“The Greatest Show on the Earth” has officially kicked off on November 20 with the grand opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. When Qatar is expecting to experience the footfall of more than a million game fanatics, Dubai is believed to be the “major gateway” to this year’s FIFA World Cup crowd.
And if you are not being able to head for Qatar to be in the beating heart of this football madness, there’s no need to feel left out from all the action! We are going to reveal a list of 10 incredible fan zones to watch FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches.
So, be ready to cheer up your favourite team right from Dubai while living every moment of action on the fields and sharing the joy, excitement and tears of joy with other fellow football fans.
1. Global Village
Dubai never fails to understand what’s on your mind. To keep parity with the pulsating vibe of the Qatar FIFA World Cup everywhere, many fan zones have been set up across the city but the one erected at Dubai Global Village is our personal favourite among them all. This spot has been crafted in a wonderful way to blend football and fun in just the right proportion!
If you are someone who wants to scream, cheer, eat and share the euphoria of the game with other football fans, Global Village is the place in town that you should visit during this football season. This Coca-Cola Fan Zone is screening every match of the Qatar FIFA World Cup and the best part is it’s FREE!
Seats are limited and they will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. So, head early to Global Village for securing a nice spot. This fan zone has also included a shooting challenge to test your ball skill. There will be a very special edition of Coca-Cola mocktails and foods to match the mood.
Even after this World Cup football fever is over, there is a host of good reasons to visit Global Village which is presently on its 27th season.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Exit 37, E311, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sunday – Wednesday, 4.00 PM – 12.00 AM | Thursday – Saturday, 4.00 PM – 1.00 AM | Tuesdays are reserved exclusively for ladies and families, except on public holidays.
No entry cost to enter Global Village Coca-Cola Fan Zone but you have to buy Global Village Entry ticket that starts from AED 18 per person. Children under the age of 3 years don’t need any entry ticket.
2. BudX FIFA Fan Festival, Dubai Harbour
The one and the only way to experience the true spirit of watching FIFA Qatar World Cup from Dubai is none other than the official version of the BudX FIFA Fan Festival in Dubai. This set-up allows fans to watch every single match on a giant screen paired with a wisely designed game-watching experience.
BudX FIFA Dubai is a state-of-the-art venue backed by unprecedented screening technology and a riveting ambience. There will be tasty foods, music and football legends to have more than just watching football.
BudX FIFA Fan Festival Dubai is erected at the cruise terminal of the Dubai Harbour so that you can treat your eyes with an iconic vista, a fascinating city skyline along with a wide range of retail, living and F&B offerings.
Dubai Harbour, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20 November | 05:00pm – 03:00am
21 November | 03:00pm – 03:00am
22 to 28 November | 12:00 pm – 03:00am
29 November to 18 December | 04:00pm – 03:00am
General Admission – AED 78.75
Premium Admission – AED 131.25
High Table for 4 – AED 1,680
Lounge for 8 – AED 3,360
Premium Suite (for 15 people) – AED 13,387.50
3. Expo City Dubai
In this season of football, fans in Dubai have got another cool place to look forward – the Expo City Dubai Fan Zone. With giant screens and plenty of food and drinks, Jubilee Park and Al Wasl Dome are going to be the perfect spot to celebrate the spirit of Qatar World Cup Football in the most vibrant way.
Fan City at Jubilee Park in Expo City Dubai is a huge facility with a capacity to accommodate up to 10,000 spectators at a time. To keep everyone engaged, arrangements have been made for a beverage tent, a shisha lounge bar and tons of food vendors.
You have to be at the Jubilee Park or the Al Wasl Plaza to behold sharp and vibrant projection on the screen that supports in-game graphics features to take your viewing experience to the next level. A podium, sheltering 32 mannequins flaunting the official kits of every participating team, is here to welcome and keep you engrossed in the game.
Expo City, Al Wasl Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jubilee Park will remain open from 5.00 PM – 1.30 AM on weekdays and from 12.00 PM – 1.30 AM on weekends.
Starting from the knockout stage (from December 3), fans can attend the VIP guest experience at Al Wasl Plaza.
The general admission ticket cost is AED 30 per person. There is no entry fee for children under 12 years.
4. The Football Park in DIFC
Gate Avenue, the most extraordinary indoor cum outdoor promenade in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is all set to join the euphoria of Qatar FIFA World Cup with a spectacular fan zone. The Football Park at DIFC is one of the most celebrated spots in Dubai to watch all the matches on giant screens.
This pop-up setting can be spotted at the Podium Level of Gate Avenue where you can be a part of an enthusiastic fan crowd talking and singing about football. DIFC has also arranged for an exclusive outdoor hospitality section to cater your culinary demands in between short breaks.
Apart from a wide range of impressive gastronomical delights from Michelin Guide Dubai restaurants, the Football Park of DIFC is housing a number of private lounges with private butlers. That’s incredible!
Gate Avenue, Trade Centre, DIFC, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Park opens at 1.30 PM everyday.
It charges a minimum of AED 350 per person to enter. This amount is fully redeemable on food and drinks when inside.
5. VOX Cinemas
If you are not present in Qatar to watch all those live actions on the fields, you must not miss out on the chance to book your seat with VOX Cinemas in Dubai. Dubai VOX is broadcasting live matches from Qatar on their screens and all you have to do is to visit one of their venues to feel the heat!
Thanks to their fully-immersive screen and sound technology, pitch-side seats for the best viewing experience and a wide selection of stadium-inspired delicious snacks, VOX Cinemas promises to deliver the ultimate game-watching for you and your gang.
VOX Cinemas is collaborating with beIN SPORTS to bring the excitement right in front of your eyes. You can take full advantage of saving a lot with the Season Pass that includes semi-final and final matches for just AED 695.
The VOX Cinema halls in Dubai
As per the match timings
A standard ticket costs AED 42 per person. Ticket price goes up depending on the seat category you choose.
6. Precision Football x Press Play, Ibn Battuta Mall
Who says music and football are not good to blend? For a never-before football-watching experience, Precision Football and Press Play are collaborating in Dubai so that music meets football seamlessly. The idea is to evoke your senses through sports and music.
Precision Football has always been known to be a dedicated sports venue. When Press Play is taking control over this area to turn it into a multimedia platform this FIFA World Cup season, things are going to be insane for sure.
This vibrant fan zone is going to entertain football fanatics by playing the action on a giant screen measuring 250 square metres. It promises fans stadium-like sound and ambience with the plethora of food and drink options.
The venue will be featuring VIP platforms available with individual screens and table-side hospitality. Precision Football and Press Play have also agreed to host a series of family-oriented and football-centric activities and training sessions right on the spot.
Ibn Battuta Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jabel Ali Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
From 19th November 2022 to 18th December, 12.00 PM -1.00 AM
Entry cost starts from around AED 395 per person. You have to pay extra depending on the facilities you are requesting for.
7. City Centre Mirdif Stadium
Want to join the World Cup Football madness but not being able to leave the city boundary? Well, there’s City Centre Mirdif for you. This place has unveiled a stadium-inspired arena on its rooftop since 20th November and it will keep welcoming every football fan till the grand finale.
City Centre Mirdif Stadium is a wonderful fan zone to bring your family in. There will be loads of football-themed games, competitive games and child-friendly activities to keep the whole family engaged.
The arena has a capacity to accommodate 700 people across its dual match-screening platform with an extra of 150 people in the food and beverage area. Watching live telecast of matches from Qatar is truly a blissful session at City Centre Mirdif Stadium Fan Zone.
Rooftop next to Debenhams, Entrance C, City Centre Mirdif, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daily from 1.00 PM to 1.00 AM
Premium lounges are available for reservation from the stadium itself. They can fit up to 6 people and the cost to reserve one is AED 150. This cost is redeemable at the lounge catering only, including on the shisha.
Entrance for the first 13 days (20 November – 2 December), will be completely free. Entry fees to the venue are to be announced soon.
8. Stadium Lounge, City Walk
Expanded over an area of 3,200 square metre on the ground level of the City Walk Green Planet area, the Stadium Lounge is an ideal outdoor fan zone in Dubai to catch all the excitement of Qatar FIFA World Cup.
This wisely crafted place is already catching the attention and you will love the vibe they have created for football enthusiasts in Dubai. City Walk Stadium Lounge is fitted with a massive screen of 96 square metre. This is one of the largest indoor screens in the town.
To add more to your excitement, Stadium Lounge will be featuring some exquisite menu and football-centric fun activities to keep the energy level high up. Watching a match with every other family member and feeling a stadium-like vibe is something that City Walk vouch for.
Al Wasl and Al Safa Road Junction, Accessible from Sheikh Zayed road, Via exit D71 towards Jumeirah. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
12.00 PM – 1.00 AM daily
The Reservation Fee is AED 150 which is redeemable during the match to order food and drink. Click here to book.
9. JBR Football Village
When the whole city of Dubai is decking up to rock up to the Qatar FIFA World Cup mood, how can JBR be lagging behind? It’s not possible! To keep the football fans high on spirit, Double Tree by Hilton has arranged the best beachside football fan zone facility in the town.
This JBR Football Village fan zone, conceptualized and designed by Double Tree Hilton Dubai, is ready to offer football fanatics an enticing viewing experience coupled with unbeatable fun things. Fans of all ages can catch the match on the big screen amidst the gorgeous Marina View from the waterside infinity pool area.
Plenty of delicious food, beverages, live entertainment and beach ball games will be there to elevate the fun factor. To offer something extra for football fans, JBR Football Village entry fees are kept fully redeemable on food and beverage.
Double Tree by Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Guests can enter the venue one hour before kick-off
Entry Fee will be from AED 100 – AED 200 per person. The amount is redeemable on food and beverage.
10. Soul Beach DXB
If you are a beach person who wishes to have everything right on the beach, Dubai’s Soul Beach club is the place to head for. The Fan Zone erected at Soul Beach is undoubtedly one of the best spots to live the football madness.
This Ibiza-inspired beach club features two huge screens to showcase all World Cup matches from 20th November to 18th December. Display screens are fitted at either end of the venue – one on the beach and another one near the pool area. This setup creates a more open and vibrant ambience.
Seating options at Soul Beach club are plush and diverse. They include pool beds, beach beds, on-site resto lounge sitting, pergola seating and pool cabanas. The venue is strictly adult-only. Kids are not allowed on this premise.
JA The Resort Exit No 13, Sheik Zayed Road, Jebel Ali Freezone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daily from 10.00 AM to 2.00 AM
Minimum spend of AED 300 per person
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is the most anticipated sports event of the year and millions of people across the globe will be glued to the TV or mobile screens to watch ‘the magic and the magicians.’ Dubai has already set up hundreds of fantastic facilities across the town apart from our list where football fans can gather to live the moment. Cafes, restaurants and beaches are all determined to bring this into town. Just Explore!