Friday, June 09, 2006

Oleeee ole ole oleeee

It's that time again! The much awaited 2006 FIFA World Cup is finally upon us. I am not much of a football fan generally, but like many others, I really enjoy watching World Cup matches and try to catch most of the matches whenever I get the chance to.

ART has the exclusivity to air the matches in the region so if you do not have ART at home, or if you do not have any friends who have ART, then you can choose to watch the matches in the many hotels and bars and pubs in the UAE. Plus, this year, there are 2 venues that will accomodate a large number of fans: Media City (not sure if they will have a tent or if it'll be an open air event, but I know there will be bean bags!), and the Convention Center, where some of the sponsors of the World Cup have set up a "Fan Park", with a huge screen, grandstand seating, food, drink, and other activities.

The question on everyone's lips these days is "who are you supporting in the World Cup?". Well, I haven't quite made up my mind yet. I'll decide along the way and when I do find out, I'll let you all know.

In the meantime, here's a cool little tool for all you Outlook users out there, which allows you to download all the World Cup matches into your Outlook directly.

1 comment:

Mar said...

I miss that time back in Lebanon when me and my siblings used to support different countries.The balconies on all buildings were adorned with fluttering flags of at least 2 different counties on each balcony. A Festival of colors.

I really dislike the fact that it's named " Soccer" rather than football here in the US. I think it's stupid.