The Emirates American Football League

Founded in 2012, The Emirates American Football League (EAFL) provides a safe and structured environment where players from ages 8 and up can engage in full contact American Football. We are inviting all those are have never played before and are wanting to try something new to experienced players who want to relive their glory days once more to join this amazing community atmosphere. Our league consists of award winning football programs, trained and qualified coaching staff, and dedicated volunteers to ensure that practices and game days are delivered to a consistent and high standard.


What We Are All About:

Channeling all the noise, energy, and excitement of America’s most popular sport, we're unifying the many distinct communities of the UAE to create a diverse team of players and fans who share a love for the action, strategy and drama of American football.

  • Authenticity
  • Diversity
  • Energy
  • Seriously Fun!




Our Mission:

  • To provide an opportunity for ALL male youth and adults to learn to play American football, in a safe, structured and professional environment, regardless of experience or ability;
  • To provide an authentic American football experience to attract and engage players, families, coaches, officials, and fans from our own community and externally; and
  • To promote the sport of American football across the UAE, the region, and internationally.  

Our Vision: 

  • To create EAFL programs in every Emirate, but also create an international hub in Dubai for youth American football outside North America. 

Who Can Play?

  • Any athlete can play in the EAFL regardless of skill and experience; a guiding EAFL principle is that all youth should have opportunities to develop motor fluency, which builds self-esteem and lays the groundwork for healthy living and future athletic endeavors 


We are excited to see all our returning members and look forward to welcoming new players & families into the EAFL community.

To register for the 2016-17 season, fill out the form on the left hand side of the page. You can enter all the required information, including passport copy (to verify age and nationality), and sign the waivers. Please note that the final day for registration is Feburary 1st, 2017. 

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See below for all the details on this season.

The road to the Desert Bowl V championship starts here!