Dubai: Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai’s home of live entertainment, is celebrating its 100th show and is gearing up for a spectacular Q4 2022. Located at City Walk, the arena has hosted 99 ticketed events since its opening in June 2019, with multi-award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson marking the venue’s 100th show on September 30.
This immense success is due to Coca-Cola Arena’s versatility as a venue, the ability to operate year-round in the region, state-of-the-art design and the latest technology. Coca-Cola Arena is one of the region’s largest multipurpose indoor arenas and can be adapted to suit events of different scales and audience sizes. The arena has hosted a variety of events including music concerts, sporting and e-gaming tournaments, stand-up comedy shows, celebrity talks and theatre.
Prominent music industry performers such as Assala, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, Rashed Al Majed, AR Rahman, Atif Aslam, John Legend, Maroon 5, Westlife and Tiësto have wowed crowds at Coca-Cola Arena.
Plus, stand-up comedians such as Russell Peters and Jo Koy have entertained many with their stand-up acts, while other events such as Sleeping Beauty on Ice and KHL World Games have captivated kids and sports fans alike. Owing to the positive response to the events, several artists have also returned to Coca-Cola Arena to entertain a new audience.
“Over the years, Coca-Cola Arena has steadily gained a reputation for delivering world-class entertainment and events. The arena has become an integral part of the Dubai landscape and the venue of choice for international artists on world tours. We are delighted to host our 100th show. None of this would have been possible without the support of the UAE Government, the authorities, our stakeholders, sponsors, artists and, of course, the people of Dubai”, commented Mark Jan Kar, General Manager, Coca-Cola Arena, ASM Global (Asia Pacific, India and the Middle East).
“With the lifting of the mask restrictions, we anticipate that Q4 2022 is going to be a promising time for the region and Coca-Cola Arena. Events such as FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and Dubai Shopping Festival are set to bring travellers from different countries to Dubai, who would have Coca-Cola Arena as a must-visit attraction on their list. We are looking forward to the new season. Alongside, we have already booked some amazing events for January 2023 and we are excited to announce them soon”, added Mark Jan Kar.
This year, Coca-Cola Arena has already hosted over 32 events, with the calendar for the winter months filling up fast. Renowned artists such as Jason Derulo and Lewis Capaldi are set to perform at the arena in the upcoming months. Tickets are also selling out for the first ever Coke Studio live performance in the UAE.
Strategically located in the heart of the city at City Walk, in close proximity to Dubai Airports and the Burj Khalifa, Coca-Cola Arena has a seating capacity of approximately 17,000 guests. Attendees can choose from ground floor seating/standing arrangements depending on the event set up, two fixed tiers of seating or two levels of hospitality suites. All levels have catering and bathrooms. The arena boasts automated, malleable seats enabling the structure to adapt to the event type and ensuring the audience can enjoy their experience comfortably, complete with their favourite food and beverages. The arena can also be booked for conferences, gala dinners, AGMs, and weddings.
About Coca-Cola Arena
Opened in June 2019, Coca-Cola Arena has revolutionised the live entertainment industry in the UAE and throughout the Middle East. Capable of hosting live shows 365 days a year, the fully air-conditioned arena establishes Dubai as a major destination on the global events circuit. Coca-Cola Arena’s unique automated seating design means it can be adapted to international and local events of all sizes, from international touring artists, sporting tournaments, e-gaming, comedy and live theatre and musical performances, to conferences, gala dinners, AGMs and weddings. Located in the heart of City Walk, Dubai’s lifestyle destination, Coca-Cola Arena is a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and a 5-minute walk from the closest Dubai Metro Station. One of the region’s largest multipurpose indoor arenas, Coca-Cola Arena is an asset of Dubai Holding’s entertainment portfolio and is managed by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company.