Sheikh Zayed Stadium

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Venue Guide

Fixtures Staged: 113

Venue Capacity: 20000

Established: 2004


Abu Dhabi is the country’s second-most populous city with an estimated 1.48 million residents.

The majority of Abu Dhabi city sits on an island just off the Persian Gulf coast. It is linked to the mainland by Maqta and Mussafah Bridges.

The UAE government’s home in Abu Dhabi is the major cultural and commercial center brimming with tourist attractions.  

The second most used venue in men’s T20I history, Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium has hosted 48 matches in the format.

Opened in 2004, the ground hosted its first-class match in that year, with Scotland taking on Kenya. The first international cricket match in the country’s history came two years later when India played Pakistan as a Twenty20 international.  

 The ICC Academy and Dubai International Stadium hosted the 2019 qualifiers.

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