1. Armani Hotel Dubai
The Armani Hotel Dubai has its FIFA set up in a contemporary pavilion at the foot of the Burj Khalifa and fronting The Dubai Fountain. June 14 to July 15; Dh100 minimum spend per game per person with the exception of semi-finals and finals. For reservations call 04 888 3666 or email email@example.com.
2. Atelier M
Open daily from 6pm, Atelier M will offer guests a full 360° immersive experience for football entertainment with special packages on food and beverages including fan-favourites such as chicken wings, nachos, quesadillas and more. Food and drink packages start at Dh136. Guests will also be able to participate in daily competitions and win jerseys from all the teams. DJs such as Dane Bowers, Andy Swift and DJ Tama will get you grooving at the after-parties. From June 14; 6pm-3am. Call 04 450 7766.
3. Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, The Palm has declared its premises as The World Cup Fan Zone from June 14 to July 15. Split into two zones; The Stadium will become the main viewing arena for fans looking to immerse themselves in all of the action, whereas The Bench will offer a casual vibe, featuring casual seating and a gamer’s corner, complete with its own PlayStation activation. There’s a custom-made football food menu to choose from. You can also exhibit support for your team through the painting station where fans can have their favourite team’s flag painted onto their face. Minimum spend on seated tables starts from Dh1,000. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Burger and Lobster, DIFC
Enjoy FIFA with grandeur at Burger and Lobster at DIFC – there’ll be a 3x3 metre wide screen, combined with a combo package for two. Kick-start those taste buds with the savoury and crispy Panko Popcorn, followed by two Mini Burgers, a Mini Shrimp Roll and the deviously delicious Truffle Fries, perfectly accompanied by beverages. The World Cup Package costs Dh195; available from June 14-July 14 during the matches. Call 04 514 8838 for reservation.
5. Els Club’s 261 Bar and Lounge, Dubai Sports City
There will be large screens indoor to take in all the action as well as live cooking stations and amazing promotional bucket deals. For more information, visit elsclubdubai.com or call 04 25 1000.
6. Barasti Beach, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
The Barasti SuperDome is where football lives this summer and will cater for up to 8,000 fans per match and features special effects, DJs, giant screens and an electric atmosphere. From June 14 to July 15, opens one hour before first match, free entry. Call 04 318 1313.
7. Qube Sports Bar, Meydan Club House
Qube Sports Bar is offering 16 screens together with its 4 huge projectors along with pool tables, darts boards, football table, and shuffle board. Paying homage to the culture of this FIFA instalment’s home ground, their World Cup menu includes Russian appetizers, main course options, and dessert, along with beverages. From June 14 to July 15; from 12pm-1am; for further details, call 04 381 3111 or email email@example.com.
8. Football Fan Zone at The Dubliner’s
Dubliner’s is observing football fever in a specially built fan zone marquee at Meridien Village. The Irish pub will broadcast all of the beautiful game’s high-octane action in an air-conditioned dome with great food and exciting prizes. From June 14 to July 15, free entry; for further information, visit thedubliners-dubai.com or call 04 217 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.