Dubai to launch a football-themed hotel ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

NH Dubai The Palm, with a dedicated sports bar that will convert into a football fan zone, will offer daily transfers to the tournament in Qatar!

As if football fanatics didn’t have enough reasons to get excited about visiting the Middle East for FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar later this year, Dubai is all set to leave them even more thrilled. The emirate is opening its first ever football-themed hotel  where fans can base themselves during the championship and be shuttled in and out of Doha for the day.

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NH Dubai The Palm offers laidback luxury with modern comforts in The Palm Jumeriah. Image: Courtesy NH Dubai The Palm.
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The hotel has 533 rooms with Hotel Suite and One Bedroom Suite options. Image: Courtesy NH Dubai The Palm.

NH Dubai The Palm is launching in November 2022 on the western side of The Palm Jumeirah. Strategically located near some of the country’s top tourist hotspots, the luxury resort will host soccer fans that are scheduled to fly between Dubai and Doha throughout the tournament. There’s an increased demand of accommodation in the UAE from international football fans in recent weeks. The Expat Sport travel agency’s “Football Fans Dubai Experience” will provide a package that includes transportation to and from the airport.

“There will be international fans who are coming to this region for the first time, so being in a relaxed environment with other like-minded individuals in a stunning location on The Palm should make this an enjoyable and unforgettable holiday,” said Sue Holt, executive director of Expat Sport.

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The sports bar at the hotel will turn into a fan zone! Image: Courtesy NH Dubai The Palm.

NH Dubai The Palm is, therefore, offering a great opportunity to foreign fans spend time in a laidback, luxurious setting with other like-minded guests. The 533-key hotel offers exquisite views of the Arabian Sea, Marina skyline, the iconic Burj Al Arab, and the Dubai Eye. It also has an infinity pool, a wellness centre, a lounge, direct access to the beach, and a sports bar — where you can feel the real thrill of the live football matches on screen. 

The hotel will offer welcome and hospitality packages and discounts to single-day visitors to Doha, along with shuttle services to official fan zones such as Dubai Harbour, Coca-Cola Arena, and Football Park. The welcome packages range from four, eight, and 12 nights, including daily buffet breakfast and one-, two- and three-day return flights, respectively.

Enjoy direct access to beach and lounge services in your free time. Image: Courtesy NH Dubai The Palm.

At the NH Dubai The Palm, hospitality packages include match tickets. The packages begin at around USD 952 (INR74,842) for a group match, including food, beverages, and stadium parking. At USD 4,900 (INR3,85,216) for a group match, you get Pearl Lounge seat for each, a six-course meal, cocktails, various entertainment, and a dedicated concierge service. For the ultimate immersive experience, go for the stadium suite with private dining at approximately USD 22,557 (INR17,73,329)!

Holt says, “This is a completely new addition to the Dubai hospitality landscape. We are collaborating with the official partners of the FIFA World Cup to make this a unique and immersive experience for our guests.”

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