Are you planning a trip to the UAE and want something different from the usual hotel stay? You’re in luck…
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is slated to be the 22nd international competition. The quadrennial international men’s football championship challenges senior national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The competition will take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December; it is the first world cup ever held in the Arab world. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority anticipates the FIFA World Cup as the most anticipated sporting event of the year. Hotels and bars across the emirate are already gearing up to showcase each match on large screens.
From live entertainment and exclusive competitions to themed menus and daily drinks specials, Ras Al Khaimah’s world-class hotels, event spaces, restaurants and bars are getting match ready to fuel your game-day excitement. If you plan to cheer on your country from the UAE, there is a lot in store.
A world cup festival will be held at the award-winning international exhibition and convention centre in Al Hamra. The centre will broadcast the matches on big screens and host a dedicated fun zone, food stalls and interactive entertainment.
Al Hamra International Exhibition & Convention Centre, +971 7 243 4477
CLAW BBQ, one of Ras Al Khaimah’s favoured sporting destinations, is set to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches. The American diner is located in the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton, featuring 31 50-inch indoor and three outdoor TV screens and an enormous LED screen in the fun zone area. They will screen three matches simultaneously so you can cheer on your favourite teams. CLAW has expansive drinks, food and a shisha menu. You can also challenge yourself to a ride on the gravity-defying rodeo bull, a game of basketball, try your luck on the strength machine, or play darts, Jenga, billiards and foosball.
Hampton by Hilton, Al Marjan Island, +971 7 209 0000
Enjoy a picturesque beachside getaway on the stunning Al Marjan Island, with direct access to the beach,spectacular views of the surrounding azure waters, and plenty of on-site entertainment. The hotel will have BBQ grills fired up and ready for action. Catch all the action at the RBG Sports Bar or head to The Beach for an epic outdoor screening experience.
Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Al Marjan Island, +971 7 204 9000
Located on the shoreline of Hayat Island, the five-star Intercontinental is an island-style destination home to NoHo Bar & Grill inspired by the artistic streets of New York. Watch the match on the indoor and outdoor screens and enjoy themed meals, drink specials, games and more. NoHo will have various specials and dishes inspired by the various FIFA nations.
InterContinental Mina Al Arab, +971 7 202 6666
The newly opened five-star resort boasts uninterrupted sea views of the Arabian Gulf, perfect for families to relax during the FIFA World Cup and enjoy the ultimate island experience. Enjoy all the football action at the modern brasserie and bar, Boons. The local neighbourhood bar offers plenty of menu and drinks choices, indoor and outdoor seating with live entertainment in between games.
Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, +971 7 246 0000
Located in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, enjoy exceptional Emirati hospitality, a world-class dining experience, and extraordinary comfort. Ideal for families living in the city or visiting for an extended stay. Action Hotel will ensure you don’t miss a match with live screenings and a daily raffle draw at the all-day dining Fresh Restaurant and Champs Sports Bar.
Action Hotel, +971 7 246 5222
Proudly residing in a secluded cove, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort is the ideal award-winning resort to enjoy the FIFA World Cup. They’ll serve a seasonal menu throughout the tournament with refreshing drinks and live entertainment; it is the ultimate place to cheer your team on. The ‘fan‘ zone will stream matches at Vida Churrascaria, Arriba Rooftop Bar and XO Bar at various times during the day.
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, +971 7 228 8844
On the beach of Al Marjan Island, you’ll find a vast four-metre screen showing all of the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup matches. Chefs will prepare a hearty ‘all you can eat’ beach barbeque; there are daily drinks specials and the opportunity of winning some impressive football-inspired prizes. The Fanzone by RGB Bar will stream matches between 4 pm and 2 am daily throughout the tournament.
Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island, +971 50 419 4908