
Al Hamriyah Al Hamriyah Al Hamriya Sports Club Stadium 5,000
Al Khaleej Khor Fakkan Saqr bin Mohammad al Qassimi Stadium 2,880
Al-Shaab Sharjah Khalid Bin Mohammed Stadium 10,000
Al Thaid Dhaid Al-Dhaid Stadium 500
Al Urooba Fujairah Al-Oruba Club Stadium 8,000
Ajman Ajman Ajman Stadium 5,537
Dibba Al-Hisn Dibba Al-Hisn Dibba Stadium 10,000
Dubai Dubai Dubai Club Stadium 7,500
Fujairah Fujairah Fujairah Club Stadium 10,645
Masfut Masfut Masfut Club Stadium 3,000
Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Emirates Club Stadium 5,127

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ajman (C, P) 22 12 9 1 40 23 +17 45 Promotion to the UAE Pro-League
2 Dubai (P) 22 13 4 5 37 22 +15 43
3 Al-Urooba 22 11 4 7 50 27 +23 37
4 Fujairah 22 10 4 8 38 30 +8 34
5 Dibba Al-Hisn 22 8 9 5 27 26 +1 33
6 Al-Shaab 22 6 10 6 41 38 +3 28
7 Al-Khaleej 22 7 6 9 29 35 −6 27
8 Masfut 22 7 4 11 38 46 −8 25
9 Al-Thaid 22 6 6 10 20 28 −8 24
10 Al-Hamriyah 22 6 5 11 25 30 −5 23
11 Al-Arabi 22 7 2 13 31 52 −21 23
12 Ras Al Khaimah 22 5 5 12 29 46 −17 20

Updated to games played on 27 March 2017.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaid Benjamin (28 October 2010). "United Arab Emirates 2009/10". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DIVISION 1 - GROUP A". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 4 February 2017.