Dubai Sports City (DSC) – Sports metropolis of the 21st century
• Sporting arenas, academies & facilities
• Well-planned residential & entertainment wings
• Amenities like hospitals & rehabilitation clinics
• Home loans & mortgages
A city of firsts
A prime sector in the sprawling multibillion Dubailand, Dubai Sports City (DSC) is mooted as the first truly integrated sports metropolis in the world. With over 50 million square feet of sporting venues, academies, exceptional homes, cultural activities and retail opportunities, Dubai Sports City is inspired by the greatest cities in the world, but is evocative of the very essence of sport. DSC fuses sports, lifestyle, leisure, entertainment, commerce and enterprise, churning up a unique way of life that is every inch modern and chic.
This vast development isn’t just about athletic competition, it’s about living life at your own pace, a life rich in options to get out and get healthy. Here, life is surrounded by unlimited options from restaurants, cafes, shopping opportunities, hotels, parks and family activities.
Dubai Sports City is located in Dubailand, in the vicinity of the upcoming Arabian Ranches project and the Autodrome off the Emirates in Dubai. The project’s north end adjoins the new Emirates Road, thereby providing excellent accessibility to key locations. Also in the neighbourhood is the International Media Production Zone, home to Hollywood style production studios and media offices. International City and Dragon Mart, the largest market for Chinese goods is also in the neighborhood.
Stadiums, golf courses, academies…
Dubai Sports City is home to a range of world-class sporting academies which will offer customized training programmes to participants of all ages and abilities.
The DSC stadium complex features four arenas for different events. Separate stadiums for cricket and hockey, outdoor multipurpose stadium for football, rugby and track & field, as well as an indoor multipurpose stadium for basketball, volleyball, netball and other hard-court indoor sports constitute the Sports City master plan.
The 25,000 seat cricket stadium, which is expandable to 30,000, will have state-of-the-art facilities for players, match officials, VIPs, spectators and the media. It will be one of the most advanced of its kind in the world and the International Cricket Council (ICC), the world-governing body of cricket, has been involved at all stages of the design process to ensure that the stadium meets the relevant specifications for hosting international cricket fixtures. The Rugby stadium with a seating capacity of 60,000 has been designed in such a way that it can also hold football matches and track & field meets.
Besides these, the city also has basketball and tennis courts.
Golf course & academy
Redefining world-class golf is The Dunes, an 18-hole signature course at the exclusive sporting hub in Dubai, designed by golf’s international ambassador, Ernie Els. The Dunes is a links-style course combined with traditional design and is the championship golfer’s first project in the Middle East. Complimenting the world-class standards of play offered at The Dunes is a Butch Harmon School of Golf for players of all ages and skill levels as well as gracious amenities including a club house.
Both the golf course and the Butch Harmon School of Golf will be managed by internationally-renowned company, Troon Golf.
Dubai Sports City offers a spate of sporting academies to nurture young sporting talent.
Manchester United Soccer School
With a world-class coaching programme, Manchester United Soccer Schools offers the opportunity to live a dream and experience firsthand the magic of Manchester United while emphasizing teamwork, discipline, and most importantly, fun. The Manchester United Soccer Schools programme in Dubai Sports City was launched in November 2005 by the manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson. With over 550 children aged from 7 to 16 attending the initial courses, the programme has got off to a fantastic start.
Global Cricket Academy
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has permanently moved its headquarters from London to Dubai Sports City, making this the new global centre for the sport. Dubai Sports City will also host the first ICC Global Cricket Academy, offering a synergy of skills and facilities that will allow cricket players at all levels to develop and hone their skills.