12 great places to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Dubai Marina and The Palm
Atelier M has set up a fan zone especially for the tournament. Four massive screens will air every single second of the tournament so you can be sure that you won’t miss a single goal, penalty or theatrical dive. There will be special food and beverage packages to keep you fueled throughout the daily screenings that take place from 6pm onwards. The venue will also be hosting daily competitions that will see lucky fans walk away with jerseys from the teams taking part and one lucky winner also stands the chance to grab a Brazil shirt that has been signed by the legend that is Pelé.
Where: Atelier M, Pier 7
Deal: The special food and drinks packages start from AED136. Plus, daily prizes and live entertainment
Contact: +971 4 450 7766, website
Atlantis, The Palm World Cup Fan Zone
A whopping 2, 000 people of all ages can watch the World Cup matches together. With a gigantic 28 square metre HD display you can choose to immerse yourself among the mega fans at “The Stadium” or opt for a more chilled vibe at “The Bench” which includes a gaming corner. You could also win a trip to the World Cup’s winning nation and a getaway at Atlantis, The Palm.
Where: Atlantis, The Palm
Deal: Free entry for ladies and AED100 for gents, including two complimentary beverages
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website
Le Petit Belge
Hunker down for great offers on foods and beverages this World Cup season. From smothered Belgian fries to Black Angus Beef Burgers and mini hot dogs, the lively venue has prepared the perfect football menu for the tournament.
Where: The Pullman Hotel, JLT
Deal: AED30 for hops, AED25 for fries, AED100 for burgers and a house beverage, AED250 for five brews and five hotdogs
Contact: +971 4 242 7794, website
Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina
With 24 super-size screens, there’s no way you could miss any of the action. Nezesaussi has also prepared a special football-themed menu as well as half-time entertainment and tunes.
Where: Address Dubai Marina
Deal: AED99 including two drinks, chicken wings and a World Cup souvenir
Contact: +971 4 888 3444, website
From Mexican chicken fajitas to savoury French crepes and Aussie beef burgers, rally behind your team with more than just the typical football snacks. Watch the game at the bar or at the pool with a nacho platter that is prepared in a number of different ways including Russian, Argentinian and Brazilian.
Where: Production City
Deal: Minimum spend of AED100, AED89 for a main course, AED69 for nachos and AED49 for special pool access
Contact: +971 4 248 7070, website
Fairmont The Palm
They’ve pitched an air-conditioned tent dedicated to fans from across the globe. Expect a food and beverages menu created especially for the matches. Think – popcorn shrimp and beef sliders, served by waiters dressed as referees.
Where: Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Deal: Food and beverage packages start form AED95
Contact: +971 4 457 3457, website
You can catch the matches at any of their locations but for a special brunch, JLT and the Madinat are hosting an afternoon of international dishes from all over the world with some famous World Cup tunes. If you dress in your team’s colours, you could stand a chance to win some great prizes.
Where: McGettigan’s JLT
Deal: From AED269 for the buffet
Contact: +971 4 3780800, website
Reform Social & Grill
Celebrating England in the World Cup, Reform has launched a Local Fanzone in its air-conditioned tent. There’ll be dedicated match happy hours, games and tons of prizes to be won, too.
Where: The Lakes Club
Deal: Three hour package from AED225
Contact: +971 4 4542638, website
The Tap House
The gastropub has launched a Tap House Rewards Passport with daily offers. With up to 50 offers up for grabs, you can enjoy free face painting, live sports commentary and dedicated sports quizzes. Drinks are paired according to the countries playing on the day. Nice.
Where: Club Vista Mare, The Palm
Deal: The Rewards Passport is priced at AED200
Contact: 800 8277, website
Lock, Stock & Barrel
One of our favourite sports venues is offering fans the great deals on drinks in celebration of the FIFA World Cup. One of the deals on offer include a buy four, get two free package on selected hops. If you’d like to score on food too, head down to the JBR branch’s secret garden.
Where: Barsha Heights and Rixos Premium JBR
Deal: Buy four, get two drinks free
Contact: +971 4 392 7120, website
For a completely different experience, check out these two fan zones for all the World Cup action. With a 12 metre wide screen as well as several smaller screens, live DJs and room for 8, 000 fans, you are sure to watch the action with fans that are just as passionate about the sport as you are.
Where: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Deal: Special VIP packages available
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website
ICON Bar & Lounge
The bar’s brand new TV screens will offer die-hard fans panoramic views of the all the FIFA World Cup matches. There will be prizes too and great deals on food and drinks.
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Deal: 50 percent off on selected drinks from 5pm-8pm from Saturday to Thursday, 30 percent off on selected drinks from 3pm-12am on Friday, daily AED110 bucket deal for five bottles of selected beverages and a chance to win a weekend stay at the Radison Blu
Contact: +971 4 366 9131, website