Sports & entertainment

Ramboll delivers major sports stadia and entertainment destinations. Coupling our experience and passion for creativity our teams turn your vision into reality.

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi


Anthony McCarter, Buildings Director, Middle East

Anthony McCarter

Director Buildings – Middle East
T: +971 (4) 3343616
Swati A Shah

Swati A Shah

Buildings and Project Excellence Director, India
T: +91 22 6258 9797

The design of sport and entertainment venues has changed significantly over recent years. With a growing need to maximise revenue, venues require the flexibility to accommodate a diverse array of events and activities in addition to their primary use. 

Game changer

In the same way that the sports and leisure market capitalises on digital technology to enhance the experience for fans, Ramboll is using digital technology to transform design, engineering and construction. With the delivery of sport, leisure and entertainment projects often taking many years from conception to delivery, time compression presents a key benefit. 

We use our own bespoke digital design tools to collaborate with architects to rapidly generate building options, whilst simultaneously under-taking early engineering analysis to evolve them. We're able to run multiple iterations, collecting the data and presenting the optimum solution based on any combination of key criteria. 

Maximising client value

Clients join us on the design journey and explore multiple options in real time. This enables informed value decisions on where to invest and where to save, with demonstration of the robustness of the proposal in concept, price and programme.

We take pride in realising the concept through to completion and en-sure even the minute details are right, with a focus on delivering consistent quality.

Iconic facilities deliver more than a venue

We understand that the growing competition in the sport and entertainment market has put increased pressure on delivering quality venues as premium facilities that create enhanced experiences and receive proportionately higher revenues. Having worked with world leading architects to deliver some of the world’s most iconic facilities, we assemble dynamic teams to deliver on specific venue needs.

A complete and innovative service

Our teams have worked on complex and constrained sites where we have maximised value of schemes through innovative concepts.

We have delivered exciting schemes through our design culture and designed flexibly using zoned smart approaches to low energy design. Furthermore, we can review local assets to ascertain how they can be utilised or supported, such as district heating and energy from waste.

With sporting and entertainment venues often providing the catalyst for wider urban regeneration, our planners bring urban development strategies to benefit and create accessibility for all.



Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World

Award winning development covering  25 sq km  contains a Formula 1 track, hotels and a retail centre.  Ramboll developed a flexible approach to engineering so we could meet the programme challenges. Our early involvement with the theme park focused on the schematic design of its 90,000 sqm roof.



Home to the world’s richest horse race, this magnificent venue is also the world’s largest racecourse.  With only three years from its announcement to the first meeting, the $1bn Meydan is a testament to the efficiency of the Middle East’s construction industry.

Ramboll is providing Lead Engineering Consultancy, Design and  Construction Supervision on this 124-hectare multi-use development in Qatar.

Golf Course Community at Education City, Qatar

Ramboll is providing Lead Engineering Consultancy, Design and  Construction Supervision on this 124-hectare multi-use development in Qatar.

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First Floor, Emerald Building
Oud Metha Road
PO Box 116921, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 334 3616
Fax:+971 4 334 3617


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