If you’ve been down to Kite Beach 2019 recently and wondered what that large stadium-like structure is being put up for, ponder no more. Today
(Tuesday November 6) the International Beach Soccer Cup kicks off, and it will be held at Kite Beach.
Until Saturday November 10, Dubai’s popular beach spot will be hosting the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup at its pop-up stadium, and fans can watch each match being played, completely free.
The stadium can seat up to 3,500 people and will also have the “Zone”, which will feature a list of the activities inside and out of the arena.
As for the tournament, teams from around the world will be getting ready to take to the sand and score some goals, including Brazil, Egypt, USA, Russia, Spain, Tahiti, Iran and, of course, our very own UAE team.
The first match will kick off at 4.15pm, with Brazil vs Spain, while you can cheer on the UAE at 5.30pm when they take on Egypt.
For the full schedule of each match, along with more information about the event, go to www.beachsoccer.com.
“We have great expectations with the new venue. It is in an iconic beach in the city, with one of the most beautiful backgrounds, and we are sure that the fans will love it. It will become the perfect stage for such a top-class competition,” said General Secretary of the Dubai Sports Council HE Saeed Hareb.
CEO of Arena Middle East and Asia Paul Berger added: “We have transformed the Huawei Intercontinental Cup venue with top-notch facilities and, with the iconic backdrop of the Burj Al Arab, we feel that this year is going to be truly special”.
While you’re down there, check out XDubai’s recently opened human slingshot. The Time Out Dubai team gave it a try, and we definitely recommend holding on tight.
A bit of beach footie always makes for an exciting weekend.
Free entry. Tue Nov 6-Sat Nov 10. Match times vary. Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim, www.beachsoccer.com.