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Dubai Sports City and Victory Heights Area Guide

Explore a community home to sporting events, which offers community living in Victory Heights and affordable apartment options

Dubai Sports City and Victory Heights Area Guide

Dubai Sports City strives to be its namesake, a community that is home to athletic activities, major sporting venues and academies.

But, you don’t have to be a sports fanatic to live in Dubai Sports City; it is a relatively calm area, that is perfect for residents on a budget and families who want to enjoy the lush greenery of Victory Heights. Outside of Victory Heights, there's a plethora of residential buildings, nurseries and amenities – in an area that is known for being affordable in Dubai.

If you are a sports fan, you’ll love the views of the International Stadium, the sports themed buildings and the endless facilities. From football pitches to fitness centres and a popular golf club, Dubai Sports City is also home to the International Cricket Council (ICC) training academy.

There are big plans to develop Dubai Sports City further, and here we discover what type of area it really is…

Where is Dubai Sports City?

Public transport in Dubai Sports City

  • Have to book private taxis or RTA national taxis
  • Bus Station by the stadium
  • Bus Station at Sports Village

Commute times by car from Dubai Sports City

  • To Dubai Marina: 15 minutes
  • To Dubai International Airport: 25 minutes
  • To Mall of Emirates: 15 minutes
  • To Dubai Mall: 25 minutes
  • To Motor City: 5 minutes
  • To Me’aisem City Centre: 5 minutes

Amenities and facilities in Dubai Sports City

  • Canal promenade
  • Golf Club
  • Sports Village and sports venues
  • Minutes from Me’aisem City Centre and Motor City amenities
  • Nursery schools

Dotted along the Dubai Sports City Canal are a few shops and restaurants, as the Sports Village also hosts cafes, restaurants and sports bars.

There are several schools and nurseries operating in the Dubai Sports City area, with more planned. For nurseries, we have a dedicated guide to Dubai's nurseries that you can browse to find the nearest one to you. There's also Dubai Sports City Football Academy, which is perfect for any budding footballer in your family.

There are pitches, stadiums and fitness centres in abundance, including a luxury golf course that has restaurants and bars to enjoy. For more shopping and food options, amenities at Me’aisem City Centre community mall and Motor City are just a few minutes’ drive away.

If you're searching for health clinics and dentists in Dubai Sports City, you can make use of our directory listings here.

What's life like in Dubai Sports City?

  • Peaceful and green in Victory Heights
  • Just a short drive away to many major areas in Dubai
  • It comes alive during match day

Despite being considered as an area that is further back from Dubai’s hustle and bustle, Dubai Sports City is never too far away from any major area in Dubai. The area is well connected with great links to main roads like Hessa Street, Al Khail Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

Victory Heights is by far the prettiest area in Dubai Sports City, with a golf course at the heart of the community and plenty of green gardens, landscaped parks and play areas for the kids to enjoy; you can quiet easily forget you’re in the sandy desert.

From the recent FIFA World Cup screenings to international Cricket matches and the ever-popular Oktoberfest, Dubai Sports City is at the centre of the action during big sporting events and festivals, as the area completely transforms into a lively venue.

Dubai Sports City Area Guide
Dubai Sports City Area Guide
Dubai Sports City Area Guide

Dubai Sports City by day

By day the area is quiet with most residents at work or school, there are a few nurseries in the area so be aware of busy drop off times.

During the cooler months you can spot players on the football pitches and golfers teeing off, as well as pedestrians wandering along the Canal Promenade.

There are also family-friendly fetes and festivals to look forward to throughout the year.

Dubai Sports City by night

If you’re lucky enough to catch sunset in Dubai Sports City, you can enjoy stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline in the distance –whilst enjoying a peaceful setting that feels far enough from city-life.

As it cools down at night, the Sports Village comes alive with sporting activities, events and residents enjoying a bite to eat after work. Whether it’s a spin class or a five aside match, DSC as plenty going on throughout the evening.

Dubai Sports City Area Guide
Dubai Sports City Area Guide

Who lives in Dubai Sports City?

  • Families in Victory Heights
  • Young couples
  • Residents on a budget

Dubai Sports City isn’t known for luxury and high-rise skyscrapers, so the area is quiet and suitable for young couples and families, as well as residents and professionals who want to save money and avoid the high cost Dubai areas.

Victory Heights is the perfect example of a family community, whilst the many apartment blocks in Dubai Sports City are great for expats who have just moved to Dubai. The area is also handy for those who work or want to be near to Studio City, Motor City and Production City.

Dubai Sports City Area Guide
Dubai Sports City Area Guide
Dubai Sports City Area Guide

Properties for rent and sale in Dubai Sports City

Average rental prices in Dubai Sports City are as follows:

  • Studio apartment: AED 40,000
  • 1 bedroom apartment: AED 60,000
  • 2 bedroom apartment: AED 75,000
  • 3 bedroom villa/townhouse: AED 130,000
  • 4 bedroom villa/townhouse: AED 170,000
  • 5 bedroom villa/townhouse: AED 220,000

Average sales prices for properties in Dubai Sports City are as follows:

  • 1 bedroom apartment: AED 600,000
  • 2 bedroom apartment: AED 800,000
  • 3 bedroom villa/townhouse: AED 2,300,000
  • 4 bedroom villa/townhouse: AED 3,000,000
Dubai Sports City Area Guide
Dubai Sports City Area Guide

What are properties like in Dubai Sports City?

From affordable apartments to tree-lined villas in Victory Heights Community, there is a range of properties in Dubai Sports City.

Many apartment blocks come with rooftop pools, gym facilities and underground parking. Lots of apartments also enjoy views of the golf course, the stadiums and the distant city skyline.

Villas at Victory Heights tend to be 3 bedroom plus with landscaped gardens, pools, parks and plenty of space.

What are noise levels like in Dubai Sports City?

Dubai Sports City is a relatively quiet area, especially in the family-dominated Victory Heights Community that has a sense of serenity. Depending on where they are situated, some apartment blocks will be able to hear the sound of nearby main roads –but it is never too prominent.

As with all areas in Dubai, there is still some pockets of construction going on to improve the area and build it further so residents by be affected by this. Sometimes, you may hear the drone of race cars from the neighbouring Motor City Autodrome, including the annual 24h event.

During major cricket matches and sporting events, the area understandably gets louder and the traffic also gets busier.