Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 18 September 2019

Circus and shopping pavilion to be part of entertainment hub in Khalifa Park

The 200,000 square metre site is expected to attract between 1.5 to 2 million people in the course of the six-month event.
Abu Dhabi Municipality has plans to develop Khalifa Park Entertainment Event into a 'world class' venue in a bid to attract up to 2 million visitors from October 2014 until March 2015. Fatima Al Marzooqi/ The National
Abu Dhabi Municipality has plans to develop Khalifa Park Entertainment Event into a 'world class' venue in a bid to attract up to 2 million visitors from October 2014 until March 2015. Fatima Al Marzooqi/ The National

ABU DHABI // A circus and shopping pavilion will be part of a major entertainment venue to be built in Khalifa Park.

Abu Dhabi Municipality wants to encourage private-sector investors to help finance, develop and operate the “world-class” Khalifa Park Entertainment Event venue, which will occupy 200,000 square metres and be open from October this year until next March.

It is expected to attract between 1.5 and 2 million visitors during the six-month event.

Tenders for work on the site will be issued soon.

“The project will also include a full calendar of shows, retail pavilions, and food and beverage outlets,” reported Wam, the state news agency.

“Another key attraction will be the circus, which will be seamlessly integrated within the overall events venue, with regular shows into the evening.”

The circus will feature a variety of shows, displays and spectacular acts from around the world.

The venue will also host musicals, comedy, carnivals, parades and firework displays.

“This initiative demonstrates the municipality’s continued efforts to deliver high-quality projects that further boost city image and added amenities of Abu Dhabi,” said Wam.

“Private-sector investors are able to play an active role in developing exciting features and landmarks by bringing expertise and international standards to an initiative that offers sustainable returns on investment.”

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Updated: March 25, 2014 04:00 AM

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