The sixth edition of the tournament, which is sponsored by Samsung and organised by Dubai Sports Council, will be held at the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) from November 1-5.
The official draw for the competition was conducted yesterday by tournament director Alex Soriano in the presence of Dubai Sports Council general secretary Saeed Hareb and Fifa Beach Soccer Worldwide executive vice president Joan Cusco.
Defending champions Russia are in Group B, alongside the United States, Iran and Egypt. Russia are three time champions of the tournament and beat Tahiti 5-2 in the final last year. The draw was conducted by renowned Emirati football referees Ibrahim Al Mansouri and Ahmad Al Salami.
The tournament will be played as a round-robin in the group stages, following which the top two teams will qualify for the semi-finals which will be played between winners of Group A against the Group B runner-up and vice versa.