The Dubai Sports City (DSC) is about $4 billion, 50,000,000 square feet (4,600,000 m2) mixed-use sports city currently being constructed in Dubai, city of United Arab Emirates. The city will consist of apartment buildings as well as several sports facilities. The first structures opened in late year of 2007.
The 25,000-seater cricket stadium will be among the most advanced of its kind, with next-generation facilities for player’s officials, VIPs, spectators and the media. The bowl design will bring the spectators closer than ever to the action.
Dubai Sports City is the vision of three leading entrepreneurs from the United Arab Emirates - Abdurrahman Bukharin, Abdulrahim Al Zarooni and Abdurrahman 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 framework in the country Dubai and making it a destination for the sporting world.
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.
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 and additional academies for rugby, swimming and athletics.
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 hotels, schools, medical facilities, community centers, 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.