Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium

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Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi cost $22 million to build and is arguably one of the world's finest cricket grounds. It was opened in May 2004 and staged its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup that November.
The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms. The venue is about 30 minutes drive from the city centre and is located in a remote area.

Business facilities

A 20 minute drive from the city centre and 10 minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, this state-of-the art cricket stadium can accommodate events of any size, from large-scale sports and entertainment events to conferences, exhibitions and private parties.

International Fixtures

Pakistan playing against India at Abu Dhabi

Among the stadium's most memorable events were two charity matches between rivals Pakistan and India in April 2006. These matches were played to support the survivors of the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake. The series was expected to raise $10 million for earthquake relief.

Many other international series have been played on the ground. Following the 2009 attack on the Srilanka national cricket Team, pakistan was unable to host home matches and played a number of home series matches in the UAE, including series against Australia, England, West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa and Srilanka

ICC 2021 T20 World Cup

The ICC 2021 T20 World Cup is the first ICC tournament to be hosted by the UAE. It began on 17 October and will run to 14 November. Four first round matches were hosted in Abu Dhabi, with 10 Super 12 matches and a semi-final also being held at the stadium.

Domestic fixtures

In 2009, the stadium hosted numerous cricket games, mostly fixtures in the Nissan Gulf Cup, with first-class teams from England and India competing against each other. In March 2009, sussex, lancasheir, middlesex and surrey all played pre-season friendlies on the ground.

The first 20 games of total 60 games of the 2014 Indian Premier League was held in the UAE, with some matches taking place at the stadium. The 2020 Indian Premier League was played in the UAE from September to November, with 20 matches played at the stadium, including the opening match of the tournament. The second half of the next seasons league was also played in the UAE from September to October 2021.

Football fixtures

A friendly match between Thailand and Oman was played at the ground in January 2019.

Nursery grounds

The stadium complex also features a pair of smaller grounds called Nursery 1 (also known as Tolerance Oval) and Nursery 2. Tolerance Oval was used for a Twenty20 International between United Arab Emirates and Australia in October 2018. In September 2019, Tolerance Oval was named as one of the venues to host cricket matches for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier  tournament.


Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub - Khalifa City - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Ticket Price

Ticket Price for Sheik Zayed Cricket stadium at Abu Dhabi starts from AED 21. Purchase tickets on the official website.

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About United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates located in the Middle East, known for its modern infrastructure, diverse culture, and thriving economy. With its iconic skyline, bustling cities, and vast desert landscapes, the UAE is a popular destination for tourists and expatriates alike.

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Contact Information

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Al Ain Road, Zayed City, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates


What is the highest score in Sheikh Zayed Stadium?

What is the highest score by a team at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in T20Is? Ireland's 225-7 against Afghanistan in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers is the highest score by a team on this ground.

How much is Dubai Stadium ticket for T20?

Ticket price for Dubai International Cricket Stadium at Dubai Sports City starts from AED21 onwards, Purchase tickets from the official website. Check out more details.

Is Sheikh Zayed Stadium batting or bowling pitch?

The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is expected to be balanced, providing assistance to pacers, and chasing is likely to be the preferred strategy.

Is Sheikh Zayed Stadium big or small?

The stadium has a large stand at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering grass banks for additional seating. It can hold 20,000 people.

Who has the most wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium?

Most wickets: Comes as little to no surprise that Jasprit Bumrah is the highest wicket taker at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in the Indian T20 League with a total of 20 scalps.