The One Direction gig is getting closer and closer. Now fans of the boys Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik finally know how to get their hands on the concert tickets.
The band, who found fame on The X Factor UK in 2010, will be performing at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai on 4 April. It’s the largest music show ever staged in the United Arab Emirates and will be the group’s only concert date in the Middle East.
Perhaps unsurprisingly it sold out in four weeks after going on sale last May but fans are only finding out how to collect the much-coveted tickets from 10am on 11 March, now.
Fans who bought tickets online have had to hold on to their email confirmations while those who purchased entry to the fun night out at Virgin Megastore have held on tightly to their receipts.
Organisers Done Events waited this long to arrange collection of the tickets in order to avoid fake copies of them emerging onto the market and to minimize people re-selling the tickets at a higher price.
Thomas Ovesen, Chief Operating Officer at Done Events said about the huge operation they are trying to ensure goes as smoothly as possible: “The planning for the event is going very well, and we are looking forward to putting on amazing show for Dubai and the UAE.
“As anticipation builds, we would urge fans to follow the event advice contained with tickets, and to keep an eye on our website www.doneevents.com and the 1D Dubai official Facebook page for updates.”
Customers are even being given driving route advice so their experience on the big day next month is as safe and enjoyable as possible.
See below for how to pick up your One Direction gig tickets:
PURCHASED FROM TIME OUT TICKETS
The person who made the purchase can only collect tickets. Upon collecting tickets, each customer will be requested to present their online order confirmation and one of the following valid original government photo identification documents: Emirates ID card, Drivers Licence or Passport.
Venue Box Office:
Please note, customers that have opted for Venue Box Office collection as the ticket collection method will have the opportunity to collect their tickets in advance to avoid any queues on the day of the event. Time Out Tickets strongly recommends that customers collect their tickets in advance. The details for advance collection are as follows.
Customers, who wish to collect their tickets in advance, can do so from the Time Out Tickets Box Office in Dubai Media City. Click here for location map, directions and timings. Please note that tickets will be available in advance from 9am Wednesday 11th March.
For those customers who have opted for Venue Box Office Collection and would like to collect their tickets on the day of the event, the Venue Box Office will open at midday on Saturday 4th April. Again, Time Out Tickets strongly recommends that tickets are collected before the day of the event.
For those customers who have opted for Secured Delivery, the following procedure will apply.
For customers that have requested Secured Delivery, their tickets will be delivered starting from Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Certain locations such as Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, Khalifa City, Al Raha, Al Reef and Madinat Zayed are 'Out of Delivery Areas'. Click here to view the full list. If a customer’s shipping address is within the 'Out of Delivery Areas', please contact 1Dtickets@timeouttickets.com to arrange another method of collection. Any tickets that are undelivered will be available for collection from the Venue Box Office on the day of the event.
TICKETS PURCHASED FROM VIRGIN MEGASTORES
For customers who purchased their tickets in-store at Virgin Megastores or online from www.virginmegastore.me can collect their tickets from Wednesday 11th – Wednesday 25th March*.
• If you bought your tickets online and selected ‘Dubai store’ for collection visit Virgin Megastore, The Dubai Mall.
• If you bought your tickets online and selected ‘Abu Dhabi store’ for collection visit Virgin Megastore, Yas Mall.
• If you bought your tickets from any Virgin Megastore in Dubai: visit Virgin Megastore, The Dubai Mall.
• If you bought your tickets from any Virgin Megastore in Abu Dhabi: visit Virgin Megastore, Yas Mall.
• If you bought your tickets in Qatar: visit Virgin Megastore, Villaggio Mall
* Qatar customers can collect tickets from Sunday 15th – Monday 30th March
• If you bought your tickets in Bahrain: visit Virgin Megastore, City Centre
* Bahrain c customers can collect tickets from Sunday 15th – Monday 30th March
For Virgin Tickets online customers tickets can only be collected by the person who made the purchase. Upon collecting tickets, each customer will be requested to present their online order confirmation and one of the following valid original government photo identification documents: Emirates ID card, Drivers Licence or Passport.
For Virgin Tickets in-store customers you will need to bring the original stamped store receipt OR original stamped e-tickets along with a copy of a valid national ID or passport copy of the person who purchased the tickets. Copies of tickets or store receipts will not be accepted.
CUSTOMER CONTACT DETAILS
Time Out Tickets customers can email 1Dtickets@timeouttickets.com