Abu Dhabi Cricket is home to the Zayed Cricket Academy, the UAE’s most exceptional cricket coaching programme for girls and boys of all abilities aged between four to 19 years and the UAE National Inter-Academies Champion.

The Academy’s students, (which total over 250), have enjoyed significant local and international success having won scholarships to prestigious schools abroad and selection into the UAE National Team. The academy’s infrastructure has recently been significantly upgraded with junior and ladies programs also added.

To further enhance our coaching offering we have partnered with the renowned Gary Kirsten Cricket academy, led by South African cricketing legend and former Indian men’s team Coach Gary Kirsten. Sports scientist Oscar Nauhaus, now joining Abu Dhabi Cricket as Head Coach oversees daily operations and programs and is supported by a team of highly experience coaches, including Sri Lanka cricketing guru Amith Passela and, to further encourage young women players, two female coaches – Chamani Severitane and Melani Abeysinghe both of whom are former Sri Lankan national players.

In reality, our academy brings three training streams – Junior, Intermediate and Senior – into one fostering the breeding ground for the next generation of cricketing talent in the UAE.

Zayed Cricket Academy service offerings:

Our group training streams are the most popular. They strive to promote teamwork whilst weekly tailored sessions combine fitness, strength and conditioning with cricket specific training and skills including batting, bowling and fielding. Students are placed into the following age groups: 

  • U10 and U12s 
  • U14s 
  • U16 and U19s 
  • Elite (players from the U16 and U19 stream who are looking to take their cricket to the next level) 
Weekly sessions will be broken into two stream for to ensure optimal development opportunities: 

1. Strength and conditioning sessions with a particular focus on fitness
2. Cricket skills and training with a particular focus on batting, bowling and fielding skills

  • U10 &U12s – Monday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (strength and conditioning) and Tuesday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (cricket skills and training) 
  • U14s – Monday: 5.00pm – 7.00pm (strength and conditioning) and Tuesday: 700pm – 9.00pm (cricket skills and training)
  • U16 & U19s – Monday 6.00pm – 8.00pm (strength and conditioning) and Tuesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm (cricket skills and training)
We also offer one-hour individual and small group coaching sessions for those who would prefer a more targeted and personal approach to lifting their game: 

  • One on one
    Group sessions are great – you build on teamwork and learn from and with each other. Sometimes however, it’s nice to be able to concentrate on your own game, skill and experience. If you’d like to provide this opportunity for your child, we have one on one sessions available with our Academy Coaches to further develop and enhance your child’s skill set. Choose between 4, 8 or 12 sessions for a completely individual and dedicated approach to your child’s cricket coaching.
  • Group of two
    Training with a buddy is always fun! It’s also a great way to have enough one on one time with a coach whilst being able to watch and learn from someone else – picking up on the do’s and don’ts of their game too. Choose between 4, 8 or 12 sessions for a semi-individual approach to your child’s cricket coaching.
  • Group of four
    Group training is always a fun and effective way of picking up a range of skills and experience. Learning how to work in a team, observing and adapting to different playing styles yet still having the opportunity to work on one’s own game and technique through access to a coach is a great way to give your child the best of all options. Choose between 4, 8 or 12 sessions for a semi-individual approach to your child’s cricket coaching.
  • U10 and U12s: 1200 AED 
  • U14s: 1400 AED 
  • U16s and U19s: 1400 AED
  • Elite: 1600 AED 
  • Personalised training: starts from 800 AED

Students can buy the Zayed Cricket Academy uniform for an additional AED 150.
Discounts are available for parents registering multiple children – for more information contact: booking@abudhabicricket.ae
Bus transportation is available for Senior Academy students from the Etihad building opposite Madinat Zayed at a cost of AED225 per term.

For more information on pricing, uniform, discounts and additional transportation options contact booking@abudhabicricket.ae or call 800 ADCRICKET. 


Once payment has been made via our online system, a confirmation notice will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of payment receipt.


Refunds will only be made through the original payment mode.
Cancellations must be within 24 hours prior of the booking; refunds will be transferred back to the payment solution used by the customer within 45 days of initial payment.
To register your spot, please contact booking@abudhabicricket.ae or call 800 ADCRICKET.

Coaching Schedule

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High Performance Camps

Together with our partner Gary Kirsten Cricket, we host high performance camps during the Easter and Summer holidays as well as the October half-term. 

Our next camps, which will be personally conducted by Gary Kirsten, will run during the October half term with students selecting either October 21 – 25 and October 28 – Nov 1. 

These camps drill deeper into preparations for the new season and the processes involved in contributing to a successful term of cricket. They explore the different formats and the focus points for teams to start creating consistency. Through theory and practical participants gain a better understanding about going out and making performances. Gary and the High Performance Coaching team share their experience and knowledge through unique interventions which provide all round learning and an opportunity to advance and upskill each player’s game. 

These camps have been training grounds for international test and T20 players to hone their performance edge and are exceptional opportunities for aspiring cricketers to develop the skills and processes to set them on the pathway to success.


contact booking@abudhabicricket.ae or call 800 ADCRICKET