BORED OF BALLROOMS FOR CORPORATE EVENTS? EXERCISE YOUR TEAM SPIRIT LIKE NEVER BEFORE AT DUBAI SPORTS CITY

  • Individual, Team and Corporate packages now offered across a variety of facilities including The Els Club, ICC Academy and Sports Village
  • Team building and professional development workshops also available

Dubai Sports City has recently launched a variety of corporate packages that provides individuals and teams with a tailored experience like never before. The all-new offerings include team building sessions, development workshops and corporate event packages as well as use of state-of-the-art amenities available right in the heart of Dubai.

With its new corporate deals, Dubai Sports City aims to strengthen and bring together teams and colleagues by using the same sporting principles and values they share with professional teams to build success. Packages are available across a wide range of facilities including the award-winning Els Club, ICC Academy, Football Academy and the Dubai Sports City Sports Village. Bespoke packages can be tailored to suit an array of organisations wishing to benefit from its facilities — from the smallest of businesses, right up to global multinational companies.

One person who knows all too well about building a successful team is ex-Real Madrid player and Director of Dubai Sports City’s Spanish Soccer School, Michel Salgado. Speaking about the importance of team building, Salgado said: “Sport, physical and mental wellbeing plays a vital role in building a team.  It’s not only what you do on the field or in the office that’s important but it’s all about what you do to prepare your team outside of that to build success.”

“To lead and be part of a successful team it’s all about building bonds, trusting your fellow colleagues and creating an environment that everyone is comfortable in. Sporting values can certainly be transferred to the corporate world.”

If you are looking to experience an event like no other that reward employees for their hard work and success with a fun day out, or want to create team spirit with innovative team building experiences then the Sports Village Day package is perfect. This 5-hours customised package, with food & beverages, includes a variety of activities such as; cricket at the ICC Academy; golf at The Els Club or even test your skills against your colleagues on the athletics track, basketball courts or tennis courts — all supported by Dubai Sports City’s team of experts.

If you are looking to further your team’s skills or for personalised individual training, you and your team can learn from the best with a customised package at the ICC Academy. The world’s leading cricket development, education and high performance institute, which has hosted winning teams from around the world including England, Pakistan and Bangladesh, is equipped with training facilities, indoor and outdoor practice facilities, pitches with different surfaces as well as floodlit ovals. Their team of dedicated coaching staff will teach you the key elements of cricket as well as how to come together as a team which will help you build bonds, trust and confidence before you leave.

Speaking about sharing sporting experiences with the corporate world Will Kitchen, ICC Academy Manager, said: “Since the opening of the ICC Academy we have seen teams from across the globe play and train at our world-class facilities here at Dubai Sports City and now we feel it is time to share those learnings with teams and companies. Cricket is a great team bonding activity and I would encourage anyone thinking about organising their next team away day or conference to come to the ICC Academy and try it out for themselves!”

Over at the award winning Els Club — which has an 18-hole championship golf course, designed by US Open and the Open Championship winner Ernie Els, a 450-yard driving range, a practice green and short game area — you can get out from behind the desk and make use of the world-class facilities or have one-to-one or group lessons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf.

Speaking about the place golf has in the corporate world Karl Whitehead, Director of Golf at The Els Club said: “In today’s corporate world golf isn’t merely a leisure sport but the golf course is where the decision makers meet. Over the past number of years, we are seeing more and more global business use golf as a means of team bonding as well as creating relationships and closing business deals.”

As well as taking advantage of the luxurious sporting facilities, The Els Club has award winning restaurants, The Big Easy Bar & Grill and 261 Bar & Restaurant. There are also conference facilities and function rooms available.

Commenting on the wide range of corporate packages available, Dubai Sports City President, Khalid Al Zarooni said: “Here at Dubai Sports City, sport is at the heart of everything we do and that’s why we want to give businesses the winning advantage.  Through our state-of-the-art amenities and world class coaching staff we aim to help business and corporate organisations learn from the knowledge we have built up over many years and help them use sport to empower and develop their employees’ skills – making it a unique and unforgettable learning experience.”

Annual corporate memberships are also available for a wide range of facilities across Dubai Sports City including The Els Club, ICC Academy, Football Zone, Sports Village and at the Power Base state-of-the-art cricket specific gym. Dubai Sport City also has vast experience creating and hosting memorable corporate functions, annual gatherings, breakfast meetings and events, with the capacity to host 50 – 25,000 people.

Richard Arrowsmith, Sales Manager at Dubai Sports City added: “When it comes to corporate events, we believe that Dubai Sports City has all you need under one roof. Whether it’s a sporting event, team meeting, annual gathering or conference we have the packages and state-of-the-art facilities to meet your needs.”

“In an office environment, you have to trust and get to know your fellow workers yet many corporate conference facilities fail to provide a meaningful interaction. However, we believe, here at Dubai Sports City, our combination of sport, coaching and conferencing provides the best stimulating environment for your event – Sport really is the ultimate team building exercise.”