This urban garden is the perfect place to watch the football al fresco

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Sponsored: garden on 8 has had a summer refurb, and their beer garden is where you’ll find us this footy season…

Committed to the football season, but also keen to be outside as much as possible to take advantage of Dubai’s new cooler weather?

Well, we reckon garden on 8 might just be the spot for you. After a quick summer refurb, it’s back in business, and thankfully for all you football fans, their beer garden is back too.

Located on the 8th floor of Media One, this urban space is one of the handiest spots in the city for Marina, JLT and Barsha Heights residents, as well as those working in Media City, and it’s one of the few spots in the city with a dedicated big screen outdoors.

The large format screen shows all the big matches, so whether you pull up with a big group of mates on one of their garden benches, or bagsy a beanbag, there are few better places to cheer on your team.

But if you’re more of an indoors person than al fresco, the inside has had a makeover too, and that warm pub feeling extends inside. You won’t miss out on the match either, as there are plenty of screens dotted around inside.

And let’s not forget the food. There’s a new menu serving up proper pub grub for a great way to fuel up ahead of the game.

New menu highlights include an open burger bar, a bucket of buffalo wings, or for a ‘pizza the action’ there’s a new dedicated pizza section that features flavours such as the cheese overload and chipotle chicken.

There’s also a happy hour offering two hours of selected wines, spirits and both draft and bottled beers for Dhs25, and that kicks off daily at 6pm. 

And if it’s a Friday al fresco you’re looking for, there’s not one but two brunch packages available in the afternoon and evening (from 12.30pm to 4pm and 7pm to 10.30pm) offering three-and-a-half hours of unlimited food and drink for Dhs395, or Dhs349 if you book in advance.

Basically, garden on 8 won’t leave you disappointed at full time, even if the score does.

garden on 8, Media One, Media City, daily 12pm to late. Tel: (04) 427 1000. Mediaonehotel.com

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