Matches (33)
IND v AUS (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (5)
BAN v NZ (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WBBL 2023 (2)
Hazare Trophy (18)
IND v ENG (W-A) (1)
Legends League (1)
About
Established2004
Named AfterPresident His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Capacity20,000
End NamesNorth End, Pavilion End
Flood LightsYes
PitchGrass
Current Local Time03:39, Wed Nov 29, 2023
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