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World’s first air conditioned stadium to be built in Dubai

Estimated to cost AED 3 billion, the structure will be built in compliance with FIFA standards

| | May 10, 2016 | 12:26 pm
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Dubai, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on May 4 reviewed the designs of what will purportedly be the world’s first fully air conditioned and raised-off-the-ground stadium, according to a WAM news report.

To be called Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium, the sports arena will be built in Al Aweer area in Dubai, at an estimated cost of AED 3 billion, with a seating capacity of 60,000, the report revealed, and added that it will include a training hall, a 5,000-capacity car park, a sports museum and conference halls. The stadium design is said to be in compliance with FIFA’s standards.

Dar Al Handasah has been reportedly selected as consultant, while Perkins+Will is the main contractor for the project.

Briefed by Matar Al Tayer, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Sport Council, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, the report said, applauded the design and ordered execution of the project according to the scheduled timeline.

Source: http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395295119135.html

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