Dubai Is Featured in EA Sports Fifa 21 Launched Worldwide on 9 October

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Published October 11th, 2020 - 12:31 GMT
Dubai Is Featured in EA Sports Fifa 21 Launched Worldwide on 9 October
Playable Dubai pitch is featured in game alongside iconic landmarks, Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab
Partnership between Dubai Tourism and EA SPORTS FIFA provides unprecedented opportunity to showcase Dubai’s offerings to a global gaming audience

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has partnered with Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest gaming companies, to showcase Dubai to a global gaming audience in the VOLTA FOOTBALL mode that takes football back to the streets with enhanced gameplay and new features for fans to enjoy.  

With the iconic Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab prominently displayed in the game’s Dubai football grounds, it is also the only location that portrays actual landmarks. The Dubai pitch is part of the customised video content created with the aim of jointly promoting both Dubai and EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 among gaming enthusiasts. 


Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) said: “Dubai Tourism’s partnership with Electronic Arts, a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, is in line with our marketing strategy to work with an agile and responsive stakeholder ecosystem that will enable us to leverage cutting-edge technology and platforms to promote Dubai as a must-visit destination in a creative way.  The inclusion of Dubai as a global location in FIFA21 is an unprecedented opportunity to give gamers in our international markets a taste of Dubai’s diverse offerings, as well as to reach out to the large community of gamers in the UAE and the wider region, especially during this challenging period that requires us to physically stay apart yet remain connected with families and friends.”

EA SPORTS FIFA 21 was launched worldwide on 9 October on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin™ and Steam. Electronic Arts, which  develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers, has more than 300 million registered players around the world.

Background Information

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) is a statutory body established in 2004 under the Government of Abu Dhabi's economic diversification strategy. The authority has wide-ranging responsibilities for the development and promotion of the emirate's tourism industry and international positioning as a world-class destination of distinction. Its other activities include destination marketing; infrastructure and product development and regulation, training and classification.

ADTA works closely with all the emirate's tourism industry stakeholders – both private and public sector - including aviation infrastructure and transport suppliers, airlines, destination management companies, accommodation providers and attraction operators as well as exhibition and conference organizers. Together they adopt a collaborative approach to promoting the emirate as an upmarket destination with an uncompromising determination towards sustaining and preserving its natural environment and treasured heritage and traditions.

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