Saturday 21 September 2019
Populous has opened its first arena concept design in the Middle East, with the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
Populous worked with the operator of both celebrated arenas, one of the world’s largest entertainment groups AEG Ogden, to create the concept design for the Middle East’s new entertainment venue in Dubai.
Opening with a show by Canadian comedian Russell Peters, shortly followed by a performance by Maroon 5, the Coca-Cola Arena is expected to transform the face of the entertainment and events scene in Dubai, helping to cement the city’s position as a major global destination for tourism and trade.
With a capacity of 17,000, the arena becomes the largest multi-purpose indoor arena in the region and, by incorporating climate control throughout the building, the only arena of its kind between Istanbul and Singapore to support a year-round program of events, even in the hotter summer months.
Owned by Meraas and operated by AEG Ogden, it will host international touring artists, world-renowned comics, family entertainment, sports events, gala dinners, exhibitions and conferences.
The arena is situated in City Walk, one of Dubai’s most vibrant urban lifestyle neighborhoods, surrounded by restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities.