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Etihad Arena set for spring opening

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena will open its doors in April, with Disney’s Frozen on ice as the first live show.

The Etihad Arena, which will be operated by Flash Entertainment, has been designed to accommodate large-scale and private events, offering unique flexibility with a capacity ranging from 200 to 18,000 people.

Once open, the venue will host an eclectic variety of events including sporting competitions, corporate events, cultural performances, concerts, and many other activities throughout the year.

Etihad Arena is part of Yas Bay, an iconic mixed-use development located on the southern end of Yas Island. Yas Bay encompasses three distinct but integrated areas: Yas Bay Waterfront, the Residences at Yas Bay and twofour54.

The Etihad Arena will be an integral and iconic part of the Yas Bay Waterfront, which will also include the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, a beach club as well as a pier that boasts 12 licensed cafes and restaurants, and 19 retail outlets.

Nouf Al Boushelaibi, acting head of destination management department at developer Miral said:

We are excited to be adding the internationally acclaimed show, Disney On Ice Presents Frozen, to Yas Island’s events calendar, and look forward to welcoming families to the show at the upcoming Etihad Arena.

This addition will further boost our various entertainment offerings on the Island and support us in positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure.

Miral recently finalised a partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, to secure exclusive naming rights to the Yas Bay Arena.