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Sports City

District, DubaiLand, Dubai
Sports City Key Information
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Sports City Overview

Dubai Sports City is being built around five major sports venues and features a number of sports academies. Located on Mohammad Bin Zayed Road the residential aspect of the project consists of mid-rise apartment buildings, townhouses and villas. Several of the sports facilities have been completed but there are several vacant residential plots where construction has not yet started.

Sports City contains three distinct residential districts: Canal Residence, Victory Heights and Gallery Villas.

Canal Residence is a collection of five apartment buildings designed in different architectural styles bordering the 1.2 kilometre long, 15 metre wide waterway. There are studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments all sharing community gymnasiums, swimming pools, barbeque spots and children’s play areas.

Victory Heights is a seven-village development built on the golf course fairways and consists of almost a thousand villas and townhouses in different sizes with different facilities.

Gallery Villas is the upmarket district with 75 exclusive three- and five-bedroom villas and townhouses, also built around the golf course.

Companies Associated with Sports City
Master Developer
  • The master developer is Dubai Sports City.
  • From Sports City it takes roughly 22 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 17 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 19 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 20 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 40 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 29 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

Sports City Amenities

The 18-hole Ernie Els designed golf course and clubhouse at the centre of Sports City is open for business and receiving some good reviews. So too are The Dome Dubai, a 10,000-seat multi purpose indoor arena, and the 25,000-seat cricket stadium which regularly hosts international matches and concerts. There are also sports academies for cricket, swimming, rugby, football, tennis and golf and the International Cricket Council has its HQ here as well. Still to come is a 60,000-seater stadium for football, rugby, track and field events, and a rugby sports park.

An attraction for many young families is sure to be The Bradenton Preparatory Academy, an American curriculum school that opened in 2009.

Proximity to landmarks
The Walk JBR
20 mins drive
Dubai Mall
22 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
17 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
18 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
29 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
19 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
18 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
40 mins drive
La Mer by Meraas
29 mins drive

Sports City Dining and Nighlife Offers

In partnership with and here are the current Ladies Night and Brunch offers in the local area. We've listed all offers within a 3km radius with the closest ones at the top.

Ladies Night
A Date with Freddy
The Pangolin (0.3km)
The Els Golf Club
Tuesday 7:00pm
Ladies Night
Turn Up
Turn Up (2.0km)
Five Jumeirah Village Dubai
Monday 7:00pm
Ladies Night
Soul Street
Soul Street (2.0km)
Five Jumeirah Village Dubai
Wednesday 7:00pm

For full Dubai Brunch listings including prices, contact and booking information please visit

You can find full Ladies Night and Ladies Day offers including contact details and booking info at

Construction History

The majority of the 160 building plots in Sports City are for mid-rise (ie up to 25 floors) residential towers. To date September 2020 we estimate that 57 buildings have been completed, 7 more are under construction, and 13 are ‘on hold’, so it’ll be some time before this place is finished.

Road Access

Sports City is very well connected by road to most parts of the Emirate. It’s a 40 minute drive to the international airport, 22 minutes to the Dubai Mall, 20 minutes to Dubai Marina, and 1 hour 20 to Abu Dhabi.

Public Transport

A feeder bus service between Sports City and the Mall of the Emirates metro station takes about half an hour.


Design Stage

Sports City Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 3 user reviews courtesy of


Sports City receives an overall rating of 1.5 based on 3 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

26th Jan, 2017
From South Africa
Moved here in 2017
Living alone
Much potential, but never quite got there
Close to Els club, beautiful sunrises depending on which side of the building.
Maintenance and build quality. Hands down.
Royal Residence is made up of two towers and I'm currently in a one bedroom in building 2. At first glance they seem okay with a few minor niggles anyone can live with. The good part about is the area itself, which in general is quite nice, walking distance to more… Els golf club or a 5 min walk to Canal residence development with 24hr Al Maya, as well as a host of other restaurants and amenities. Motor City is just up the road which provides even more options for everyday items. The buildings themselves however are dreadful. My main concern is lack of maintenance, and it's obvious this development was never quite finished. Even though I'm the first tenant in my apartment, I get the feeling the builders really felt the pinch in terms of fittings. Small things, like the kitchen cupboards, and wardrobe doors were clearly used before. I'm not a perfectionist, and if it works, it works I can live with it. Problem is if it STOPS working, there is not a soul who will fix it for you while you live here. Three elevators out of which only two have ever worked (not a big deal), but one of those has had ZERO lighting inside for more than three weeks now. Strangers packed into pitch dark cabin, I guess it's one way to get to know your neighbours. The pool is decent, but because it's located between the two buildings it never ever actually gets any sun. Not that this matters much, as they have supplied us with a total of TWO sun loungers, to serve the entire community. Gym equipment right now is on about a 60 percent working condition, but that figure is falling. The treadmills are downright dangerous and while on the gym topic - the isolation is very bad so when someone uses the weights there is a VERY loud boom all through the building. I'm on the middle floor and still it rattles glasses in my kitchen. Fun times when this starts at 5 am and frequently finishes only after midnight. I can handle it (barely), but someone else may not. Allocated parking is more like a rough suggestion, and it's very, very common to find someone parked in your spot, people just don't care. The AC doesn't work (throughout the entire building.) Try to register with Emicool and they'll tell you the premises aren't online to their facility. I moved here at end of summer so still remains to be seen - but might be a deal breaker, obviously. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
16th Jan, 2017
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2016
Living with flatmate
Do-able if you make peace with it.
I get to wake up to the sunrise.
The damn shower.
So, I have been living in this building since a year now and can't wait to move. The biggest reason being the shower runs out after like 2 secs and bam! no more hot water for another 30 minutes. Since I share the apartment one of us has to shower more… in cold water. I park my car outside the building which is not a issue since there is ample parking here. There is no shop closeby the closest one is like a good 20 minute walk. But on the good side there are good restaurants that deliver. The pool is decent. There is a bit of traffic in the morning to get on to hessa and go towards Al Khail road. There were serious fire alarm issues in the middle, but thats solved. The building is pet friendly. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
4th Apr, 2016
From Jordan
Moved here in 2016
Living with flatmate
Do not live here
Of all the places that i lived in, this is the worst, supposedly its a brand new building im the first tenant, i have been living here since December and problems that i face in the apartment are endless, water heater not working, AC is not working, leakage, bad smell more… in the whole building, electricity issue....and to top it all , a very bad management for the building, very aggressive rude and not friendly. I cant wait to end my contract and leave .Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC

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