Where to watch 2018 Fifa World Cup matches in Abu Dhabi and kick-off times

A list of places in Abu Dhabi to watch this summer's World Cup in Russia

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With the countdown to Russia 2018 well and truly on here is a list of some of the establishments Abu Dhabi football fans can watch the action at the June 14 - July 15 tournament.

Yas Viceroy hotel in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Yas Viceroy

Yas Viceroy World Cup Terrace Tent

Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

With its trackside location overlooking the famous Yas Marina Circuit Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi provides the ideal backdrop for sports fans looking to soak up the electricity of the 2018 World Cup this summer.

From the 14 June–15 July, football fans will be able to catch all the live action on the big screen in Yas Viceroy’s World Cup Terrace Tent.

With an exquisite menu that features a wide selection of international hops starting from just Dh20, plus delicious bar bites and snacks, shisha, multiple big screens, and incomparable atmosphere, there’s no better place to watch the excitement of the 2018 World Cup this summer.

To book or for more information, please call +971 2 656 0600, or email dining@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.


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Stars N' Bars at Yas Marina will be showing the game live. Courtesy Stars N' Bars

Stars N Bars

Where: Yas Marina, Yas Island

When: Sunday - Thursday from 5pm-2am; Friday - Saturday from noon till 2am

Entry: Free

Catch all the matches live and with commentary across the 76 HDTV Screens.

Promotions: Buy one get one on free on selected hops during matches.

Receive a Loyalty Red Card: Buy five beverages and get the sixth one free.

Plenty of daily prizes to be won.

For more details please contact: Neil Pommerel / 056299 8799 / neil@starsnbars.ae

Eastern Mangroves by Anantara Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Eastern Mangroves

World Cup at Eastern Mangroves by Anantara

Where: Impressions rooftop and Anantara Tent, Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi

Capture your World Cup moments of thrill, fun, laughter and victory at Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Watch the action at Impressions rooftop or to cheer on your favourite players at Anantara Tent daily from morning till 3am. Whichever way you prefer to enjoy the game on our HD screens, do so while munching on delicious snack dishes like dynamite shrimps, Buffalo wings, beef sliders and nachos platter.

For bookings, call 02 656 1000 or email emdining@anantara.com.


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Hamilton's Gastropub at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Hamilton's Gastropub

Hamilton's Gastropub

Where: Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Guests can enjoy the games and get a 25% cash back voucher based on their total spending. The voucher can be redeemed on their next visit during the World Cup.

What: 25% cash back voucher based on guests spending.

When: every day during the World Cup.

Time: 5pm - 2am (opening hours - when games are showing)

Loca in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Loca


Where: Loca Abu Dhabi/Dubai

There's no better place to watch all the games live with special offers on selected beverages and authentic Mexican food, buy four beverages and get one for free!

What: buy four beverages and get one for free

When: every day during the World Cup

Screens in Dubai: seven plus one projector

Screens in Abu Dhabi: nine plus one projector

Abu Dhabi reduced the 6 per cent tourism fee currently applied to hotel rooms and outlets to 3.5 per cent, Courtesy Emirates Palace

World Cup at the Palace

Where: Emirates Palace hotel

At the conclusion of Ramadan, Emirates Palace Ramadan tent transforms into Emirates Palace World Cup tent. Football fans may relax in the cool comfort of our spacious tent during the hotly anticipated games and never miss a single moment of action across our 7x4 metres giant LED screens.

Alternate views of the screens with the tent’s singular sea view while enjoying a delightful range of snacks and meals available on the menu throughout the entire tournament.

Opening Hours: 2 pm – 12 pm /until end of last match

Price: Dh100 net (as a Minimum spend)

WORLD CUP BRUNCH (One Day Brunch Only)

Saturday, 16 June 12:30pm – 4.00pm

Dh280* including soft drinks

Dh370* including hops and grapes

For more information or reservations, please call +971 (0) 2 690 7999 or email restaurants@emiratespalace.ae

World Cup at NRG

Where: Le Meridien Hotel, Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club area

Opening timings: 3pm till late

Offer: World Cup Happy Hour

Dates: 14 Jun – 15 July

Timings: Daily, 3pm till late

Details: Selected beverages at Dh25

Offer: World Cup Cooler

Dates: 14 June – 15 July

Timings: Daily, 3pm till late

Price: Dh450 for 25 drinks + one snack platter (serves 4 people).

Details: Reduce the tension and cool off during the games! Our World Cup Cooler is the best deal for you and your mates. By the way, one snack platter is on us. We challenge you to find a better deal

Offer: Loyalty Card

Dates: 14 June – 28 June, Group Stage

Detail: Visit NRG at least five times during the Group Stage games and get 30% off all your future World Cup bills.

Offer: Feeling Lucky – Guessing Game

Dates: 14 June – 28 June, Group Stage

Details: Feeling lucky? Predict the final score of the game during the first half time and get a chance to win a free drink.

The first five winners from each game will be eligible to enter the weekly raffle and the “Finale” World Cup Raffle.

Offer: Gaming Corner

Dates: 30 June –15 July, Knockout stage

Timings: 8pm – 10pm on game days

Details: Calling all gamers to show off their skills for a chance to win as NRG will host mini championships on console football games. Register in advance to participate in head to head gamers' football competition on PlayStation 4s.

The tournament winners will be generously awarded and will also be eligible to enter the weekly raffle and the “Finale” World Cup Raffle.


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Sheraton Corniche, Abu Dhabi

Sheraton hotel World Cup Tent

Where: Sheraton Corniche, Abu Dhabi

Opening timings: Daily, 3pm till late

Various TV screens showing all the action in a laid-back atmosphere, serving delicious pub grub and unbeatable beverage deals.

Promotions: 25% discount on beverages if you wear your team's jersey during their game. Selected buckets at Dh105.

Porters at Grand Millennium Al Wahda will be showing all World Cup matches. Courtesy Grand Millennium Al Wahda

World Cup Fever at Grand Millennium Al Wahda

Where: Porters and Sky Lounge Thirty One, Grand Millennium Al Wahda

Grand Millennium Al Wahda is offering World Cup fans two venues to watch all the action. Porters will feature several large screens, World Cup related competitions with prizes, plus themed decor and food for an all-around immersive experience in an English Pub environment. Sky Lounge Thirty One will offer fans a more relaxed environment to support their team while enjoying food, shisha and drinks.

Call 02 495 3936 / 916 for more information.

Enjoy the thrill of each game throughout the World Cup season inside the air conditioned Kahraman tent at Southern Sun hotel. 

Blue Sky World Cup 2018

Where: Southern Sun, Abu Dhabi

Happy Hour from opening to midnight to catch every game. Plus great food and beverage specials throughout the tournament. Remember to be part of our thrilling World Cup game during your favourite match and get the chance to win a VIP night for the final including food, drinks and overnight stay in one bedroom suite with breakfast to the value of Dh1,000.

Don’t forget to ask about our VIP room packages for the best private World Cup experience.

Date: June 14-July 15

Happy Hour: opening to midnight/from Dh18

Kahraman Summer Tent (Arabic Commentary)

Where: Southern Sun, Abu Dhabi

Enjoy the thrill of each game throughout the World Cup season inside our air conditioned Kahraman tent. Get amaze live by your favourite team with a top quality 4x3 screen. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the tantalizing food and beverages offers. In addition, the tent will feature an a la carte menu.

Date: une 14-July 15

Price: free entry

Time: 3pm-1am

All game commentary in Arabic