Abu Dhabi

The federal capital of the United Arab Emirates hosted the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 along with other matches. Known around the world for its massive oil reserves and the world's third largest mosque, Abu Dhabi combines the distinct Arabic hospitality and mystique with world-class infrastructure and has been at the heart of the region’s development during the past two decades.


Along with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, football is the most popular sport in Abu Dhabi and the city is home to several established and famous clubs, including Al Wahda, Al Jazira, Al Dhafra and Bani Yas, who all play in the top flight. Abu Dhabi is also famous for the Sheikh Zayed stadium, which was previously the venue of the UAE 2003 final and the finals of the two FIFA Club World Cup tournaments. 

Stadium: Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium
Opened: 1979, upgraded 2012
Tournament capacity: 20,800
Natural turf