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A thrilling property investment in Dubailand
Whether you are looking for a pure off-plan investment in Dubai, a simple buy-to-let, a luxury new apartment home, or a highly profitable Hotel Apartment, then look no further than Dubai Sports City in Dubailand.
As part of the six spectacular theme worlds that will make up Dubailand, Dubai Sports City is set to become one of Dubai's most attractive, vibrant and diverse areas for living and working, offering the perfect Dubai property investment.
The purpose-built sporting paradise will be the first fully functioning theme world in Dubailand, spreading over approximately 50 million square feet. It will feature state-of-the-art world class sporting arenas and academies, luxurious homes, modern offices, superb retail facilities and excellent transport links establishing new standards of luxury for work, rest and play.
The world's premier sporting centre will feature:
- Three stadia seating a total of 100,000 spectators
- Cricket, tennis, football, hockey and golf academies
- The first Ernie Els-designed golf course
- 32,000 square foot gymnasium
- Olympic-sized swimming pool
- Facilities and capacity to host top international sporting events
- Some of the finest properties in Dubai
A prime location in the heart of Dubailand:
- World-beating commercial, leisure and retail facilities on your doorstep
- Other Dubailand theme worlds just a hop away
- Direct access to a six-lane highway connecting Dubai and the Northern Emirates
- Easy access on the new metro link rail system to key business and leisure areas of Dubai and the new international airport
This city within a city will offer residents a truly unique and privileged lifestyle with spectacular leisure, recreation and business facilities right on your doorstep. There will be nowhere else in the world to rival the lifestyle or the potential return on investment that Dubai Sports city has to offer, making it the ideal place for you to invest in your Dubai property. The First Group's portfolio within Dubai Sport City includes four spectacular projects, all within easy reach of the area's exciting facilities; furnished residential apartments within The Bridge, The Matrix and The Spirit, and the stunning Hotel Apartment project, The Diamond, which is due to open in 2009. This collection of 128 fully furnished and serviced Hotel Apartments promises a profitable income from short to mid term leisure and business lets.
Features & Facilities
Dubai Sports City is not only housing some of the most elite property in Dubai and setting new standards in the Dubai real estate market, but is also set to take the world of sport and entertainment in Dubai and the Middle East by storm. With the capacity and facilities to host some of the world's largest international sporting events, Dubai Sports City offers investors an eclectic mix of property and sport and leisure facilities for the perfect Dubai property investment.
Built to the guidelines of the Governing Bodies of their respective sports, Dubai Sports City's state-of-the-art stadia are set to put the city squarely on the international sporting stage. The city will also be home to major cultural and entertainment venues and act as an international centre for cultural events, music concerts and shows, attracting visitors from all around the world.
Within easy distance of your luxury apartment, Dubai Sports City offers a range of first class sporting venues including...
The 25,000-seater cricket stadium will be among the most advanced of its kind featuring next-generation facilities for players, officials, VIPs, spectators and the media. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been actively involved in the creation of the stadium to ensure it meets every specification required for hosting international cricket fixtures.
Multi-purpose Outdoor Stadium
Setting new standards in the region, this 60,000-seater multi-purpose outdoor stadium will be host to a range of international sports including rugby, football and track and field. It will be the largest venue in Dubai Sports City, featuring the very latest technology including bio-metric training facilities.
Multi-purpose Indoor Arena
Designed to host basketball, hockey, volleyball, handball, netball and ice hockey, this indoor stadium will be the perfect venue for sports events throughout the hot summer months. It will also be host to some of the world's top music events and concerts, thanks to its unique dome design, first class amenities and exceptional acoustics.
Outdoor Hockey Stadium
Offering superb facilities, quality artificial ground surface for players and capacity to seat 5,000 spectators, the outdoor stadium will be a world class venue capable of hosting international hockey competitions.
Dubai Shopping Malls and Retail Hubs
With over 1.2 million square feet of retail space spread over two main shopping hubs and the expansive mall, Dubai Sports City will house some of the most desirable brands and some of the biggest names in fashion.
The Dubai Sports City Mall will provide a gateway to the stadia, creating the perfect destination between sporting events or a place simply to enjoy time with family and friends. Centred on the waterfront promenade, Dubai Sports City's retail hubs will offer a vibrant mix of Dubai's newest shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, delis and entertainment venues.
Dubai Sports City combines the perfect blend of residential, commercial, sport, retail and leisure properties in Dubai. In addition to a range of luxury apartments, The First Group's offerings within Dubai Sports City boast panoramic views over Dubai Sports City and The Els Course.
As part of Dubai Sports City's excellent leisure facilities, it will feature some of the world's top sports academies, focusing on training the sporting talent of the future. They will offer world class training and premier sports courses in Dubai for you and your children.
With this leading group of international sporting academies on the doorstep and world class luxury apartments, Dubai Sports City offers a new way of living, combining premier property in Dubai with the luxury of world class sports training.
Manchester United Soccer School
Launched in November 2005 by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United Coaching Programme offers youngsters a dream opportunity to partake in top quality coaching programmes, experiencing the magic and expertise of Manchester United first hand. The Manchester United Soccer School at Dubai Sports City will be the first purpose-built facility outside of the UK.
The International Cricket Council (ICC)
The ICC has moved its headquarters from London to Dubai Sports City, making this the new global centre for the sport and the location for the first ICC Global Cricket Academy. The purpose-built facility will allow players, coaches, umpires, curators and administrators to focus on progress and achievement. The Academy will offer a variety of courses and training programmes for all levels of players from development squads to national teams.
The World Hockey Academy
Based at the Dubai Sports City Hockey Stadium, this-first-of-its-kind FIH academy will provide hockey coaching at the highest professional level from seasoned hockey coaches, many of whom have represented their country in the national arena.
Butch Harmon School of Golf
Butch Harmon is widely regarded as the premier golf coach in the world, training some of the biggest names in golf, including Tiger Woods. The Butch Harmon School of Golf at Dubai Sports City will be the first school of its kind outside of the USA and will offer individually tailored programmes designed to help every level of player, from amateur to professional.
The David Lloyd Tennis Academy
British Davis Cup Captain David Lloyd set up his tennis academy with the goal of developing talented young tennis players on the court. The David Lloyd Tennis Academy will help develop and coach these youngsters and provide players with the skills and confidence to realise their full potential and achieve their professional sporting aspirations.
Next Generation Clubs
Next Generation Clubs is a leading international group of racquet, health and fitness clubs that provide an unmatched range of sports, recreational and training facilities for every age and experience level. The Next Generation Health and Country Club at Dubai Sports City will offer state-of-the-art facilities; including a gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, yoga and a spa.
The Els Course
Designed by the South African golfing champion Ernie Els, the world class Els Golf Course is another first for Dubai Sports City and Dubai real estate. The Els will set new standards for golf courses in Dubai and the Middle East, combining a links style golf course with the traditional 'classical era' design and featuring superb clubhouse facilities, floodlit practice areas and of course the Butch Harmon Golf Academy. At 7,563 yards from the back tees and with over 80 bunkers Ernie Els' golf course in Dubai will also make the perfect backdrop to the already magnificent views from The First Group's Dubai Sports City properties – residential apartments at The Bridge, The Matrix and The Spirit, and The Diamond Hotel Apartments.
The Els Statistics
- 18-hole championship golf course situated within the very first development of Dubai Sports City - a stones throw from the Dubai Hotel Apartments at The Diamond and great views from the residential apartments at The Bridge, The Matrix and The Spirit.
- A versatile course suitable for every day play or international competitions
- Managed by Troon Golf, the world leader in course management, marketing and development
- Ernie Els' first golf course in the Middle East
- Designed combining links and classical era style courses
- 4 - 5 sets of tee boxes per hole
- Holes total 7,563 yards from the back tees
- Over 80 bunkers
- 211 acres including 6 lakes
- Tifway 419 Bermuda grass will be used in all grassed areas with the exception of the greens, which will use TifEagle - a fine textured dwarf Bermuda grass
- Almost two million cubic metres of earth have been moved to form the course and surrounding landscaping sites
- Fertile red sand for topsoil use has been especially supplied from Al Ain and pure white silica sand has been brought in from Saudi Arabia for blending with peat moss to construct the greens
- The 'Shapers' will spend over 6,000 man hours to shape the course
- Irrigation is computer controlled using 560 kilometres of cable which will be used to connect the irrigation heads to the control boxes and main computer
- Irrigation will be made up of 35 kilometres of lateral pipe, 11 kilometres of mainline irrigation pipe and 2,000 irrigation heads
Ernie Els Last Inspection of The Els Before Official Course Opening
Ernie Els recently made his final construction inspection of The Els golf course before it officially opens for play in November. Els walked all 18 holes of the course, surveying the progress and adding his final input to the design.
Speaking to his team as he inspected the course, Els was enthusiastic and excited about the development, "I am almost blown away by the progress of the course. I firmly believe that The Els at Dubai Sports City will be one of the best golf courses in Dubai when it is completed. I always enjoy spending time here and now I have even more reason to keep coming back. I look forward to my first proper game at The Els".
By investing at The Bridge, The Matrix, The Spirit or The Diamond Hotel Apartments, you will benefit from this international golfing phenomenon adding value to your property investment.