Eddie Howe reveals when Newcastle United will fly to Dubai amid long Premier League break

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Newcastle United are heading to Dubai for their second warm-weather training camp of the year.

Newcastle United will fly to Dubai today for a warm-weather training camp, Eddie Howe has confirmed.

Following an intense period of three away games in seven days, the Magpies aren’t now back in competitive action for another fortnight.

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United were due to face Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, however Palace are in FA Cup quarter-final action before the March international break commences.

Rather than stay on Tyneside in preparation for the visit to Tottenham Hotspur on April 3 - 16 days away - Howe wants to utilise another trip abroad.

Howe’s men travelled to Saudi Arabia in January and the move certainly brought the squad closer together, sparking a remarkable turnaround.

Newcastle were in the Premier League relegation zone before heading to the Gulf state but now sit nine points outside it amid an unbeaten nine-game run.

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It has been reported that United are expected to stay at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, a renowned top-class facility that recently hosted Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, but that has not been confirmed by the club.

Howe is hopeful of arranging a friendly whilst in the Middle East, just like he did in Saudi Arabia when Newcastle beat Saudi Pro League leaders Al-Ittihad 2-1.

Eddie Howe confirms Dubai departure date

“We go tomorrow (Friday),” Howe said, speaking after the 1-0 defeat to 10-man Everton. “We will train, no game planned currently but that doesn’t mean we won’t.

“Injured players are coming with us,” Howe said, which includes Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson.

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“We’re trying to build a spirit and unity that we feel will be hugely important for the remaining games. All players will go.”

Discussing the prospect of going abroad last week, Howe added: “We’re looking at taking the group somewhere to build, really, on what we did in Saudi, which was a really, really good few days for us.

“I think it really did unite the squad. I think the players felt that, came back and the results were very strong, and the spirit was very good off the back of that.”

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