Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena has hosted two sell-out concerts in 24 hours as part of the Closing Celebrations of the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival.

The shows at the 17,000-seat venue featured American superstar John Legend as well as regional stars Rashed Al Majid and Majid Al Mohandis.

Coca-Cola Arena, which opened in June, is the largest indoor facility of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Guy Ngata, chief executive of Coca-Cola Arena, said: “For Coca-Cola Arena to play a major role in the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival celebrations is another huge step forward in cementing the venue into the tapestry of Dubai’s live events schedules.

“Hosting two shows, with internationally recognised artists and huge numbers of visitors in quick succession is testament to Coca-Cola Arena’s abilities to host the world’s biggest artists and a great advert for its excellent turnaround capabilities, flexibility and location.”

The annual Dubai Shopping Festival has become a key event in Dubai for residents and tourists as the city becomes a stage for live concerts with international stars, fireworks displays, citywide raffles, a whole host of events for the family and retail experiences.

Image: Coca-Cola Arena