By Safura Rahimi
First batch of tickets for pop sensation's Abu Dhabi concert snapped up by fans in just over an hour.
Sought after tickets for pop sensation Justin Timberlake's first Middle East concert sold out in just over an hour Thursday morning as fans from across the UAE hit the phones to make sure they did not miss out on one of the biggest concerts the Middle East has ever seen.
Over 6,000 tickets for the final date on Timberlake's 'FutureSex/LoveShow' world tour at Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace Hotel on December 6 were snapped up by eager fans, with general standing selling out within the first half hour of going on sale at 9am on www.timeouttickets.com, its exclusive ticketing agent.
Online sales for the show were limited to a maximum of four tickets per purchase.
A limited number of retail tickets for the concert, sponsored by Mubadala Development Company and Aldar Properties, will also go on sale in Abu Dhabi on Friday, November 2, at a location soon to be revealed.
Ticket prices for the concert varied from 895 dirhams for Platinum (Front Standing) tickets, 595 dirhams for Gold (Grand Stand - Central) tickets, 495 dirhams for both Blue (Grand Stand - Left) and Red (Grand Stand - Right) tickets to Green (General Standing) tickets at 295 dirhams.
Time Out Tickets have said the ticketing system being used for the concert has been designed to respond to each ticket reservation request by sending the applicant an email with a unique link to the secure ticketing system that then allows them to enter credit card and address information for the tickets.
Only at that point will the ticket transaction be completed and the appropriate fee billed to the applicant’s credit card.
Applicants will be able to reserve tickets for a period of 24 hours. Tickets that are reserved but unconfirmed will be placed back on sale immediately following the expiration of the 24-hour deadline.