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9 places to watch the 2022 World Cup in Abu Dhabi

Football fever is rising in Abu Dhabi as we get closer to the Fifa World Cup 2022. It kicks off on November 20th, with the grand final taking place on December 18th. All over the city, sports clubs, bars and hotels are geared up to bring you all the action so you’ll never miss a moment. Check out our recommendations of where you should go to cheer on your country or support your favourites this November.

World Cup Fan Zones in Abu Dhabi

Yas Links World Cup Fan Zone

Yas Links hosts some of the emirate’s biggest events, and the Fifa World Cup is no exception. Join fellow football fans around the Fan Zone’s giant screen to watch every match live with the added extra of a drinks service and food truck delicacies.

Yas Links World Cup Fan Zone

Fan Zone at Central Yas Plaza

The Fan Zone at Yas Island’s Central Yas Plaza is a family-friendly way to enjoy the football action with entertainment for all ages. This Fan Zone has everything: live screenings, games, food, and drink and it’s free to enter! Make your way to any Yas Plaza hotel to find the fan zone.

Fan Zone at Central Yas Plaza

Football Village at Shangri-La

Make the most of the fantastic November weather and experience football fever on the beaches of the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri and their Football Village. This carnival-like experience is a fascinating way to watch 2022’s biggest sporting event. Beach access and drinks are included with your AED 100 entry fee, plus there's beach BBQ food and live entertainment to enjoy too!

Football Village at Shangri-La

Sports Bars in Abu Dhabi

McGettigan’s, Al Raha Beach

McGettigan’s at Al Raha Beach is where sports fans congregate for momentous sporting occasions creating a buzzing atmosphere. Take advantage of a range of beverage offers throughout World Cup and you can also enjoy a menu full of pub classics to go with the big match.

McGettigan’s, Al Raha Beach

Stars N Bars, Yas Marina

Stars N Bars is passionate about the world of sport, so whatever game you’re into, this place is most likely showing it on one of its many screens. The international vibe of the place perfectly suits the World Cup action with many nationalities coming together in the name of football. Tasty beverages and a mouth-watering menu are bonus additions to the feel-good ambience.

Stars N Bars, Yas Marina

Offside at Jumeirah, Saadiyat Island

Offside, as the name suggests, is all about football. You can rely on this Saadiyat Island hangout for tasty food, great beverages and a lively atmosphere as football’s most treasured prize is fought for.

Offside at Jumeirah, Saadiyat Island

Lock, Stock & Barrel, Yas Bay Waterfront

Savour the sporting spirit at Lock, Stock & Barrel on Yas Bay Waterfront. Their giant screen will have every World Cup match streaming live for your entertainment with a menu of American classics served alongside.

Lock, Stock & Barrel, Yas Bay Waterfront

Belgian Cafe, Radisson Blu, Yas Island

For a traditional European experience, head to the Belgian Cafe. As Belgians, they’re passionate about football and you can experience every World Cup moment on one of their many big screens. Don’t worry, Belgium's much-loved cuisine is on the menu, including mussels, chips and mayonnaise and a whole host of Belgian hops.

Belgian Cafe, Radisson Blu, Yas Island

Appaloosa, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan

Appaloosa is based at the Marriott Al Forsan and offers a more laid-back contemporary setting to watch all the footballing action. The popular sports bar combines excellent American food with customary beverages, so you’ll have all the fuel you need to support your favourites. Throughout winter, the outdoor terrace is transformed into an ale garden and when the half-time whistle is blown, why not challenge your friends to a complimentary game of snooker?

Appaloosa, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan
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