The 17,000-capacity arena opens with a first act from comedian Russell Peters
Ahead of its grand opening on June 6, Dubai’a Coca Cola arena has finally installed its giant entrance sign.
The 17,000-capacity arena - which welcomes its first act, comedian Russell Peters on Thursday - took 5.65 million working hours to build since work began in 2017.
The new ‘Coca Cola’ sign stands 537 cm tall and includes a total of 2,685 LED lights.
“The Coca Cola Arena sign being installed onto the venue is the moment the UAE recognises the arena is ready to welcome guests inside to experience the very best of live entertainment from around the globe,” AED Ogden’s CEO of Coca Cola Arena Guy Ngata said.
“Having the sign fully completed and in position portrays the final step in transforming the building into a place where memories are made and we are incredibly excited to welcome our first visitors and performers this week,” he added.
Arena officials are advising those attending the event on Thursday to arrive early using the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall metro station or through the venue’s Careem, Uber and RTA drop-off points.
Additionally, the venue has a ‘park and ride’ option which must be pre-booked in advance. Visitors are being advised not to drive.