AFC ASIAN CUP INTERACTIVE ROADSHOW DRIVES EXCITEMENT FOR HUNDREDS OF FOOTBALL FANS AT LAUNCH EVENT

8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Share this:

Hundreds of football enthusiasts have kicked-off celebrations for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 being entertained by football freestylers and taking part in a number of interactive football activities at Dubai Mall.

Adding to the excitement, first 50 fans who visited the Interactive Roadshow scored an extra treat, receiving tickets for selected group stage matches during the competition.

The Interactive Roadshows, which will tour around the UAE in multiple venues across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the build up to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 tournament, will give visitors the chance to be part of the action in the months leading up to the highly anticipated tournament.

As an extra incentive for football fans on Friday 31st August, the Interactive Roadshow will be free of charge all day, with a nominal 25Dhs fee to be instituted for the five remaining days, but with all attendees receiving a match ticket as part of the experience.

Speaking at the Interactive Roadshow, Indian football fan, Vedant, aged eight, was one of the first people to experience the immersive activity, commenting: “I’m a huge football fan so couldn’t wait to take part in the Interactive Roadshow. I love everything about football and enjoyed the augmented reality experience a lot. I can’t wait for the AFC Asian Cup games”.

The Interactive Roadshow gives fans a chance 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 educates fans about the stars and history of the AFC Asian Cup tournament, bringing visitors on a journey across the UAE host cities via VR headsets. The Skills Zone welcomes fans of all footballing abilities, letting them tackle a series of accelerating challenges in a fun football simulator.

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

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

Tickets are available to purchase online via www.afcasiancup2019.com. 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.

Schedule of Interactive Roadshows

VENUE

LOCATION

DATES

Dubai Mall

Dubai

26 Aug- 1 Sept

Al Wahda Mall

Abu Dhabi

6-8 Sept

Dalma Mall

Abu Dhabi

6-15 Sept

Zero-6

Al Ain

13-15 Sept

Deerfields Mall

Abu Dhabi

20-22 Sept

Mega Mall

Sharjah

20-27Sept

Mushrif Mall

Abu Dhabi

27-29 Sept

Barari Outlet Mall

Al Ain

10-12 Oct

Marina Mall

Abu Dhabi

11-13 Oct

Al Raha Gardens Plaza

Abu Dhabi

14-16 Oct

Abu Dhabi Mall

Abu Dhabi

18-20 Oct

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai

19-20 Oct

Herriott Watt University

Dubai

22-23 Oct

Yas Mall

Abu Dhabi

1-7 Nov

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai

2-3 Nov

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai

9-10 Nov

Ibn Battuta Mall

Dubai

12-14 Nov

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai

16-17 Nov

Etihad Plaza

Abu Dhabi

22-24 Nov

Nations Galleria

Abu Dhabi

29 Nov- 4 Dec

Dubai Rugby 7s

Dubai

29 Nov- 1 Dec

Al Majaz Park

Sharjah

4-5 Dec

Al Qasba

Sharjah

11-13 Dec

Mubazarah Park

Al Ain

13-18 Dec

Global Village

Dubai

15-18 Dec

City Fan Zone Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

26 Dec-3 Jan

AFC Asian Cup Fan Zone

UAE

5 Jan- 1 Feb