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View of Etihad Arena at night, the UAE's biggest indoor concert venue.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

For the safety of our guests and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all, certain items are prohibited at Etihad Arena.

ANIMALS

No animals or pets are permitted inside the venue.

BANNERS

For most events, large flags, drapes or banners are not permitted. Any items that display inflammatory or offensive wording/slogans are prohibited

BAG POLICY & SEARCHES

For your safety Etihad Arena has a strict policy regarding the size and type of bags that can be brought into the venue. Please ensure that you do not travel to the venue with a bag larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm as you will not be permitted entry and the venue does not offer onsite storage facilities. All bags will be searched as a condition of entry.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

These include: 

All food and drink
Professional cameras and recording equipment
Glass
Tools
Fireworks and explosives
Darts
Scissors, blades, knives and swords
Stun guns
Gas defence sprays
Firearms
Air horns
Alcohol, drugs and narcotics 
Any items that may be deemed illegal, unsafe and/or a danger to other patrons

PROHIBITED BEHAVIOUR

Prohibited activities include:

Gathering in large groups and loitering 
Shouting, swearing, or any actions that could be unsettling to others
The removal of clothing
Inappropriate or indecent behavior including public displays of affection  
Riding of scooters, cycles, skates or skateboards
Running, climbing or sitting on any escalator, barrier, fence or bollard
Smoking in anything other than a designated area
Any behaviour considered a danger, nuisance or annoyance to others

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

Planning your visit? You might want to check out some of our other useful pages highlighted below.

  • Neighbourhood
    THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
    Etihad Arena is located on the Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.  Learn more about what's on offer around our neighbourhood.
  • Accessibility
    ACCESSIBILITY

    Etihad Arena was designed to be accessible for people with special needs and reduced mobility, ensuring that all guests can enjoy an impeccable experience.

  • Directions and Parking
    DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
    Ample parking is available at the venue and in the surrounding area.  Please learn more on the Directions & Parking Page.
  • Yas Island Packages
    YAS ISLAND PACKAGES

    Don't let your visit to the arena stop there, with so much on offer in Yas Bay and surrounds, why not extend your stay?

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?