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Our Venues

Dubai is blessed with an abundance of world-class sporting events, which in turn require a host of world-class sporting venues. 

Emerging as one of the go-to global destinations for sport in the past 20 years, Dubai has invested heavily to provide sporting facilities that are the envy of many across the globe.

The world's best athletes continue to come to Dubai to train and to compete, with elite level events taking place across sporting disciplines from golf and rugby to cycling and tennis.

The Sevens Stadium, the ICC Academy, Emirates Golf Club - Dubai is awash with venues that can provide sporting memories to last a lifetime. 


ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City

ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City

When you want to shape the stars of tomorrow, there is no room for compromise.

Every detail at ICC Academy has been specially designed to enable players to reach their full potential. Be it an international superstar or a young player just starting out in the game, the ICC Academy seeks to support every cricketer through its cutting-edge facilities, rich resources and well-trained personnel.

The ICC Academy prides itself on indoor facilities that are unquestionably the best in the world. They include: 

Multi-purpose, air-conditioned training space which can be easily adapted to suit coaching requirements, including centre wicket training and indoor games.

Six indoor practice pitches and nets: 2 spin-friendly nets, 2 pace-friendly nets, and 2 batting wickets with full-length run ups.

  • 3G turf fielding area.
  • Dedicated Pro Batter batting simulator lane.
  • Integrated Hawk-Eye tracking and video analysis cameras.
  • Bowling machines, fielding machines, and spin bola
  • Two changing rooms with a fully equipped recovery area and ice baths.
  • Three physiotherapy treatment rooms.
  • ICC Academy Power Base Gym: the world’s first cricket-specific indoor and outdoor functional training, conditioning and physical testing facility.
  • Classrooms and learning space
  • Fully equipped cricket retail store
  • Public food and beverage area serving snacks and beverage.

It is important to have reliable outdoor facilities that simulate real life cricketing situations. The ICC Academy has a host of them, including:

  • Two floodlit full-size ovals accredited for ODI and T20 cricket, both containing Asian and Australian turf wickets (Gaba and WACA wickets and electronic scoreboards with integrated video analysis).
  • Floodlit practice area, including 38 natural grass turf practice pitches (17 Australian, 17 Pakistani, 4 English) plus 7 synthetic and 1 hybrid spin pitch.
  • Floodlit Cricket Cage area; multi-purpose training, coaching and game play area containing 6 retractable cricket lanes.
  • Air-conditioned pavilion with 4 fully equipped changing rooms incorporating player and spectator seating, plus match officials’ changing rooms and officiating and analysis rooms. 
  • Banked areas for spectators.


The ICC Academy is not just a venue, it provides a range of high-performance services across coaching, sport science, medical support, high-performance management and consultancy. These services are designed to support existing programmes, teams and individuals and the experts are always available to discuss performance-related requirements.



Spanish Soccer Schools

Spanish Soccer Schools

The Football Academy at Dubai Sports City is the new epicentre of action in the soccer world, providing world-class facilities and top-level service. The Football Academy provides a total football solution. The full facility is maintained to the highest professional standards, under the watchful eye of administrators with international experience in sports facility management.

The Academy attracts professional teams, while also catering to amateurs who want to be part of the most popular sport in the world.

'The outdoor pitch looks like a billiard table' 
- Samuel Eto'o, former Barcelona player

Facilities include:

  • 1 full size outdoor floodlit natural turf pitch
  • 1 full size outdoor floodlit pitch with IRB/FIFA approved synthetic surface
  • 1 full size floodlit indoor pitch with IRB/FIFA approved synthetic surface quality
  • Multi-purpose Indoor Hall with sports flooring 6 changing rooms with showers and locker facilities 
  • Bistro Restaurant and Kickers Sports Bar
  • Multiple international standard private changing/shower facilities (hot and cold recovery baths, medical and physiotherapy treatment rooms)
  • Lecture rooms and conference rooms
  • Viewing gallery and outdoor terrace
  • Spectator seating areas for 400+ capacity


  • Director of Football : Michel Salgado - former Real Madrid and Spain defender.
  • Head Coach : Inaki Beni - Coach at UEFA, Real Madrid, Level -3 UEFA Pro - qualified, worked at  international campuses in UK, Italy, Japan, Korea, USA.
  • Senior Coach : Carlos Garcia - UEFA Pro coach, coach at Real Madrid Club, international camps in USA, South America.
  • Senior Coach : Pablo Coira - 12 years as a professional football player,  Part of Under-20 Spain squad for FIFA Under-20 World Cup. 
  • Other experienced coaches : Edgar Jimenez and Miguel Gutiérrez


The Sevens

The Sevens

Set in the desert, just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, The Sevens Stadium is a world-class sports and entertainment venue. Built for the hugely popular Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, The Sevens Stadium is the backdrop for many of Dubai’s biggest events - from international sports tournaments to concerts by global superstars.

Team facilities
The Players’ Club provides extensive team facilities, ideal for competitions and leagues:

  • 14 changing rooms with showers
  • Toilets 
  • Ladies and men’s referee changing rooms 
  • Physiotherapy/medical room 
  • Meeting room

The Grandstand
The permanent 4,000 seater grandstand overlooks the main pitch and is the centrepiece of the stadium. It is equipped with the latest international quality facilities for players and performers, organisers and media, and air-conditioned food and beverage outlets.

Professional-standard facilities
Team facilities in the grandstand have been designed for use at professional tournaments and meet the highest international standards. They include: 

  • Eight changing rooms 
  • Referees’ changing room 
  • Medical room 
  • Physiotherapy room 

Sports at The Sevens Stadium
The official home of rugby sevens in Dubai welcomes sports teams of all kinds. There are specially designed facilities for all sports and leisure activities. The sports pitches, courts and cricket ovals can be configured and marked to suit almost any sport, including:

Eight full-size floodlit rugby pitches. The home of Dubai Desert Eagles.

Three grass cricket ovals (Two floodlit). Three subkha cricket ovals. Home of the Emirates Group Cricket Team.

Eight full-size floodlit soccer pitches. The home of Dubai Amateur Football League, Arsenal Soccer School Dubai, the Japanese Football Club and Pasargad Football Club.

Four floodlit netball courts. The home of Dubai Netball League.

Other Sports
Tennis - 4 x floodlit tennis courts
Basketball - 1 x floodlit basketball court
Australian Rules Football
Gaelic Games 
American Football 



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