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Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City | Al Badia Boulevard

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The Venue

Welcome to Dubai Festival City, one of the most exciting, must-see destinations that combines world-class shopping, hotels, entertainment, and lifestyle, situated on one of Dubai’s most famous waterfronts.

Festival Arena at Dubai Festival City is one of the most vibrant venues in the city to host corporate, social and private events. A beautiful location, the venue boasts 5,000 square metres of pillar-free indoor space, a spacious outdoor terrace area and four 5-star hotels – Intercontinental, Intercontinental Residence Suites, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.

Easily accessible by taxi or car, visitors to World Shisha Dubai can access the free car park with a parking capacity for 1,500 vehicles, including 1,220 regular parking spots and 280 VIP parking spots with self-parking.


How to get there?

By Car

If you're driving, you can take the Al Rebat Street exit from the Dubai-Al Ain Road, and then follow the signs to Dubai Festival City. Once you arrive, there are ample parking spaces available.

By Train

For those using public transportation, there are several bus routes that stop at Dubai Festival City, as well as Creek Metro Station which is only a short drive away.

By Taxi

With 5,300 RTA taxis, reliable and affordable transportation is easy to find. Drivers know the location well and female passengers can opt for a Ladies-only taxi. Fares start at 5 AED, offering a cost-effective and convenient travel option.



Unsure where to stay during the event?

No problem...we have handpicked our favourite selection of accommodations. Each with their own unique setting.

Located in Dubai’s vibrant shopping, culinary and entertainment destination, InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City offer a choice of exquisite experiences across three distinct brands, accompanied by award-winning dining venues, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, an array of leisure options and access to Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Arena.

Discover a collection of exceptional accommodation options at Dubai Festival City.

The InterContinental Dubai Festival City offers stunning elegance, the Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City is where "Instagramable" panoramas meet warm hospitality, you'll find unparalleled waterfront living at InterContinental Residence Suites, and a vibrant welcome to work and play at the flagship Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City.

For further information visit https://www.dubaifestivalcityhotels.com

Experience more in the heart of Dubai

Experience more in the heart of Dubai

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Dubai: Red Dunes ATV, Sandsurf, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

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Dubai Marina Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

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On Air Dinner Adventure in Dubai

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Atlantis Aquaventure Ticket (with options for Aquarium), Dubai

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Skip the Line: Burj Khalifa - At the Top Sky Ticket (Level 124, 125 & 148)

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Dubai Marina Dinner Cruise with Drinks & Live Music

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