Aberdeen ended their winter training camp in Dubai with a 1-0 defeat against Al Wehdat.
The 16-time Jordanian champions took the lead in the first half and it was a lead they maintained, with Aberdeen struggling to create chances.
Dylan McGeouch started his first game since November in a full strength Aberdeen team, with Ryan Hedges handed the left-back slot.
Aside from a Scott McKenna header straight at the Al Wehdat goalkeeper, the Dons had little to shout about in the first period.
However the opening goal went against them on 35 minutes and it was of their own making. Defender Ash Taylor gave possession cheaply to Ahmad Samir, who exchanged passes with Ahmad Elias before firing past a static Joe Lewis.
Connor McLennan teased a cross in front of Niall McGinn and Sam Cosgrove in response, but the Dons offered little goal threat in the first half.
Hisham Al-Saifi had the first meaningful opportunity of the second half, drawing a save out of Lewis, while the promising Connor McLennan saw a shot deflected wide.
The closest the Dons came to an equaliser was in the 79th minute, when Andy Considine’s left-wing cross was turned behind by James Wilson.
Even though Aberdeen finished with four strikers on the pitch they were unable to find the net, with the team flying home tomorrow ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie against Dumbarton.