Sports in Dubai
With representatives of British football club Newcastle United looking for buyers in Dubai, we check out some of the popular links between Dubai, sports and money.
September 15, 2008 8:59 by kippreport
Billed as the world’s first purpose-built sports city, this development will occupy 50 million square feet within Dubailand. It was started in 2005 with an investment of $2bn, but the amount was doubled to $4bn earlier this year. Dubai Sports City (DSC) will feature four stadia: a 60,000 seat multi-purpose outdoor stadium, a 25,000 capacity cricket stadium, a 10,000 seat multi-purpose indoor arena, and a field hockey venue for 5,000 people.
It also includes Ernie Els’s first golf course design in the Middle East, an 18-hole championship course named The Dunes.
The facility, set to open in 2010, will host a Manchester United Soccer School facility, a David Lloyd Tennis Academy and the Butch Harmon School of Golf. DSC will also feature residential and commercial developments.