2004
President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
20,000
Yes
North End, Pavilion End
08:41, Sat Dec 10, 2016 (UTC +0400)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v South Africa - Nov 20-24, 2010 Scorecard
Pakistan v West Indies - Oct 21-25, 2016 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v Pakistan - Apr 18, 2006 Scorecard
Pakistan v West Indies - Oct 5, 2016 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Afghanistan v Scotland - Feb 10, 2010 Scorecard
Pakistan v West Indies - Sep 27, 2016 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi cost $22 million to build and is arguably one of the world's finest cricket grounds. It was opened in May 2004 and staged its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup that November.

The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms.

The venue is about 30 minutes drive from the city centre and is located in a remote area.
Martin Williamson

Fixtures

2016
Wed Dec 7 - Sat Dec 10
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST
Afghanistan v England Lions
2017
Sun Apr 2 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
ICC World Cricket League Championship
United Arab Emirates v Papua New Guinea
Tue Apr 4 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
ICC World Cricket League Championship
United Arab Emirates v Papua New Guinea
Fri Apr 7 - Mon Apr 10
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
ICC Intercontinental Cup
United Arab Emirates v Papua New Guinea
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Latest Photos

All eyes on Pakistan, in this crowded stand, Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd T20I, Abu Dhabi, September 27, 2016
All eyes on Pakistan, in this crowded stand
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The third T20I in progress at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd T20I, Abu Dhabi, September 27, 2016
The third T20I in progress at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium
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James Anderson bowls in a virtually empty Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day, October 14, 2015
James Anderson bowls in a virtually empty Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
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The Champion County match between MCC and Yorkshire under lights in Abu Dhabi, MCC v Champion County, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day, March 23, 2015
The Champion County match between MCC and Yorkshire under lights in Abu Dhabi
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Afghanistan v Eng Lions at Abu Dhabi - Dec 7-10
Eng Lions 279 & 210 Afghanistan 273 & 18/3 (7 ov, target 217)
U.A.E. v P.N.G. at Abu Dhabi
Apr 2, 2017 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT -1d)
U.A.E. v P.N.G. at Abu Dhabi
Apr 4, 2017 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT -1d)
U.A.E. v P.N.G. at Abu Dhabi
Apr 7-10, 2017 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT -1d)
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