Dubai Launches Football-Themed Hotel
Dubai, which has strong ties to the World Cup 2022 host nation, Qatar, is prepared to host soccer fans from all over the world, with designated fan zones already open across the emirate.
Football-themed areas, lounges and parks have been created on multiple properties.
A press release by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) said “the park has 30 enormous screens installed, and games will be aired until December 18 with live pre-and-post-match analysis from football analysts.”
According to the release, “Residents and visitors can watch the action live from Doha at a variety of locations that have been earmarked especially for the event. First-come, first-served policy governs the availability of tables at DIFC Football Park. 10,000 spectators can be accommodated per day at the BudX FIFA fan park at beautiful Dubai Harbour during the tournament.”
Dubai ruler, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, among other prominent Arab leaders, topped the list of world leaders at the FIFA Qatar World Cup Opening Ceremony at the Al Bayt Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
The release further said “Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum expressed the excitement of the Middle-East region hosting the World Cup, as he tweeted “Today I witnessed the opening ceremony of the World Cup … Historical moments our region is experiencing, hosting the most important event in the world. Doha will be the capital of world sports for a month from today. May God protect it and bring [Qatar’s] people and leadership all the success.”
“For match days, a BudX FIFA Fan Park ticket bundle costs Dh79 per person; premium access is Dh131. A high table will cost Dh1,680 for four people, and a sofa would cost Dh3,360 for eight. The cost of the 15-person premium suite silver is Dh13,388.
Built to suit the season and satisfy the increased demand for accommodation, the 533-room capacity football-themed hotel, NH Dubai the Palm, is now open with a sports bar dedicated to fans wishing to get access to the tournament. Situated on the western side of the Palm Jumeirah, is a completely new addition to the Dubai hospitality landscape.
Prior to the games, Dubai Customs finished making Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai Logistics City ready for travelers and flying freight. These are in order to guarantee that the greatest facilities and services are offered for the smooth, rapid and effective movement of spectators, guests and teams’ sporting equipment during the games.
Juma Al-Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, on inspection at the Airport, said “Dubai Customs plays a vital role in supporting regional and global events hosted by the region. The World Cup 2022 is an opportunity for nations and peoples to interact and communicate. For this, we vehemently stand behind this renowned tournament to ensure its success through hosting the visitors and fans and facilitating their movement from Dubai to Qatar.”
The Dubai police have urged football fans to respect local laws, as they chant for their favourite teams for the FIFA World Cup 2022. In a tweet, it stated “Dubai welcomes you during the World Cup… enjoy our city of tolerance and openness and take part in our thriving international community. We invite you to express your excitement with respect to local laws and community.”
About the BudX FIFA
Dubai Harbour’s FIFA Fan Festival is set to be one of the city’s top football venues during the World Cup. The city is buzzing with nearby Qatar ready to become planet football for the next month. And Dubai’s official BudX venue will play host to a whopping 10,000 fans a day. The BudX FIFA Fan Festival in Dubai featured big screens, beer and other drinks on an artificial island, off the city’s buzzing Marina district, with the skyline as a backdrop.
About Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)
With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading commercial center, investment hub and tourism destination, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is mandated to support the government in achieving its competitiveness vision to position the emirate as a major hub for global economy and tourism, and in boosting the emirate’s economic and tourism competitiveness indicators. Under this remit, DET is driving efforts to further enhance Dubai’s diversified, innovative service-based economy to attract top global talent, deliver a world-class business environment and accelerate productivity growth. Additionally, DET is supporting Dubai’s vision to become the world’s best city to live and work in by promoting its diverse destination proposition, unique lifestyle and outstanding quality of life, overall.
DET is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s business and tourism sectors. It is also responsible for the licensing and classification of all types of businesses, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. The DET portfolio includes Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, Dubai Industries and Exports, Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) and Dubai SME, as well as Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Calendar and Dubai Business events.