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Football fans can score with tickets to UAE 2019 at interactive roadshow event

Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Dubai: The enthralling build-up to Asia’s most prestigious football spectacle will reach new heights when a star-studded, action packed AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Interactive Roadshow debuts on August 26 at Dubai Mall — the first of many activations across all four host cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah. 

Adding to the excitement of the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the UAE, there will also be a memorable photo opportunity with the dazzling new AFC Asian Cup trophy, which will be on display throughout the opening day. In addition, the first 50 attendees at the Interactive Roadshow will receive complimentary match tickets for the highly-anticipated tournament. 

The six-day event will take place in the Star Atrium in one of the world’s biggest shopping malls, Dubai Mall, which is big enough to fit 189 football pitches. While free to all during the August 26th debut and 31st August closing day, a nominal entry fee of Dh25 will be in place on subsequent days, which will include a match ticket to the 24-nation tournament in January. 

The Interactive Roadshow present passionate fans an opportunity to learn, play, show off their skills and engage with cutting-edge VR technology in three distinct zones of engagement: The Virtual Zone, The Skills Zone and The Victory Zone. 

Throughout each of the Interactive Roadshow days, the Virtual Zone will educate fans about Asia’s finest stars and the proud history of the AFC Asian Cup, bringing visitors on a thrilling journey across the UAE host cities using cutting-edge VR headsets. The Skills Zone will welcome fans of all abilities, enabling them to pit their skills in a series of accelerating challenges in a football simulator.

The Victory Zone features multiple interactive games that allow visitors to ignite their passion through augmented reality by running, cheering or acting as a spokesperson on behalf of their favorite team.

His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, Tournament Director of the Local Organizing Committee said: “Through the power of sport, we want to connect communities and these Interactive Roadshows are the perfect way to deliver the excitement and energy of the AFC Asian Cup to people across the UAE.

“There is something for everybody at the roadshow, from fans and active footballers to people curious about the history of the sport. I’m sure the roadshows will be extremely popular as they’re a great way for people to learn and play their part in bringing Asia together for the biggest sporting event ever hosted in the region.”

Supporters attending the Interactive Roadshow can bring their excitement for the tournament online by sharing their experiences through social media, using #AsianCup2019 to join in the conversation. 

Tickets are available to purchase online via Everyone taking part in the Interactive Roadshows can select tickets for any of the first-round group stage games, excluding the opening game between UAE and Bahrain.

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Dubai Mall Dubai Aug 26 - Sept 1
Al Wahda Mall Abu Dhabi Sept 6-8
Dalma Mall Abu Dhabi Sept 6-15
Zero-6 Al Ain Sept 13-15
Deerfields Mall Abu Dhabi Sept 20-22
Mega Mall Sharjah Sept 20-27
Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi Sept 27-29
Barari Outlet Mall Al Ain Oct 10-12
Marina Mall Abu Dhabi Oct 11-13
Al Raha Gardens Plaza Abu Dhabi Oct 14-16
Abu Dhabi Mall Abu Dhabi Oct 18-20
Dubai Fitness Challenge Dubai Oct 19-20
Herriott Watt University Dubai Oct 22-23
Yas Mall Abu Dhabi Nov 1-7
Dubai Fitness Challenge  Dubai Nov 2-3
Dubai Fitness Challenge Dubai Nov 9-10
Ibn Battuta Mall Dubai Nov 12-14
Dubai Fitness Challenge Dubai Nov 16-17
Etihad Plaza Abu Dhabi Nov 22-24
Nations Galleria Abu Dhabi Nov 29 - Dec 4
Dubai Rugby 7s Dubai Nov 29 - Dec 1
Al Majaz Park Sharjah  Dec 4-5
Al Qasba Sharjah  Dec 11-13
Mubazarah Park Al Ain Dec 13-18
Global Village Dubai Dec 15-18
City Fan Zone Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Dec 26 - Jan 3
AFC Asian Cup Fan Zone UAE Jan 5 - Feb 1


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