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Nakheel adds rooftop sports complex to Dubai shopping mall

Nakheel Malls has scored a deal with Ahdaaf Sports Club to bring a rooftop football and cricket complex to Dragon Mart

Nakheel adds rooftop sports complex to Dubai shopping mall
Owned and operated by Nakheel Malls, the retail arm of master developer Nakheel, Dragon Mart attracts more than 40 million global visitors a year.

Nakheel Malls has scored a deal with Ahdaaf Sports Club to bring a rooftop football and cricket complex to Dragon Mart.

Ahdaaf, meaning goals in Arabic, has two seven-a-side astroturf football pitches and two cricket batting nets on the roof of Dragon Mart 2.

Open from 5pm to midnight during summer and from 7am to midnight in winter, the 73,000 sq ft floodlit complex is available for individual matches, tournaments, team building events and corporate sports days, a statement said.

Omar Khoory, managing director, Nakheel Malls, said: “Dragon Mart’s retail, recreation and leisure offering continues to grow.  Ahdaaf is an exciting addition to this world-famous shopping and entertainment hub, and is sure to be a winner with residents and businesses in the surrounding communities and beyond. In addition, its super-convenient location on our park roof means people can literally ‘park and play’.”

Yousuf Al Hashimi, managing partner, Ahdaaf, added: “We are delighted to add this location to our ever-growing portfolio of sports venues throughout the UAE. This unique new rooftop sporting experience is the ideal venue for people to stay active through their favourite team sports.”

Owned and operated by Nakheel Malls, the retail arm of master developer Nakheel, Dragon Mart attracts more than 40 million global visitors a year.

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