With such a diverse expat community in Dubai, there’s going to be a lot of fingernail biting over the next few weeks as footie fans cheer on their country’s teams – indeed, inside haus & haus everyone’s getting excited for kick-off.

Our property experts always enjoy discovering what cool events are happening in their clients’ communities and it has been amazing to see so many fan zones setting up right across the emirate – even though the event is being held in Qatar!

And because we like to keep our finger on the pulse, here’s a haus & haus round-up of some of the best hot spots to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Dubai and soak up all the drama and action over the next few weeks.

Enjoy… and may the best team win!

Expo Centre

Location: Expo Road, Dubai South
Details: The Dubai Expo site is alive and kicking for the World Cup. Fan City at Jubilee Park will hold 10,000 spectators, with a Budweiser tent and shisha lounge and jumbo television screens.
Timings: 5pm – 1.30am on weekdays, and noon –1am on weekends
Deals / price: Entry is Dh30

Fan Zone by McGettigan’s

Location: Dubai Media City Ampitheatre
This huge space will comfortably hold up to 5,000 fans, including the lawn area in front of the main stage with a giant screen. Plus, the premium deck at the back of the fan zone will hold over 650 people, which is a mixture of high tables, picnic tables and VIP boxes, all available for advanced bookings.
All day
Deals / price:
Entry is Dh60

Arena By Palazzo Versace Dubai

Location: Palazzo Versace Hotel, Jaddaf Waterfront
Details: Enjoy the hotel’s dedicated new fan zone with gorgeous Dubai Creek as your backdrop. Fans who choose this venue could also be in with a chance of winning tickets for the World Cup itself, with seats in Qatar available from the group matches right up until the final.
Timings: All day
Deals / price: Minimum spend of Dh180

The Duck Hook

Location: Dubai Hills Golf Club
Details: This beloved venue is going through a sporting makeover to cater to every football need, with seven screens inside and a projector on the outdoor terrace.
Timings: 11.30am-midnight
Deals / price: Various offers

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Location: Arabian Ranches
Details: There’s a football takeover coming to this popular community, with the whole Arabian Ranches Golf Club turning into World Cup watching hot spot. Enjoy massive LED screens along with football themed nights.
Timings: All day
Deals / price: Various packages

A Capella

Location: The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
Details: Cheer on your favourite team while you enjoy majestic Atlantis views and the gorgeous fountain. Each game screening includes tempting deals during the match.
Timings: All day
Deals / price: Various offers

Vox Cinemas

Location: VOX Cinemas across the UAE
Details: For the whole competition, the cinema chain will show live football via beIN SPORTS broadcasts. Supporters can choose from a variety of options – including MAX cinemas, open-air cinemas at Galleria Mall Jumeirah and Aloft Dubai Creek. There’s even a private cinema at Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates.
Timings: Check cinema listings online
Deals / price: Various offers

Citymax Hotel

Location: Business Bay
Details: With four massive HD screens in the garden, along with large screens inside, Brew House and Brew Garden is a good option to watch the World Cup in Dubai. Along with the screens, there will be deals on drinks and lots of pub grub.
Timings: Noon – 2.30am
Deals / price: Various offers

M One Terrace

Location: Millennium Place Hotel, Barsha Heights.
Details: With a huge, big screen TV, this stylish bar will be a golden spot to fuel up fan excitement. Featuring a daily game of ‘predict and win’, participants have the chance to claim a pizza of their choice.
Timings: All day
Deals / price: Various offers

BUDX FIFA Festival

Location: Dubai Harbour
With one massive 330 sq. m screen and an “unparalleled live 4D audio feed” state-of-the-art viewing spot will be the ultimate fan experience with stadium vibes and a gorgeous Marina view. The venue expects 10,000+ football fans daily, and will include a jam-packed line-up of artists, DJs, and FIFA football legends.
20 November, 5:00pm-3:00am; 21 to 28 November, 12:00 pm-3:00am; 29 November to 18 December, 3:00pm-3:00am
Deals / price
Basic entry Dh78.75