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Coca-Cola Arena and BookMyShow sign partnership

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on May 7, 2019
Coca-Cola Arena and BookMyShow sign partnership

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BookMyShow has entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, the region's biggest indoor, multipurpose arena.

BookMyShow will deliver marquee and the best-in-class international content while being the preferred go-to platform for tickets to all live events at the arena, for fans across UAE. The deal is at the core of the India-headquartered, global entertainment platform's expansion into the Middle East and is the first such global arena partnership by the company, which will have the preferred ticketing rights to all live events hosted at the venue through this period.

The deal will see BookMyShow ushering in out-of-home entertainment experiences across music, comedy, sports, live events and exhibitions to consumers in the Middle East through the course of the next five years. The partnership will kick off with popular Irish pop vocal band Westlife's much-awaited 'Twenty Tour' at the Coca-Cola Arena on August 29, 2019. Tickets for the show are now live.

Ashish Hemrajani, founder and CEO of BookMyShow, said: "Providing for customers' every out-of-home entertainment need is at the core of BookMyShow. The Middle East is a critical yet under-served market when it comes to such entertainment experiences for consumers. The partnership with the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai will enable us to bring the best of the world's and India's entertainment experiences to consumers in the Middle East."

Speaking on the partnership, Sudhir Syal, head - Middle East, BookMyShow, said: "With the scope for entertainment experiences growing across the Middle East, we envision the Coca-Cola Arena to be at the core of our live entertainment strategy in the region. An indoor venue with a capacity of 17,000 - the arena will provide a completely new experience to consumers in UAE and we are absolutely thrilled to partner with the Coca-Cola Arena and usher in this new era in live entertainment in the Middle East."

Guy Ngata - AEG Ogden's CEO of Coca-Cola Arena said: "Our partnership with BookMyShow is based around a number of core elements including live event promotions and preferred ticketing which enables the vast experience that BookMyShow has developed in India and South East Asia to be applied in Dubai."

- business@khaleejtimes.com





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