UAE: 19 best free places to watch the World Cup


Football fan clubs opened up in UAE including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah providing live screenings of Football World Cup matches along with facilities like shopping, merchandise, and restaurant options that serve scrumptious food and beverage for football enthusiasts.

This scribe listed down the 19 best free places to watch the FIFA World Cup and witness great football matches every time. 

November 20th marked the beginning of the World Cup in Qatar with a dazzling opening ceremony that everyone doted on. The tournament is to conclude on Dec 18. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) global attractions Dubai and Abu Dhabi built some FIFA-related gridlock for football fans. 

Have a look at some free and paid places to get a kick out of matches in the UAE and catch the ultimate action live while cherishing the special World Cup wave. 

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BudX FIFA Fan Festival, Dubai Harbour

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

BudX FIFA Fan Festival will take place at the Dubai Harbour. People can watch World Cup games and experience live entertainment along with some live performances. The place is huge and can accommodate 10,000 fans each day.


There are marvelous custom-designed enormous screens that measure up to 330 sqm. Ticket prices start from Dh78 and can be bought online through PlatinumList.

Moreover, the place consists of fun activities and engaging stuff for all the devotees including face paintings, hair stencil squirt customization, and photos for Instagram! 

Adidas Family House, The Dubai Mall

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

A 300 sqm wafting family house is opened in Dubai Mall’s lagoon that remarkably offers a spectacular retail space, programming, and other stuff, making it a fantastic spot to watch the FIFA World Cup matches. It will stay active till the end of the tournament i.e. December 18 and will feature a whole bunch of multinational and local ambassadors.

Football Park at DIFC, Dubai

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

What’s better than 30 screens in an outdoor fixing with magnificent views of the Dubai Skyline? You can take advantage of this stunning view at DIFC throughout the entire season, but make sure to book your tickets beforehand as you might not get a chance later on. 


Prices start from Dh350 per person.

Dubai Creek Resort, Dubai

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

You can head onto this iconic Dubai Creek Resort to watch your favorite FIFA world cup games and enjoy live screens along with spectacular views of Dubai Creek. You can catch live QD’s Bar & Grill and Lakeview’s fan zones to watch all the action unfold and enjoy the World Cup matches at their utmost.

Expo City, Dubai

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

You can surely head on to the largest football fan zones in Dubai i.e Expo city to experience a lovely atmosphere and delight yourself like there’s no tomorrow! Fans can watch every game on big screens and catch all the World Cup heat to the fullest!

It is segregated into two sections. A top-notch space at Jubilee Park can host up to 10,000 guests and will be opened from November 20th.

Moreover, Al Wasl can accommodate up to 2,500 guests and will commence on December 3rd. Fans will get a tremendous chance to immerse themselves in thrilling activities like penalty kick activations, tabletop games, and much more! 

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

DoubleTree by Hilton has something exciting for football lovers in the city with the massive TV screens at Anchor Brew & Grill, along with some large LED screens at the private beach area too; all for this exhilarating FIFA World Cup tournament!

You can also enjoy delicious meals with great offers beginning at Dh79 per person. However, you’ll be more than pleased to relish free popcorn throughout the match! 

There are some great World Cup offers to avail at the moment so grab yourself a ticket as soon as possible.

Majlis Al Sultan, Dubai

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

Majlis Al Sultan is hosting live screens at both of their locations i.e Al Ferdous 3 on Al Wasl Road and City Center Me’aisem in Dubai Production city. Fans can cherish live matches with indoor/outdoor seating, along with private screens for each table.

Screens are huge, so you’ll undoubtedly make a whoopee! Prices start from Dh75 for group stages and Round of 16, however, it might increase to Dh125 for quarters, semis, and the World Cup final.

Vox Cinemas Fan Zones all over UAE

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

Vox Cinemas located across the Middle East and UAE are putting up sensational live matches with be IN SPORTS. You can book yourself a ticket easily to watch an odd number of matches (three or five) or for the complete tournament. All you may wish for!

Ticket prices start from Dh59 per person.

La Mer, Dubai

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

As famous for its lovely outdoor atmosphere, La Mer is not coming slow and is hosting live screens at a few restaurants like Al Shorfa, Aprons, Hammers, etc. You can grab your tickets and enjoy the football matches in a family-friendly space. 

Fairmont The Palm FIFA, VZ’s Football Fan Zone

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

This place has undeniably pleased a lot of football buffs out there! Here, you can experience a fun-filled environment along with mouth-watering food and drinks– all on incredible offers!

Prices start from Dh60, so book yourself a seat before time runs out. 

SLS Stadium, Dubai

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

SLS Dubai is literally looking forward to skyrocketing the number of customers this season by transitioning its 75th-floor rooftop and Privilege into the SLS stadium. 

People will undergo an extraordinary experience at this wonderful place with thrilling luxuries, a sports bar, and a FIFA World Cup fan zone for all football lovers out there! 

Stadium Fan Zone at City Walk, Dubai

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

The platform measures over 3,200 sqm and offers a 16m x 6m screen for honorable life-size screening of the football matches.

The Stadium Fan Zone will be tracked down near the Green Planet on City Walk. The medium deeply pledges to strike in the spirit of the World Cup with live festivities of each goal, fascinating activities, memorabilia shops, and more. Plus point? Parking is free! 

Bosporus, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi

Over the matches, Bosporus’s branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will screen the frolics live along with a menu that’ll exhibit original Ottoman cuisine and delectable Turkish tea.

The Pointe, Dubai

The Pointe now has a fresh and unique monorail stop that can change your game night into an entire day expedition, being pleased with the area. 

Go through an outstanding experience at this venue and snag the matches live at Reel Cinemas, The Pointe after getting a kick out of the world’s biggest fountain exhibit.

Take satisfaction in the plays with their exceptional packages commencing at Dh55. However, you’ll have to pay Dh99 for the screening and choose F&B offerings. 

Yas Island Fanzone, Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has established the supreme football fan spectator area with the Yas Island Fan Zone—FIFA World Cup. 

The place can host up to 2,000 people at a time. Situated on Yas Links, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, the 10,000 sqm devoted fan leeway was built in partnership with Miral and AB INBEV.

The major viewing area will have a massive LED screen, measuring up to 16 x 9 meters—the most gigantic outdoor screen in the country. The subsidizing fan zone program is fully loaded with immersive occasions, containing expert-level commentary, throng, community contests, and never-ending amusement.

Tiered entry choices are obtainable with General Admission passes amounting to Dh50. However, All Game Access passes are for Dh95, and Season tickets are for Dh950. Tickets can be booked via Platinumlist.

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai

Located within the Dubai Marina, the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah will undeniably inaugurate a “mega fan zone” for the entire tournament.

A significant number of screens and respective fan zones renounce different indulgences in the outdoor area. The terminus hands over glorious views of the Ain Dubai with no age regulation or entry fee.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

The screen straddled in the outdoor part at Jumeirah Emirates Towers will provide a startling zone to take delight in the FIFA World Cup matches along with the majestic surroundings of the Museum of the Future. 

Football buffs can also relish scrumptious cuisine cultivated by Executive Chef Reiner Lupfer at this awesome sporting terminus.

The Square, Dubai Sports City

Free Places To Watch The World Cup

The Square at ISD is an open-air platform found in Dubai Sports City. It vows to gladden the fans to the fullest and make them go through an impressive match experience for the accommodation of up to 5,000 fans. 

Numerous gigantic screens will be set up at the venue, providing excellent viewing from every smudge throughout the tournament. Football lovers can also book an ample VIP area along with gourmand food and butler service— excellent for corporate meetings or a delightful outing.

Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai

The best part about Crowne Plaza is free entry to the honorable fan zone at ‘Football Deck’ by Belgian Café Dubai Festival City, located at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City.

Two screens will be propped up to play live matches; one at the Belgian Café and one on the patio of Crowne Plaza with stunning views of the creek and the city. There is also a reliable area for parties that desire a more personal atmosphere.

Dubai gateway to World Cup

“Dubai will be the prominent gateway to the World Cup”, said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. 

UAE is no doubt a leading tourist destination with hundreds of amazing places for people to enjoy. This football season, UAE is exceptionally experiencing an increase in the number of travelers due to the matches. 

Places like Hilton, Yas Island, Expo City, etc have massive live screens for football enthusiasts to live the time of their life. Visit one of these and have an incredible experience like never before.

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