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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Pele in Dubai: Brazilian legend attends CVC Convention

Pele, 77, a three-time World Cup winner and regarded universally as one of the greatest players of all time, attended the convention as a global ambassador for Emirates

Emirates global ambassador, Pele, at the CVC convention in Dubai. The event, attended by over 1,500 of Brazil’s top travel agents helped showcase Dubai’s latest tourism attractions and services, and promote the city to Brazilian travellers. Courtesy Emirates
Emirates global ambassador, Pele, at the CVC convention in Dubai. The event, attended by over 1,500 of Brazil’s top travel agents helped showcase Dubai’s latest tourism attractions and services, and promote the city to Brazilian travellers. Courtesy Emirates

Brazilian football legend Pele was in Dubai to attend the CVC Convention.

Pele, 77, a three-time World Cup winner and regarded universally as one of the greatest players of all time, attended the convention as a global ambassador for the airline.

On Saturday Pele posted a picture on board the first-class section of an Emirates A380 on his way to the UAE.

He then posted a another picture from the convention, which was attended by over 1,500 of Brazil’s top travel agents to help showcase Dubai’s latest tourism attractions and services and promote the city to Brazilian travellers.

Pele has visited the country on at least two other occasions. The first, in 1973, saw the scorer of a record 77 international goals for Brazil lead his Santos team in a friendly in Dubai against Al Nasr, while his most recent visit was in 2014.

The event was the first yearly convention hosted by CVC, Brazil’s largest travel tour operator. Emirates were the official airline of the convention.

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In pictures: When Pele came to Dubai

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