Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, has announced the Dubai Arena, a new state-of-the-art multipurpose arena. Spanning an area of 500,000ft2 and with an approximate capacity of 20,000, the arena is set to enhance the emirate’s leisure and entertainment offering and will host large-scale international music concerts, sporting events such as hockey and NBA, as well as other entertainment events.
Dubai Arena will be the only all-purpose indoor air-conditioned arena of its size in the entire region and will boast an advanced infrastructure allowing it to accommodate mega-events. Strategically located at City Walk, the arena will be situated in close proximity to Dubai International Airport and will be accessible via the Dubai Metro. Ground has been broken on the project, which is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2018.
Managing Dubai Arena will be international venue management company, AEG Ogden, part of Anschutz Entertainment Group – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company that owns, controls or is affiliated with major facilities such as The O2 in London, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and Qudos Bank Arena in Australia.
Dubai Arena is designed to have automated seating, enabling the venue to transform according to the scale of the event being held.
Image courtesy of Meraas
November 10, 2016