Getting close to the action at Dubai Sports City

Getting close to the action at Dubai Sports CityImage Credit: Supplied

Dubai Sports City (DSC) is part of the sprawling Dubailand development, which also includes Dubai MotorCity, the popular Global Village, every bargain hunter's haunt Dubai Outlet Mall and several others.

DSC is a completely self-contained development themed around a sporting concept. It contains sporting arenas, residential units, schools, sporting academies, shopping outlets and soon, a sports medicine clinic. It aims to not only create a world-class sporting destination for the wider Dubai populace, but also a unique lifestyle for its residents.

The 50-million square foot development contains three distinct residential districts: Canal Residence, Gallery Villas and Victory Heights. Canal Residence is geared towards smaller families and consists of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The buildings have different architectural styles; some of classic European, others of Spanish Andalusian and Mediterranean. The community is equipped with gymnasiums, swimming pools, barbeque spots and children's play areas.

Victory Heights is a seven-village development built on the fairways of DSC's golf course. Phase 1 consists of almost 1,000 villas in different sizes with different facilities.

The most prestigious and exclusive development at DSC is the Gallery Villas with 75 exclusive residences built around the golf course.

DSC is perfect for families as it contains a number of schools in and around its premises. The Bradenton Preparatory Academy is proving to be a major draw for DSC residents. Socatots is a nursery of sorts that teaches basic ball techniques and improves coordination for children from six months to five years. Sporting academies include Football Academy, the ICC Global Cricket Academy and the Butch Harmon School of Golf.

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium and an 18-hole championship golf course, which play host to international events, attract thousands of visitors each year.

Handy Hints:

• Dubai Sports City, as its name suggests, is constructed around a sports theme

• It is a complex of residences, schools, sports academies and leisure facilities

• It routinely plays host to sporting events at its cricket stadium and golf course

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Source: Bushra Hameduddin, Special to Properties

The writer is a freelancer

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