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If you somehow can’t visit Qatar to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament, there are a few World Cup Fan Zones in Riyadh where you can watch the tournament live amongst fellow fans. Check out the places in this list, bring your family and friends (if they are fans, too), and enjoy!
Coca-Cola FIFA Fan Festival Zone
One of the largest official international FIFA fan festival zones outside of Qatar, the Coca-Cola FIFA fan festival zone in Riyadh is already open to the public and is being held at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex (Green Halls). Designed to accommodate at least 5,000 visitors, the Coca-Cola FIFA fan festival zone gives football fans a real-life experience of the Doha stadiums in Saudi.
Moreover, this international fan zone offers several entertainment activities held between World Cup games for fans of all ages. These include a playground, e-gaming area, football and other sports. An Adidas History Ball display is also located on campus and features official World Cup footballs.
The opening hours of the Coca-Cola fan festival zone are as follows:
- Group matches – 20 November to 2 December 2022 from 11 am to 1 am.
- Round of 16 games – 3 December to 6 December 2022 from 4 pm to 1 am.
- Quarter-final matches – 9 December to 10 December 2022 from 4 pm to 1 am
- Semi-final matches – 13 December to 17 December 2022 from 8 pm to 1 am.
- The final game – 17 December to 18 December 2022 from 4 pm to 9 pm
Fan Festival at Riyadh Season
Cheap flights to Qatar are hard to find now, but fret not; you can still enjoy the game and have fun at Riyadh Season at the same time. Having an entire zone dedicated to FIFA World Cup 2022, the Riyadh Season is a go-to spot for all football fans in Saudi. Set up in the Mrsool Park stadium in Riyaadh, this fan festival zone will live screen all the FIFA football matches on mega screens amid the great atmosphere in Riyadh.
Apart from this, the Fan Festival zone also includes several entertainment and shopping areas, where visitors can play video games, shop, and dine at various restaurants. The event will also feature live music before and between matches.
Furthermore, there will be three types of tickets available in the Fan Festival Zone during the Riyadh Season, including:
- Bronze tickets that allow visitors to watch from the stands
- Silver tickets that will enable visitors to watch from the field, and
- Gold tickets that allow visitors to sit in the front row.
Teatro Fan Zone at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences
The popular restaurant, Hilton Riyadh and Residences, has created a special ‘fan zone’ offering football fans the chance to cheer on their favorite football teams from the heart of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, during the FIFA World Cup 2022
From various comfortable seating areas, including beanbags, tables, and stadium-style seating, football fans can enjoy live matches in Qatar on big screens. Moreover, alongside the matches, attendees can participate in a range of football-themed experiential activities, live entertainment, and raffle draws.
The tickets for entry into this special fan zone will begin at SAR 100.