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The FIFA World Cup comes to Abu Dhabi

04 Dec 2017

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It’s time to get your team shirt on and get ready to cheer some of the world’s greatest players on, as the 14th edition of the FIFA World Cup arrives in Abu Dhabi. All the action kicks off in December, with opening games on the 6th through to the 16th December. The eight title-deciding games will see some of the biggest names in the game taking to the field, all in the glamorous Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain’s Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

The UAE’s domestic Arabian Gulf League champions Al Jazira will be joined by arch rivals from the six confederations including UEFA’s Champions League, South America’s CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, North America’s CONCACAF Champions League, Asia’s AFC Champions League, Africa’s CAF Champions League and Oceania’s OFC Champions League.

Everything to play for

The UAE champions will go head to head in a playoff match with the OFC Champions League winners Auckland City FC. This is a make or break match for the teams, with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs. The winner of that pivotal match will be joined by champions from North America, Asia and Africa, with Europe and South America joining in at the semi-final stage. The final will be played at the Zayed Sports City stadium on December 16th.

Demand for tickets is going to be high, and if you’re heading to Abu Dhabi to support your team then you’ll need to act now if you want to be sure of your seat. Not only will tickets be at a premium, but so will accommodation, as thousands of international fans come to Abu Dhabi for this fantastic sporting event.

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Great accommodation for football fans

Fortunately, at Premier Inn we have two large hotels offering affordable accommodation that’s just a short distance from the stadiums. The Abu Dhabi International Airport hotel is just a short walk from the Arrivals lounge of Abu Dhabi International Airport, making it the perfect hotel if you’re flying in from Asia, South America, Europe or Oceania. No need to worry about lengthy transfers – within minutes you can be relaxing in your room and getting ready to catch the courtesy bus to the stadium.

If you prefer something more central then the Abu Dhabi Capital Centre Hotel is right in the heart of the city, just a short journey from the stadiums. With a restaurant, swimming pool and spacious, comfortable rooms, it’s the perfect spot for happy fans.

Passionate about the Beautiful Game

Abu Dhabi is home to some of the most popular and successful football teams in the UAE, and we’re passionate about football.

In between matches, there’s plenty to see and do in Abu Dhabi, and staying at a Premier Inn hotels puts you within easy reach of a huge range of attractions such as the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Fancy a little bit of retail therapy in between matches? You’re just minutes from some of the UAE’s most exclusive Malls and shopping centres.

Unwind at the end of the day with a dip in our rooftop pool, before heading down for a delicious meal in our on-site restaurants.

No matter what team colours you’re wearing this December, book into Premier Inn hotels in Abu Dhabi and you’ll score a great room at a great price!

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