With the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, Nov. 20–Dec. 18, all eyes will turn to the Middle East, as Doha plays host to the first World Cup ever held in the Arab world. Just a 90-minute flight from Doha, Dubai will serve as the perfect destination and home base for travelers celebrating the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Here’s how travelers can take advantage:
- If you have tickets to a game, flydubai’s 30 Dubai-to-Doha daily roundtrips include complimentary transportation from the airport to any tournament-use Qatar stadium and back.
- Fan Zone by Basrati offers music, small bites and refreshments, alongside huge TV screens.
- Fan Zone at Zero Gravity opens at 10 a.m. for fans to watch games on massive screens at the beach.
- ISD World Cup Fanzone boasts activities arranged by Footlab, with VIP booking options available.
- Find raffles, competitions and more at Fan Zone at Soul Beach during all the matches.
- World of Sports Fanzone stays open late, until 2 a.m., offering interactive areas and tasty bites.
- The Football Park features huge TV screens, an open-air viewing deck and food from 300-plus outlets, plus games, activities and chauffeur service.
- Fanzone by McGettigan’s will have the U.A.E.’s largest screens, alongside food trucks, activations, live music and more.
- Jumeirah Emirates Tower Arena keeps things lively with food and beverage counters and live entertainment. Reserve tables in the VIP lounge area.
- Fanzone at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah can host up to 1,000 guests, and is split into four family-friendly areas, including Beach Stadium, Tiger Bar, Wavebreak Deck and the Garden.
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