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As football fever sweeps the city, it’s not just the professionals showing off their ball skills on the pitch. Whatever team you’re cheering on, head down to Festival Plaza for the upcoming football championship and you’ll be able to unleash your inner footballer with a serious of challenges.

Running from November 19 until December 18, this family-friendly fan zone has something for football fans of all ages to enjoy. Taking place on Level 1 opposite Ikea, the month-long football fan zone invites budding athletes to don their team jersey and head down every day from 1pm to 7pm. At the fan zone, they’ll be able to test their skills at the array of games and battle it out against mates to win some top prizes.

Bringing the classics to life size, take part in Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, where every player will get a chance to aim the ball at the boxes on the wall that is marked ‘X’ or ‘O’ to create a connecting line. Switch up the game to participate in the Power Challenge, where participants will have one chance to aim and kick down the large tins stacked up. The more you rack up your scores, the more you can win during finals week.

Best of all, it’s free to enter, so you can keep returning again and again to give these fun challenges a go.

There’s no better place to get your game on.

Level 1 opposite IKEA, Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali, 1pm to 7pm, Nov 19 to Dec 18. dubaifestivalplaza.com