As the sporting event of the year kicks off, don’t panic if you still haven’t decided where you’re going to soak in all the action and cheer on your favorite team.
Jeddah: King Abdul Aziz Road sports tent
A large sports tent between King Abdul Aziz Road and Prince Nayef Street has been set up by the General Sports Authority, offering football fans the opportunity to watch matches for free. There is ample parking space and even a playground for children.
Dubai: Fairmont The Palm
Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm is set to wow the city’s football fans as they cheer on their national teams with a month-long World Cup tent offering promotional deals no matter what team you support. At a minimum spending cost of $26 per person, the World Cup tent offers a line-up of treats and munchies, ranging from popcorn shrimp to beef sliders.
Riyadh: The Green Halls
The Green Halls sports complex in Riyadh, located on Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Road in the Ar Rafiah district, will live stream World Cup games for free from June 14 until July 15.
Bahrain: Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
The tented Football Stadium at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay is broadcasting the tournament’s matches on a massive 4 x 10-meter, high-definition screen together with 160 LCD screens dotted around the venue. Guests can choose from a selection of a la carte items, with a range of Arabic mezze and snacks, including burgers, nachos and spring rolls — all for a starting price of $31 per person.
Riyadh: Al-Yamama Press Tent
And here’s another option in Riyadh — the Al-Yamama Press Foundation’s tent in its headquarters on Al-Qassim road. The tent is equipped with screens, a studio for post-game analysis, coffee shops and food trucks. Attendees also have the chance to win various daily prizes.
Beirut: Number 12 Fan Park
At the heart of Beirut’s bustling Mar Mkhael district, Number 12 Fan Park is set to showcase World Cup games on a large screen. At a regular entry cost of $8 and a VIP cost of $17, the park is set to be filled with fans cheering on their teams while enjoying a meal at the food court or competing with friends in one of the many activity areas.