Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination is soon becoming a burgeoning sports and recreation destination as well. Located on the north side of Al Maryah Island, ACTIVE, powered by Zayed Sports City (ZSC) is a world-class sports destination encompassing three outdoor football fields, four tennis courts covering a total area of 3,200 square meters (Sqm), and four multipurpose sports courts, which cover a total area of 4,224 Sqm.
The outdoor FIFA-standard natural grass football field covers an area of 8,970 Sqm, while both FIFA two-star artificial turf fields cover a total area of 17,940 Sqm. The new facility caters to individuals of all fitness levels by providing the most advanced sports equipment, and by employing expert coaches and trainers – ultimately, empowering athletes and sports enthusiasts to realize their health goals. ACTIVE is proud to host Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi program, City Football Schools, as well as the LaLiga Academy on its fields. Both programs help young players improve their football skills in a fun environment led by fully qualified coaches. In line with these programs and through ACTIVE, Al Maryah Island reinforces its commitment to promote the community’s health and wellbeing through engaging community experiences and activities.
Eight courts at ACTIVE further create a fitness zone to accommodate a vast range of sports. All courts offer an ATP approved surface for tennis matches and lessons with ZSC Academy, with four marked for multipurpose use. Basketball, netball, volleyball, handball and 5-a-side football are among the sport available.
Adding to the facilities, 3 paddle courts and a state-of-the-art indoor air-conditioned sports dome will open in May 2021. The dome will house a full 11-aside FIFA approved turf pitch with a spectator area that could be used for indoor football matches and also corporate and entertainment events.
In addition to the sports and fitness zones, ACTIVE provides visitors with amenities including female and male locker rooms equipped with showers and changing areas, restrooms, 196 parking spaces and ample space for up to five buses, as well as designated parking spaces for people of determination are available. Moreover, the sports destination also offers F&B and retail sports outlets, and four ‘No More Bottles’ filtered water stations.
To book a space or train at ACTIVE, visitors and residents can visit www.activealmaryah.ae or call 02 403 4488.