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FIFA Fan Festival™ happening simultaneously in six cities around the world

We’ve seen the successful pilot testing of the main FIFA Fan Festival™ venue in Doha’s Al Bidda Park yesterday (16 November 2022) days ahead of its formal opening on Saturday, November 19. A large crowd of about 20,000 people gathered in excitement and enjoyed the show and activities inside.

The FIFA Fan Festival™ in Al Bidda Park is an open-air venue that can accommodate up to 40,000 people and is open to Hayya Card holders only. It can also be accessed through the nearest metro stations: Corniche Metro Station (Exit only), Al Bidda Metro Station, and Westbay Metro Station.

Shared from GULF TIMES: The test event of the FIFA Fan Fest wows fans at Al Bidda Park. Video: Alkass Channel

BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT the 2022 FIFA Festivities are not only happening in AL BIDDA but simultaneously in six other cities around the world? Yes! Football fans from Mexico City in Mexico, Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, London in England, Dubai in UAE, and Seoul in South Korea – will also have a chance to experience the same thrill and excitement as that in Al Bida Park in Doha, Qatar.

FIFA, along with several popular beer products sponsoring the event will bring fans together for the ultimate FIFA World Cup™ viewing experience in these iconic destinations.

All International FIFA Fan Festival events will offer live match broadcasts from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar as well as various entertainment-driven activities, including performances by popular international DJs, local musicians, and artists as well as appearances by FIFA Legends. Selected events will boast 4D immersive audio that will bring the sounds from the matches in Qatar to local events.

The International FIFA Fan Festival venues will be connected with the mothership event in Qatar through on-site FIFA World Cup branding, exclusive content from the host country, and unified storytelling on FIFA digital channels, in particular FIFA+, which will serve as a digital content hub for fans to watch, experience and interact with others around the world.  Source:

1. Corona FIFA Fan Festival Mexico City

2. Arena Brahma FIFA Fan Festival Sao Paulo

3. Arena Brahma FIFA Fan Festival Rio de Janeiro

COBACOBANA is an iconic location known for its vibrant atmosphere and breath-taking scenery and is the location of the
2014 FIFA World Cup™ Fan Fest.

4. BUDX FIFA Fan Festival London

5. BUDX FIFA Fan Festival Dubai

6. BUDX FIFA Fan Festival Seoul

SFACTORY is a contemporary cultural complex located in the industrial district in Seongsu-dong.

UPDATE: FIFA Fan Festival – Al Bidda Park, Doha

On its inauguration on the 19th of November 2002 beginning at 7pm, a live broadcast of the “Welcome to Qatar” ceremony on the Corniche will be followed by performances from Lebanese singer Myriam Fares and Colombian star Maluma, as well as a world-exclusive duet performance of the official FIFA Fan Festival anthem, *Tukoh Taka (featuring Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Fares), which will be released on November 18.

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