Watch: Celebrations break out across Dubai streets, fan zones after Morocco makes history, enters World Cup quarters

Atlas Lions enter record books as they defeat former champions Spain 3-0

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Videos: Abdul Karim, DMO
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Published: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 11:30 PM

Last updated: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 11:22 AM

As Morocco did their penalty kicks at their Fifa World Cup match against former champions Spain on Tuesday night, the Arab world held its breath.

In Dubai, the massive crowd of football fans kept their eyes glued to the giant screen — their hands shaking as they held up their phones to capture a moment in the region's history.

And as Morocco scored 3-0, the sea of red at fan zones in the emirate erupted in cheers, with people jumping for joy, hugging each other.

The team made it to the World Cup's quarter-finals — the first Arab nation to have ever reached this stage of the tournament.

The Dubai Media Office shared some highlights of how the historic moment was celebrated at a fan zone in the emirate:

Here's another scene captured by the KT team on the ground:

Loud cheering erupted in fan zones, restaurants and pubs as Hakimi scored the match-winning goal. Even the Burj Khalifa marked the victory with a Morocco flag.

While fans took to the streets of Dubai waving flags, cars were seen parading on MBR Boulevard with horns blaring.

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