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15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2020

December 15 - 20, 2020
Abu Dhabi, UAE

City Info

United Arab Emirates Captivating culture, breath-taking luxury, exhilarating adventure, world-class training facilities and sports venues, and the warmth of Arabian hospitality await you in Abu Dhabi.

The UAE’s capital is an eventful city with an action-packed calendar - including a Formula 1TM Grand Prix, the World Cup of Sailing, a PGA golf championship, international art, music, sport, gourmet, heritage and cultural festivals, high profile business conferences, vibrant trade fairs – and for the first time in 2020, the FINA Swimming World Championships (25m).

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Venue Info

The FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) will take place on Abu Dhabi’s iconic Yas Island.

The Etihad Arena is the UAE’s largest multi-purpose indoor arena set on the stunning waterfront of Yas Bay, offering world-class event space and hospitality. Proudly positioned on Yas Island, the global leisure and entertainment destination, the Etihad Arena is set to become the UAE’s leading entertainment landmark and enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a global entertainment destination. Designed with sustainability at its core, the venue offers a dynamic event space that can be easily transformed to host a variety of events including large-scale international concerts, sports games, corporate events, private functions and local community celebrations. Only 7 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 45 minutes from Dubai the Etihad Arena is the ideal venue for both international and local visitors to enjoy a unique experience at this striking venue. 

Etihad Arena Facts:

- The UAE's largest multi-purpose indoor entertainment arena is purpose-built for versatility with multiple configurations available at the click of a button.

- It enjoys 3,565 sqm of main bowl floor spaces and a range of seating categories including VIP suites and lounges.

- A dividable Grand Ballroom (1,188 sqm) is available for corporate and private events with a pre-function space.

- Every detail has been considered to offer convenient turn-key solutions to stage events, from rigging, lighting and sound to logistical solutions.

- Staffed by a highly qualified international team, the arena provides an unmatched guest experience and exceptional support for both international and local promoters and content providers.

- Culturally rooted yet future focused, Etihad Arena combines world-class Emirati hospitality with state-of-the-art technology making every visit an unforgettable experience.

- The arena's award-winning sustainable design integrates efficient systems that conform to the latest green standards; from the performing envelope that incorporates shading features to efficient water fittings, the arena will achieve energy and water savings of 22% and 28% respectively.

- Sustainable Building Design of the Year at the prestigious MENA Green Building Awards 2018

- High-speed connectivity runs throughout the building offering guests a seamless online experience from real-time navigation to help find seats easily, information on latest offers including upgrades and merchandise availability and in-seat ordering of food & beverage.

- Situated on the vibrant waterfront of Yas Bay, Yas Island, a mere 7-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 45 minutes from Dubai.

- Etihad Arena is the culmination of the vision of industry leading specialists and sets new heights of excellence for live entertainment.

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