This Friday & Saturday, Envie Events welcomes you to BAO Festival: The Final Frontier at Meydan, Dubai. To ensure a smooth start and to get the most out of the event, we advise you to read-up on the last event info (LEI), which can be found below.    


The venue opens at 06:00 PM and close at 03:00 am.


The minimum age of entrance to the event is 21 years. Even with parental permission or with guidance you are not permitted entrance when under the age of 21.

Smart/ Smart Casual/ Chic/ Festival attire

Tickets are available via A limited number of tickets will be available at the Ticket Booth marked with Door Sale signs outside the venue at Meydan Gate B.
Since every sold (e)-ticket needs to be scanned at the entrance before you receive your bracelet, bring either of the following versions of the ticket with you:

Mobile tickets are preferred and will be accepted. Please have the QR code displayed clearly on your screen at entry. Please note each QR code can only be used once and it is your responsibility to keep it safe from duplication; or
A printed version of the PDF ticket. Please make sure it is the actual ticket. Confirmation mails etc. do not function as an entrance ticket.
Next to a valid ticket, you will also have to show your original government-issued valid photo ID clearly stating your name and birth date at the entrance (no copies). This can be an original passport, an original Emirates ID or valid UAE driving license. In case another persons’ name is on your ticket, you will need to bring a copy of the valid ID of that person.
If you have any questions about your ticket, please contact
+9714 4573212.

Entry Procedure
Print your BAO Festival 2018 E-ticket(s) or simply download it on your smartphone.
On show day(s) please head over to Meydan BAO Ticketing Booths located at Gate B. Google Maps directions:
BRACELETS: At Gate B, head over to your respective Ticketing Booth labelled: Weekend Tickets Bracelet Exchange, Thursday Day Tickets Bracelet Exchange, Friday Day Tickets Bracelet Exchange, Door Sales, Deluxe / Media Partners / Press Bracelet Exchange, VIP Bracelet Exchange as per your purchased ticket to get the correct wristband. After receiving your wristband, proceed to your entrance gates as follows:

General Admission (GA) & Press – Gate C: All GA ticket holders and Press must proceed to the GA Ticket Booth to receive their respective wristbands. Then proceed to Gate C for a final security check before entering the BAO festival grounds.
Deluxe & Media Partner – Gate D: All Deluxe & Press/ Media ticket holders must proceed to the Deluxe & Press/Media Ticket Booth to receive their respective wristbands. Then proceed to Gate D and follow the signs “Deluxe & Media Partner” for a final security check before entering the BAO festival grounds.
VIP TABLES – Gate D: All VIP table bookers must proceed to the VIP Ticket Booth to receive their respective wristbands. After presenting a valid government-issued photo ID, the main person in-charge of the booking will be handed over an envelope with all the bracelets. You can then proceed to your exclusive table via the dedicated VIP entrance at Gate D.
Floor Plan:

It’s prohibited to bring: your own food and drinks, laser pointers, glass, (deodorant) aerosol sprays, cans, plastic pet bottles, sharp objects, and other objects that could threaten visitors of the event. Clothing or other visible signs of physical appearance, expressing explicit political and social movements and groups are prohibited as well. Clothing expressing any views that support alcohol use will not be allowed either, nor anything that may have any religious indication (of any religion). Flags of any country and selfie sticks are strictly prohibited.

Multiple toilets are situated inside the venue. Please follow the signage.

Various types of food and drinks are available at one of many outlets throughout the venue.

Drinks can be bought with Coupons that are ready for purchase at the many Coupon Booths located inside the venue. These coupons can be purchased with cash, debit or credit cards. Food can be bought with cash, debit or credit cards at the Food Court area.

We would love to see your pictures and videos so upload them on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #BAO18 & #BAOFestival. 

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends. Follow us at @envie_events and @baofestival on Instagram for live coverage and behind the scene footage. Keep a lookout on Instagram to stay up-to-date about backstage footage.

To make sure you capture all special moments at BAO, you may bring your mobile phone(s), pocket digital cameras or GoPro Camera. Except for persons holding an official BAO press accreditation, (semi-) professional cameras and video cameras are not allowed and will be taken from you at the entrance of the venue. No Selfie sticks are allowed.

If you are a disabled visitor, please write us an email at and we will make special arrangements for you.

During BAO Festival we celebrate safely. When you (or your friend) are not feeling well, please visit one of our first aid teams – look for the First Aid Signage inside the venue. The first aid team is your friend and are here to help you without judgment. Please do not drink and drive. There will be enough RTA Taxis & Ubers available to bring you home save.

LOST & FOUND:          
All items lost & found during the event and handed over to the security will be collected in the security office and catalogued. At midnight, all Lost & Found items will be moved to the Ticket Box Office where people can collect their stuff after identification. Items not collected on show-day will be handed over to the Meydan Hotel security.

Uber is ready to bring you and your friends to BAO Festival! Enter promo-code BAOFESTIVAL on your UBER app and get 50% off 4 rides (up to AED 25) to and from Meydan valid on 29 November and 30. Designated Uber pick-up and drop-off areas are located near Gate B.
Google Maps directions:
If you choose to come by car, the address for your navigation system is: Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, P.O. Box 9305, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Google Maps directions:
There are 8,000 parking spots at the venue available at ground level parking at G-6, G-8, G-10 & G-12.
Taxis can be found near Gate B. RTA taxi: +97142080808

It is our pleasure to welcome you to BAO Festival - see you on Thursday & Friday!

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