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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - Up, Close and Personal

Devotional, Pop, Sufi | Hindi, Urdu | 3hrs | Age All age groups

29 Dec, 2022 at 09:00 PM Coca-Cola Arena: Dubai | AED. 99 Onwards

Globally renowned qawwal and soulful play back singer, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to Dubai for his recording-making 5th concert at the Coca-Cola Arena Dubai. He remains to be the only artist who will perform at this arena for the most number of concerts. All the concerts were promoted and produced by PME Entertainment since 2019 till date. 

The concert this year is, "Up Close & Personal" where the maestro is preparing a unique show as never seen by the audience of Dubai before. 

Adding to the line-up is "Perfect Amalgamation" which is an orchestra with melodious instrumentation that will be performed for the first time in Dubai. They are a find of Salman Ahmed who is known for bringing the best of entertainment globally. 


The show starts at 9 pm UAE time and will be a 3 hours concert. 

Taking about the event, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan said, “I have always considered Dubai as my second home and the first choice for live concerts as the audience of the UAE is wonderful and one of the best listeners of music. I’m excited to showcase my new show too. I request everyone to follow safety measures and government guidelines. Till then stay safe, blessed & healthy".

About the Venue:

The Coca-Cola Arena is the first and largest fully air-conditioned, multipurpose indoor Arena in the Middle East and the only Arena to operate year-round in the region. 

With a capacity of 17,000, the Coca-Cola Arena has the capability to host major international touring artists, a full range of sporting events, family entertainment, comedy shows, exhibitions and gala dinners because of its highly adaptable design which includes a rolling modular stage, automated drapes and a retractable seating system that creates more intimate spaces for smaller-scale events. 


The Coca-Cola Arena is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and almost 400 square metres of modular and ribbon LED screens. The roof structure can support 190 metric tonnes of production equipment meaning the biggest and best shows in the world can be easily accommodated. The entire façade of the Coca-Cola Arena is equipped with an LED strip light system that illuminates the surrounding City Walk neighbourhood at night and changes colour depending on the action inside. The Arena also includes 42 corporate suites which raise the bar for corporate entertaining in the region. 

Situated within the urban lifestyle destination of City Walk, the Coca-Cola Arena is owned by Meraas and proudly operated by AEG Ogden, part of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), one of the world’s largest entertainment groups. Managing more than 120 of the world’s premier venues and playing host to the world’s greatest performers, AEG’s absolute priority is to exceed the fans’ expectations.


What is the seating plan?

This is a fully seated event and seats will be sold on a best-available basis and no requests for the exchange of seats will be accepted. 

When will I receive the E-ticket? 

  • You will receive an instant confirmation upon booking. For bookings much in advance of the show, you will receive your E-ticket in a separate email closer to the show date, on the same email which you provided at the time of booking. For bookings closer to the show date, you will receive the E-ticket along with the email confirmation. 
  • The E-ticket with the QR Code should be printed and carried to the venue for entry.

Are there provisions for buying food and beverages at the venue?

Yes, there are options for buying food and beverages in the arena. Alcohol cannot be served to under-21s (please carry age proof) and cannot be brought to to your seat if your tickets are in sections 108 and 109

What are the entry timings and concert timings?

The gates open 120 minutes prior to showtime. There may be some opening acts before the main performance. However, these are tentative timings and BookMyShow will not be responsible for any unforeseen delays here. 

How do I gain entry to the concert?

Please carry a clear printout of your E-ticket / Email containing the QR Code for entry. Entry will be given upon scanning the QR Code at the gate to validate the ticket. If you are producing the ticket on your mobile device, we advise you to make sure you have downloaded the ticket in advance and saved it, to avoid any network connectivity issues.

Is there parking at the venue?

No, visitor parking will not be available. We advise you to park elsewhere in the CityWalk area, or better still, use public transport. 

Where can I reach out for help?

You enquire on our UAE helpline number 042468829 (from within UAE) +971-4-2468829 (from outside UAE) or write to [email protected]


  • Age Limit: Open for all ages. Under-16s need to be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult (21+)
  • Tickets once sold will not be taken back, exchanged or refunded. No requests for change of seats will also be entertained. 
  • Attendees below 16 years’ age need to have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult also carrying a valid ticket.
  • Sections 108, 109 are non-alcoholic zones and it is not allowed to bring alcoholic drinks to your seat if seated in these areas
  • Attendees are requested to arrive at the venue well in advance of the starting time for the concert. Gates open 120 minutes prior to the show 
  • Entry to the event is subject to validation of the ticket at the gate.  
  • Your tickets will be sent a week prior to the show date on the same email address you used to book the tickets. 
  • Please carry a printout of your ticket bearing the QR Code / barcode or download the same on your mobile device. If produced on your mobile device, it is the buyer’s responsibility that the QR Code / Barcode is clearly visible on your device – we advise download in advance to avoid issues due to network connectivity. 
  • Please carry an identity proof to the venue (UAE driving license / Emirates ID / Passport) 
  • No outside food and beverages may be carried inside the venue.  
  • Please refrain from carrying any prohibited substances, including but not restricted to drugs, firearms, glass bottles, professional cameras and video cameras, ammunition, weapons, whistles, air horns or other such devices or explosive material to the venue. If banned substances are found on person, the venue reserves the right to evict the bearer from the event without any compensation and also initiate proceedings as required by law.
  • Backpacks, and I-Pads, tablets, laptops, professional cameras, recording devices, selfie sticks are not permitted at the venue.
  • Strollers, prams and baby capsules are not allowed at the venue.  
  • Please carry valid identity / age proof at the venue. For overseas travelers, please keep passport and visa handy.
  • Purchasers will be responsible for making their own arrangements for travel till the venue, and stay if applicable
  • BookMyShow will not be responsible for any change programme schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. 
  • Alcohol will not be served to individuals below 21 years of age, irrespective of the category of ticket booked. The bartender may request age proof before serving alcohol. Underage attendees may please be advised accordingly. 
  • Pets are not allowed at the venue. 
  • Coca Cola Arena is a strictly no smoking venue (including E-cigarettes and vaping devices) – patrons may only use the designated smoking area. 
  • For any enquiries call +971-4-2468829 or email [email protected]
  • For full details about the conditions of entry to the Coca Cola Arena, please refer to https://www.coca-cola-arena.com/en-gb/conditions  and https://www.coca-cola-arena.com/en-gb/about 
  • Non-attended events will not be refunded. Tickets purchased from unauthorized websites may be resold tickets and such tickets may not be valid for entry. BookMyShow will not be responsible for entry denied to any attendees under such circumstances, and if the ticket holder had not directly purchased on BookMyShow UAE