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Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena to open on 6 June with Russell Peters show

The entrance sign for the 17,000-seater arena, comprising 2,685 LED lights, has been installed ahead of tomorrow's launch

Coca-Cola Arena will open on 6 June.
Time Out Dubai
Coca-Cola Arena will open on 6 June.

The massive entrance sign to Dubai's 17,000-seater Coca-Cola Arena, formerly known as Dubai Arena, has been installed ahead of its launch on Thursday, 6 June, when it will host Canadian comedian Russell Peters for its first act. 

Since work on the project started in 2017, 5.65 million man-hours were required to build the project, on which UAE contracting giant ASGC worked as main contractor.

The arena's new ‘Coca Cola’ sign stands 537cm tall and includes 2,685 LED lights.

Commenting on the project, operator AED Odgen's chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Arena, Guy Ngata, said: “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.” 

Arena officials are advising those attending Peters' act on Thursday to arrive early using the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Dubai Metro station or through the venue’s Careem, Uber, and RTA drop-off points, according to a report by Construction Week's sister title Arabian Business.

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