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An events space unlike any other

Yas Bay Arena

At a Glance


Abu Dhabi

Contract Type

Commissioning Management


BK Gulf

Area (SqFt)

375,000 sq ft

Project Value

$ Undisclosed


Stadium, Specialist

Making the commissioning of complex space look simple

Yas Bay Arena is Abu Dhabi’s first multipurpose arena designed to expand from an intimate 500-seat theatre to an 18,000-spectator venue. This will enable hosting of diverse sports and entertainment events and will position Yas Arena as one of the most adaptable arenas in the world. It will be used to host events in a temperature controlled environment when required. SESC were engaged as commissioning managers for the project to coordinate all commissioning activities and witness/sign off all MEP testing for the Arena. Some of which were located in the roof of the arena meaning access for the commissioning teams was a challenge, but in conjunction with the MEP and construction teams SESC managed to overcome this challenge. The arena is designed by HOK (a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm), with support from Pascall+Watson. HOK also designed the adjacent arena retail and dining destination along the boardwalk, forming a mixed-use anchor on the east end of Yas Bay.

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