The urban fan zone, located on the 42nd floor of Dubai’s Media One Hotel, has transformed into the ultimate destination to catch the terrific, on-going European Championship.
It boasts an open space completely surrounded by windows to let in natural lighting, while providing a stunning view of the Palm Jumeirah whenever there’s a break in the action on the pitch.
The decor may be limited, but the stadium-style seating offers a charming option to standing and is also economical to ensure more space for guests.
ON42 can comfortably fit 300-plus people and has three XL projection screens and nine flat screen televisions on walls throughout the bar. Expect to run into many English and Irish fans, even though their respective nations have been eliminated.
Regardless of who’s playing, there will be dedicated fan zones for each team, meaning there’s no better place to cheer on your country.
In addition, ON42 have a mini indoor pitch on which guests can play a 3-a-side game and stoke the flames of rivalries, while a VIP area will give you your own spot to kick back with your family, friends or colleagues.
A number of promotions will be running during the Euros and you can walk away with some great discounts and prizes. Dine in any Media One outlet and you’ll have the chance to earn a front row table in the fan zone for the next match.
Also, if you buy six beverages, you’ll be entered in a draw to win a weekend stay at Media One. Every bucket purchased will put you in a draw to win a Friday brunch at Level 8. Predict-the-score and other competitions will also take place for more instant prizes.
The experience wouldn’t be complete without the delicious menu developed by ON42’s kitchen brigade, perfect to snack or dine on while watching football, from pub grub to other delectable meals.
Outside of the Euros, the venue is used as a multi-purpose lifestyle and entertainment area for music events, comedy shows and live performances.
ON42 opens one hour before the first match of the day, all the way until the final on July 10.
What: Euros at ON42
Where: Media One Hotel, Dubai
When: Viewing throughout the tournament up to the final on July 10
Contact: Visit www.mediaonehotel.com for more information and call 04 427 1000 for reservations
The venue, located at the iconic Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, is very much true to its name as the viewing destination for all things football.
First and foremost, it’s an easy spot to get to as it’s located right near the Nakheel metro station and has ample parking on-site.
Fans will also immediately soak up the atmosphere when they make their way through the giant tunnel entrance, simulating the experience of entering a football stadium.
Space won’t be a concern as the venue can accommodate 2,000 people with their indoor seating and outdoor area.
If you’re inside, you’ll have 22 LED televisions at your disposal to choose from, while two big screens will ensure easy viewing outside.
As always, supporters of all nations are welcome, but expect to see many fans decked out in England, Wales, Germany and France gear.
Football Central are offering a number of packages for guests to enjoy as they combine football with cold beverages and delicious food.
Get two beverage vouchers, one snack voucher and a fan t-shirt for the price of Dh80 each, or get a beverage and a burger for Dh99, four beverages for Dh160 and a bucket of five beverages for Dh200.
You can also pre-book with different table packages to ensure you have a seat to watch all the world-class football.
Choose from a table of four with one snack platter and 16 beverage vouchers or a table of 10 with two snack platters and 40 beverage vouchers.
For golf lovers, you can play 18 holes on the Faldo course before 16:00 on any day until the Euro final on July 10 and receive one fan package at Football Central – inclusive of two beverage vouchers, one snack voucher and a t-shirt – for Dh295.
Visit www.dubaigolf.com for more information and contact 04 417 9999 for reservations.
Don’t miss your chance to view the top eight nations in the Euro battle it out in the quarter-finals before the final two clash for coveted trophy and European supremacy.
WHAT: European Championship at Football Central
WHERE: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
WHEN: Screening the tournament until the final on July 10
CONTACT: Visit www.dubaigolf.com for more information and call 04 417 9999 for reservations
Children will not be short of options for entertainment over the next three months thanks to Dubai Kartdrome’s Summer Camp.
In partnership with Gulf Star Sports, the camp got under way on Sunday, and runs in weekly sessions (Sunday to Thursday) from 09:00 to 13:00 until August 25.
Open to youths between seven and 15-year-olds, the kids can look forward to plenty of fun and exciting activities.
On the agenda during the five days, includes indoor karting, laser tag, simulator racing and billiards competitions, while there’s prizes up for grabs.
The Dubai Kartdrome and Gulf Star Sports are no strangers to organising summer camps. Now running in its fourth year, it has gone from strength to strength attracting hundreds of youths over the summer.
Considering there are 40 places available per week, it’s for that reason that parents should not wait long in enrolling their children.
“Gulf Star Sports have been offering summer camps in partnership with Dubai Autodrome for the past four years and every year, these camps have proved to be very popular,” said Matthew Ralton, senior operations manager of Gulf Star Sports.
“The first few weeks of the summer generally sell out so we advise parents to contact us quickly to book. The kids always go home happy, and we find many of them return throughout the summer.”
He added: “The Kartdrome camp will act as a welcome change from the normal multi-sports summer camps where kids tend to be tired of the same games and wide age ranges.
“With us, the kids will experience a high adrenaline thrill ride from start to finish. We are unique in that we are the only summer camp offering go-karting and laser tag during the day.”
Prices are Dh1,150 per week, while sibling discounts and day passes are also available.
With the camps already proven to be a big hit, Ralton insists there’s plenty of advantages for children.
“Parents who want their kids to enjoy fun activities this summer should definitely consider the Kartdrome Summer Camp. They have the opportunity to learn new skills with fantastic tuition from the experts at the Dubai Autodrome, under the guidance of expert coaches and qualified teachers at Gulf Star Sports,” he said.
“They will make new friends and we ensure that every child thrives within this competitive environment. Kids never leave this camp disappointed and they only leave wanting more.”