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The Venue

One of a number of new cricket venues in the UAE, Al Dhaid Cricket Village might just be the most remote. Located south of the village al-Dhaid in the Emirate of Sharjah, the cricket village was inugurated in in 2009 when it hosted the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Trophy – and it quickly earned praise for the quality of its facilties and pitch.

It is set amongst the backdrop of palm trees which gives it a real sense of being in Arabia.



ICC Global Cricket Academy

The ICC Academy or ICC Global Cricket Cricket Academy is a cricket academy located at Dubai Sports City and is managed and administered by International Cricket Council.

2 Full-size cricket ovals with floodlights (ICC Academy Ground & ICC Academy Ground No 2)

7 synthetic and 3 hybrid pitches as well as 38 Natural turf

Air-conditioning Pavilion with players changing rooms, spectator seating as well as Match officials’ changing rooms and officiating and analysis rooms with a fully equipped recovery area, Ice Bath & Massage Table.


Sharjah Stadium

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium needs no introduction. From hosting its first international match way back in 1984 to organising over 200 ODI’s to enter the Guinness Records, it has come a long way.

The most One Day International cricket matches hosted at any one venue was achieved by Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium (UAE) on 18th February 2010.

The stadium was built in 1982 and rose to fame quickly becoming a beacon for local and regional matches.
Once the international matches started, the stadium was amidst thick of things registering some of the most memorable matches.


Dubai Stadium

Dubai International Stadium, formerly known as the Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has a capacity of 25,000 spectators, but is expandable to 30,000 spectators. It is a part of the Dubai Sports City in Dubai.

The Dubai International Stadium is lit by a special system of floodlights named ‘Ring of Fire’. Unlike other stadiums in the world, this stadium has the lights fixed around the circumference of the round roof of the stadium, thereby minimizing the shadows of objects in the ground. It has 350 numbers of floodlights attached in series.


The Hotel

Just a 15-minute drive from Al Mamzar Beach, Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga is conveniently located in the heart of Deira. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants.

Rooms at Hyatt Place Dubai feature a modern and warm décor. Each one offers a flat-screen TV, a minibar and an electric kettle. Some includes a pool view. The bathroom is fitted with shower and free toiletries.

Guests can recharge at the 24-hour StayFit Gym offering the most modern cardio equipment with LCD touch screens or unwind at the outdoor swimming pool and sunken pool bar.

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