A charter flight with the team on board took off from St. Petersburg to Dubai at about 11 a.m. on Saturday. The flight will take five and a half hours.
Zenit players who went to the first pre-season practice session in Dubai:
Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev, Yury Zhevnov, Dmitry Borodin;
Defenders: Alexander Anyukov, Bruno Alves, Fernando Meira, Nicolas Lombaerts, Tomáš Hubočan;
Halfbacks: Roman Shirokov, Alessandro Rosina, Konstantin Zyryanov, Viktor Fayzulin, Szabolcs Huszti, Sergey Semak, Igor Denisov, Vladimir Bystrov, Alexey Ionov;
Strikers: Danko Lazović, Alexander Bukharov, Alexander Kerzhakov.
Miguel Danny and Aleksandar Luković will join the team in the airport in Dubai.