FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 great places to watch the World Cup in Dubai
They think it’s all over… well it isn’t yet. We’ve got five new ace venues for you to take in all of the upcoming FIFA World Cup action. So if you’re still making plans for where to watch England crash out at the group stages, then try one of these…
Garden on 8
With an air conditioned outdoor fan zone, a specially crafted food menu that includes the likes of Wiener schnitzel strips, tangy BBQ chicken wings and crispy chunky onion rings, and one massive screen airing every single of the FIFA World Cup, Garden on 8 really have gone all in celebration of this year’s World Cup. No really, they have. There’s live entertainment, tons of competitions and face painting too.
Where: Media One Hotel
Deal: Ventilated fan zone, footie menu, competitions and face painting
Contact: +971 4 427 1000, website
The Irish Village
The Irish Village has quite a neat set up in celebration of the FIFA World Cup. Fans can watch their team on the mega screen from tiered terraces while the venue’s lively staff ensure that their every need is catered to. There’s a minimum spend of AED100 – the fish and chips are delicious and well worth a try. Groups of 10 or more are advised to make a booking to secure their seat.
Where: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud
Deal: AED100 minimum spend for access to the viewing area
Contact: +971 4 282 4750, website
Perry & Blackwelder’s
With 10 screens airing every second of the footie madness, you sure not to miss a single goal, penalty or “dive” at P&B’s this World Cup. If you’re a foodie, be sure to check out their “Wing Your Way Around The World” offering, that features a selection of dishes from the many countries taking part in this year’s FIFA World Cup. The venue’s daily happy hour and special drink package – a bucket of six bottled hops, will keep you hydrated throughout the tournament. There’s a “Season Ticket” too. For every AED200 spent, guests will receive one stamp. The goal is to get to five stamps to receive an AED100 “milestone” voucher.
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Deal: Special food and drinks menu and daily happy hour
Contact: +971 4 432 3232, website
The city's day to night beach club is ready to offer all the world cup action on a 16-foot screen with free entry at all times, which is brilliant. You can also enjoy unlimited food and beverages from 15 minutes before the big matches till the final whistle is blown. Expect to see original stadium snacks from pies to burgers and hot dogs. With live DJs and an electric atmosphere, you'll feel like you're at the matches in Russia.
Where: Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh Road
Deal: AED250 for World Cup Brunches during big matches, unlimited food and beverages during the matches
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website
The Last Stand
If you’re looking to watch the tournament with family, The Last Stand should be your go to spot. Located in The Dome in Sports City, the pop up park features three massive screens and has been divided into two areas – The Family Zone and the Main Zone. As its name suggests the family zone is open to all those under the age of 21 and boasts a number of fun activities like foosball, human foosball and giant jenga – nice. The licensed main zone and is only accessible to those over the age of 21 and will see a string of DJs and live bands provide the tunes.
Where: The Dome, Sports City
Deal: Minimum spend starting from AED100
Contact: +971 54 778 8842, website