Conceived and designed as a 'City within a City', Dubai Sports City is a major part of the gigantic 2.5 billion sq ft, AED 18 billion Dubailand project launched in 2003-4. As such, apart from being home to some of the world's choicest sporting facilities described below, DSC will have hotels, boulevards, restaurants, cafes, malls, multiplex cinemas, retail outlets,medical clinics, community centres, schools and mosques. It will cater to every conceivable need of the residents by building exclusive and luxurious villas, semi-detached mixed-use housing complexes and 15-story residential towers spread over 14 million sq ft of land area.
It will be home to some of the world's top sporting facilities including a spectacular Ernie Els signature golf course, a 60,000 seat multi-purpose outdoor stadium to host world class football, rugbyand track and field events and an 8,000 seat indoor venue ideal for gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and indoor hockey, Dubai Sports City is expected to draw the world's sporting elite to the UAE.
Many of the world's leading sporting brands have chosen Dubai Sports City to nurture the potential heroes of tomorrow including the Butch Harmon Golf Academy, Manchester United's Football Academy, David Lloyd's Tennis Academy and International Cricket Council (ICC) CricketAcademy.
The Bukhatir Group is confident that Dubai Sports City, by far the group's largest joint venture project so far, will set new lifestyle standards for the world's most discerning sports enthusiasts.