17 Best Hotspots to Watch FIFA World Cup in Dubai

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I recall watching FIFA by myself and having a good time. I also recall watching FIFA with a friend, and the excitement and enjoyment factor had multiplied. That friend and I had vowed in 2018 that we would attend a FIFA match live in 2022.

Unfortunately, we, like many of you, would be unable to go to Qatar to catch a game or two. That being said, I am presently residing in Dubai, which, along with five other cities (Mexico City, London, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro), has been chosen to host the FIFA Fan Festivals. So, if you’re a big football fan who likes to watch the game with your friends and are wondering where to watch the FIFA World Cup in Dubai, I’ve put together a list of the greatest hot spots and fan zones in Dubai where you can enjoy one of the biggest sporting spectacles.

The following is a list of special zones, sports bars, clubs, pubs, and restaurants that broadcast live sporting events from around the world.

FIFA World Cup Hotspots in Downtown Dubai

1. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Arena

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Arena, located in the heart of downtown Dubai, will have an outdoor fan zone. Up to 500 football fans can watch the game on big screens. There will also be private VIP lounges and delicious food at the arena. Alcoholic beverages would also be served. And oh! The iconic Museum of the Future is at the backdrop of the arena.

So, if you’re looking for great hospitality and a great time with friends or workmates, Jumeira Emirates Towers arena is the place to enjoy the world cup in Dubai.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 2 (3-minute walk from the Museum of the Future)

Contact: +971 4 3665000

2. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is already a fan-favorite when it comes to football. The bar, located in Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, will host a distinct arena on the terrace this year for the football fans. If you’re looking for the Burj Khalifa views in the background, football enthusiasts, and comfortable set-ups, then this could be the place for you. There’s also a chance you’ll be able to enjoy happy hours during the game.

Location: Marasi Business Bay

Contact: 04 249 7800

3. Nezesaussi Grill

Nezesaussi Grill is a fantastic sports lounge in Manzil downtown, conveniently located in Dubai’s upbeat and buzzing neighborhood. Alternatively, you can also visit their Marina branch in the Address hotel, another great location in Dubai. The bar’s name is an unusual combination of the names of 3 countries: New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia.

This sports bar is not only an exciting place for sports enthusiasts, but you can also expect to eat some great grilled steaks and sausages from these countries while you watch the game.

Location: Address Dubai Marina

Contact: 04 436 7777

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FIFA 2022 World Cup Hotspots in Dubai Marina

4. Football Fan Zone Tent at Address Beach Resort 

Address Beach Resort promises fully air-conditioned tents with multiple screens for football fans. Refreshing beverages, green lawns, upbeat vibes, and a lively atmosphere will ensure that fans have a good time and enjoy the game.

Seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to book in advance. There will also be unlimited food and drink packages available.

Location: Address Dubai Marina

Contact: +97144367456 Email: StayAtDubaiMarina@addresshotels.com

5. Barasti 

Barasti is a buzzing waterfront venue where expats gather to watch their favorite sport while enjoying amazing cocktails and food. Just like previous football tournaments, this year as well, the stunning site will be hosting football fans in Dubai.

Pre-bookings aren’t required for the tournament unless you would like to reserve a table and pre-pay for the drinks.

Location: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark

Contact: 04 318 1313

6. Bedrock Pier 7

This relatively new urban sports pub has 20 TVs spread across its modern layout, providing the best views of the FIFA World Cup 2022. If you want a more intimate viewing experience, reserve their private area, which has a 200-inch projector screen and a bar.

In addition, you might even join in some digital dart board and X-golf sessions to unwind after the game.

Location: 1st floor, Pier 7 Dubai Marina

Contact: 04 578 1668

FIFA 2022 World Cup Hotspots in Jumeira Beach Residence (JBR) Dubai 

7. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, the Walk Dubai

The Dubai Marina beachfront hotel is preparing to debut the giant Beach Stadium, a 1,600-square-metre facility that will open on November 20.

The outdoor venue will seat around 1,000 people and feature numerous wide screens that will spread across four distinct fan zones: The Beach, The Garden, Wavebreaker, and Tiger Bar.

The largest of the four is the Beach, which will comfortably house 500 fans and offer the best views on 32-square-meter displays. It will also provide live entertainment. Most importantly, there’s no age limit or entry fee for this zone.

If you would like to enjoy some shisha while watching the match, go to the Private Garden zone. The Wavebreaker zone will function as a live grill station. Large corporate groups of up to 150 people can book the Tiger Bar zone.

This spot is going to be one of the most sought-after places to watch FIFA this year. So if you’re still unsure about where to watch FIFA in Dubai in 2022, go ahead and book this spot for the best time at the game.

Location: Tower A The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai

Contact: 04 3182999

8. Offside

Offside in JA Ocean View Hotel was recently renovated and expanded to accommodate the increased demand during the FIFA World Cup tournament. Additional screens are available to accommodate large groups of fans.

The venue also offers a range of activities to keep fans entertained in between the games. These include foosball, pool and hops pong table, and dart board.

Location: JA Ocean View Hotel

Contact: 056 522 0219

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9. La Baie Lounge

La Baige Lounge in JBR’s The Ritz-Carlton boasts a sophisticated outdoor area that will be turned into a sporting hotspot for Dubai’s football lovers. The 6-meter outdoor screen will play live matches from 2 PM every day starting from 20th November. An exclusive snack and meal menu has been created to keep the spectators entertained.

The venue also features a water pool and cabanas. Now whether you prefer watching the game from the luxury of your cabana, a chilling water pool, or during a meal, La Baige Lounge has you covered for the upcoming FIFA event.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai

Contact: 04 318 6150

10. The Underground 

The Underground is a small, eccentric, English-themed sports bar. Aside from serving British food and beers, it’s also known for some unusual cocktails with whipped cream. The pub has more than 20 screens, a massive projector, and some TVs for fans to enjoy the big world cup event.

Location: Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Contact: 04 399 5000

FIFA 2022 World Cup Hotspots in Al Barsha

11. The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill

The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill is a popular sports pub in the Al Barsha neighborhood where sports fans congregate to watch their favorite games. Aside from games, they serve delicious burgers and steaks, as well as cold beer. So gather your friends and head to this lively sports bar to catch all of Qatar’s live action.

They also have an outlet in Citymax Hotel, Bur Dubai.

Location: Citymax Hotel, Al Barsha 1, Dubai

Contact: 04 409 8000

FIFA 2022 World Cup Hotspots in Barsha Heights (Tecom) Dubai 

12. Lock, Stock & Barrel

Prepare to catch all of the live action from the premier leagues at this popular party bar. There’s a lot of energy and buzz in here, so bring your friends and enjoy this year’s FIFA tournament at Lock, Stock & Barrel, which promises good times, live music, and finger-licking food.

The popular bar franchise in Dubai is going to host football fans in all 3 locations: Barsha Heights, Business Bay, and Yas Bay. Advanced bookings will be accepted for a table of 6 or more. Additionally, you can expect to enjoy some great deals on the menu.

Location: 8th Floor, Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights / Grand Millennium Hotel, Marasi Dr, Business Bay

Contact: Barsha Heights – 04 423 8309 / Business Bay – 04 873 3399

13. Crown & Lion English Bar

This buzzy English bar is popular for its delicious food, a wide selection of beverages, and live music. They also broadcast all sporting events. Bookings will be first-come, first-serve basis, however, you can always find a table there. If you’re wondering where to watch the FIFA world cup in Dubai, head down to this traditional British pub in Barsha Heights.

Location: Ground Floor of Byblos Hotel Barsha Heights, Dubai

Contact: 04 448 8000

14. Belgian Cafe

There’s a tiny little Brussels nook right in the heart of Barsha Heights that offers an authentic Belgian experience with over 40+ beer varieties. For football lovers visiting the cafe during the tournament, this little cafe bar will also broadcast FIFA World Cup matches.
They do recommend that you reserve your table in advance using Whatsapp at 0504942390, as tables fill up quickly on weekends. Also, keep an eye out for any new offers from them throughout the World Cup. They also have an outlet in Dubai Festival City.

Location: G floor, Grand Millennium Al Barsha South, Dubai

Contact: 04 429 9999

FIFA 2022 World Cup Hotspots in Bur Dubai 

15. The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill

Prepare to cheer on your favorite team from this popular Bur Dubai sports bar. This energetic bar, located in the Citymax hotel, has all the live action from the sporting world, whether it’s football, cricket, or rugby. There are burgers, steaks, nachos, and many other options for food.

They also have an outlet at Al Barsha mall.

Location: Ground Floor, Citymax Hotels, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai

Contact: 050 100 7065

FIFA 2022 World Cup Hotspots in DIFC Dubai 

16. Ernst Biergarten

Ernst Biergarten is a traditional Bavarian Biergarten & Wirtshaus that serves a variety of German beers, Schweinshaxe, and freshly baked pretzels.

Just a 4-minute walk from the Museum of the Future, this German pub is a live sports destination with a seating capacity of around 450 people, showing matches from around the world on multiple screens. It also hosts live entertainment and quiz nights on a regular basis. If you want a traditional Bavarian banquet, reserve a private dining room for up to 20 people. For a true German experience in Dubai, I recommend you hit this place during this world cup season.

Location: 25 hours Hotel Dubai One Central, Trade Center, Dubai

Contact: 04 210 2511

17. Buffalo Wings & Rings

This American sports bar and casual dining place is a local favorite and one of the most energetic places to be during a sporting event. Not only is it a popular hangout for sports fans in Dubai, but they also offer great deals on drinks and food.

I would recommend making a reservation ahead of time because the restaurant fills up quickly.

They are located in DIFC and Jumeira Lakes Towers (JLT).

Location: Liberty House, Level C, Al Sukouk Street, DIFC, Dubai

Contact: 04 359 6900

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