ABOUT DUBAI SPORTS CITY
Not just for fitness fanatics, Dubai Sports City is a little neighbourhood that packs in a lot in terms of lifestyle and residential options, at a wallet-friendly price. This upcoming development is the most sought-after destination for investors and was the 9th most popular area to buy apartments in Dubai according to the Real Estate Market Report for Dubai 2018 by Bayut.com.
While it is most suited for those with a car, there are plenty of amenities that are within walking distance and if that’s not enough, Mall of the Emirates is just 15 minutes away. This area guide of Dubai Sports City explores what it is like to live in this upcoming neighbourhood in Dubai.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Home to the headquarters of the International Cricket Council (ICC)
- Caters to both families and young singles
- Home to several exciting projects that are sure to attract investors
- Perfect for enthusiasts of every single sport, from netball to football
- Conveniently located with access to Al Khail Road and Hessa Street
- Offers freehold properties
The neighbourhood of Dubai Sports City embodies a passion for sports. Living in Dubai Sports City is perfect for sports fanatics those who crave an active lifestyle. There are many amenities in the neighbourhood and in each of the apartment buildings.
Properties in Dubai Sports City
From growing families to the young and single, renters and investors can choose from a mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats. The rental apartments in Dubai Sports City come in a variety of different configurations and styles, from contemporary and modern to more traditional Arabic.
When it comes to renting in Dubai Sports City, the furnished Elite Sports Residences are more popular. The Elite Sports Residences are actually a collection of different towers across Sports City, but all offering great facilities such as gyms, swimming pools and more. They also come with plenty of parking. Some of the other popular towers in Dubai Sports City include the Giovanni Boutique Suites, Canal Residence West and Red Residence.
Properties in Dubai Sports City are still relatively affordable compared to their counterparts in other areas of the city. For example, AED 300k can get you a studio in the Hera Tower, while tenants can expect to pay a minimum of AED 35k per year if they are interested in renting a studio in Sports City.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Dubai Sports City
All the towers in Dubai Sports City offer residents at least one covered parking space. There is a good amount of public parking available but as more towers come up and the area develops further, this is expected to change.
Located inland, there aren't any metro stations near Dubai Sports City, however, there is the public bus route F29 between Dubai Sports City and the Mall of the Emirates metro station, aiding commuters.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN DUBAI SPORTS CITY
For such a small neighbourhood, Dubai Sports City sure has a lot in it! There are two decent sized supermarkets, Carrefour Supermarket and Al Maya Supermarket in Dubai Sports City. While Motor City next door has a large Spinneys that is perfect for anything else you would need.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN DUBAI SPORTS CITY
To cater to the spiritual needs of residents, there are two newly constructed mosques in Dubai Sports City, one on each end of the community.
For residents who practice other faiths, they can head temples and churches that are about a 15 to 20-minute drive from this neighbourhood.
SCHOOLS IN DUBAI SPORTS CITY
The community also has a well-regarded nursery along with a few schools in Dubai Sports City. Parents living in the area have the option to choose from Victory Heights Primary School which follows the UK curriculum until Year 6. There is also the GEMS United School which offers the American educational system until Year 12. For the little ones, there is The Wonder Years Nursery.
For university options, there is the University of Balamand 10-minutes away in Dubai Investment Park (DIP). Otherwise, many university campuses in Knowledge Park are 20-minutes away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN DUBAI SPORTS CITY
There are a limited number of medical clinics and hospitals in Dubai Sports City. Currently, residents can head on to the Your Health Clinic which is located in Dubai Sports City itself. Otherwise, there is the Medcare Medical Centre which is 6 minutes away by car in the neighbouring area of Motor City. Finding a pharmacy is also quite convenient as there are several drugstores located around the community.
TOP 5 BUILDINGS IN DUBAI SPORTS CITY
According to the statistics from Bayut.com users, the most popular building to rent apartments in Dubai Sports City is the Elite Sports Residence which features a range of studios as well as 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in Dubai Sports City. Rents for studios in Elite Sports Residence start at AED 28k, while a 1-bedroom flat starts at AED 40k. 3-bedroom flats are priced from AED 80k. Property buyers interested in investing in Elite Sports Residences can purchase their own studio with prices starting from AED 320k, while for a 1-bedroom flat, buyers can expect to pay anything from AED 465k to AED 820k.
Following closely is the Royal Residence, which ranks second. These are twin residential towers featuring a wide range of apartments for rent. Rounding up our list is Canal Residence West, Olympic Park and Bermuda Views.
Dubai Sports City has an easily accessible location along Hessa street just off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. A regular RTA bus services the area, connecting non-driving residents with the Mall of the Emirates metro station while those with a car make use of the community’s proximity to Hessa Street, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Al Khail Road to reach destinations such as Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina in 20 minutes, and the hubs of Business Bay and DIFC in under 25 minutes.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Dubai Sports City is known for being a quieter locality, when compared to other popular hubs in the city, with more verdant parks than trendy bars. Nevertheless, there is a lot to explore for those thinking of moving to Dubai Sports City.
MALLS IN DUBAI SPORTS CITY
The closest shopping malls to Dubai Sports City is City Centre Me'aisem and First Avenue Mall, which is well-connected by the bus route from here. Other malls near Dubai Sports City where residents can get their shopping fix are the Mall of the Emirates in Barsha and the Dubai Marina Mall. Both of these malls are just 15 minutes away from Dubai Sports City and feature big retail brands, a cinema and a hypermarket.
Restaurants in Dubai Sports City
While the neighbourhood is clearly focused on sports, it has plenty of lifestyle options for everyone. Foodies have been delighted by an influx of trendy eateries such as Reddy Roasts and the Greek gem, Wooden Cellar. There are also licensed venues such as Kickers and The Big Easy at The Els Club Golf Course.
BEACHES NEAR DUBAI SPORTS CITY
Thanks to its easy access to Hessa Street, residents are less than 20 minutes away from the Jumeirah Beach and Kite Beach where there are water sports and other fun activities on offer. Another beach near Dubai Sports City is JBR Beach. It has many retail, dining and entertainment options available.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Sports City is literally the one stop shop for all your active and fitness-focused needs, whether you want to learn, watch or play. One of the most notable landmarks in Dubai Sports City is the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Designed primarily to host international cricket tournaments, this stadium in Dubai Sports City is frequently used as a training ground for overseas cricket teams. The stadium can host an audience of 25,000 making it ideal for hosting other events like concerts and celebrations, as well. Dubai Sports City is also home to the ICC Academy, which is an internationally recognised cricket academy, making it perfect for cricket fans!
Other places to visit in Dubai Sports City include the green pitches of The Els Club Golf Course and The Dome which offer a range of leisure activities for those living in Dubai Sports City.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The neighbourhood of Dubai Sports City is the perfect location for fitness and sports fans. The Sports Village in Dubai Sports City offers training grounds and facilities for a range of sports, such as athletics, football, rugby, tennis and netball. There is also an Olympic running track here for athletes.
For those looking to work out indoors can head on to the massive Fit Republik gym in Dubai Sports City. Another fun activity which residents can take part in is at The Els Golf Club in Victory Heights. It has jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas, making it the perfect venue to unwind after a long day.
Dubai Sports City often puts on community events through the year, (such as Halloween, Christmas etc) that are well attended by residents. The Dome (an indoor multipurpose sports field) is also well known across the city for hosting massive events such as Oktoberfest and fan events for watching football and other important sports tournaments. And of course, cricket fans can simply head to the Dubai International Stadium for a glimpse of the sport!
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living in Dubai Sports City is quiet, pleasant and peaceful. However, one thing to keep in mind before moving to Dubai Sports City is that currently, the area has several projects under construction which can result in some noise. Dubai Sports City is also not accessible by the metro, so to get around, having a car is a necessity.
- Home to the iconic ICC cricket stadium
- It is located 15 minutes from two of Dubai's biggest business hubs which are Business Bay and Dubai Media City
- 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
- Dubai Sports City is just minutes from two of the city’s major highways – Sheikh Zayed Road (which links the seven emirates) and Al Khail Road.
- 15-minute drive to the Dubai Marina - one of Dubai's top leisure hub.