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Abu Dhabi's Etihad Arena to host first event in April

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on February 14, 2020 | Last updated on February 14, 2020 at 06.10 am
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Once open to the public, Etihad Arena is set to become a regional landmark for live entertainment.

Etihad Arena - Abu Dhabi's first-of-its-kind multi-purpose indoor venue - is set to host its first event by mid-April, according to Miral, the emirate's leading curator of experiences.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral, said: "We are excited to be soon hosting the first event at Etihad Arena, the most highly anticipated events landmark in Abu Dhabi this year. The arena has been designed to complement Yas Island's vision by creating a new hub in the UAE and across the region.

"Etihad Arena, is yet another unique addition to Yas Island that will help position it as a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business, while also contributing to the UAE's vision for economic diversification."

Once open to the public, Etihad Arena is set to become a regional landmark for live entertainment. With a flexible capacity ranging from 200 to 18,000 people, the venue has been designed to accommodate both large-scale and private events, offering audiences a broad range of experiences. From sporting competitions to world-class concerts, and from musicals to international exhibitions, Etihad Arena is set to elevate Yas Island's entertainment offerings and boost Abu Dhabi's tourism industry.

Etihad Arena is located at Yas Bay, a 14 million square feet mixed-use development on the southern end of Yas Island. Yas Bay encompasses three distinct areas: Yas Bay Waterfront that is set to become Abu Dhabi's premier nightlife destination once complete, The Residences at Yas Bay and twofour54. The arena is situated within Yas Bay Waterfront, which also incorporates the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, a beach club, and an 11,000sqm pier boasting 37 cafes and restaurants and 19 retail outlets. Yas Bay is an exciting addition to the diverse leisure and entertainment offerings that are already on Yas Island and is expected to attract around 15,000 residents and 10,000 professionals once complete.

Announced in January 2020, Yas Bay Arena was named Etihad Arena following a partnership agreement between Miral and Etihad Airways.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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