The world’s first sustainable sports hub is to developed by Dubai’s Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The 46,000-square metre facility has been designed by former Danish international footballer Ebbe Sand with the aim of driving sports tourism to the emirate and encouraging local participation in sport.
Due to open in 2018, it will include a sports academy, climate lab, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, zip line, skateboard park, martial arts training centre, sports research facility, music and sports play area, sports physio and medical facilities plus spa, as well as a hotel along with food and beverage outlets.
The Green Sports Hub will be powered by solar energy and will feature waste management and water perseveration and reuse systems.
Sand, who appeared in two World Cups for his country, said: “As a resident of Jumeirah Golf Estates, it is an honour to contribute towards the high-quality facilities that the community has become known for.
“The Green Sports Hub will be a community that inspires a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.”