Where to watch #MayPac in Dubai
What’s On has the details of how and where to watch #MayPac in Dubai. Find out which bars are showing Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao.
All eyes will be on Las Vegas on May 2 (or May 3, if you’re anywhere east of the Atlantic Ocean) as Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather touch gloves for what is being hailed as the ‘Fight Of The Century’.
The pair, both considered among the greatest boxers of all time, have not met in the ring before, keeping fans in thrall for five years with a series of claims, counterclaims, truths and half-truths.
Well, this weekend, they finally get it on.
Despite the fact the action isn’t due to start until around 7.30am UAE time, a number of bars, restaurants and even cinemas are offering special package experiences to watch it.
Seconds out, let’s go….
For the most immersive experience, you can watch the fight on one of six Novo cinemas around the UAE. Those keen to see the spectacle will be able to buy tickets online or from the relevant box offices – Dubai’s Cineplex (near Grand Hyatt), Ibn Battuta Mall, Al Ghurair Mall and Dubai Festival City; Abu Dhabi’s World Trade Centre Mall; and Sharjah’s Mega Mall.
What you get: Well, the size of the screen. You also get breakfast.
Original Wings and Rings
The American sports bar in DIFC will open from 5am, showing all the exciting build up on numerous screens around the bar.
What you get: A special ‘kick-start-the-day’ breakfast buffet includes eggs, sausages, grilled tomatoes, hashbrowns, tea, coffee and juice.
Liberty House, DIFC, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3596900. Metro: Financial Centre. facebook.com/originalwingsandrings
Standing proud at the top of Pier 7, Atelier M has one of the best views in town, which only really matters if the fight is over quickly. They are open from 7am.
What you get: First and foremost, you’ll get to watch the bout on ‘huge’ screens. There’s also breakfast. But not just any breakfast, a ‘five-star breakfast’.
Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4507766. Metro: Dubai Marina. atelierm.ae
Keep the illusion of nightime going at Asiana Hotel in Deira, as Bocary – famed for its Las Vegas-style entertainment – reopens from 5am, with a giant screen for all those sitting in theatre seating. Make no mistake, though, this is very much a place for ‘Team Manny’.
What you get: The theatre seating will certainly add to the drama. There is also breakfast served throughout, from 5am to 9am.
Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road, Deira, Dubai. Tel: 05 0695 5450. facebook.com/boracayclubdubai
This popular Irish hangout on Sheikh Zayed Road will open from 6am and screen the fight on the numerous screens around the venue.
What you get: With so many screens, you have plenty of chances to get your own ‘best seat in the house’. Plus there’s breakfast and soft drinks.
Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3322400.
Or you could stay in?…
– Du will be screening #MayPac live on Channel 500 to all subscribers at no extra cost.
– OSN will be showing the fight on OSN Box Office 1 (Channel 31) from 5am. Pay per view will cost you Dhs125.
– Etisalat are also charging Dhs125 for pay per view.