When art and football meet on Dubai’s soil, the result is phenomenal.
This is the least to be said after seeing the newly revealed plans to build the “Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium”, in Al Aweer area in Dubai, UAE.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has seen the designs for the new stadium and ordered execution of the project according to the scheduled timeline.
The AED 3 billion (almost 817 million US Dollars) stadium will be the world’s first fully air-conditioned and raised off the ground stadium. It will be compliant with FIFA’s standards, hosting 60,000 seats, training halls, a 5000 car park, a sports museum and conference halls.
More details about the timeline and execution of the highly anticipated stadium will be revealed soon, yet it is expected to be part of the hosting stadiums for the AFC Asian Cup 2019, to be held in UAE.
The joy of seeing such a project being developed in Dubai is overwhelming. Dubai is among the world’s best places and cities and it is about time to boost such a football related achievement.
A stadium like the Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium will be the touristic attraction to look forward while visiting UAE, and Dubai in specific. With how it is planned to be, it will surely surpass the other jewel of the UAE, the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium which is a state of the art stadium and one of the most advanced sporting arena in the Middle East.
I am too thrilled to see this new stadium and it is no secret that I always thought and wanted Dubai to have a more than 50,000 seat football stadium. I am already imaging international teams and clubs plying their trade within this fantastic achievement. We might even see the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup, or even an El Clasico hosted at the Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium.