The Shabab Al-Ahli Stadium has an avant-garde design.

Dubai Sports Council is expected to soon start work on the new Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai Club stadium at Al Ruwayyah 3 and the new Al Wasl Club stadium at Al Jaddaf, Dubai.

This follows the approval of its architectural designs by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and President of Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai Club.

Each of these stadiums is  designed to accommodate over 20,000 spectators, according to a Wam news agency report.

The Shabab Al-Ahli Stadium has an avant-garde design featuring a lofty circular roof supported by columns simulating the moon, and outer space symbolising unity and balance. The stadium also features eco-friendly systems and a design that aligns seamlessly with smart city requirements.

With an innovative ‘city within a city’ design concept, the Al Wasl Club Stadium exemplifies Dubai’s unique urban identity through its integration of open spaces.

Dubai Sports Council pointed out that the design of the stadium is also aligned with sustainability principles and the requirements of smart cities.

“The project underscores Dubai’s ambition to solidify its position as a leading global sports hub” remarked Council Chairman Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“Furthermore, the project aims to bolster Dubai’s clubs by enhancing their facilities and stadiums, thereby supporting their development strategies and nurturing local talent. It is also designed to meet the future needs of the two premier clubs, which are among the largest and most esteemed in both the country and the region,” he added.

Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner-General of Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being Pillar, and Council Vice Chairman, said a   dedicated team comprising officials of Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Sports Council, Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai Club, and Al Wasl Club will be set up to oversee the stadium project.

Their first task is to assign the construction work to a specialised firm committed to ensuring the highest quality standards and completing the project within the agreed timeframe, he added.