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Since 2004, the UAE has been governed by Sheikh Khalifa – the older son of the state’s founder Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Full version

Sport in the UAE plays an important role in implementation of effective social policy and promotion of healthy lifestyles. In recent years, the achievement of the Emirates has been appreciated on the international sport arena, and proved to the world the possibility of reaching such heights at record times.

Sport in the UAE - background and success factors

International sports experts have repeatedly noted that sports sector of the United Arab Emirates is developing rapidly. According to their opinion, it is accounted for a number of objective reasons and factors. Some of them are as follows:

  • Advanced and developed tourist infrastructure and popularity of the resort. Popularity of the UAE as a resort destination is achieved due to high level of service, high standards of comfort and excellent tourist infrastructure;
  • International sport events - favorable climate, open water, extensive land resources and financial viability, make the Emirates attractive for many international sporting competitions and cups;
  • Well-thought social policy of the country – the United Arab Emirates authorities put a lot of efforts into development of sport prospects of the country. A perfect system is realized on the territory of the UAE, including assistance under favorable terms, encouragement and promotion of young athletes, their employment and social assistance, construction of sport facilities, etc.

Sport in Dubai - opportunities and prospects

The best example of how sport is being developed in Dubai is statistical data with respect to construction and putting into operations the ambitious sport facilities. Some of them are, for example, yacht club in Dubai, ski resort, racing tracks and many other sport facilities that meet the highest international standards. Among many sport centers and theme parks it is worth noting sport complex Dubai Sports City.

Dubai Sport City complex includes the following sport facilities:

  • Sports arena with the total area of more than 3 thousand square meters;
  • Three football stadiums having the capacity to accommodate more than 100,000 fans;
  • Golf course;
  • Olympic size swimming pool;
  • Administrative buildings and infrastructure for large-scale international sporting events.

Dubai Sports City is part of ambitious project called “The Land of Dubai”. The main goal of designers and constructors was to create ideal conditions for living, working and doing sport. And that goal was successfully implemented in reality.

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