FIFA World Cup

It only comes around once every four years, and when it does, it can turn almost any sports fan into a hyper-excited child. Shh-business has brought you a round-up of the best places in Dubai to watch the watch the FIFA world cup…

With almost every man counting down the days to when Russia hosts the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there are many widows and widowers that aren’t. So all the football lovers can watch their games in peace, we thought we would bring you the best of the best party locations for all your favourite games so everyone can all enjoy the atmosphere. Wave those flags high in the air, warm up those voices, and get ready to party! Football fever is here to stay for the next month!


Four Points – The Sheraton, Bur Dubai

The countdown has begun and footie fans all across the globe have the next month all sorted out, as the month-long FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off on June 14th. Nothing beats gathering your mates and hopping over to a pub to watch the game. From 14th June to 15th July, The Viceroy at Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai invites all football fans, their families and friends to get into the action and watch the much-awaited game being streamed live.

Cheer on your favourite teams in the company of fellow mates at the cozy English pub with a colonial setting. The Viceroy provides the best possible match experience, with several LCD screens so that you don’t miss a single kick. The pub serves up a special menu featuring epic ‘Burgers & Brew’ and a whole load of giveaways, competitions and chances to ‘Scratch & Win’!

Reservations: For more information, please call 04-3977444

Andiamo – The Grand Hyatt


Watch as the terrace of our very own Italian Restaurant and Bar, Andiamo, is transformed into a dedicated fan zone where football fans can get together, enjoy a bite from an extensive football themed menu with dishes including a ‘T bone Steak’ and our all-time favorite ‘Burger Al Italiana’ just to name a few, while washing them down with their special beverage offers and

On game days, take your taste buds on to a trip around the world, as our bartenders inject a bit of flavour from the roots of your favourite teams.

Fans can also take part in games, where exciting prizes will be up for grabs, or sit back and enjoy our finest shisha flavours with groovy beats by Resident DJ Abrossa.

Reservations: For more information or reservations, please call 04 317 2222.

Aloft Me’aisam – Production City


As the region gets ready for a summer of sport for the FIFA World Cup 2018, football fans can sit back, relax and enjoy the games on the big screen at Dubai’s most recent neighbourhood destination to arrive in the city, Aloft Me’aisam for a minimum spend of 100 AED per person.

With plenty to look forward to when the football period kicks off on the 14th June, fans will be able to support their teams in style by ordering from various packages. A special main course for 89 AED, picking from dishes including an Aussie beef burger, a traditional British steak and kidney pie, savoury French crepes or even Mexican chicken fajitas with house beverage.

For those looking to indulge in football snacks, special nacho platters will also be available to purchase at 69 AED. Choosing from German, Spanish, Argentinian, Brazilian or Russian style Nachos – there’s something for everyone! Or for those wanting something a little different, a special shisha, nachos and soft drink package will be available for 99 AED.

Football fans will be able to enjoy the games with a lively atmosphere at Aloft Me’aisam’s signature WXYZ bar or for those wanting to enjoy the game in traditional-Dubai style, there’s even the option to watch your favourite matches by the pool for an additional 49 AED.

Reservations: 04 248 7070

Atlantis The Palm – World Cup Fan Zone


In celebration of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Atlantis, The Palm will launch the ultimate ‘World Cup Fan Zone’ from 14th June to 15th July 2018. With a capacity of more than 2,000 fans, the ‘Atlantis World Cup Fan Zone’ will be the place to watch the FIFA World Cup, airing all of the action, live from Russia in an electric atmosphere.  Enjoying the camaraderie, competition and national pride from inside the ultimate grandstand venue, football fans of all ages will experience every goal, tackle and dodgy referee decision in high definition, courtesy of a giant 28sqm main display as well as multiple screens located around the venue.

Split into two zones; “The Stadium” will become the main viewing arena for die-hard fans looking to immerse themselves in all of the action, whereas “The Bench” will offer a more chilled out vibe, featuring casual seating and a gamer’s corner, complete with its own PlayStation activation. In addition to providing the best match coverage, the ‘Atlantis World Cup Fan Zone’ will be rocking on all key game dates with a host of live entertainment acts, football-related activities and merchandise giveaways.

A specially-designed football food menu will be on offer throughout the month, with stadium-style snacks, hops buckets and drink specials available, including a wide selection of draught hops, grape, spirits and softs. Fun for fans of all ages, the tent will also feature a painting station, where patriotic fans can have their country’s flag painted onto their face, plus a state-of-the-art VR football experience, giving guests the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the stadium atmosphere. For those looking to test their skills, there will be a number of daily challenges to participate in, including “Keepy Uppy,” “Guess The Minute,” and “Unlock Your Passion,” with some great prizes to be won, including the chance to win a trip to the winning nation and to secure an ultimate getaway at Atlantis, The Palm for one lucky fan. There will also be a specially designated area for “mini-fans”, ages six and above.

Launching on 14th June, ladies enter for free and guys pay 100AED on the door which includes two drinks. Minimum spend on seated tables starts from 1000 AED.

Reservations: For more information, or to pre-book your place at key matches, contact our World Cup hotline on +971 (0)44 26 26 26


Capital Club Dubai – DIFC


Dubai’s leading private Members’ Club, Capital Club Dubai is opening its doors to DIFC Card Holders for the first time ever throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

From Thursday 14th June to Sunday 15th July, the DIFC community will be able to watch all the World Cup games and support their team and country in Capital Club’s Private Members Bar, where the games will be streamed live.

To mark the occasion, supporters will be able to take advantage of unmissable offers such as 5 bottle hops buckets and 20 wing buckets for only AED 99, as well as the Club’s Summer 2-4-1 menu featuring classic dishes such as fish and chips and the Capital Club burger as well as draught hops and house pours.

Reservations: Access is by prior reservations only, call 04 363 0111 to make a booking.



Listings information:

Dates:                                    Thursday 14th June – Sunday 15th July

Entry:                                     Complimentary – with DIFC card and prior reservation                  

Address:                                Capital Club Dubai, Building 3, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai 


Bookings:                      or call 04 363 0111