Tickets: where to buy

Information about where to get tickets to the three major sporting events starting on Thursday.

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Fifa U17 World Cup

Tickets are available free of charge at Hallmark stores across the country. Fans can also can log on to the official Fifa U17 World Cup website, call 800 STADIA (800 782342) or get tickets at the venues on match days. Matches will be played in Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium Al Ain, Dubai's Rashid Stadium, Fujairah Stadium, Sharjah Stadium, Ras Al Khaimah's Emirates Stadium and Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, where the tournament will begin and where the final will be held.

2013 Fina Swimming World Cup

The Opening Ceremony will be at 5pm today. Heats begin at 10am with finals being contested from 5.30pm, with the same schedule tomorrow. Tickets will be available at the door at the Dubai Hamdan Sports Complex, which is located on Emirates Road (E611). All details, including information on the Children’s World Cup, can be found on the Facebook page: FINASWC13Dubai.

Desert Force MMA

Tickets are available from

High level seating, at Dh100, and medium level bleacher seats, at Dh250, are still available from the website. Floor seats, priced at Dh350, and cage side seats at Dh400 have sold out.

* Kyle Sinclair