Miral has appointed BAM International as it’s chosen main contractor to build an arena, plaza, and nearby retail and F&B spaces planned for the AED 12bn Yas Bay development in Abu Dhabi.
Development of the arena started earlier this year, and is scheduled for completion by end of 2019.
Miral plans to turn Yas Island into a top global destination for family entertainment and leisure.
The fully-covered indoor arena will have an adjustable configuration to accommodate events with capacities up to 18,000 for a variety events across sports and entertainment. Miral has appointed FLASH Entertainment to oversee arena management.
Guests will step out of the arena and onto an outdoor plaza with an amphitheater for hosting further events, alongside market stalls and open-air activities.
“The appointment of BAM International as our contractor of choice for the arena marks an important milestone in the development progress of the Yas Bay project,” said B.R. Kiran, chief portfolio officer at Miral.
“The arena will be a unique addition to the Island’s portfolio of attractions with the opportunity it brings to host world-class multi-purpose events and activities. This development complements our vision to make Yas Island a top global destination for leisure and entertainment.”
Yas Bay is one of three areas under development by Miral on the southern end of Yas Island. Joining it is the Media Zone featuring the new campus of twofour54 – Abu Dhabi’s media zone authority - and the Residences at Yas Bay featuring 35 residential plots.