Come 2018, Dubai will have a new 46,000-square meters multipurpose arena that will be able to accommodate large international concerts, sporting events, touring productions and other entertainment events within a fully air-conditioned venue.
According to developer Meraas Holding, Dubai Arena will have a 20,000-indoor seating capacity and will be located at City Walk.
The arena will also have automatically changeable seating to allow adjustability for different events, Gulf News reported.
Abdullah Al Habbai, Meraas group chairman, said: “The new destination will enrich Dubai’s existing infrastructure and will add a new state-of-the-art venue that will accommodate international events and will raise Dubai’s credentials as a premium leisure and entertainment hub.
“Dubai Arena will host famous and world renowned athletes, artists and performers and attract tourists to Dubai all year-round.
“It will also host large global events and performances that have not visited the region as yet, due to the lack of a suitable platform for holding similar events,” he added.
AEG Ogden, an international venue management company wholly owned by Anschutz Company, will manage the project.
DXB Entertainment PJSC was awarded the project management contract for design and construction.