Dubai's Emirates in 5-year sponsorship deal with Formula One

DUBAI Tue Feb 5, 2013 1:23am EST

DUBAI Feb 5 (Reuters) - Emirates airline, which has multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with FIFA and Arsenal football club, inked a five-year partnership with Formula One motor racing on Tuesday, beginning this year.

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, who announced the sponsorship deal alongside Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone, said it was worth "millions of dollars" but gave no specifics.

The Dubai government-owned carrier also has shirt sponsorship deals with Italy's AC Milan and French club Paris St-Germain.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Amran Abocar)

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