Tuesday, May 21

Dubai Design District (d3) gears up for a football frenzy with the 12th FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai™

  • Dubai Design District (d3) joins up as Tournament Supporter 
  • 16 international teams will battle it out from 15-25 February 2024

Football fans rejoice – the electrifying sporting extravaganza FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE Dubai 2024™ will kick off its 12th edition in Dubai from 15 to 25 February 2024. The highly anticipated tournament will challenge 16 teams to battle it out for glory at Dubai Design District (d3), bringing a sporty touch to the global creative ecosystem.

Returning to the emirate for the second time since 2009, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup™ will see players from Argentina, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East go head-to-head for the championship trophy. Fans can witness thrilling displays of speed, agility, and control across 32 action-packed matches at a purpose-built 3,500-seat stadium and a dedicated fan zone to energise the atmosphere.  

Romy Gai, Chief Business Officer at FIFA, said: “We are delighted to welcome d3 Dubai Design District as a Tournament Supporter for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2024™. We’re excited to bring the tournament back to Dubai, after a fantastic edition in 2009, and enjoy everything the emirate has to offer. Thanks to d3 – their commitment adds a new dimension to the tournament, and we look forward to an exceptional event in the heart of Dubai.”

“We are truly looking forward to hosting the 12th edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at Dubai Design District, folding the energy and vibrancy of sports into our world of creativity and design. It is a point of pride to see the event return to our dynamic city, a sign of our global visibility, and I have no doubt it will be a highlight in Dubai’s event calendar,” said Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3) – part of TECOM Group.

Launched in 2005, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup™ was held annually until 2009 and biennially since its last edition in 2021. With 9.4 goals per game on average, the tournament generates the highest goal rate in any FIFA tournament and is a cauldron of intense competition and sporting excellence. The last edition in 2021 saw over 53,000 sporting enthusiasts attend and more than 190 international players scored over 300 goals.  

About Dubai Design District  

Dubai Design District (d3), is a global creative ecosystem dedicated to design, fashion, architecture and art. In line with Dubai’s position as the leading business destination for the region and beyond, d3 is an industry-pioneering concept that enables people and businesses to grow and co-create whilst simultaneously providing a strong platform for creativity. Strategically located in the heart of Dubai, d3 is one of the city’s lifestyle and business district that challenges thousands of people to rethink the regular.  

With state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to meet the needs of the industry and a business-friendly framework, the community offers creative talent the tools for collaboration and growth, further reinforcing Dubai’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Design. d3 is a cutting-edge retail district offering a variety of multi-brand boutiques, fashion brands, and art and design studios. The world’s leading luxury brands, design companies and creatives, including architects, interior designers, photography studios, product and fashion designers, call d3 home. Some of the region’s most popular events take place in d3 and attract international artists and audiences to cultural and fashion exhibitions and gatherings such as Dubai Design Week, Dubai Fashion Week and Sole DXB. The district also regularly hosts a roster of industry talks, workshops and educational programming, accessible to people of all ages. 

d3 is home– in5 – that aims to support the fashion and design industries by offering students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to transform their ideas into successful commercial ventures. This ecosystem is further supported by the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), the region’s only university exclusively dedicated to design and innovation, which offers a curriculum crafted with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The New School’s Parsons School of Design. The district also features the city’s first canal side recreational development, The Block. The open-air destination offers a range of different outdoor and leisure areas including a basketball and volleyball court, a skate park, outdoor gym and climbing wall.