It’s been a rocky start to the year for Wayne Rooney after being let go as manager from Birmingham City, but sure to pick him up is a winter holiday with his wife Coleen.
The couple, who have been together for over 20 years, are enjoying the sunnier climate of Dubai this week, and have taken to social media to share an insight into the trip.
One picture showed Wayne, 38, and Coleen, 37, in the desert, where they spent a romantic evening riding camels while watching the sunset – something which the latter dubbed a ‘special experience’ in the post’s caption.
Alongside the sandy day out, the couple have been enjoying some date nights in the UAE away from the bustle of having four children; Kai, 13, Klay, 10, Kit, eight, and Cass, five.
One evening, they headed for dinner at Japanese restaurant Salvaje, which boasts a selection of sushi, raw fish, and a Wagyu steak on the menu for over £200.
They are staying at the five-star Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf resort, with rooms starting from £1,300 per night and going up to over £11,000 per night.
Dubai is clearly a favourite holiday destination for the family, as they have chosen the city for numerous holidays before, including a much-needed family getaway after Coleen’s tumultuous Wagatha Christie trial in 2022.
It seems to be just as necessary this time, as the trip comes after Wayne was let go from Birmingham City at the beginning of January after just 83 days in charge, something which he admitted would “take some time to get over”.
But by his side is Coleen, who a source recently told OK! has been Wayne’s ‘rock’ throughout. “Wayne is feeling really low,” our source said. “It’s now Coleen’s time to be there when he needs it the most. She’s being very supportive and making sure he’s in a positive mindset. She’s trying to do more with the kids to keep him busy and is suggesting different options for him.
“She feels she needs to be the positive and upbeat one in this situation, as he has taken it quite badly. He was really there for her during the Wagatha trial and now she is doing the same for him.”
Releasing a statement in January, Wayne said: “I plan to take some time with my family as I prepare for the next opportunity in my journey as a manager,” and he has done just that with this trip away.
Before heading to the Middle East, the family also spent time together celebrating Kit’s eight birthday, heading out for a meal at Hickory’s Smokehouse to mark the special day.
Sharing a picture from the celebrations with her one million followers, Coleen wrote: “Lovely time yesterday celebrating Kit’s 8th birthday. We love you Kit, our little nutter!”