ABOUT US

Abu Dhabi Cricket is a distinguished multi-purpose sports facility located in Khalifa City A. Welcoming community sports enthusiasts and international sports stars from around the world, we offer a sporting experience unlike any other.

Abu Dhabi Cricket is supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and operates under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

ADC is supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and operates under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan.

International Cricket

The 25,000 capacity Sheikh Zayed Stadium and adjoining international ovals form the nucleus of the Abu Dhabi Cricket complex. The eye-catching grounds have welcomed numerous prestigious teams and events over the years, recently playing host to the 2019 Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi T10, the 2019 ICC World T20 Qualifiers, and the 2018 Asia Cup. The stadium has proudly served as a “home away from home” for Pakistan’s national cricket team since 2009.

Our current international flagship event is the Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi T10. Bringing together over 120 of the biggest names in world cricket to compete in this fast-paced version of the game, the 2019 edition saw over 125,000 fans walk through the gates across the 10-day event. The 2021 edition takes place in January and promises to be another spectacular advertisement for Abu Dhabi and the thrilling game of T10 cricket.

In addition to international fixtures and tournaments, Abu Dhabi Cricket also regularly serves as a leading training venue for international clubs and associations from across the globe. The likes of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) England Lions, the Afghanistan National Team, and numerous English County Cricket Clubs have all graced the turf for training camps over recent years.

International Sport

As an international multi-sports hub, Abu Dhabi Cricket also proudly plays host to an array of international teams from other sporting codes. The facility has established itself as a premier training destination for football, rugby, and netball teams, with many travelling from far afield to make use of the impressive facilities on offer. Recent highlights include hosting training camps for the reigning HSBC World Rugby 7’s champion All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens teams, and serving as a training base for 10 of the 24 teams who competed in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup including finalists Japan.

In 2018, Sheikh Zayed Stadium hosted its first FIFA sanctioned international football match where Syria defeated Yemen 1-0 in a warm-up match prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Community Sport

At Abu Dhabi Cricket we are proud to be ushering in a new and exciting era of community sport! As the UAE’s largest and fastest growing community sports venue our ambition is to offer an outstanding facility and a welcoming environment for sports enthusiasts young and old. Whether a football fanatic or a keen volleyballer, a Gaelic enthusiast or a passionate netballer, we have something for just about everyone!

Dining at ADC

Breaking into Abu Dhabi’s thriving food and beverage scene, Abu Dhabi Cricket’s latest venture The Boundary offers a contemporary style restaurant and fully licensed sports cafe just a short cover drive from our pitches! Serving popular dishes throughout the day, The Boundary is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, catch the latest match, or simply enjoy a well-earned beverage at the end of your training session. The Boundary is open daily from 7.00am-11.00pm. Pop down to your family-friendly local today!