One Direction in Dubai tonight - Ultimate fan guide

One Direction performs at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2015 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles California on December 31, 2014. (Getty)

One Direction's first performance after Zayn Malik quit the band saw emotional Harry Styles cry uncontrollably on stage, Louis Tomlinson held his hand up as if holding an imaginary Zayn.

The boys lost one-fifth of their band and a week after Zayn quit, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan managed to look normal during their Cape Town concert.

One Direction is getting back into the swing of things as they are set to perform in Dubai, on Saturday night (April 4).

Organised by Done Events, the concert is a sold out. Previously talking to Emirates 247, Thomas Ovesen, COO, Done Events said, "I know fans will be devastated not to see Zayn perform but the show will go on and this is going to be a spectacular event.

"In the past week the rest of the band members performed as a four-piece and they will entertain fans here as well and there will be no changes in the show."

The Sevens Stadium in Dubai will witness one of the biggest concerts in the region. But here are few things concert goers should keep in mind.


Gates to the arena open at 4:00pm and car parks open from 12:00 noon. Access to the venue prior to this time will not be permitted.

The concert starts at 8:00pm and there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the show.

All tickets come with a unique bar code that can only be scanned once.


Take your bottle of water. Organisers will allow each person to bring a sealed bottle of water up to 500ml.

Whilst ATM's are available on site there may be long queues so keep handy cash.

Food and drinks will be available in the venue.

The North Grandstand is open to all Diamond, Gold and Silver ticket holders for seating and shade.


Free shuttle buses that will serve Dubai Festival City and Burj Khalifa metro station. Services depart from 9pm until midnight, with capacity for 2500 passengers.

Following the concert taxis have been arranged in conduction with RTA, a queuing and dispatch system will be managed at the end of the concert.

Please consider car sharing with family or friends to and from the event to help minimize traffic congestion. Taxis and limo services will be available from the venue after the show.

Parking at the event is free. Follow signs for the closest parking to your ticket category. There are 2 entrances to the event Diamond and Gold and Silver, Bronze and VIP.

For disabled parking please follow signs for VIP Private Box parking.


If you are coming from the south of the Burj AL Arab / Umm Sequim Road or are travelling from Abu Dhabi please do not drive to the event via Al Ain Road. We recommend that you take the Jebel Ali – Lahbab Road instead.

If you are coming from north of the Burj AL Arab / Umm Sequim Road or are travelling from Sharjah we recommend that you take the Al Ain Road.

Please do not use Satnav, follow event road signs and the direction of traffic marshals and Dubai Police.

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