The best places to play football in Dubai

With football becoming one of the most favourite sports in the world, you might feel inspired to go out and brush up on your own football skills. If so, you will discover that there are a wealth of sporting venues in the football-mad city of Dubai. Here is our pick of the best facilities for a kickabout with your friends and family.

Dubai Sports World

Playing football at Dubai Sports World

Add: Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai

Tel: +971 4 306 4000

This impressive indoor sports venue is 25,000 square metres, which can help you stay fit and active even in the hottest months of summer in Dubai. The venue has six pitches onsite, including three for five-a-side and three for seven-a-side, with an emergency medical team always available just in case. Youngsters who are looking to improve their football skills can choose between the Juventus Academy, the LaLiga Academy, FC Dubai, and the IFA Football Academy. At Dubai Sports World, you can try a variety of enjoyable activities from cricket to basketball to table tennis, and there are also some coffee shops and restaurants to grab a quick bite after the game.

Ahdaaf Sports Club

Add: Al Quoz, Al Qusais, Al Barsha (all Dubai)

Tel: +971 800 AHDAAF (243223)

Ahdaaf Sports Club was found in 2008 with the aim of encouraging healthy living as well as bringing communities together. The award-winning organization has indoor venues that are dotted across Dubai – with a multifunctional sports stadium in Al Barsha, two pitches in Al Qusais, and six in Al Quoz. There are a multitude of budgets and options for anyone who are looking to arrange a game, with themed tournaments and leagues, birthday parties, corporate tournaments, and pitch rentals. Youngsters can also join the Ahdaaf Football Academy, dedicating itself to developing youth players with teams range from the under-sixes to the under-16s.