The best places in Riyadh to catch all the football action

In celebration of the World Cup 2022…

Whether you’re here to catch England vs Iran, Saudi Arabia vs Argentina or root for the underdogs, this collection of restaurants, lounges and fan zones is your guide for watching the World Cup 2022 in Riyadh. We pick out eight of the best venues so you can cheer your team on and celebrate with a cracking atmosphere.

Boulevard Fan Zone at Boulevard Riyadh City

Head to Boulevard Fan Zone to enjoy brilliant screenings of the World Cup 2022 fixtures. There will be a world-class sound system, LED screens, plus engaging entertainment shows and activities for the whole family.

Boulevard Fan Zone, Boulevard Riyadh City. Book your tickets here. The ticket price starts from SAR75 and SAR30 for kids. @riyadhseason

Elemental Restaurant & Lounge

The worldwide tournament takes to screens at the newly opened Elemental Restaurant & Lounge. A minimum spending of SAR100 is required per person per match, and you’ll get to enjoy a whole load of tasty grub, such as chicken wings and fries, and top-notch drinks.

Elemental Restaurant & Lounge, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12241. Tel: 053 138 0887. @elemental.ksa

Fan Festival at Mrsool Park

One of the best places in Riyadh to catch the World Cup 2022, Mrsool Park offers a mega screen and tasty grub at the various options of restaurants and cafes available. Fans can also expect live concerts and roaming shows throughout the day, along with FIFA, FORTNITE and TEKKEN tournaments, and “Be Maradona” and “Newcastle World” immersive experiences for entertaining yourself between halves.

Fan Festival Zone, until Dec 18, 11am to 2am, Mrsool Park, King Saud University, Riyadh 12372. Book your tickets here. The ticket price starts from SAR45. @riyadhseason

Maiya Lounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh

Settle into Maiya Lounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh and get cosy as you watch all the football mania unfold.  With a banging selection of mouthwatering grub and a range of beverages on the menu, it’s a top spot to catch the games with all your mates.

Maiya Lounge, until Dec 18, DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh. Tel: 011 528 5100. @doubletreebyhilton_riyadh

Teatro Football Fan Zone at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences

Warm up with a range of football-themed experiential activities before moving on to the main event at the Teatro Football Fan Zone. This family-friendly spot brings a lively atmosphere, promising comfortable seating areas, including tables, beanbags, and stadium-style seating. There’s also a big screen to catch all the action, all while sipping beverages ranging from Lyre’s cocktails and Bitburger Zero draft beer to healthy smoothies. You can also expect live entertainment, exciting raffle draws, and a unique food concept featuring high-quality street food and live cooking stalls serving fresh gourmet burgers, BBQ sandwiches, tasty snacks, and delicious desserts. A wide range of shisha flavours is also available.

Teatro Football Fan Zone, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh 13241. The price starts from SAR100. Tel: 011 234 6666. @hiltonriyadh

The Coca-Cola FIFA Fan Festival

One of the biggest International FIFA Fan Festivals outside of Qatar, this is the closest you can get to experiencing the real magic of the FIFA World Cup 2022™. The complex, designed as a stadium, can accommodate more than 3,500 fans where you can watch the matches on a giant screen. There will also be a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment venues, including musical performances by Saudi artists. Also, don’t miss the impressive collection of FIFA World Cup Official Balls that have been used in some of the most exciting tournaments ever, as they appear in the Adidas showcase of the official ball history of the World Cup. To attend the Coca-Cola FIFA Fan Festival, simply register and claim your tickets here.

Coca-Cola FIFA Fan Festival, until Dec 18, noon to midnight, Prince Faisal bin Fahed Olympic complex (Green Hall), Al Diwan St, Ar Rafiah, Riyadh 12921, (Coordinates: JMV2+M3).

The Wadi World Cup Lounge at The Groves

Don’t miss out on one of the most exciting sports screenings of the year by snapping up a spot at The Groves, which is back for another year at Riyadh Season. The Wadi World Cup Lounge hangout will be showing every single World Cup match at its brilliant outdoor area, complete with hearty fare to fill you up.

The Wadi World Cup Lounge, The Groves, Diplomatic Quarter. SAR85 per person. Book via the Groves app. @riyadhseason

Urth Caffe


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Urth Caffe on Tahlia is going to be absolutely buzzing during the World Cup, thanks to its big screen in the venue. So, pop by to wolf down tasty sandwiches and pizza, with boba tea on hand.

Urth Caffe, Prince Muhammas Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah (Tahlia), Riyadh 12243. @urthcaffesaudi

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