Dubai Sports City is the vision of three leading entrepreneurs from the United Arab Emirates - Abdulrahim Al Zarooni, Abdulrahman Bukhatir and Abdulrahman Falaknaz to create one of the world's premier sporting destinations in line with the overall vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed to create world class sporting infrastructure in Dubai and making it a destination for the sporting world.
It's been conceptualized as a city within a city, where you can get everything that you dream of on your doorstep-from state-of-the-art sports venues and international sporting events, to top of the line sports academies, providing a platform for youth development, recreational sporting facilities, residential and commercial developments, together with all the related amenities expected in a purpose-built city, including international schools, medical facilities, hotels, community centres and entertainment venues.
Set on 50 million square feet within the Dubailand development, Dubai Sports City will feature four magnificent stadia: a 60,000-seat multi-purpose outdoor stadium for rugby, soccer and track and field events, a 25,000-seat capacity dedicated cricket stadium, a 10,000-seat multi-purpose indoor arena for hard court games, ice hockey, concerts and other events, and a Rugby stadium for 5,000 spectators.
Already fully operational is the 25,000-seat capacity Dubai International Cricket Stadium, and the 18-hole championship golf course, The Els Club – Ernie Els’ first golf course design concept in the Middle East and the ICC Academy.
The Academies campus within Dubai Sports City will be home to a number of globally recognized training and development brands. The Dubai Sports City Football Academy is an ideal venue for amateur/professional team training requirements in addition to hosting local leagues and tournaments. It also offers, “Socatots’, the world's first soccer specific pre-school development program for children from six months to school age. Other academies include the Butch Harmon School of Golf, Spanish Soccer Schools and additional academies for rugby, swimming and athletics. The Academies will also boast a state-of-the-art high performance gymnasium, world class sports science and rehabilitation facilities as well as a full sports medical clinic.
Already fully operational is the BRADENTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY, a college preparatory school which teaches students to the American Baccalaureate Curriculum, leading to an American High School Diploma, with flexible timings for use of the academy facilities.
In addition to the sporting facilities, Dubai Sports City will boast major residential and commercial developments, together with all the related amenities expected in a purpose-built city, including schools, medical facilities, hotels, community centres, and entertainment venues. The primary shopping destination at Dubai Sports City, Arena Mall, will have a leasing capacity of 1.4 million square feet. This will be complemented by two retail hubs and a waterfront promenade featuring boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
Dubai Sports City is all about providing its residents and visitors with an unbeatable and unique lifestyle - a city within a city, underpinned with sports and leisure activities, with every possible amenity right on the doorstep. Residential communities, superb dining, shopping and entertainment and even a vibrant commercial district, provides a unique opportunity to watch, learn, play, live, work, shop and live sport.