Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 July 2019

Dubai Metro, bus, and parking: here's how to get to the Coca-Cola Arena

From arriving early to leaving your car at home, checking out a show at the new City Walk venue shouldn’t be a total drain

Don’t try to drive to Dubai’s new Coca-Cola Arena: opt for the Metro instead Chris Whiteoak / The National
Don’t try to drive to Dubai’s new Coca-Cola Arena: opt for the Metro instead Chris Whiteoak / The National

Dubai’s indoor Coca-Cola Arena will not only change the kind of shows we get in the UAE (particularly in the summer), it also aims to change the way we commute to live shows.

The 17,000-capacity arena is in the popular precinct of City Walk, but that doesn’t mean seeing a show at the venue should be a drain. Driving to the arena is virtually impossible, so smart use of public transport (and your time) is key. Follow these steps and you’ll get there with minimal fuss.

Do not drive

There is no public parking available. The best way to get to the arena is by Dubai Metro, taxi, the venue’s park-and-ride service and ride-hailing cars, which have designated spots in the vicinity.

Book a taxi

Predetermined routes will be in place to reach the arena for each event and, for Uber and Careem, pick-up and drop-off areas will be situated at The Green Planet car park – a three-minute walk from the arena. You can access regular taxis from the venue’s main plaza, too.

Hop on Dubai Metro

The arena is a 15-minute brisk walk from Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall station.

Park up then take the bus

You can park your car opposite Safa Park and in front of Medcare Hospital, at the corner of 12A Street and 7th Street, then jump on a bus heading to the venue. Book by calling 04 215 3000.

Arrive early and enjoy the vibe

With City Walk a bustling suburb, there are plenty of venues to chill in beforehand, including a cinema, restaurants and a gaming hub.

For more, visit www.coca-cola-arena.com

Updated: June 4, 2019 06:26 PM

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