According to FIFA, there are over 80,000 footballers in the United Arab Emirates. Add that to the fact that Abu Dhabi and Dubai have both invested heavily in European Football, and you’ll see that we’re all going a bit football crazy in this part of the world. With the sport’s popularity skyrocketing in Dubai, football clubs and facilities must now ensure playing surfaces are up to the task. This is where artificial grass pitches come into their own. Here are a hat‐trick of benefits football clubs will see when they make the switch to artificial turf.
Football academies in Dubai, backed by some of the biggest clubs in the world, are popping up all over the place as youngsters are encouraged to take up the sport, while the Dubai Amateur Football League boasts the largest amateur league in the Middle East. There are also numerous 5, 7, and 11‐a‐side games taking place every single week across the region.