Looking for a more relaxed spot to watch the World Cup? Here’s where…


Sponsored: It’s all about the football at the Manzil Downtown this month…

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is here, and if you’re looking for the perfect place to sit back and soak up every uninterrupted minute of action, allow us to point you in the right direction.

Inside the Manzil Downtown hotel on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, you’ll find a hidden gem called The Courtyard.

Located at the heart of the boutique hotel, the Arabesque restaurant offers a spectacular al fresco setting for watching the football (and don’t worry – there’s outdoor air conditioning for those sticky summer nights).

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With large LED screens and a special World Cup menu on offer, it’s a lovely laidback spot for those who are more about the game and less about the gimmicks.

You can bring your little football fans along too, as there is a World Cup fun zone in the adjacent Boulevard Lounge, with PlayStation games, a foosball table and face painting.

And if you do feel like dipping a toe into the festivities, you can head along to Nezesaussi Grill, also located in the Manzil Downtown. The lively sports bar has a deal where Dhs99 gets you two drinks and a special World Cup themed gift.

We’ll see you there…

Manzil Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. June 14 to July 15. The Courtyard open noon to 5am, minimum spend of Dhs150 per person. Nezesaussi Grill open noon to 2am, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 888 3444. mydubaifootball.com

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