Here’s where to watch the World Cup Final in the UAE
From football fan zones to arena-style viewing and gigantic screens.
World Cup Fever is sweeping the region and for those of us not jetting off to Qatar, here are the best places to watch all of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 games in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Address Dubai Mall
Celebrate your team spirit and make the most of the FIFA World Cup matches with a viewing experience overlooking the Burj Khalifa at poolside restaurant Cabana at Address Dubai Mall. Available from 20 November to 18 December 2022. A minimum spend of AED 200 per person applies.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 438 8666 for reservations and more information.
Address Dubai Marina
The chic waterfront property in the heart of Dubai Marina will be hosting a FIFA pop-up to screen all of the football action from Qatar. Make this football season special with offers on bites and beverages, in addition to an unrivalled viewing experience. Available from 20 November to 18 December 2022. A minimum spend of AED 150 per person applies.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 436 7777 for reservations and more information.
BAI Bar & Terrace
Catch all the FIFA World Cup 2022 action live at BAI Bar and Terrace at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Canal View. With a 144-inch LED screen outdoors and 75-inch screens indoors, you wouldn’t want to go anywhere else to watch the footie. Predict your FIFA World Cup 2022 winners, and you could be in with the chance of winning some exciting deals. In addition, the venue will offer daily food and beverage promotions, including buckets of hops, match day happy hour and fantastic food.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 056 9958210 for reservations and more information.
Catch the football event of the year at this new urban sports bar in Dubai Marina’s Pier 7. The causal venue boasts 20 screens throughout its modern interior, ensuring the best view of all the action from the FIFA World Cup. The bar is also home to The Bunker, a private area with a 200-inch projector screen and private bar access that can be booked for an intimate viewing experience. If the stress of the match gets too much, a digital darts board and X-Golf will provide pre or post-match distraction.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 578 1668 for reservations and more information.
Belgian Café Dubai Festival City
With free entry to all, Football Deck by Belgian Café Dubai Festival City will be the place to watch the FIFA World Cup from 20 November to 18 December as it transforms into the place to be for all fanatics of one of the world’s most popular sports. Football enthusiasts of all ages can watch all of the matches streamed live from Qatar on giant HD screens with astonishing views of the creek and the city beyond. In addition, fans can enjoy pub grub, food stalls, beverages, a live DJ, entertainment and shisha.
GO: Visit www.dubaifestivalcityhotels.com or call 04 701 1127 for reservations and more information.
Buffalo Wings & Rings
With branches in DIFC and JLT, Buffalo Wings & Rings have you covered when it comes to the FIFA World Cup. Expect huge screens, multiple HD televisions, casual American cuisine, a daily happy hour and a chilled environment to watch every minute of every game. The venue can also arrange group viewing parties, with special packages to suit every budget.
GO: Call 050 247 1226 (DIFC) or 050 961 8122 (JLT) for reservations and more information.
DRIFT Beach Dubai
In partnership with Ruinart, the exclusive lounge at DRIFT Beach Dubai offers a beachfront luxury escape to watch the football. With plush lounge chairs, perfect for sitting and enjoying a chilled glass of bubbles, table-side champagne service and a delicious menu of light bites, the lounge will offer everything needed for an elegant way to enjoy the FIFA World Cup games.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 315 2200 for reservations and more information.
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
Cheer for your favourite team this World Cup at FireLake at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. FireLake’s 144-inch LED screen is located on the stunning terrace, ensuring the best FIFA World Cup 2022 experience. Enjoy great views, daily food and beverage deals and a chance to win exciting prizes. Predict the winner before kick-off and get the opportunity to enter a lucky draw.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 056 4044169 for reservations and more information.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
The Beach Stadium at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah will be the largest outdoor licenced football fan zone in Jumeirah Beach Residence, with over 1,600sqm of space and several mega-sized screens. The venue boasts a total capacity of over 1000 guests and will feature four fan zones – The Beach, Tiger Bar, Wavebreaker Deck and Garden with hubbly-bubbly lounge. The Beach Stadium will be free to enter, but a minimum spend on food and beverage will be applicable for certain games.
GO: Call 04 318 2319 for reservations and more information.
ibis Dubai Al Barsha
Join the Jamboree Fanzone for all the FIFA World Cup action live at ibis Dubai Al Barsha. Fans can experience a lively atmosphere and the only outdoor experience in Al Barsha at the Jamboree Fanzone to cheer on their favourite teams while enjoying the games on large HD screens with a sound system that will capture the excitement of every goal scored. Footie fans have the chance to win exciting prizes during each game. Happy hours, special menus and gaming activities will make Jamboree Fanzone one of the most exciting places to be this FIFA World Cup.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 399 6699 for reservations and more information.
Icon Bar & Lounge
This newly refurbished bar at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City is the perfect place to cheer on your team while enjoying classic bar favourites including fish and chips or bangers and mash. The venue will install 100-inch TV screens for the occasion and serve drink specials from AED 35 during the games.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 222 7171 for reservations and more information.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Set against a spectacular backdrop of the Museum of the Future, the outdoor Arena at Jumeirah Emirates Towers can host up to 500 people each night, combining state-of-the-art screens, private lounges, and live performances for luxury-loving football fans. Whilst Executive Chef, Reiner Lupfer, has curated a menu of international cuisine, especially for the Arena. Available from 20 November to 18 December 2022.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and more information.
Live @ The Lake
This outdoor football zone at Dubai Digital Park Plaza will be the perfect game-time hub for residents of Dubai Silicon Oasis and the surrounding neighbourhoods. The family-friendly event zone features two large screens, a stage for entertainment, and plenty of seating and standing room. There will also be a OUI Bar + Terrace pop-up serving drinks specials throughout the matches.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 571 4343 for reservations and more information.
McGettigan’s Fan Zone
The FIFA World Cup Qatar countdown has officially begun, and McGettigan’s will be taking over Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, turning the outdoor venue into a football fan zone. There will be plenty of packages and food and beverage options on offer. General access starts at AED 50, which also includes access to WinterFest. The Fanzone Deck will be a premium reserved area boasting cocktail tables for four people from AED 800 and a picnic table for six people from AED 1,200. VIP Boxes can accommodate up to 30 guests with their own dedicated service staff and four hours of unlimited F&B packages starting at AED 10,000.
GO: Visit www.mcgettigans.com/fanzonetickets for reservations and more information.
Bar Netsu will serve a menu of Japanese-inspired bar bites for fans looking to catch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches live. Created for the occasion by chef Ross Shonhan, the menu brings together a selection of Netsu’s most desired dishes, alongside some new additions. Expect the Three Roll Mixed Maki Set, Seven Piece Nigiri Set, Wagyu Beef Hotdog, Lobster Tempura Roll and Wagyu Truffle Sando. Two sharing-style packages for groups of four and ten people will also be available.
GO: Call 04 777 2232 for reservations and more information.
Celebrate FIFA fever at this vibrant sports bar at Manzil Downtown. Cheer for your team with bites, hops and beats from a live DJ in between matches. For the ultimate sporting experience, the venue’s lazy weekend brunch will also be offered. Available from 20 November to 18 December 2022.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 428 5888 for reservations and more information.
Oui Bar + Terrace
This Silicon Oasis hub will have indoor and outdoor sports zones, with special game-time light shows, a DJ and live entertainment. They’ll also offer special drinks deals, happy hours and a food menu with a Radisson RED take on all of your pub grub favourites.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 571 4343 for reservations and more information.
Ribs & Brews
Ribs and Brews at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City will welcome sports fans to enjoy live viewing of football mayhem, complimented with drink deals and a plethora of food to choose from. Ribs and Brews will be turned into a football fan zone from 20 November to 18 December. Here, guests can enjoy a casual and friendly atmosphere, wear their favourite team’s jersey and celebrate the month-long football season.
GO: Visit www.alhabtoorcity.com or call 04 435 5577 for reservations and more information.
Measuring 28 metres by 15.1 metres, and spanning 423 square metres, Roxy Xtreme is a whopping 60 percent bigger than a tennis court. Combine that with state-of-the-art laser projection, DOLBY ATMOS surround sound technology, and absurdly comfortable seats, and you’re looking at every cinephile’s dream destination. Not only will Roxy Xtreme screen an array of blockbusters, but also unmissable sporting events. For starters, matches from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be broadcast later this year. Incidentally, the auditorium features 382 premium reclining seats in total, but the 12 in the Director’s Boxes tier promise pure luxury; they’re fitted with heated seats, wireless phone chargers, shopping bag storage, and a personal swivel table. Oh, and standing in queue for candy and popcorn isn’t a prerequisite – waiters are also on hand with a range of food and beverage services.
GO: Visit www.theroxycinemas.com for more information.
iKandy will be screening all of the FIFA World Cup games on a 10-metre-wide screen set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa. Stay cool with pool access included, whilst live entertainment and music will keep the party going. The World Cup theme extends to the iKandy menu with cocktails and dishes inspired by the countries participating in the tournament.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 405 2703 for reservations and more information.
Sheraton Mall of the Emirates
Put on your jerseys and watch your favourite football matches with friends and family on the big screen spread across level five of the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates. Don’t miss one minute of the game-time excitement. Available daily, from 11am to 1am. AED 100 per person minimum spend (redeemable on the food menu).
GO: Call 04 377 2353 for reservations and more information.
Soul Beach Dubai
Watch the World Cup on two huge screens, poolside or on the sand at Soul Beach Dubai. Get a chance to win AED 1 million and other prizes by scanning a QR Code at the club. Enjoy the matches from one of many beachside lounging options. Choose from beach beds, pool beds, cosy marina and pool cabanas, VIP pergola seating, or barefoot at the beach lounge and restaurant. Expect house music DJs, live entertainment, delicious food, and an unrivalled ambience reminiscent of the best Mediterranean beach clubs. Prices from AED 300 per bed.
GO: Call or WhatsApp 050 523 9731 for reservations and more information.
Catch all the football action live on the big screen at Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach Dubai while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Celebrate with a lively atmosphere in the football beer garden, which has been decorated for the occasion with flag buntings and staff in jerseys. The menu will feature delicacies based on countries playing in the tournament, from Brazil to Spain, and selected beverages will be priced at AED 32.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 050 189 6214 for reservations and more information.
The Football Park at DIFC
The Dubai International Financial Centre will provide a one-of-its-kind viewing experience for the world’s greatest football tournament at The Football Park, located at the podium level of Gate Avenue. Pre-booked guests will be able to access the outdoor hospitality section, where they can choose from culinary offerings, including those of renowned Michelin Guide Dubai restaurants. In addition, private lounges with a private butler will be available for corporate hospitality and hosting opportunities. Available from 20 November to 18 December 2022. Tickets will go on sale from 15 September.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and more information.
The Pub on The Creek
This traditional British bar opened its doors almost 50 years ago at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek and remains a firm favourite with the football crowd. Inside a special tent with views of Dubai Creek and Burj Khalifa, all matches will be shown across five screens, the largest of which clocks in at an impressive 10SQM. Guests can expect DJs, live entertainment and a BBQ during specific matches. There will also be a sports-themed menu and drinks offers available daily.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 222 7171 for reservations and more information.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Starting on 20 November, football fans can catch live screenings of the FIFA World Cup matches at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah’s luscious outdoor Gazebo. From 3 December until 10 December, a minimum spend of AED 180 per person will be implemented and is redeemable against three beverage vouchers. For the Semi-Final and Final, a minimum spend of AED 250 per person can be redeemed against four drink vouchers only. Delightful light bites from the signature à la carte menu will be at an additional cost throughout the tournament. On 18 December, between 8:30pm to 11:30pm, the resort will host an evening filled with celebrations for the FIFA World Cup Final, with beats spun by a lively DJ.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 828 2245 for reservations and more information.
Get ready to say “Olé” in style at VOCO Dubai. Watch every game of the FIFA World Cup, from 20 November until 2 December, on the big screens at Windows Bar. Here you can enjoy hops, signature cocktails, bubbles and bites. Open daily, from 12:30pm to 3am. AED 190 minimum spend per person.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 308 0430 for reservations and more information.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
Kicking off the football season, fans can watch all the action unfold with a massive screen taking over the spacious terrace at LEXX. Tuck into an exclusive fan-favourite menu featuring jalapeno bites, whilst those settling in to watch the match in their team’s jersey will receive a complimentary bucket of chicken wings. LEXX also offers multiple screens within the indoor lounge for the ultimate match-day viewing experience. A minimum spend applies on premium seating for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
GO: Call 050 273 3120 or 02 510 1234 for reservations and more information.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
What better place to watch all the action from the FIFA World Cup 2022 than at Glo, next to the finest pool in Abu Dhabi? Rosewood Abu Dhabi will be screening all the matches on a giant inflatable screen, so you won’t miss a minute of the action. What’s more, a range of delicious food and beverages will be available from the a la carte menu. So, whether you’re cheering on your favourite team or just enjoying the atmosphere, Glo is the perfect place to be.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Revel in a stadium-like atmosphere ad Plaza Beach as Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi plays host to the only beachfront Football Village in the capital. All matches will be aired live on giant screens, but the fun doesn’t stop at full-time as the venue will also be home to match break quizzes, beachside BBQ brunches, stand-up comedy competitions, giveaways and more. The Football Village Day Pass is available from 20 November to 18 December for AED 100 (Redeemable), from 1pm to 1am. There will also be a daily happy hour with 50% savings on all beverages by the glass, from 1pm to 5pm.
GO: Visit www.shangrilaexperiences.com or call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.
Ras Al Khaimah
Chill out on the beach whilst cheering on your favourite team during the world’s greatest football tournament at the Fanzone by RBG Bar at Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island. Featuring a four-meter LED screen, guests can enjoy the matches with daily drink deals (from AED 20), a beach BBQ and exciting prizes. In addition, the beach will boast live cooking stations with the tastiest BBQ food, which can be enjoyed as an “all you can eat” package or as individual portions ordered a la carte.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 050 419 4908 for reservations and more information.