Dubai based developer Meraas has announced, construction on the largest indoor arena in the region the 'Dubai Arena' is near completion. The venue is built to accommodate 17,000 visitors and will host events all year-round.
Located at City Walk, the Dubai Arena has been designed to host sporting events such as tennis, basketball, boxing, volleyball and ice hockey, and gala dinners, exhibitions, conferences and festivals.
The roof at Dubai Arena is expected to be completed and made watertight before the end of the year, to allow for final acoustic checks. The complex roof structure weighs approximately 4,000 tonnes, equivalent in weight to seven A380 aeroplanes and is supported by two mega-trusses spanning the entire length of the venue.
Day-to-day operations of Dubai Arena will be managed by AEG Ogden, the company's portfolio includes the famed O2 arena in London.
The venue is set to open in 2019.