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Coca Cola Arena

Updated: October 12, 2021
 By Pri

If you have visited City Walk lately, you would have noticed a huge arena complex being built- the Dubai Arena now named as the Coca Cola Arena which is set to open soon.

Who has built the Coca Cola Arena?

Dubai Arena is being built by Meeras group, the group who is also responsible for La Mer, JBR and the recently launched Blue Waters Island.

The mega venue’s name was changed to Coca Cola Arena following a sponsorship deal with the soft drinks giant. The chairman of the Meeras group quoted “We are proud to have a company of such worldwide renown as Coca-Cola taking on the naming rights for the arena in the long-term.” The contract between the two companies has been signed for ten years.

The huge arena has the capacity to hold 17000 people with scoreboards, lighting and sound systems, dozens of hospitality suites. The multipurpose arena will be fully air-conditioned, which means that it will be able to host events all year round so now you can attend concerts all year round! It is also, significantly, the biggest multipurpose arena of its kind between Istanbul and Singapore.

Day-to-day operations for the venue will be handled by international venue management company AEG Ogden, who also operate London’s O2 Arena, Staples Centre in Los Angeles, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The building of Coca Cola Arena has a state of art LED strip light system that will allow the building to change color.

What technology will the Coca Cola Arena feature?

  • The roof

It will be designed to accommodate the largest of productions. The overall allowed weight load would be 190 metre tonnes across the roof.

  • The drape system

Coca-Cola Arena has a state-of-the-art multipurpose drape system which will allow the arena to be scaled as required depending on the event set up and capacity. An automated system of drapes are in place to close of the top level of the arena when not in use and a backdrop drape system can be rolled down the length of the arena to reduce the floor space as required.

  • IT & AV

Coca-Cola Arena will provide the latest and technologically advanced line array speaker system which will be modular in design and can be deployed in any configuration to cover the arena and to facilitate the most advanced artist or event requirements.

Where is the Coca Cola Arena located?

If you have visited City Walk lately, you would have noticed a huge arena complex being built- the Dubai Arena now named as the Coca Cola Arena which is set to open soon.

Take a stroll into Dubai’s most exciting new urban precinct – City Walk.

Chic shops, al fresco restaurants, beautifully designed outdoor spaces and even a swish boutique hotel in the form of La Ville Hotel and Suites form this lifestyle destination.

City Walk artfully combines shopping with entertainment including standouts such as Hub Zero, Green Planet, Mattel Play! Town, a cinema and a year-round calendar of events. Families will enjoy the European-style pedestrianized boulevards, stretching several blocks from the city towards Jumeirah.

And of course, fashionistas can rejoice in the huge selection of local and international boutiques, arranged around excellent indoor and outdoor dining options including the swag of new hip places that form part of La Ville Hotel and Suites – such as Graze and Chival.

Other popular options include the modern-Indian restaurant Farzi Cafe, French fare at Aubaine, Emirati fusion spot Sikka Cafe, and Cocoa Kitchen for the sweet’s lovers – just to name a few.

 What are the upcoming shows at Coca Cola Arena?

The arena is set to host its first gig in June, with legendary and Emmy winning stand-up comedian Russell Peters taking to the stage.

The next act announced to play is Maroon 5, who will play the Coca-Cola Arena on Friday, June 14, as part of the band's ‘Red Pill Blues' tour. Tickets can be bought via

Later in the year and in future, you can expect to see huge concerts as well as sporting events such as tennis, basketball, boxing, volleyball and ice hockey, along with exhibitions, festivals and much more.

To know more about the upcoming concerts in Dubai, check our blog on Things to do in Dubai and Music Concerts in Dubai in 2019.

The arena will bolster Dubai's status as a year-round global tourist destination and foster the development of Dubai as an all-inclusive modern metropolis for its residents.

About The Author


Pri is a true believer in the Rule of Three - she lives between Dubai, Bombay and Washington DC, speaks three languages and has 3 kids under 3. She graduated from Connecticut College and has a Masters Degree from New York University. Pri is a licensed Dubai tour guide, travel blogger, art aficionado, foodie and curious to check out all things new in her city. Pri has been part of the Free Tours By Foot team since 2015 and loves to make customized itineraries for her guests.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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