2014 FIFA WORLD CUP: NATAL
Dunas Arena will be integrated to airport and hotels
By Ingrid Coifman | photo: Jenipabú beach
Close to Europe and Africa, Natal attracts tourists to its beaches, sand dunes, and historical sites. The average daily temperature is 28C degrees. The capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte, features the Via Costeira which is a large coastal avenue, one of the preferred destinations. Famous beaches right next to the city are: Ponta Negra, Genipabu, Redinha, Pipa, and Pirangi.
The Dunas Arena, stage to four of the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches, will have a capacity for 45,000 people. The investments made are in the order of US$ 210 million. Two urban mobility projects are also being constructed in Natal: the corridor between the airport and the Dunas Arena, and the airport with the major hotels. The Prudente de Morais roadway is an important access road to the stadium, it is currently being expanded. The construction is expected to be finished by December 2013.
One of the main projects for 2014 is a new airport called ‘Greater Natal International Airport’, which is under construction in the nearby city of São Gonçalo do Amarante. Its plan is to be the biggest airport in South America and 8th largest in the world.