Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council alongside President of Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai Club on Wednesday approved two stadium designs that can accommodate over 20,000 spectators each.

The first one is the Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai Club stadium at Al Ruwayyah 3 and the second one is the Al Wasl Club stadium at Al Jaddaf. Both stadiums are aligned with Dubai Economic Agenda D33's goal to raise the city's profile as a regional and global sporting hub.

The Shabab Al-Ahli Stadium boasts a modern design with a high circular roof, which is supported by columns resembling the moon. The outer space elements symbolize unity and balance. Furthermore, the stadium features eco-friendly systems and a design that seamlessly aligns with the smart city requirements.

Al Wasl Club Stadium, on the other hand, showcases Dubai's distinct urban identity with its creative "city within a city" design. The stadium incorporates open spaces and follows sustainability and smart city principles.

The official X handle of Dubai Media Office shared a video featuring both stadium designs.

Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, thanked Sheikh Hamdan's support for developing these two stadiums under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

According to Sheikh Mansoor, the construction of the two stadiums underscores the strong support Dubai's sports sector receives from the leadership.

"The project also reflects the importance of sports in Dubai's community and the government's commitment to raising the community's participation in sporting activities and upgrading the infrastructure needed to host major sporting events," he said, as reported by WAM.

He noted that the project shows the "dynamic evolution of Dubai's sporting sector and the emirate's dedication to enhancing sporting achievements and widening the fan base," adding that it also "underscores Dubai's ambition to solidify its position as a leading global sports hub, in line with its future aspirations."

Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner-General of Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being Pillar, and Vice Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council also praised Sheikh Hamdan for approving the designs and supporting the sports sector.

He highlighted that the Crown Prince of Dubai "consistently backs projects that drive the expansion and advancement of the sports sector, attract more participants, and facilitate the hosting of major sports events."