Five days to go for the European Football Fanzone 2016 Kick-Off

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ABU DHABI, UAE – June 05, 2016: Only five days to go until football enthusiasts get to experience the European Football Fanzone 2016 at the du Forum, a collaboration between Yas Island and FLASH Entertainment, in association with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).

The football fiesta is bringing Europe to the Capital and will entertain fans from Friday, June 10 until Sunday, July 10. Over the course of the month, the du Forum will transform into an exhilarating hub for fans of all ages to enjoy all the matches, with live Arabic commentary, and live broadcast action on the largest LED screens in the Capital.

Kicking off the championship season will be France vs Romania on June 10 at 11pm, followed by Albania vs Switzerland, Wales vs Slovakia and England vs Russia on Saturday June 11 at 5pm, 8pm and 11pm respectively.

The du Forum will capture the look and feel of a stadium with giant 10 x 6 metre LED screens scattered in the outside area and mega screens in the indoor venue to show all the football matches. A special themed fanzone with sports competitions and children’s activities will also be available with exciting prizes to be won!

Best seats in the house and the full VIP experience can be booked now. Majlis seating is AED 50/person and VIP seating for a table of four starts at 500 AED. Call: 055 549 0716 or email:

Doors will open one hour before the first match of the day and close 30 minutes after the final match has ended.

*General Admission entry is free

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About Yas Island

Yas Island, the region’s ultimate leisure destination is a playground for fun, adventure, entertainment and thrill-seeking action!

Experience world class attractions and events on Yas Island – including Ferrari World theme park, year-round performances by award-winning international artists and the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Along with seven hotels, a mall, waterpark, concert arena, marina, beach, links golf course and more than 100 café and restaurant options, Yas Island offers shopping, dining, entertainment and more. For business events including meetings, incentives conferences and exhibitions, Yas Island offers a wide range of venue options and in-house event management services.

Just a few minutes away from Abu Dhabi Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai-it’s the perfect choice for an escape with family or friends.

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About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.


Based in Abu Dhabi, FLASH Entertainment is the region’s premier live events company, with a proven track record in delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts. FLASH offers comprehensive event management solutions from concepts and designs through to coordinating every stage of production. The company is committed to providing the region with diverse entertainment programmes, grass roots creativity and stimulating the local economy and events’ industry.

Since 2008, FLASH has diversified its business portfolio developing entertainment that has seen more than 6.4 million fans through the doors. Partnering with leading international sports and entertainment organizations such as Live Nation, Cream and UFC, the company is well on its way to achieve its mission of growing from the region’s premier live events company, to a globally recognized peerless entertainment  organization. FLASH owns a 10% stake in UFC and manages a multi-million-dirham portfolio of assets including the du Arena and du Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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About du Forum

Bringing the du Live! experience to various types of events, the du Forum is the first-choice mid-capacity venue for live entertainment in the UAE. It is situated on Yas Island (, the ultimate entertainment destination in the heart of the UAE’s Capital, Abu Dhabi. Custom-built and state-of-the-art, the du Forum encapsulates the du Live! Experience to add life to life all year round, hosting events such as live concerts, DJ shows, club nights, theatre, comedy, film, private and corporate functions. Recently the du Forum has a multitude of international stars and events including: The Jacksons, Chris Tucker, Jeff Dunham and Sarah Geronimo, World Football Celebrations and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

The du Forum is just a 10 minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi or 45 minutes from Dubai Media City. It has a powerful inbuilt air conditioning system which ensures year-round comfort for events, and secure, free parking for over 1,500 cars, and is a short walk from over 3,600 rooms in three, four and five-star hotels. The du Forum is near exciting destinations including the world-renowned Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, Yas Links and the Yas Marina & Yacht Club.

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