Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City gets into the spirit of 2022 FIFA World Cup with unveiling of free-entry ‘Football Deck’ by Belgian Café Dubai Festival City’


Dubai, UAE: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City will be the place to watch the FIFA World Cup from 20th November to 18th December as it is poised to set up an elaborate and dedicated fan zone dubbed as Football Deck’ by Belgian Café Dubai Festival City’ for all fanatics of one of the world’s most popular sports. 

With free entry to all, football enthusiasts and supporters of all ages can watch all matches to be streamed live from Qatar at gargantuan HD screens in two venues: at the Belgian Café or the vast outside terrace of Crowne Plaza with astonishing views of the creek and the city beyond.  A dedicated area for groups will also be made available to add a private atmosphere while watching the game in action. 

Ultimate fun is guaranteed as exciting activities such as face painting, raffles and competitions await the guests. Other offerings in the menu include popular pub grubs complimented with international dishes not to mention the children’s customized meals and their exciting outdoor play area.  

Thomas Schmelter, Area General Manager, InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City, said: “The Football Deck by Belgian Café Dubai Festival City is the continuation of our legacy and tradition to provide our guests with the most memorable and diverse experiences. We have prepared a host of activities for them to celebrate the FIFA World Cup, one of the most anticipated sporting events worldwide. They will have a chance to watch the matches live with their families and friends and take part in many other activities. Football is all about friendship and bringing people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds closer. At Crowne Plaza, we will provide the most ideal venue to make this happen and more.” 

The Football Deck by Belgian Café Dubai Festival City is supported by Platinum Sponsor Al-Futtaim Trading Enterprises Jeep, Gold Sponsor Tamanoir Group of Companies, and Silver Sponsor INDEX Holding. 

About IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City:

Taking prime location within one of Dubai’s most exciting retail, leisure and entertainment destinations, Dubai Festival City is only minutes from Dubai International Airport, the major commercial hubs of Dubai and connecting roads to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and beyond.

The IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City sit on the water’s edge of the historic Dubai Creek and are just a stones-throw away from the unique city attractions including the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Frame, allowing visitors to benefit from the best of both worlds, old and new.

Encompassing the InterContinental (508 rooms), InterContinental Residence Suites (264 rooms), Crowne Plaza (316 rooms) and the Holiday Inn (509 rooms), plus almost 10,000 sq. m of diverse event space including the Festival Arena and 14 restaurants and bars, Dubai Festival City is the perfect destination for anyone spending time in Dubai.

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