There is no greater pleasure than watching ‘the beautiful game’ on the big screen and for the ultimate sporting experience, Novo Cinemas will be screening the world’s biggest football tournament in selected locations across the UAE.
Fans will be able to watch their favourite countries and players at the World Cup – which kicks off on Thursday and runs until July 15 – in the magical movie theatre setting, complete with unrivalled picture and sound, as well as comfortable seating.
And no game would be complete without refreshments, which is why Novo Cinemas are offering a ‘Game Day Bundle’, including a small popcorn and Coke with every ticket bought.
Ticket-buyers can also indulge in their favourite cinema snacks such as nachos, candy, beef hot dogs and ice cream whilst watching the games.
The matches will be screened in six locations across the UAE, including World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, Megaplex Ibn Battuta Mall and Festival City Mall in Dubai.
The action gets under way on Thursday with the opening match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia at 19:00. Other key showings include Portugal v Spain on Friday and Brazil v Costa Rice on June 22.
Tickets, including popcorn and Coke, start from Dh90 for group matches and Dh120 for the final.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit www.novocinemas.com.
Whether you’re cheering for your country’s colours or rooting on your favourite players, like Lionel Messi at Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo at Portugal, Novo Cinemas is the place to let your World Cup fandom loose this summer.
What: World Cup viewing at Novo Cinemas
Where: Six locations across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
When: Available throughout the tournament, from group matches to the final
Contact: Visit www.novocinemas.com for more information and to book tickets
There’s just days to go ahead of the World Cup in Russia and venues in Dubai are busy jostling for business. Some are looking to pack tents and marquees full of fans but that’s not everybody’s cup of tea, so here we have two more relaxed, but still lively atmospheres to enjoy over the next month.
The Courtyard at Manzil Downtown offers a relaxed atmosphere and you’re guaranteed to get a good view of the game. Large TV screens will be showing all the action in the nicely air-conditioned outdoor setting. Over the next month The Courtyard is offering a special World Cup menu to keep your bellies full on match days. The adjacent Boulevard Lounge fun zone features PlayStations, foosball and face painting.
Where: The Courtyard at Manzil Downtown
What: World Cup games on large LED TV screens in a unique air-conditioned outdoor venue.
Date: June 14 until July 15.
An ideal sports bar to catch all the action is the Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown, with screens aplenty and walls adorned in sporting memorabilia. There’s sport on in here 24/7 and there’s enough room to sit and watch the games without fear of being bumped into, or drinks flying everywhere when a goal goes in. What’s more, there’s a wide variety of food to enjoy while the games are on. Plus, you’ll get a free World Cup gift when you spend AED 99 – which also includes two house beverages. The food portions are large and the service is quick, so you’ll be all set to catch all the World Cup action.
Where: Nezesaussi Grill Downtown Dubai, Manzil Downtown
What: The ultimate football destination with walls adorned with sports memorabilia and food to enjoy the game.
Date: June 14 until July 15.
Time: 12.00pm until 2.00am.
Price: AED 99 per person including two drinks and special world cup themed gift.
For reservations or more information, please visit mydubaifootball.com or contact 04 888 3444.
MyTriClub, as part of My Sports Academy, is offering people young and old in the UAE a chance to achieve their full potential as a triathlete.
Self-proclaimed as the first triathlon club in Dubai to adopt a long-term development model that allows triathletes to get the most out of their abilities, MyTriClub provides a safe point of entry into the sport of triathlon regardless of experience level.
The club operates under My Sports Academy, which is a sports coaching provider in the UAE. Since being established in 2011, MSA has highly-qualified, educated and certified coaches who work with children and adults on long-term athletic development in a positive and fun environment.
MyTriClub is broken into five different training groups, each with a set criteria so athletes can train at a level appropriate to their abilities and experience.
In Try Tri Beginner, athletes will get a grasp of the fundamentals needed for the three disciplines of triathlon, including swimming stroke, cycling and running technique, while focusing on aquathlon.
In MyTri Development, athletes will improve their speed and endurance in swimming and running, as well as bike handling and an understanding of gears and cadence, with transitioning on and off the bike introduced.
In Junior Performance, athletes, who are already adequate at swimming and running, will learn to cycle using shoes and cleats.
In MTC Performance, the focus is on competition, with athletes competing at a Sprint Distance of 750 metres swim, 20 kilometres bike ride and 5km run.
The final level, MTC Elite, is for athletes who want to compete at a national level and beyond.
Training sessions are delivered by experienced coaches, including three international athletes. Equipment and facilities are also top-notch, especially with Technogym having donated 15 Mycycling units.
Once athletes have improved their knowledge, skills and fitness levels, they can then challenge themselves to compete at a higher level as part of MyTriClub’s performance team.
Interested athletes can take part in sessions at 10 various locations throughout Dubai, including Jebel Ali School and North London Collegiate School.
Visit www.mysportsacademydubai.com/mytriclub to learn more about MyTriClub and to register.
What: MyTriClub by My Sports Academy
Where: Sessions at 10 locations across Dubai
When: Running throughout the week
Contact: Visit www.mysportsacademydubai.com/mytriclub