Fully air-conditioned 60,000-seat stadium to be built in Dubai

Posted: 08-Jun-16 11:36

Dubai's media office has announced that a state-of-the-art air-conditioned stadium will be built in the emirate. Located in the Al Aweer area, the 60,000-seat stadium is said to cost $820 million and will be named after Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Dubai's ruler, who reviewed the design of the huge building that is likely to host sports events, conferences, expos and concerts.

Fully air-conditioned 60,000-seat stadium to be built in Dubai

A brand new state-of-the-art stadium will be built in Dubai, after the emirate’s media office announced the news earlier this month.
The stadium will have air conditioning throughout – the world’s first - and capacity for 60,000 seats, and it is reported to cost $820 million to build. Named after the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid al-Maktoum who reviewed the design, the Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium will be located in the Al Aweer area.

The design of the building will meet the standards of FIFA, and it will have a training hall, a car park with 5,000 spaces, a sports museum and a conference hall. The facility will be used for sporting events, expos, conferences, and concerts.

The stadium will be shaped like a half-ball, and will be slightly raised off the ground, and its creation is part of a government plan to increase its sports offerings in Dubai.

The plan includes the emirate hosting future regional and international competitions to make it an international sports destination by 2017; the construction a Dubai International Sports Medicine Centre; new private and exclusive sports clubs for women; a Dubai Sports Museum, and a Champions of Academies Programme to help produce Dubai-grown champions.

The expected completion date of Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium has not yet been disclosed.

Dubai is one of the fastest-expanding destinations in the world and the emirate hosts an array of sporting events every year, attracting international visitors.

Annual events include the Dubai Desert Road Run in June; Dubai Sports World 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from June to August; the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series finale at Dubai Marina in October; and the Gulf Bike Week 2016 at Dubai Autodrome in October.

In November travellers can find a variety of festivals as well: from the Dubai Motor Festival 2016, the Fitness Expo Dubai, the Damen’s ActiveLife Electric Run to the DP World Tour Championship 2016. Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens at the Sevens Stadium and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in December are also hold.

For visitors looking for other events happening in Dubai throughout the year, there are plenty of cultural events and festivals including Dubai Summer Surprises, Dubai Food Festival, and the city’s New Year’s Eve spectacular fireworks display.

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