DUBAI, UAE (CelebrityAccess) The Dubai Arena in the city of the same name in the United Arab Emirates is on schedule for a 2019 opening, according to developer Meraas.
The external infrastructure and landscaping are under construction, including paving and parking spaces and the first of 46 hospitality suites at the 17,000-capacity arena is nearly completed, according to a statement.
AEG Ogden has been contracted to be facility manager.
The roof has been competed and more than 80 percent of the roof catwalks.
“Every city is known for something – but few, if any, can compare to Dubai when it comes to leisure and entertainment experiences,” UAE Group Chairman Abdulla Al Habbai said. “Dubai Arena has been designed to enhance the city’s reputation as a destination for world-class events and hospitality and will transform the industry throughout the Middle East.
“We are confident that Dubai Arena will position the city on the international entertainment touring circuit and the audiences will have the opportunity to witness the world’s most talented performers and sporting events in the heart of Dubai.,
“Dubai Arena will also ensure Meraas and its partners are in a strong position to be able to continue setting new benchmarks in leisure and entertainment regionally, while contributing to the emirate’s continued development as a major tourism destination and boosting the city’s appeal as a place to live, work and visit among residents and tourists,” he added.