Escape it or embrace it: How to watch or avoid the World Cup while in Dubai

Posted by - June 5, 2018

When the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off on 14 June, football fans in Dubai will be keeping their eyes peeled on where to watch the games. But we know not everyone is excited about the football frenzy – so we’ve got both bases covered.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is barely a week away and it’s yay or nay for football crazy who go mad in support of their favourite teams, or the indifferent kust want to avoid the rowdy scenarios.
Now, it’s summertime in Dubai and it’s the ideal season to visit whether you’re in the city or in the desert. To capitalise on these (with the World Cup season in mind), we’re giving you some tips on where to go while in Dubai.
Embrace it Watch the World Cup at Emaar Group’s hotel brands
If you’ve got World Cup fever and you’re looking for a hotel, Emaar Group’s hotel brands will be your medicine. Emaar Group’s brands Rove Hotels, Address Boulevard Hotels + Resorts and Vida Hotels and Resorts will show the tournament’s best games on big screens. The will be in dedicated areas within their restaurants so you can grab a beer, order some grub, and you’re all set.
There’s also a dedicated website created to let visitors quickly search for their locations and meal options. Book it with a click and enjoy exclusive benefits by becoming a ‘U By Emaar’ member.
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Watch the games at Fairmont The Palm’s World Cup Tent
Built especially for the games, Fairmont The Palm has its own World Cup Tent at its Palm Courtyard. It’s fully air-conditioned, has multiple TV screens, and offers a range of food choices – making it a cool hangout place for football fans from all over the world. Bartenders will be dressed as referees and special deals will be offered every night.
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Escape it Dubai Parks and Resorts Related Posts
For families who want to avoid World Cup madness, they can spend time at Dubai Parks and Resorts. It’s the Middle East’s largest theme park, spread over 2.3 million sqm, with more than 100 rides and attractions.
Dubai Parks and Resorts is divided into four theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks, Legoland Dubai, and Legoland Water Park and guests can stay at the Polynesian-themed Lapita Hotel.
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Desert Safari
You’ll barely notice the World Cup is happening when visiting the Arabian desert, a stone’s throw away from Dubai. There are desert-themed activities for adventure seekers – from sundowners, dune drives, falconry, camel trekking, and stargazing. Platinum Heritageoffers a range of authentic and luxury desert safari tours.
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La Perle
Summertime in the desert will be hot and dry – the ideal time to visit an aqua-themed show. La Perle by Dragone features a fusion of immersive artistic performances, imagery and technology, created by the artistic director, Franco Dragone. La Perle is influenced by Dubai’s rich heritage, vibrant present and aspirational future. The shows feature awe-inspiring stunts and special effects, a spectacle for all ages.
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IMG Worlds
IMG is the world’s largest theme indoor park. It’s the ultimate leisure and entertainment destination in Dubai, spanning over 550,000 sqm. While on the park, guests can experience the worlds of Cartoon Network, Marvel, IMG Boulevard, and the Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure. IMG features an array of roller coasters, thrill rides, and attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic Marvel Super Heroes and hair-raising dinosaurs.
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Dubai Parks And Resorts, Dubai Airports sign exclusive agreement to feature theme park destination in DXB

Posted by - May 4, 2018

DXB Entertainments PJSC, owner of Dubai Parks And Resorts, and Dubai Airports announced a strategic partnership that aims to showcase the region as a prime destination for family entertainment.
The exclusive agreement will offer Dubai Parks And Resorts exposure to Dubai International’s vast passenger base that service 88.2 million passengers every year. Dubai’s theme park desires to cement its position as the region’s largest integrated theme park. It will also reaffirm Dubai Airports’ commitment to making Dubai as a prime tourist destination.
“Maximum regonition amongst the estimated 88 million passengers travelling through”
DXB Entertainments PJSC CEO Mohamed Almulla, said: “We are pleased to announce our upcoming venture with Dubai Airports, which is a key milestone towards growing the inbound tourist segment.
“As the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, we are dedicated to strengthening Dubai’s position as a global tourism and entertainment hub. We believe our presence at the world’s busiest international airport will drive maximum engagement and recognition amongst the estimated 88 million passengers travelling through the airport.”
“Our dedicated media solutions and immersive concepts will be strategically positioned throughout Dubai International passenger concourses, adding an element of surprise and entertainment to passengers’ journey through the airport, and giving them a glimpse of what awaits them at Dubai Parks And Resorts” he added.
Dubai Parks and Resorts recorded over 850,000 visitors in the first quarter of 2018, a 45% increase compared to the previous quarter. The theme park targets inbound and transit passengers to the city.
“This partnership demonstrates Dubai Airports’ commitment to showcase the world-class hospitality and entertainment options available to visitors of this vibrant city, while also creating unique airport experiences,” said Eugene Barry, executive vice president of Dubai Airports.
“Dubai Parks and Resorts are the perfect partner to work with us on creating authentic and memorable activations to engage with a global audience, with the goal of inspiring connecting travellers to visit Dubai, and Dubai Parks and Resorts, on their next journey,” Barry added.
It seems that Dubai is augmenting its entertainment tourism and makes it easier for visitors to go around the city’s popular spots, including Dubai Parks And Resorts. Last month, Roads and Transport Authority launched a new bus route that runs directly to the attraction. The DPR1 service will run from Ibn Battuta Metro Station to the park. The service will also pass Ibn Battuta Mall’s Food Corner and The Gardens Junction at Jebel Ali before heading to the attraction.