Written by Bob Brunskill
Dubai Sports City is intended to be a "complete lifestyle destination" for the emirate and a number of key projects in its development have been completed this year.
These included the launch of the Butch Harmon School of Golf and the opening of Bradenton Preparatory Academy, which began accepting pupils last month.
According to president of the commercial property in Dubai, Khalid Al Zarooni, every day sees new residents move in.
Sports City is truly providing "an ideal work, live and play environment", he added.
Next year, it is hoped that the location will be known as a "thriving hub" offering activities and opportunities of various types to those permanently residing in the emirates, as well as visitors.
Events set for 2010 include the opening of the Els Club and the launch of Canal Residence West, which will be a range of buildings constructed in different architectural styles.
The first completed feature at Sports City was the 18-hole golf course.