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The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in full swing and if you’re looking for somewhere to catch all the action of then allow us to give you not one, but five fantastic venues in Dubai to choose from.
Each venue offers plenty of World Cup-related activities, live entertainment, as well as themed dishes every day celebrating the cuisine from participating nations.
So, whether you’re after a frenetic fan zone on the Palm or some cracking F&B deals across Dubai you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to cheer your favourite team on from.
The Clubhouse – Jebel Ali Recreation Club
The Clubhouse is not only screening every match of the tournament live from Russia, but offering a host of activities for footie fans to get involved with as well.
Immerse yourself in the proper World Cup spirit with football-themed tournaments and competitions (with drinks and sports prizes up for grabs) and a live DJ spinning between games on the weekends.
Fans can tuck into an F&B selection with dinner and drink deals starting at Dhs75 and buckets of hops for just Dhs125.
The Clubhouse, Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Jebel Ali, daily until July 15. Tel: (04) 459 5100. jebelalirecreationclub.ae
The Ship’s Wheel – Jebel Ali Recreation Club
The Ship’s Wheel is a quintessential Dubai leisure venue that exudes the perfect atmosphere for football’s biggest tournament.
You’ll be able to take advantage of a happy hour that includes special hops for just Dhs27 and, if you bring some mates along, the buy-five-get-one-free deal on hops should be more than enough to get you all in the team spirit for the match.
The Ship’s Wheel, Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Jebel Ali,daily until July 15. Tel: (04) 459 5100. jebelalirecreationclub.ae
Breeze – Club Vista Mare
We love the vibe down at Club Vista Mare on the Palm, and Breeze is stepping it right up for the World Cup. You’ll be able to watch every adrenaline-filled moment on a big screen in the dedicated fan zone, and then winddown between games by taking on other fans in foosball, shuffleboard and pool.
F&B deals include Dhs140 for a bucket of house hops and special deals on snacks during every match.
Breeze, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, daily until July 15. Tel: (04) 568 3000. breeze.ae
Barrel 12 – Palm Views East & Jumeirah Islands Club
Both Barrel 12 outlets in Dubai make a strong case for why this urban sports bistro chain should be your defacto home for the next month of football.
The Jumeirah Islands venue is holding regular World Cup-themed quizzes (and a bingo night!) so you can test your mental mettle against other footie fans for a chance to win some awesome prizes.
During matches if you buy any two selected cocktails, you’ll be treated to a third on the house, and the burger and a bottle of hops for Dhs75 deal should keep any hungry punter happy.
The Palm Jumeirah location will hold daily pool tournaments with beverages and football-themed prizes up for grabs. A DJ will keep the party going between games, and so will a selection of excellent F&B deals including Dhs140 hops buckets and delicious bar snacks during games.
Barrel 12, Jumeirah Islands Club, Jumeirah Islands, daily until July 15. Tel: (04) 360 1889. barrel12.ae
Barrel 12, Palm Views East Palm Jumeirah, daily until July 15. Tel: (04) 552 4000. barrel12.ae