Dubai is set to host one of the flagship International FIFA Fan Festivals. This FIFA
World Cup viewing area is projected to host 10,000 fans daily and is set against the
iconic Vista at Dubai Harbor, the extraordinary seafront district.
Screening every minute of every game of this year’s FIFA World Cup, on custom-
designed gigantic 330sqm screens, featuring cutting-edge 4D audio; fans will feel
the true ambiance of the games and cheer along with people from around the world
with every goal. Visitors to the BudX FIFA Fan Festival will be treated to live
entertainment with state-of-the-art immersive technology and breath-taking
skyline views, brought to you by AB InBev and its flagship brand Budweiser.
Confirmed official event partner is adidas alongside the venue partner Dubai Harbor
ed by BRAG, this vibrant entertainment space has been designed to capture
the imagination of the public, transforming Dubai Harbor into an extraordinary
luxury football and entertainment experience from the 20th of November until the
18th of December. To add to the thrill of the games, several local and international
live acts and DJs will take to the stage both between matches and after the final
game of the day, with plenty of games and activities on hand as well, including some
exclusive Adidas entertainment, this is set to be the best place to catch the FIFA
World Cup moments.
In a bid to ease travel during the world cup; the UAE Government is offering a new
multiple-entry visa exclusively for Hayya card holders (those with entry permit into
Qatar and stadium access) for a period of 90 days which costs just AED 100. In
addition to over 20 public viewing places and major fan zones, footie takeovers, al-
fresco events, music, sports festivals, and mega screens, Dubai is well set up for
fans to watch the games.
As an official FIFA partner, adidas is set to introduce a 1050sqm experiential space
within the official FIFA Fanzone where football fanatics will be able to watch
matches, test products, meet their favourite legends, shop localised product and
watch the games inside the adidas space. The Al Rihla Camp is an unrivalled football
and entertainment experience and immersive brand space that aims to bring to life the love of the game through engaging activations with regional football clubs and
communities, as well as exclusive retail experiences and content creation spaces.
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE)
commented: “As momentum accelerates ahead of the region’s first FIFA World Cup
in Qatar, Dubai is privileged to be chosen as one of six cities globally to host an
official FIFA Fan Festival. As we gear up to welcome football fans and sports
enthusiasts, this FIFA-endorsed event at Dubai Harbour will further reinforce
Dubai’s position as an international events hub and serve as a catalyst to the growth
The fun, entertaining and joyful atmosphere of FIFA Fan Festival in Doha’s Al Bidda park will now be felt around the world as FIFA has also announced that six global destinations would host satellite events during the FIFA world cup Qatar 2022.
FIFA in affiliation with its partners would host the events in London, Mexico city, Rio de Janiero, Sao Polo, Seoul and Dubai.
WHAT IS THE FIFA FAN FESTIVAL™?
According to FIFA.com the FIFA Fan Festival™ is the greatest football party in the world! It is the perfect place to watch Men’s & Women’s FIFA World Cup matches live in a World Cup atmosphere, while also enjoying an exciting football and entertainment program bringing together the best of football, music, culture, and lifestyle – a true festival of football.
The FIFA Fan Festival™ is an official site of the FIFA Competitions and the central destination where fans from all over the world meet to share their emotions and celebrate the unique atmosphere of the Men’s & Women’s FIFA World Cup. The FIFA Fan Festival is an essential part of the World Cup experience in the Host Country and in every Host City. It gives all types of fans – from avid to casual football enthusiasts; to lovers of music, food and culture – new ways to connect and engage with football in a festival environment. As for previous editions of the World Cup, a FIFA Fan Festival will be held for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.