Sport in Abu Dhabi is focused on positioning Abu Dhabi as a world-class, premium sporting destination to the global sporting community and with its partners highlights Abu Dhabi's emerging status on the world's sporting stage. We would like to thank our following partners:
founding partners
Abu Dhabi Sports Council

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

ADSC is aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential.

principal partners
Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy

The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) is a non-profit government entity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Established in October 2010, the Academy is headed by its Chairwoman, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is dedicated to promoting and facilitating women’s sports in the UAE.
Under the generous patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, FBMA aspires to always keep #movingforward by making sports an element of daily life for UAE national women of all age, background, and physical condition; encouraging Emirati women to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, and further establishing the values of sportsmanship in the public consciousness of the UAE.

Nirvana Travel & Tourism

Nirvana Travel & Tourism was established in 2007. In the past few years it has become the number one full-fledged tour operator company in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The company’s intention is to become the most well-known tour operator company in the world.

Nirvana Travel & Tourism is currently offering its services to a vast category of accounts including the governmental and semi-governmental accounts in the UAE. Nirvanas act in good faith and a transparent manner has allowed for a steady growth throughout the years. With over 300 employees Nirvana exercises a level of skill, care and diligence as expected of a first-class tour operator company.

Its offices can be found in over 30 different locations throughout Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. It has recently extended and expanded its reach by opening and operating offices in China, Spain and Saudi Arabia. Within the few next year’s Nirvana is expecting to serve other locations such as Germany, France, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

However, the company aims to spread its wings all over the globe and reach even more international clientele within the next 3 years.

Flash Entertainment

FLASH brings the greatest global music and entertainment events to the region. Renowned as industry experts, FLASH excels in creating, innovating, inspiring and pushing boundaries.

FLASH exceeds the expectations of clients, whilst entertaining audiences and creating memories that last a lifetime. From the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010 to Wakestock Abu Dhabi. UFC 112: INVINCIBLE to the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship and the annual Mubadala World Tennis Championship to NBA Jamfest – professional sports are at the core of FLASH’s business.


official partners
Abu Dhabi Cricket

Abu Dhabi Cricket is a multi-purpose state-of-the-art facility providing the Abu Dhabi community with the opportunity to participate in a range of sports with cricket at its heart. As the home of domestic cricket in the UAE, the facility has seen over 500 amateur matches take place within its grounds this year alone and the club aims to build on this success in the years to come.

The Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium is also the prestigious host of international matches and tournaments. The inaugural international match was staged between India and Pakistan in April 2006 and was attended by 20,000 enthusiastic fans. Since this time, the facility has seen hundreds of domestic and international matches from the passion of Pakistan vs. India games to the party of the IPL to the celebrations of Afghanistan’s victory in last year’s Desert T20 tournament. The facility has also been used by several international associations as a winter training ground, including the England Cricket Board.

Abu Dhabi Cricket remains the proud home of the Zayed Cricket Academy, one of the most prestigious cricket academy’s in the UAE for children aged 18 and under – this year the Academy will be further enhanced to offer more coaching sessions to more children than ever before as the club towards the goal of providing men and women of all ages with the opportunity to participate in this hugely popular sport.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, in full management with the renowned worldwide golf resort management organizations of excellence, Troon Golf. Fifteen minutes from the city centre and just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests.

Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club

Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club is one of the famous tourist destinations in Al Ain. It is a dream project “A Legacy Kept” for the late father of United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. His vision was transformed as AESGC became a prominent venue for International Events in the UAE where different nationalities converge.
AESGC is a notable leisure destination for family, individuals Emirati or Expats alike. A hospitality oriented destination with four restaurants located throughout the resort which offers different cuisines to suit the taste of our guests from five continents. Hence, our vast amenities befit our slogan “There is something for everyone”.
Our effort to be the best in what we do is further sealed with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Our adherence to ISO, HACCP and the International Standards were evidenced through our most recent awards as the “Best Enterprise” from Socrates Awards 2016, “Best Restaurant in 5* Category” from Abu Dhabi Food Authority and “World Business Leader 2017” from World Confederation of Business.
Thus, we continue to progress towards keeping up with the international standards for our facilities to meet the demand of our dynamic community.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club harnesses the stunning natural beauty of Saadiyat Island to create an unparalleled experience, made all the more rewarding with spectacular views of the Gulf’s glittering blue waters fringed by pristine white sands.

As the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course, it provides a breathtaking variety of golf experiences with every hole having its own unique character. The course has been designed with sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment and in compliance with strict environmental guidelines.

Rotana Hotels

Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 100 properties throughout the Middle East, Africa and Turkey with an aggressive expansion plan in place. Rotana has chosen to acknowledge how precious time is by making all time spent in their range of hotels ‘Treasured Time’. This means Rotana has pledged to understand and meet the individual needs of all guests. In so doing, Rotana has evolved its product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana, Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana and The Residences by Rotana. Treasured Time. The Rotana promise to you.

Sporta Group

Sporta Tours operate worldwide, providing tailored sports travel solutions for amateur and professional teams, clubs and schools.

Established in 2006, Sporta Tours initially specialised in cricket tours to the UAE for which it has now established as the market-leading operator. In partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the company also manages the Abu Dhabi International Schools ARCH Trophy – the world’s largest international cricket tournament for schools, which takes place in the UAE every Easter with the finals in host city Abu Dhabi.

Alongside cricket, Sporta Tours span multiple sports including football, hockey, lacrosse, netball and rugby. The company handpicks venues and facilities in locations such as Argentina, Australia, the Caribbean, France, Holland, India, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the UAE and UK.

Sporta Tours is a preferred partner for teams such as England Cricket, MCC and numerous UK county clubs, plus international teams and organisations including New Zealand Cricket, Cricket Scotland, the Sydney Sixers and England Netball.