It’s almost here! The FIFA World Cup Qatar is officially set to kick off on November 20, and the UAE is expecting a lot of footfall in the days leading up to, and during the tournament.
Dubai is set to be the major gateway for fans headed to the region—with more people flying through Dubai than Qatar itself. In fact, Abu Dhabi and Dubai airports expect FIFA-related traffic to skyrocket this season. The country is already sold out on accommodation options in Qatar.
Here’s a list of where to go to enjoy the matches right here in the UAE, and we’ll keep updating this list throughout the tournament.
BudX FIFA Fan Festival
One of only three flagship fan festivals for the tournament, the Dubai version of BudX FIFA Fan Festival will be held at Dubai Harbour. Tickets start at Dh78 and can be purchased on PlatinumList. The venue can host a whopping 10,000 fans every day. Fans can watch the matches live on custom-designed gigantic 330sqm screens featuring cutting edge 4D audio.
BudX is one of the most exciting places to watch the games in style with friends and family. It offers a wide range of fun activities including a bowling alley, an outdoor soccer pitch, beach volleyball court, table tennis tables and more!
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to watch the games with your friends, look no further than Nikki Beach Fanzone in Doha. This fanzone promises a ‘massive screen, ample seating, coastal cuisines and live entertainment.’ Known for its relaxed vibes, Nikki Beach Fanzone takes advantage of the now cooler weather to offer a beachside setting to enjoy the football matches live. Table rates start at Dh500.
Address Beach Resort, Dubai
Fully airconditioned Football Fan Zone Tent, Address Beach Resort will be all out for football fans. With a supporters capacity of 250, the tent will have multiple screens. Get Dh50 entry ticket is fully redeemable on food and beverages.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai
Sofitel can accommodate up to 500 guests can enjoy five-star service as part of this Fan Zone’s sports viewing experience. You will watch the matches on a giant screen, while enjoying the property’s infinity pool and dining packages. There is minimum spend of AED100 which gets you a basic package including beverages, but you can also join as a group on a Platinum or Gold VIP experience for AED2500 and AED1200 per table respectively.
More locations to watch Fifa World Cup in Qatar :
Soho Garden Meydan, Dubai
Old Castello, Jumeirah One
Occidental Hotel, Al Jaddaf, Dubai
Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai
Aloft Al Mina, Dubai
McGettigan’s at Dubai Media City
Zero Gravity, Dubai
Press Play Fanzone, Ibn Battuta, Dubai
Soul Beach Dubai
Dukes the Palm, Dubai
The Square, Dubai Sports City
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
We wish you to enjoy all along the football tournament – Fitness Trainer Dubai Team.