Located on a manmade island in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Arena creates a cultural landmark and anchor for an exciting new waterfront entertainment district.
Flexible design and a robust technology infrastructure enable Etihad Arena to adapt for events ranging from intimate 500-seat events to concerts and sporting contests for 18,000 people. Diverse premium offerings include a VIP lounge that can be transformed into a grand ballroom, hospitality boxes and terrace bars.
To mitigate the impact of Abu Dhabi’s extreme heat, Etihad Arena includes numerous sustainable design strategies, including an optimized geometry and skin, adjustable sun-shade louvers, thermal buffer transitional spaces and solar energy panels built into its facade.
The building’s high-tech facade significantly reduces solar heat gain during the day while radiating light and energy onto an adjacent boardwalk and across Yas Bay at night.
Food and beverage amenities located outside the arena spur year-round activity and create a festival-like atmosphere along the waterfront boardwalk.
Editor’s note: Etihad Arena was previously named Yas Arena.