The Dubai Arena, which opened last summer, has increased its security ahead of the 2020 World Expo.
The arena will increase the use of hostile vehicle mitigation measures – barriers, bollards and other blocking equipment to stop cars from attacking groups of pedestrians.
The arena is situated in City Walk, a leisure and retail destination in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It has a capacity of 17,000 across four levels spanning 500,000sqft.
It is just one of many projects the emirate is completing in the lead up to this year’s World Expo in Dubai, which runs from October 2020 to April 2021, and will attract a predicted 25m visitors.