Nakheel Malls has scored a deal with Ahdaaf Sports Club to bring an outdoor, rooftop football and cricket complex to Dragon Mart. Ahdaaf, meaning ‘goals’ in Arabic, has two seven-a-side astroturf football pitches and two cricket batting nets on the roof of Dragon Mart 2. Open from 5 pm to midnight during summer and from 7 am to midnight in winter, the 73,000sqft, floodlit complex is available for individual matches, tournaments, team-building events and corporate sports days.

Omar Khoory, managing director, Nakheel Malls, said: “Dragon Mart’s retail, recreation and leisure offering continues to grow. Ahdaaf is an exciting addition to this world-famous shopping and entertainment hub and is sure to be a winner with residents and businesses in the surrounding communities and beyond. In addition, its super-convenient location on our park roof means people can literally ‘park and play’.”

Yousuf Al Hashimi, managing partner, Ahdaaf, added: “We are delighted to add this location to our ever-growing portfolio of sports venues throughout the UAE. This unique new rooftop sporting experience is the ideal venue for people to stay active through their favourite team sports.”

Ahdaaf is the latest recreational activity at Dragon Mart 2. Others include a multi-screen Novo Cinemas complex, a Fabyland family entertainment zone and dozens of cafes and restaurants.