Score!: The Haute 5 Place to Watch the World Cup in Dubai

The much awaited FIFA World Cup is now finally upon us. Here in Dubai people are getting off their beach chairs and moving away from the pool to watch the match.  Dubai’s great international crowd will spice up the action as we route for our favorite teams and support our home countries.  The following venues will be some of the most popular places to watch the match in Dubai.

Barasti Beach Stadium Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort

The famous Barasti beach bar has recently constructed a 1,200 person air-conditioned domed tent with a 12-meter screen on its premises making it the perfect place to watch the game and enjoy a party.

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The Arena at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel has converted its conference center into 1,332 square-foot meters of live football action. The transformed space is classy and upscale with catered food and drinks, top flight audio and video, and the capacity of 600 seats. Upon entry guests purchase a voucher booklet at 100 AED per person for adults and 50 AED for guests between the ages of 10 and 17. There is also an elevated VIP lounge complete with a package of valet parking, a separate buffet, the standard bar, and private bathroom facilities. Certainly one of the more sophisticated places in town to watch the match!

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Nasimi Beach Atlantis, The Palm

Nasimi Beach is sure to be one of the best places to view the World Cup this summer with a transformed “Pure Football Lounge” and broadcasting live matches on big screen TVs. A special menu has also been created offering tasty nibbles as well as the “World Cup Platter.”  There is a daily happy hour from 4-6pm and a happy hour after each FIFA match. A great place if you want to watch the match by the beach.

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The Palladium

Located in Dubai Media City the purpose-built Concert Hall will show live matches of the World Cup on its HD cinema screen. With 3,000 seats the Palladium has floor seating with bean bags as well as a more exclusive sky box for those who want a private party. Before and after partying with live DJs and a variety of games makes this venue an ultimate one to try. Entry is 50 AED per head.

Grand Cinemas

Al Jazeera recently struck an agreement with Grand Cinemas to show the World Cup matches live on its cinema screens. This is a great option if you want to get away from the heat, your apartment, or hop to your local cinema with family and friends. Entrance is 35 AED per head.

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