Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium (Al-Shabab Stadium)
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Clubs||Shabab Al Ahli Club|
|Address||Al-Rasheed Road, Dubayy, United Arab Emirates|
Al-Shabab Stadium – stadium description
The stadium is home to renown multi-section sports club Al-Shabab and is the centrepiece of a major sports complex in Dubai. Apart from the main stadium there are three training pitches, indoor hall, tennis and basketball courts.
The ground bears the name of sheikh Maktoum, UEA prime minister and Dubai ruler, who passed away in 2006. Interestingly, the structure is identical with Al-Rashid stadium in another part of Dubai, only differing in club colours.
Apart from Al-Shabab's home games a number of international tournaments took place here, including youth tournaments gathering young players from Asian, European and South American descent in both club and national team clashes.
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As the tiny country prepares to host Asia's largest sports competition, United Arab Emirates see a new type of stadium emerging. Based on the model seen here other outdated facilities should be redone in the future.