The World Cup is picking up pace with the round of 16 games well underway and we’ve already seen plenty of surprises with Portugal and Argentina being sent packing in the knockout stages, not to mention holders Germany being dumped out of the group stage.
The VAR (Video Assistant Referee) system has been helping officials dish out a record number of penalties in the tournament, and Japan became the first nation to qualify for the next stage of the competition via the FIFA fair play rule.
The competition has been a huge success for venues in Dubai with various fan zones being packed with football fans across the emirate. As the tournament heats up, you can cool down watching the action in the infinity pool at the Hilton Doubletree JBR.
The football village not only has a giant screen by the pool it also has sun loungers, drinks stations and football-themed entertainment to enjoy when before the games kick off. There are fussball tables, table tennis, giant footballs and a World Cup score predictor where you can win a prize for correctly guessing the results.
This is one of the livelier fan zones in Dubai, speakers blast music before, during and after the game, to keep the party vibe going long after the final whistle. Be warned if you’re watching the game in the pool, water flies everywhere when there’s a goal scored, which is great if you’re in a party mood but not so good if you’re looking to relax in the pool during the action. There are also floodlit football pitches for those who can’t get enough of the Beautiful Game and fancy a kick around.
Special food and beverage deals await you with food from the countries in action on offer as well as burgers, nachos, flatbreads and more. Don’t worry about the heat and remain completely cool in the air-cooled garden, or step into the indoor option. Wondering where to go after the games? Don’t go far as the venue brings you some of the best DJs every night for post-match parties until 1am.
What: Football Village @ DoubleTree JBR
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR
When: Until 15th July
Contact: 055 166 8092 or [email protected]
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