Get a free backstage tour of Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena this weekend

The new indoor entertainment venue will open its doors to the public for the first time

This Tuesday, April 16, 2019 photo shows the Coca Cola Arena  in front of world tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai unveils its latest mega-project, a stadium and arena in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination, even as the economy slows down and thousands of jobs are being axed across the emirate. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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It's not even ready yet, but ahead of the Coca-Cola Arena's June opening date, the team are showing off what they've done so far, by offering free guided tours of the backstage areas.

Friday, May 3 will mark the first time Dubai's new indoor entertainment venue will have opened its doors to the public. Anyone can head over to the City Walk spot and have a look inside, between the hours of 3.30pm and 6pm.

Tours of the arena will be held every 30 minutes, starting in the main foyer at Entrance B; the first tour is 3.45pm and the last at 5.45pm. These will last approximately 20 minutes each.

The team requests that visitors arrive 15 minutes prior.

Parking is available in Coca-Cola Arena P2 and P3 car parks – all you need to do is follow the signs for Coca-Cola Arena Parking.

It's now only a matter of months until the venue officially opens on June 6, and acts that will take to the stage are still being announced. Comedian Russell Peters will bring his Deported World Tour to the arena on June 6, becoming the first-ever act to perform in the 17,000-capacity indoor venue.

Following that, American pop-rock band Maroon 5 will also perform on June 14.

Irish pop group Westlife are then bringing their Twenty Tour to the UAE on August 29 while on September 3, world-famous life coach and motivational speaker Tony Robbins will host his first live public appearance in the UAE.