Zayed Sports City was built to fulfil the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founding father and first president. It was inaugurated in January 1980 as a venue that reflected the country’s passion for sport, as well as to provide a platform to develop the country’s promising sporting talent. Zayed Sports City was a state-of-the-art facility when it was first opened, and after three decades of continuous development and growth it remains the premier entertainment and sporting destination in the UAE.

Today, this iconic landmark remains a vibrant sports and entertainment hub. With a goal to make sports accessible to everyone, the complex provides sports at a grassroots level, promotes healthy lifestyles and is committed to enhancing the well-being of the people in the UAE.

Whether actively participating, supporting family and friends or attending an event, everyone who visits the site will enjoy themselves. Zayed Sports City is the home of the country’s greatest sporting achievements and the most spectacular entertainment events: past, present and future.

Now known for more than just sports, the complex hosts a vast range of events and activities, including international sporting and entertainment events, corporate days and birthday parties. Whether you are an individual looking to improve your fitness, a family planning to spend active time together, a corporation wanting to enhance leadership and team dynamics among staff or an international events organisation looking for an appropriate venue, Zayed Sports City has facilities, services and staff to ensure every visitor has a fantastic experience.

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“To make Zayed Sports City synonymous with great sporting experiences”


“To improve the well being of the people of the UAE”


“We are the best multi-sports destination in the UAE and home to the UAE’s national stadium; the iconic Zayed Sports City. We strive to improve the well being of the people of the UAE by making Zayed Sports City synonymous with great sporting experiences. Our passionate, customer driven staff are a true team, aiming to make sports accessible for all. We believe in families, we believe in community, and we are committed to developing sports at grassroots level. Zayed Sports City is a catalyst for promoting healthy lifestyles and we want people to enjoy our facility regardless of whether they watch or participate. We are the home of the country’s greatest sporting achievements; past, present and future.”

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Without the amazing staff here, Zayed Sports City would not be what it is today. These talented and dedicated individuals contribute to the goals and achievements of the site.

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Zayed Sports City has a wide selection of restaurants for those looking to relax and enjoy a meal with friends.

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Zayed Sports City features a host of different facilities that are ideal for sports training, corporate events, concerts and more. Whether you're enjoying a football game, working out  or throwing strikes, the sport venues, meeting spaces and restaurants at Zayed Sports City have everything you require.

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Zayed Sports City operates with the help of many great partners. Whether through a commercial rights deal the provision of services or as a supplier of the many amenities onsite, these organisations help make Zayed Sports City the best sports and entertainment venue in the country.

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