Dubai Sports City breaks ground with the vision of creating an integrated sporting community and changing the fabric of Dubai’s sporting and entertainment world forever.
Construction begins on Dubai International Stadium, giving Dubai a main stage to showcase international cricket matches and a new venue for major entertainment events.
Construction begins on Sports Village, which includes a full-size indoor football pitch, a rugby pitch with seating for 2,660 spectators and 2 full-size one-day Cricket Fields with imported turf.
Construction continues on three huge projects – The Els Club, Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sports Village.
Legendary golf pro Ernie Els opens The Els Club in Dubai Sports City, his first golf course to open in the Middle East.
The International Cricket Council (ICC), which had been headquartered in England since 1909, moves its headquarters to Dubai Sports City. Inauguration of the Dubai International Stadium by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Morella Village and Calida Village are completed in Victory Heights.
Rugby Park is inaugurated, providing Dubai with a full-size International Rugby Board-standard grass pitch with grandstands for 2,660 fans.
Sports Village is inaugurated, providing the most extensive sports facilities complex in Dubai.
Sports Village welcomes Spanish Soccer Schools, directed by former Real Madrid star Michel Salgado. The number of residents in Dubai Sports City reaches 10,000.
Dubai Sports City was the successful host of IPL 7 – 2014 in the UAE, with all tickets to the Dubai International Stadium being sold out for the five match days. RTA opens public transportation routes into Dubai Sports City.