Coca-Cola Arena

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Coca-Cola Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the City Walk neighborhood of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1][2][3][4] The venue opened on June 6, 2019.[5]

Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai
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AddressCity Walk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
OperatorASM Global
Broke groundJanuary 2017
OpenedJune 2019

It is the first fully air-conditioned arena[6] of its kind in the Middle East and will host world-class entertainment shows and sporting events 12 months a year, even in the hotter summer months when the calendar of live events in the region is traditionally reduced. The arena is the only large-scale multipurpose arena of its kind between Istanbul and Singapore.


Roof Structure[edit]

Coca-Cola Arena is one of the most technologically advanced arenas in the world. The roof structure[7] can support 190 metric tonnes meaning the arena can host the biggest productions in the world with ease.

Façade Lighting[edit]

The façade of the Coca-Cola Arena has an active lit façade lighting system[8] made up of 4,600 LED's[9] meaning the building can be lit up in an array of patterns and colours. The arena is traditionally lit up in red to represent the name of the arena.

Bowl Modes[edit]

Coca-Cola Arena can accommodate up to 17,000 people[10] and be arranged in an array of different seating and viewing modes including end-stage, in-the-round and intimate mode. This means it can host everything from large-scale music concerts to intimate shows and gala dinner evenings.[11] The main bowl features four levels. Levels one and four are made up of fixed seating while levels two and three consist of two levels of hospitality suites. An extra tier of seating can be added thanks to the automated retractable seating on the bowl floor allowing the arena layout to be changed as per the scale of the event no matter how small or large. A dine and view viewing terrace is also positioned at the stage end of the arena on level three and can be used for premium packages and after-show parties.



Coca-Cola Arena is located in City Walk, an urban lifestyle destination in the heart of Dubai. The arena is the first venue of its kind in Dubai to be situated within an already well established city-centre location. It is surrounded by F&B outlets, activities, attractions and close to public transport links.

Walking Distances[edit]

  • Dubai Metro[12] Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall – 7 minutes
  • La Ville Hotel[13] – 8 minutes
  • Green Planet[14] – 3 minutes
  • Dubai Mall[15] – 10 minutes
  • Burj Khalifa[16] – 13 minutes



  • The first show held at the arena hosted stand-up comedian Russell Peters as part of The Deported World Tour[17] on the 6th of June 2019.
  • Jo Koy will be bringing his 'Just Kidding World Tour' to Coca-Cola Arena on the 20th of January 2020.
  • One of India’s most famous and popular television star’s, Kapil Sharma is bringing his award-winning Kapil Sharma Show to Coca-Cola Arena on 24th January, 2020.


  • American pop-rock band Maroon 5 performed live at Coca-Cola Arena on the 14th of June 2019 as part of their Red Pill Blues Tour.[18] This was the first concert held at the venue.
  • Maroon 5 at Coca-Cola Arena
    British indie rock band The 1975 played for the first time in the Middle East at Coca-Cola Arena on the 14th of August 2019 as part of their latest world tour.[19][20]
    The 1975 at Coca-Cola Arena
  • Irish pop vocal band Westlife brought their reunion Twenty Tour to Coca-Cola Arena on the 29th of August 2019.[21]
    Westlife at Coca-Cola Arena
  • A.R. Rahman, one of the worlds all-time top-selling recording artists performed at Coca-Cola Arena on the 15th of November 2019.
  • American R&B and hip hop vocal group Boyz II Men will be performing at Coca-Cola Arena on the 19th of December 2019.
  • Qawwali musician, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will perform at Coca-Cola Arena on the 27th of December 2019 for the grand finale show of his tour labelled 'Me, Myself, I.'
  • Latin Grammy award winner, Maluma, will be performing live at Coca-Cola Arena as part of his 11:11 World Tour on the 14th of February 2020.
  • American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, Russ will be performing at the Coca-Cola Arena on 27th March 2020.
  • Louis Tomlinson will be bringing his World Tour to Coca-Cola Arena on the 18th of April 2020.
  • Iron Maiden will be bringing their Legacy Of The Beast Tour to Coca-Cola Arena on May 27th 2020.


  • Why Not! Mazzika Festival was held on the 22nd of November and featured some of the biggest acts from the Arabic Indie music scene that included H.O.H, Cairokee, Sharmoofers, Massar Egbari, Mahmoud El Esseily and Disco Misr.
  • Da-Bangg-The Tour Reloaded was held at Coca-Cola Arena on November 8 and featured Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prabhudeva, Manish Paul, Daisy Shah, Guru Randhawa and more, who brought Bollywood’s world-class production capabilities to the stage.


Motivational speaker Tony Robbins hosted a 10-hour event titled Achieve The Unimaginable at Coca-Cola Arena on the 3rd of September 2019.[22] He was joined by Alicia Keys, Prince Ea and Nick Vujicic.[23]

Tony Robbins at Coca-Cola Arena



The prestigious Pakistan International Screen Awards will be hosted at Coca-Cola Arena on February 7th 2020.

PBA at Coca-Cola Arena


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