The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off on 20 November and runs until 18 December, and will see teams representing 32 nations, go head to head to be crowned football world champions.
This World Cup, put on your jerseys and get ready to cheer on your favourite nation and footballing superstar.
With Dubai being so close to Qatar, football fever will be high and many football fans are set to watch games in Dubai, and there is no better way to enjoy the thrill of the game than by cheering alongside other football lovers.
For residents and tourists that were unable to book tickets to see the matches live or have tickets to a few games and will base themselves in Dubai and need a spot to watch the other matches, then fan zones are the place to be, and Dubai has its fair share of them to choose from.
Grab your friends and enjoy an exhilarating time watching the matches on the big screens at some of these fan zones in Dubai.
Jumeriah Emirates Towers Arena
Enjoy a unique outdoor experience during the tournament, and cheer for your favourite football team, with the backdrop of the Museum of the Future. The fan zone has a capacity of 500 people, where fans can watch the matches on large screens. Football fans can also watch from private lounges and tuck into a wide array of international dishes.
Mega Fan Zone at Soho Garden Meydan
Get into the football spirit at the Mega Fan Zone at Soho Garden, Meydan. With a capacity of 3,000 people, the fan zone has endless space for all to cheer their favourite teams on. Delight in delicious dishes to snack on while watching the game, including burgers, sliders and drinks of choice. VIP booths are also available along with picnic tables, great for a smaller viewing crowd. Live entertainment, performances and DJ sets will keep spirits high while the games are being played.
Fanzone by McGettigan's at Dubai Media Amphitheatre
Catch all the World Cup matches as they happen at the Fanzone by McGettigan's. The Dubai Media City Amphitheatre has been transformed to bring the sure-to-be iconic football matches onto the big screen. While watching the football matches, families can also delight in exciting winter activities, with loads of festive games and food held at the Winterfest, situated inside the fan zone. Entry prices start at Dhs 50, which is fully redeemable on food and drinks.
Football Fan Zone Tent at Address Beach Resort
Address Beach Resort at Jumeirah Beach Residence is launching an amazing football fan zone tent at Events Lawn, to give football fans the opportunity to enjoy watching their favourite players and teams compete. Open from 12.30pm to 2am, fans can watch the nail-biting games unfold while enjoying bites, including grilled Boston sliders, chicken popcorn, fried calamari and more. Entry to the venue is on a first-come, first-served basis and has a minimum spend of Dhs 50, fully redeemable on food and drinks. The vouchers for food and beverages are available to purchase at the entrance to the tent. Guests aged 21 years and under will be able to visit till 8pm.
The Beach Stadium at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is hosting The Beach Stadium, one of the largest outdoor licenced football fan zones. With views of the beach, catch each match as it happens on several big screens. Divided into four zones, The Beach, Tiger Bar, Wavebreaker Deck and Garden, each zone offers a special experience to view the matches. The Beach offers relaxing sunbeds to watch the tournament, with Tiger Bar, accommodating 150 fans with a large screen, is great for big groups or corporate hires. The Wavebreaker Deck will serve fans delicious barbecue to enjoy while watching the game, and the Garden will have large screens set in a private garden, for a more reserved viewing experience. Throughout the tournament, live music and performances will keep guests entertained. Entry is free, with pre-booking required.
VZ's Football Fan Zone at Fairmont The Palm
Get into the football spirit at the VZ's Pub at Fairmont The Palm. Extended to a wider space for fans to truly experience the football atmosphere, the venue is open daily from 1pm to 1am. Fans can enjoy watching the games as it happens live in Qatar on a giant screen, and tuck into a specially curated football menu. Fans can also stay entertained with live entertainment throughout the matches. Prices for the menu start at Dhs 60.
Press Play at Ibn Battuta Mall
Music and football fans, Press Play is the place to be for endless entertainment and fun. Held at Precision Football at Ibn Battuta Mall, the venue will host a great live-viewing experience, where fans can relish in food and drinks, while watching the games on big screens. To keep the energy high, a series of 14 artists will perform live from Rudimental, Lethal Bizzle, JME and more.
JBR Football Village by DoubleTree Dubai Hilton
Catch all the excitement and enthusiasm of the World Cup at the JBR Football Village. Located at DoubleTree Dubai Hilton, enjoy a great viewing experience by watching on two large screens by the pool. A live DJ will play top hits to keep the energy high. Delight in drinks and dishes, including mini fish and chips, loaded chilli bean nachos, hotdogs and more. Prices start at Dhs 100.
The Stadium by The Irish Village at Dubai Duty Free Stadium
The Irish Village is transforming the Dubai Duty Free Stadium in Al Garhoud into one of the biggest fan zones for the World Cup. A 36-metre screen has been set up for fans to catch every single minute of each game. Standing as well as seating spaces will be available, and fans can enjoy tucking into great bites and drinks while the games take place. A DJ will also keep the entertainment going with music sets. Entry to the stadium is free to all.
Football Park at DIFC
Catch all the nail-biting matches as they happen at the Football Park at DIFC. Located at the podium level at Gate Avenue, the park will live-stream the tournament, and also offer private lounges with a butler, for fans looking for a more exclusive football-viewing experience. With an outdoor dining area, enjoy a variety of restaurants to choose from, and participate in games and activities in between the matches.
BudX FIFA Fan Festival at Dubai Harbour
What better way to enjoy the ultimate football fan experience than at the FIFA Fan Festival! Dubai is one of the six cities in the world to host the fan festival. Held at Dubai Harbour, the fan zone will live stream all the games and will have local and international acts playing, to keep the energy high. Open to fans aged 21 years old and over, the fan zone will also bring delicious food from W Hotel, to ensure you do not get hungry while enjoying the matches.
Fanzone at Zero Gravity
If you are looking for a spot to catch all the games while also enjoying the stunning views of the beach, then the Fanzone at Zero Gravity is a great place to watch the tournament during the World Cup. Watch the games unfold, as well as enjoy a DJ playing the best tunes to keep the excitement levels high. The fan zone has free entry for people aged 21 years old and above.
Football Deck by Belgian Cafe at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
Football fans can enjoy watching one of the most exciting sporting events at the Football Deck by Belgian Cafe. Located at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, watch as the matches are streamed live on large screens, at the outdoor terrace with views of Dubai or at the cafe. A private setting is also available for fans that would like to watch the match with a group. While watching, tuck into delicious dishes with customisable meals available for children. Children can also delight in activities, including face painting and a play area. Entry is free to all.
Fan Zone at Qube Sports Bar at Meydan Hotel
Qube Sports Bar at The Meydan Hotel is getting ready for World Cup with an excellent Fan Zone, offering fans exclusive deals. An indoor and outdoor dedicated fan zone has been set up, and the sports bar will have the games streamed live on large screens. Drinks and finger food will be available to get you through the match. To keep you entertained, free games will be held during breaks from billiards, darts, shuffleboard and more.
Football Fete at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Football fans can catch all the highly awaited World Cup games at the Football Fete at Sofitel Dubai Downtown. With a capacity of up to 550 guests, grab your friends and watch the match on a large screen. During breaks, enjoy live entertainment as well as football-themed activities to keep the excitement and energy high. Individual bookings are priced at Dhs 100 and include three drinks vouchers. VIP packages are also available for fans that would like a more exclusive viewing experience, with prices starting at Dhs 1,200.
ISD World Cup Fanzone at The Square at ISD
The ISD World Cup Fanzone, located at The Square at ISD in Dubai Sports City, is a great spot to enjoy the football thrill, similar to the feeling of being at a stadium and watching the match. With a capacity of 5,000 people, the fan zone is excellent for bringing the whole friend group along. Big screens will be set up, and when taking a break from watching the matches, delight in a round of beach soccer and fun activities by Footlab. Food trucks will be stationed for football fans to grab a snack, and if you are looking for a spacious setting, the VIP areas serve gourmet dishes, with butler service and more benefits. Prices start at Dhs 75 and are fully redeemable on food and beverages.
Fan City at Expo City Dubai
Expo City Dubai is turning into 'Fan City' to provide football fans with an ultimate viewing experience. Two unique zones will be held at Al Wasl and Jubliee Park. Jubliee Park will have an array of large screens streaming the matches and will also host fun activities from foot volley courts, penalty kick activations, DJ sets and more, and can host around 10,000 fans. The zone at Al Wasl will be available from 3 December, where guests can enjoy a VIP experience on four large screens broadcasted live and augmented by in-game graphics to be projected on the Al Wasl dome. Ticket holders for early games at Al Wasl dome can also enjoy complimentary access to Jubliee Park afterwards. Entry prices start at Dhs 30 and are free for children aged 12 years old and under.
International FIFA Fan Festival, WHITE Dubai
Get into the football spirit at International FIFA Fan Festival this World Cup. White Dubai at Dubai Harbour will have a capacity of 1,500 people and will host a series of international performers. Delight in watching all the matches from the World Cup in a one-of-a-kind experience.
Fan Zone at Soul Beach
Transport yourself to the football matches with the Fan Zone at Soul Beach at JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel. The outdoor beach club will have giant screens live-streaming all the matches. Food makes the experience better, and diners can enjoy delicious bites along with drinks. Be in a chance also to win raffle prizes and competitions. Prices for the fan zones start at Dhs 300.
Live at the Lake at Silicon Oasis
Dubai Digital Park Plaza is hosting a great outdoor football fan zone called Live at the Lake. Located at Silicon Oasis, the venue is the perfect spot for families to bond while watching the matches on two large screens. A game zone, as well as live entertainment, will be held, with something for everyone to enjoy. Grab a bite to eat at the food outlets at Digital Park and get deals on drinks from the OUI Bar and Terrace pop-up.
Fanzone at Nikki Beach Resort and Spa
Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, located at Pearl Jumeirah, is bringing all the football excitement to an epic fanzone. Throughout the tournament, watch the games as it takes place on large screens. The licenced fanzone will offer drinks and dishes, including dynamite shrimp, beef sliders, sushi and more.
Fan Zone at Barasti
Located at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, the Fan Zone at Barasti will turn into a great football place for fans to revel in the thrilling tournament while watching on large screens. Cheer for your favourite team while enjoying amazing bites and drinks, including a barbecue counter. Live bands and DJ's will keep the crowd high on their energy.