Where to watch 2018 Fifa World Cup matches in Dubai and kick-off times
A list of places in Dubai to watch this summer's World Cup in Russia
With the countdown to Russia 2018 well and truly on here is a list of some of the establishments where football fans in Dubai can watch all the action at the June 14 - July 15 tournament.
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina
The air-conditioned Barasti SuperDome is being built across two levels at Barasti ahead of the tournament this summer. It will open on June 14 when Barasti will be throwing a huge opening party with thousands of people expected to witness the first game of the tournament as hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia.
This year Barasti will be showcasing two Fan Zones - the Dome located on the beach as well as the air-conditioned Middle Deck. The Barasti SuperDome will cater for up to 8,000 fans per match and features special effects, Live DJs, giant screens and an electric atmosphere.
The Barasti SuperDome will be free to enter and opens daily throughout the 2018 World Cup.
For more information, visit: http://barastibeach.com/.
Where: Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai
When: Open from the first match of the day or 5pm till 2am
The vibe: A chance to catch all the sporting action in a serene setting. The roof top venue has great views of the hotel’s lush gardens and the Arabian Gulf. You can watch all the matches live and with commentary across multiple large HD TV sets located both inside the venue and an adjoining outdoor tent and terrace.
The food: Middle eastern snacks done well. Get the Hot and Cold Mezze platter which is perfect to keep you and a friend going during the match. The calamari plate is also excellent and the staff are friendly and attentive.
For details: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 432 32 32
Perry & Blackwelder's
Where: Souk Madinat, Jumeriah, Dubai
Whether fans are following their home country or getting together with friends to cheer on neutral nations, Perry & Blackwelder’s (P&B) is sprinkling its distinctive dose of Southern charm on the month-long showcase with a menu of comfort food and host of F&B deals.
All the action will be shown live on 10 screens throughout the venue with the major matches being featured on the big screen next to the main bar.
Punters can feast on the Wings, Rings & Things platter comprising of P&B’s hero dishes: infamous chicken wings, onion rings, brisket beef nachos and more for just Dh129. An all new Wing Your Way Around the World menu pays homage to a selection of countries at the tournament. Featuring lip-smackingly good chicken wings infused with the traditional flavours of World Cup contenders, there are chimichurri wings from Argentina, salt & vinegar wings from England, habanero wings from Mexico and wasabi wings from Japan to name but a few.
For those who hate to share there’s also the signature P&B burger and a drink available for just Dh99.
World Cup Combo football fans can combine the Wings, Rings & Things platter with the bucket of hops for Dh199.
For further information, contact Perry & Blackwelder’s on 04 432 3232 or email@example.com
The Els Club
Where: Dubai Sports City
The Els Club will be bringing you all the live football action this summer by screening all the 2018 World Cup matches. The games will be shown indoors at 261, on the outdoor air conditioned terrace and in The Big Easy’s Overlook Lounge. Throughout the tournament there will be a large screen on the terrace as well as lots of special promotions on food and beverages.
Promotion: Throughout the World Cu The Els Club’s 261 Bar and Lounge will be the place to cheer on your favorite team. There will be large screens indoor to take in all the action as well as live cooking stations and amazing promotional bucket deals. Whether you are supporting Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, England, Germany or Argentina, 261 is the place to be on match days.
Times: 6am – 11:30pm daily
Price: Buckets deals starting from AED 99
For reservations: Call +971 (4) 425 1000 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Big Easy’s Overlook Lounge
Promotion: For a more private viewing experience gather your friends and head to The Big Easy’s Overlook Lounge. Fans can reserve their match day spot for just Dh125 per person which can be redeemed on food and beverages.
Following the group stages and during the finals The Big Easy will be introducing all-inclusive packages starting from just Dh349 which will included selected beverages and a variety of game day snacks.
Advanced booking is highly recommended.
Dates: Daily throughout the competition
Times: 5pm – 11:30pm daily
Price: Book your place for just Dh125 per person or reserve your seat for the group stages and during the finals all-inclusive package from just Dh349.
To reserve your place: Call +971 (4) 425 1000 or email; email@example.com
Club Vista Mare and Jebel Ali Recreation Club
The world’s most eagerly-awaited sporting event kicks off on June 14, and you can catch all the action live with big screen match broadcasts, scrumptious dining options, on-ground competitions, amazing prizes and entertainment from at Club Vista Mare and Jebel Ali Recreation Club.
Enjoy an unforgettable month of football at Breeze Beach Grill at Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah, where a dedicated fan zone and big screen await you. There’s also a live DJ, quiz competitions, pool table tournaments and football-themed prizes, with special deals, starting from Dh140 on food and drink packages.
Meanwhile, Jebel Ali Recreation Club is set to delight football fans with its energetic ambience, rich heritage and match viewing options. The Clubhouse will air the matches on a big screen, with a dedicated fan zone with games and quizzes where fans can test their football knowledge and win on-the-spot prizes, plus a live DJ at weekends. Guests can also tuck into a delectable F&B selection with dinner and drinks deals from Dh75 and buy-one-get-one-free offers.
Reel Cinemas, the first stand-alone Guy Fieri Kitchen & Bar and Dine-in Cinema in the Middle East, is showing games on the big screen with unmatched surround sound. Watch the match and enjoy a starter and main course for Dh160.
The Tap House
Where: Club Vista Mare, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
The best Gastropub on The Palm has launched The Tap House Rewards Passport that will reward fans with special daily offers during the 2018 World Cup.
Picking up a Tap House Rewards Passport is easy – guests need to simply spend Dh200 at The Tap House any time after May 14 and they will be all set for kick off, with prizes on offer daily. Up to 50 special offers on food and drinks can be enjoyed throughout the tournament up until the final on July 15.
The Tap House will also be treating fans to free face painting, live sports commentary and quiz rounds with spot prizes on match days from lunchtime until the early hours. Pairing deals on drinks from the countries playing that day as well as special food platter offers for large groups will also be available.
Drinks are on the house for everyone if a player smashes in a World Cup hat-trick.
To reserve your place: Call 800 TAPS (8277) for more information.
Atlantis World Cup Fan Zone
Where: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Football fans can watch every game of the 2018 World Cup live at Atlantis, The Palm's World Cup Fan Zone which boasts a capacity of 2,000 and will broadcast the matches on a giant 20sq-metre screen, as well as multiple screens around the venue.
The World Cup Fan Zone will be split into two areas - The Stadium, where fans can immerse themselves in the games - and The Beach, which will provide a more relaxed setting complete with games consoles and causal seating. A specially designed football food menu will be on offer as well as special drinks promotions.
As well as providing all the on-screen action, the World Cup Fan Zone will have a painting station, a state-of-the-art virtual reality football experience, and a series of football-related challenges where fans can win prizes.
Opening on June 14, ladies enter for free and men pay Dh100 on the door which includes two drinks. Minimum spend on seated tables starts from Dh1000.
For more information, or to pre-book your place, contact Atlantis's World Cup hotline on 044262626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Armani Hotel Dubai
Where: Armani/Pavilion, Burj Khalifa
What better way to enjoy this summer's World Cup in Russia than by watching the games at the foot of the Burj Khalifa and fronting the Dubai Fountains?
That is what Armani Hotel Dubai is offering football fans this summer, with multiple giant screens showing every game of the tournament.
Getting fully in the World Cup spirit, Armani Hotel will provide a match-perfect menu of signature a la carte bites and chilled beverages to enjoy while cheering on your favourite team.
There is a minimum spend of Dh100 per person per game, with the exception of the semi-finals and final.
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
ICON Bar is dedicated to covering every moment of the 2018 Fifa World Cup with special large projectors screens and plenty of World Cup offers on food and beverages. Expect a lively atmosphere and a great following in Media City’s favorite sports bar.
50% off on selected drinks from 5-8pm (Saturday to Thursday)
30% off on selected drinks from 3pm-midnight (Friday)
Take a selfie with the ICON Bar version of the World Cup trophy. The best and most innovative selfie will be chosen every week and one winner per week will win a Retox & Recharge Summer Edition Package.
For reservations and bookings, call +971 4 366 9131 or email email@example.com
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Cheer for your favourite team as you enjoy some appetising pub grub and beverages in a dedicated fan zone at Ranches Restaurant. Bound to ensure that you feel the live energy of the stadium.
Time: 6.30am to 12.00am
Price: À la carte featuring special football inspired food and beverages. Plus, special 2 for 1 offer on selected hop beverages
For reservations or more information, please visit www.mydubaifootball.com or contact 04 888 3444.
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Where: Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road
Head to Harvesters on Sheikh Zayed Road to enjoy all the World Cup action. With eight screens and a giant projector, never miss a minute of the tournament. A World Cup themed menu will be on offer so you won't go hungry when cheering on your favourite team.
Dress for Discount: Wear your national team's shirt and reviece 20 per cent off your final bill
Score Savvy: Correctly guess the score to win prizes
Der Brothaus Sommergarten
Where: Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay
Experience the World Cup in German style at the Steigenberger hotel's Brothaus fanzone where German food and beverages will be served throughout the tournament. Providing large screens and its own entrance, the Brothaus Sommergarten will also be giving away a number of prizes, including a full-paid, week-long holiday to the Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg, Germany.
For more information and bookings, please call 04 369 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim
McGettigan’s will be going all out during this World Cup across their venues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With numerous food and drink offers, a Friday brunch, giant screens in the gardens and multiple TV screens, the popular Irish bars will provide everything you need to enjoy the tournament.
Happy Hour from Saturday to Wednesday from noon-8pm with drinks starting from Dh20 and until 9pm on Thursdays.
Topped up Thursdays: Enjoy free flowing drinks for just Dhs199 from 9pm to midnight every Thursday.
World Cup themed brunch:
International buffet and a la carte menu, free flowing beverages, live entertainment and World Cup music. Starting on June 15, the brunch is priced at Dh269 per person (JLT) and Dh365 per person (Madinat).
For more World Cup promotions and offers visit www.mcgettigans.com
The Lion by Nick & Scott
Where: The H Dubai
The newly rebranded British pub will be bringing you all the live action this summer by screening all the World Cup matches.
The Lion will be running a host of World Cup offers including hops buckets from Dh150. There’s also a special package for groups of four which includes four bar snack baskets and four hops buckets or barrels for Dh999.
Dates: Daily throughout the event
Times: Sun to Thurs 8am to 3pm, Fri & Sat 11am to 3am
Price: From Dh99
To reserve your place: email@example.com / +971 (0)4 359 2366
Lapita - Lani Rooftop Lounge
Where: Dubai Parks and Resorts
Promotion: Enjoy World Cup action at the only hotel in Dubai Parks & Resorts. Gather friends and head to Lani Rooftop Lounge with city skyline views and a Polynesian vibe for all-inclusive packages, hops buckets and burger deals.
Price: Dh199 - all you can drink per person per day.
Times: 3pm – 1am
To reserve your place: 04 810 9999
Reform Social & Grill
Where: The Lakes Club - Dubai
Promotion: Reform Social & Grill have launched Your Local Fanzone for all its customers throughout the World Cup.
Your Local Fanzone will run throughout the tournament offering all customers happy hour prices throughout the football period and will be held in Reform’s famous air-conditioned tent live with commentary on the big screen – with plenty of games and prizes to be won.
There will also be a special World Cup menu available at Dh99, picking from the famous Reform Burger and Chips, Battered Fish & Chips or a British Balti Curry – all including a drink. For those wanting to stick around for a little longer, there will be a special three-hour package available at Dh225 per person allowing football fans to feast on a platter of British favourites including mini beef burgers, pies, scotch eggs, crackling, fries plus five beers.
Dates: Daily throughout the event
Times: 12pm – 7pm every day (including weekends)
Price: Three-hour package from Dh225, Special World Cup menu from Dh99
To reserve your place: +971 4 4542638
Football Fan Zone by The Dubliner's
Where: Meridien Village, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel
The specially built fan zone marquee by Dubliners at Meridien Village will broadcast all the matches in the air-conditioned dome with great food, frosty favorites, exciting prizes and much more. Watch out for the killer deals for your table daily.
Offers: All you can drink during the match House Beverages for Dh199 for groups of 10 and above plus others/
Bookings: Call +97142170000 or Email: Restaurants.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Grand Hyatt Dubai
It only comes around once every four years, and when it does, it can turn almost any sports fan into a hyper-excited child.
With almost every one counting down the days to when Russia host the World Cup, we’re delighted to inform you that we too are gearing up in our own Grand way. Wave those flags high in the air, warm up those voices - football fever is here to stay for the next month.
Watch as the terrace of our very own Italian restaurant and bar, Andiamo, is transformed into a dedicated fan zone where football fans can get together, enjoy a bite from an extensive football themed menu.
Fans can also take part in games, where exciting prizes will be up for grabs, or sit back and enjoy our finest shisha flavors with groovy beats by Resident DJ Abrossa.
For more information or reservations, please call 04 317 2222 or visit dubai.grand.hyatt.com for more information.
Football Central at Emirates Golf Club
From the 14th June to the 15th of July, the 2018 World Cup will be taking place in Russia and all those who are not planning to hop onto a plane, can catch all the live action at Football Central. The purpose built two-story lounge, provided by Wicked, will feature everything supporters need for a sporting summer to remember, from the jaw dropping free kicks to the heart wrenching red cards. Games will be screened across one giant and 12 extra-large screens alongside a score of fan favourite snacks and beverages.
What: Football Central
When: 14th June to 15th July 2018
Time: As per the official schedule
Price: Free to enter
F&B Offers: For up to four guests
1 x Snack Platter
8 x Beverage Voucher – for up to 10 guests
2 x Snack Platters
20 x Beverage Vouchers
Fifa at QD’s
Where: Dubai Creek & Yacht Club
This year sees the much loved Creekside venue QD’s combining the world’s most anticipated sporting event with unparalleled views, great food and an extensive range of beverages. Diners can expect high-resolution screenings of every single game live from Russia from the comfort of the fully air-conditioned tent.
The skills of the World’s best players from Salah to Messi and Ronaldo to Neymar will be showcased on eight LED screens located in prime viewing points across the venue as well as two big screens, ensuring that everyone gets a piece of the action. Come and support your national team in what promises to be a fantastic atmosphere overlooking the waters of the Dubai Creek.
Options vary from Dh380 for four guests inclusive of one vegetarian snack platter, two pizzas and two hours of soft beverages, to Dh1,500 for up to 10 guests, inclusive of two snack platters and 30 beverage vouchers.
With an all-embracing environment and great F&B packages, following the tournament from QD’s promises to be an unmatched experience.
Dates: 14th June to 15th July
Timing: As per the match schedule
Location: QD’s, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
For bookings: +971 4 205 4500 or email@example.com
Casa de Tapas
Where: Dubai Creek & Yacht Club
Calling all football lovers to Casa de Tapas, the city’s much loved Spanish restaurant this summer to bring on the true spirit of the World’s biggest football tournament, fiesta style. With party vibes like never before, guests will be surrounded with excitement and passion driven by the hotly anticipated 2018 World Cup, screened live at Casa de Tapas.
Kick off your summer in the vibrant Spanish style setting, and catch all the action on the giant projector and 13 large screens, with the option of private booth and smoking and non-smoking sections, set across the bodega style interiors of the venue. A repeat of the Spanish victory in 2010 will be what the Casa de Tapas faithful are hoping for during this years tournament.
Dh59 (inclusive of VAT) for a bocadillo plus drink.
Dh77 for a selection of tapas tapas, unlimited every Sunday
Dh150 on six selected house beverages
Saturday-Thursday (12pm to 2am)
Friday (12pm to 4pm, 8 PM to 2am)
Booking information: 044161800 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Toads, Après and Bidi Bondi
Football fans can grab a season ticket for 2018 World Cup with Mr Toads, Après and Bidi Bondi this summer, so they can kick back and enjoy the games with a full glass and a full belly. From just Dh155, guests will receive four drinks and a meal from the à la carte menu, or alternatively five drinks, on a visit to watch a match at any of the selected outlets when purchasing a season ticket. As well as a great deal on food and beverages, ticket holders will also be entered into a draw for a chance to win big with a prize of Dh10,000 worth of travel vouchers.
Prices: Bidi Bondi – Dh155, Mr Toads and Après – Dh175.
Timings: Throughout June – September
Draft House, Jack’s Bar and Grill
Jetting off this summer in the midst of World Cup? Have no fear as travellers can still catch the match and enjoy some champion worthy food and beverage deals during the games. The Victory Combo, a giant burger and any drink of choice, can be enjoyed at Draft House or Jacks for a steal at just Dh155. Plus, any traveller who spends over Dh200 in any outlet will automatically be entered into a competition for a chance to win Dh10,000 worth of travel vouchers.
Football Festival At The QE2
Gearing up for the much-anticipated World Cup, The Queen Elizabeth 2 rolls out an exciting month of events and offers that will run throughout the football season.
The Pavilion Stadium
Step inside the Pavilion Stadium and revel in a new type of match experience, onboard the QE2. This exciting new addition to Dubai’s football scene offers punters an air-conditioned tent with giant screens, comfy seating and state-of-the-art surround-sound.
Hosted by radio personality, Big Rossi, expect a stadium-like vibe and a bit of football banter throughout the match as well as pre, half-time and post-match entertainment. Choose from a range of food and beverage promotions as well as bar-food favourites including traditional Fish & Chips, a hearty Wagyu Beef Burger, the Pavilion Platter and more.
With numerous competitions taking place throughout the matches, guests are encouraged to participate and get a chance to win exciting prizes – from night stays to free hops and more.
The Golden Lion
Head to Dubai’s most authentic pub and catch the game in The Golden Lion. Step back in time to England’s most successful World Cup decade – the sixties – in this unique venue that captures the nostalgia of the old British pub scene.
To book visit: www.qe2.com/offers
Individual bookings email@example.com | +971 (0)4 526 8888
The Viceroy at Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai invites all football fans, their families and friends to get into the action and watch the much-awaited game being streamed live.
Cheer on your favourite teams in the company of fellow mates at the cozy English pub with a colonial setting. The Viceroy provides the best possible match experience, with several LCD screens so that you don’t miss a single kick. The pub serves up a special menu featuring epic ‘Burgers & Brew’ and a whole load of giveaways, competitions and chances to ‘Scratch & Win’!
For more information, please call 04-3977444 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Last Stand Football Fan Park
Where: The Dome, Dubai Sports City
The Last Stand Football Fan Park offers fans two fantastic areas, with three massive screens to watch all the action live:
- Main Arena (Strictly 21 years and over, non-smoking)
- Family Friendly Area (Under 21s allowed up to 10pm, non-smoking
- Family friendly fun zone includes giant jenga, foosball and human foosball
General admission is based on a minimum spend starting at Dh100, which you can purchase on the door at arrival (Ticket includes Dh100 credit for F&B). If you’re looking to jump the queue, then guaranteed access to the event is possible with a VIP Fast Track Ticket on sale for Dh120, with Dh100 to be used in food and beverage credit.
Fans can also book reserved tables in the ‘Main Arena’ for 8 people for Dh1,800 which includes Dh1,600 in food and beverage vouchers while families are also able to book a ‘Family Friendly Area’ table for 6 people for Dh1,400 which includes Dh1,200 in food and beverage vouchers.
Tickets and table bookings: The Last Stand Dubai – Ticketing & Bookings
Contact: email@example.com // +971 54 77 888 42 (Whatsapp bookings welcome)
Where: Five Palm Jumeirah
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s stylish rooftop bar and lounge, has announced the details for its VIP World Cup extravaganza, featuring a full lineup of entertainment including live matches, competitions and pool parties.
Kicking off with a bang at 7pm on June 14, The Penthouse will be transformed by a transparent air-conditioned tent covering the city-side of the lounge for football fans to watch the game and enjoy the stunning skyline views. Multiple TV screens will showcase the games throughout the tournament, accompanied by DJs and percussionists to create a stadium-like atmosphere.
The Penthouse is offering a series of competitions including the chance to win tickets to the World Cup and the holiday of a lifetime as part of its ultimate prize giveaway.
Access to The Penthouse experience is complimentary with a minimum spend on VIP tables for large groups.
Last Exit Al Khawaneej
Football fans in Dubai are in for a special treat as Last Exit Al Khawaneej will be hosting an air-conditioned tent that will show all the matches of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.
With a capacity to accommodate up to 200 viewers per game, the 6-metre by 3.5 metre giant screen will broadcast all the games in Arabic.
Day passes for the group stages and quarterfinals are Dh100 while passes for the semifinals and final will be Dh150. One complimentary meal voucher is also included. Last Exit is a food truck concept that currently has four locations around Dubai: Al Khawaneej, Jebel Ali, Al Qudra, and Jebel Ali North. Each one has its own theme with the Al Khawaneej’s one featuring rustic surroundings that include a courtyard, play areas, a lake, and walking trails.
Matches start at noon. Day pass for group stages and quarterfinals are Dh100; semifinals and final are Dh150. Parking is available on site. For more, visit www.lastexit.ae or call 04 317 3999
Updated: June 21, 2018 05:27 PM