Football Fans Assemble!
The football season is in full swing, as there are only a few more days before the FIFA World Cup final. With fans from across the world rooting for their favourite teams, fans of the game are always eager to see the players in action. And to help football enthusiasts enjoy the game with utmost comfort and fun simultaneously, Dubai has set up free fan zones decked out in all the right places for the perfect experience.
If you’re new to Dubai or want to catch the game at its best, we’ve compiled a list of free fan zones in Dubai where you can watch the World Cup final with your friends and family.
So, to celebrate your favourite team, check out these locations that don’t go heavy on your pocket.
Stadium Lounge Fan Zone
An absolute family-friendly zone, the Stadium Lounge is situated near City Walk’s The Green Planet. This location, which covers over 3,200 square metres, has a 96-square-meter screen where you can watch all of the football action for free and free parking, the perfect finishing touch! Among the other highlights are a PlayStation tournament before the semi-finals and final, a regular football freestyle show, and a live DJ to add fun to the celebrations with thumping music.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
For all beach lovers living in Dubai Marina, this waterfront hotel makes the perfect setup to enjoy the match. It has an outdoor beach stadium with no entry fee for its four free fan zones: Tiger Bar, The Beach, Wavebreaker, and The Garden. Each zone is over 1,600 square metres, has large screens, and can easily accommodate 1,000 fans. Moreover, the place also has comfy sunbeds, a spectacular view of the Ain Dubai, activities for children, and live music to set the mood.
The Football Park Fan Zone
This place is perfect for those who crave a premium experience. From refined dining and private lounges with butlers to chauffeur service, you name it, the business caters. The minimum for tables is Dh350, but you can access the Football Park for free as a walk-in guest. The place is located at the podium level of DIFC Gate Avenue. There is also an outdoor screen that is accessible for free. This free arena, located between Kimbo Café and Bite Me Burger, is serviced by stalls. PepsiCo (for food and drinks), Toshiba (for family-friendly activities), Budweiser (for foosball tables), and many others are here for you.
BudX FIFA Fan Festival, Dubai Harbour
Next on our list is the BudX FIFA Fan Festival, which is taking place at Dubai Harbour. You can watch all the World Cup games and revel in live entertainment and some thrilling live performances. Over a vast area, this festival can host 10,000 fans every day.
There are magnificently constructed, huge displays that can span 330 sqm. Additionally, the location has entertaining activities for all fans, such as face painting, hair stencil personalization, and Instagram photographs!
Dubai Digital Park Fan Zone
If you live around Silicon Oasis, we have some excellent news for you! You can watch the matches for free at the Live @the lake fan zone. Let us tell you more about it so you can see what could be waiting for you there! The 1500 square metres of space are divided into seating and standing areas where fans can cheer for their favourite team. Moreover, the place offers some live entertainment shows to heighten the excitement. In addition to that, you have the opportunity to play some exciting interactive games.
Address Beach Resort
This free fan zone allows you to watch your favourite players score goals from the comfort of the beautiful garden. You can get accessible seats to view the match and savour some delicious bites. All you have to do is to make sure to go early to find a good spot, as this venue can only accommodate 250 people.
Located at the Pointe, the multi-cuisine gourmet food hall features 12 screens. You’ll definitely find a place for you at this venue, which can seat up to 1200 football fans! Enjoy a family environment, zones for gaming, and more! If hunger knocks on the door, go to one of the restaurants spread around the area.
The Football Deck by Belgian Café Dubai Festival City
Belgian Café Dubai Festival City’s Football Deck welcomes sports fans of all ages. Choose to dine inside or on the Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City’s patio. Additional reasons to visit are a separate space for large groups, an outdoor play area and face painting for children, raffles, competitions, and a live DJ.
The Stadium at The Irish Village
We end this great list with the stadium, located in the Irish Village. This duty-free tennis stadium has now magically transformed into an enormous football fan zone to display all the matches, including the terrific finale. You can enjoy the action live on two giant screens and pick the perch of your choice. The ambience is further enhanced with a live DJ.
Catch the finale action at any of these places and gear up to bring the house down! Now, you have a complete list of places to watch the final football match for free and can triple the joy with some of the activities they offer. What team are you cheering for? Who do you think is going to win? Where would you like to be seated while watching your favourite player score the winning goal? Are you going to choose a place from a list? We cannot wait to hear the answers to our questions from football fans in Dubai. Share it all in the comment section down below.