DUBAI: Promising giant screens, a slew of soccer-style entertainment and a festival-like family atmosphere, Expo City Dubai has unveiled its Fan City for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 from November 20 to December 18.
Fan City will welcome visitors of all ages to celebrate the unifying power of sport, with two unique zones in the form of the family-friendly Jubilee Park and a more deluxe experience at Al Wasl.
General admission to Fan City starts at Dh30, and is free for children aged 12 and under. VIP and hospitality packages are also available. Tickets will be available soon from Platinumlist.
Kicking off when the tournament commences on Sunday, November 20, Fan City at Jubilee Park will offer an electric atmosphere complete with jumbo screens and a striking line-up of entertainment, including table-top games; agility courses; foot volley courts; penalty kick activations; face-painting; and DJ’s spinning decks during half-time.
The zone, which can host up to 10,000 visitors, will feature a family-friendly section with bean bags and food trucks serving a wide variety of culinary options. There will also be a licensed area for visitors of a legal drinking age, led by Budweiser, Official Beer of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and a shisha lounge.
Jubilee Park will open from 5pm to 1.30am on weekdays, and 12 noon to 1.30am on weekends.
Starting from the Round of 16 on Saturday, December 3, fans can treat themselves to a VIP guest experience under the immersive projection wonder of Al Wasl. Four super-sized screens will broadcast the matches live, augmented by in-game graphics projected across the large-scale canvas of Al Wasl dome. The audience will enjoy the pomp of a World Cup match with team anthems, a flag-raising ceremony, and pre- and post-game entertainment taking excitement levels to fever pitch.
Al Wasl can seat up to 2,500 visitors, with general admission, VIP hospitality packages and VVIP box seats on offer. Hospitality guests will also receive a complimentary one-day Expo City Dubai Attraction Pass valid until December 31
Al Wasl will open from 6pm to 9.30pm and 10pm to 1.30pm. Ticket-holders for the early game will enjoy complimentary access to Jubilee Park afterwards.
The most-anticipated sporting event this year, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ coincides with Expo City Dubai’s Winter City from November 23-January 8, meaning visitors are in for a double dose of fun with City-wide attractions including a festive market, dazzling light displays, and a fairytale fir tree at Al Wasl Plaza.