Kicking off on Sunday November 20th in Doha, the FIFA World Cup 2022 is back again and promising excitement, drama, and some world class football. Repeat has put together our top 10 picks for where to catch all the action for some unmissable moments this November.
In case you missed it, this year’s World Cup is being played very close to home, with the tournament in Qatar almost underway. The first game starts on Sunday 20th November, 8pm Dubai time, and it involves host nation Qatar against Ecuador. It’s a whole month of activity, with group stages running from November 21st to December 2nd and the round of 16 running from December 3rd to December 6th. The action then goes up a level with the quarter finals on Friday December 9th and Saturday December 10th, the semi-finals on Tuesday December 13th and Wednesday December 14th.
The final showdown is on Sunday December 18th and is not one to be missed – get your booking in early to secure the perfect spot!
Whether you’re new to Dubai, in town for the World Cup or a local looking for the perfect destination, don’t miss any of the action with Repeat’s handy guide for where to watch, ranging from cosy pubs to huge outdoor fan zones, all available to find now on the Repeat app.
The Fan Zone at Wavebreaker, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is the ultimate destination for a football fan, with 4 zones, multiple huge screens, seating right on the beach and extensive package food deals. Wavebreaker is the largest outdoor licensed football fan zone in JBR and promises a lively atmosphere for all the games. The menu features international cuisine with dishes from each continent, as well as beer and burger deals and corporate hire discounts. Enjoy the unmissable tournament on the golden sands this World Cup!
Pubg Lounge is a new age gasto pub located at Occidental Hotel Production City Dubai, U.A.E, serving up pub classics with a unique twist. The perfect pub for a football fan, PubG has multiple screens lining the walls and hanging from the ceiling, as well as comfy leather seating and a pool table, perfect for settling in for a match. The lounge also has an array of beers and cocktails on the menu, and food choices that hit the spot ranging from pub favourites to unique dishes.
For the foodie football fan, Anar is serving up incredible Persian food and world-class entertainment this World Cup 2022. Located at Souk Madinat Jumeirah and open noon till 11.30pm daily, Anar is an authentic taste of Persian Cuisine in an elegant, traditional venue. The menu includes soups, starters, kebabs, vegetable dishes stews, sides and desserts all packed with iconic middle eastern flavours and vibrancy.
Join PizzaExpress for all the FIFA World Cup action this November 20th, with giant screens, iconic fare, surround sound and an extensive beverage menu. With World Cup promotions available throughout every game, PizzaExpress is the place to go for a World Cup Party this November – offers include a daily happy hour 12-8pm, half-time shots, and to really get in the spirit of it, wear your supporting team jersey and receive a free pint of Carlsberg.
Enjoy this year’s World Cup in a way that is only possible in Dubai, poolside at Pele Pool Bar and Social Hub. Transport yourself to Hawaii in this island-themed spot and enjoy all the action on a vast screen as you bask in the sun. From November 20th to December 18th, Pele is setting up their enormous rooftop pool and array of seating so you can support your home team from the comfort of your sun lounger.
Located at Jebel Ali Village, Noc Noc is the perfect place to gather friends, watch the football and party into the night. Noc Noc’s menu is an impressive mix of traditional flavours with stunning presentation and insta-worthy cocktails. Stay on at this huge venue after the game to enjoy the live music and buzzing atmosphere well into the evening.
TJ’s is a neighbourhood sports café with quirky, old-school charm that’s a relaxing spot to watch live football. Chill out with a cold pint and classic pub grub including nachos, burgers, pie, pizza and fish and chips. There are three huge screens and surround sound to catch the football on, and the ambience is laidback but lively. Located at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, TJ’s is a welcoming spot whether you’re there for the football or to just hang out.
Supporting Mexico is not required at our next spot but recommended! Maria Bonita is a Mexican Grill and Taco shop, owned and run by Mexicans, so you know you’re in for traditional, exciting flavours and South American hospitality. At Madinat Jumeirah, Maria Bonita is showing every World Cup game live over incredible tacos and drinks. With perfect views of the Burj Al Arab, large screens and live music into the night, Maria Bonita is offering up a World Cup Fiesta.
Great food and unmissable football await you at Charcoal Garden, a concept restaurant at Shatha Tower that combines middle eastern grill flavours with green leafy ingredients. The interior is elegant and cool, and the World Cup is the perfect excuse to get friends together to try out this exciting new spot.
Located right on the beach at Club Vista Mare, Logs & Embers is a pocket-friendly, upbeat destination showing all of this year’s games alongside a North American smokehouse BBQ menu serving tender meat and seafood fresh from the grill. Logs & Embers is a laidback venue showing some world-class football right by the ocean.
Whatever your vibe is this World Cup, whether its going all in at an ultimate fan zone, lounging by the pool, or settling in to a cosy sports bar, Repeat has you covered for the best places to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022. Repeat is free to download and use and is your one-stop guide to the best restaurants in the city. The advanced filtration technology helps you find exactly what you’re looking for; available on both the App Store and Google Play today!