Get ready for an early start on Sunday morning for the biggest fight in history…

It’s been dubbed the most anticipated fight of the century. On Saturday night (US time), Floyd Mayweather will take on Conor McGregor in an epic boxing battle in Las Vegas.

That’s going to mean an early start for those wanting to catch the fight in Dubai, with venues throwing open their doors from as early as 3am on Sunday August 27. The exact time of the fight is still to be announced.

Planning on catching the “Money Fight”? Make sure you head along to one of these spots… 


Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Free entry, full English breakfast for Dhs80

What to expect: This sports stalwart in Dubai Marina will be showing the super fight in its indoor tent. Fuel up for the boxing match of the decade from 7am with a full English breakfast with tea or coffee for Dhs80.

Info: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina. Tel: (04) 399 3333. More info on website

Bidi Bondi

Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Free entry or Dhs75 including breakfast

What to expect: The big clash will be shown on all of Bidi Bondi’s 14 screens, as well as two giant pop-up screens, so you won’t miss a moment of the action. Entry is free or enjoy a breakfast of champions of egg, mushrooms, hash browns, turkey bacon, beans and tomatoes for Dhs75 per person, inclusive of coffee and soft juices.

Info: Clubhouse Al Manhal, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 427 0515

Breeze Beach Grill

Breeze Bar and grill

Open from: 7am

What’s the deal: Breakfast specials from Dhs39, happy hour prices on selected beverages

What to expect: As well as a special “boxing breakfast” that includes traditional breakfast favourites such as eggs benedict, eggs royal and continental options starting from Dhs39, Breeze will also be doing a morning happy hour on selected beverages (which includes buy one-get-one-free selected cocktails, Dhs20 for a spirit and mixer and Dhs120 for a bucket of five bottled beers).

Info: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah. Tel (04) 568 3000. More info on website

Bridgewater Tavern

Open from: 7am

What’s the deal: Dhs200 inclusive of unlimited breakfast from the menu

What to expect: Enjoy a breakfast of champions as you witness history in the making at Bridgewater Tavern. The breakfast menu includes everything from croissants, muffins and fresh fruit to a full fry-up including scrambled eggs, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms, hash browns and chicken sausages. Alcohol will be served, but is not included in the price.

Info: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay. Tel: (04) 414 0000

Burger & Lobster

Open from: 4am

What’s the deal: Breakfast set menu for Dhs110 inclusive of selected soft beverages

What to expect: Burger & Lobster has created a one-time breakfast menu to celebrate the big fight alongside the live screening. Take a jab at The Mayweathered Eggs Benedict, or on the opposing side, the Full McGregor Breakfast serves an English-style fry-up, with chicken sausage, veal bacon, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans and eggs.

Info: Burj Daman Building, DIFC. Tel: (04) 5148838. More info on website.

Cook Hall

Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Breakfast dishes from Dhs55 including unlimited coffee, tea and juices

What to expect: Cook Hall will be serving up a one-time menu of themed dishes especially for the fight. The menu will include dishes such as the “Money Mayweather Waffle” (Dhs55) served with candied bacon and maple syrup and “Floyd’s Fighting Breakfast Burger” (Dhs65), a wagu beef burger with a fried egg.

Info: The Westin, Al Habtoor City, Business Bay, Dubai. Tel: (04) 435 5577. More info on website

Dhow & Anchor

Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Free entry or full English breakfast for Dhs95

What to expect: Dhow & Anchor will be showing the match live across their screens, alongside a full English breakfast for Dhs95, complete with sausage, baked beans, tomato, mushrooms & sautéed potatoes as well as your choice of egg. For those who can’t make it (or fancy a lie-in), they will be showing repeats throughout the day.

Info: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Beach Road. Tel: (04) 406 8999. More info on website 

Irish Village

Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Free entry and breakfast dishes from Dhs65

What to expect: Set your alarms early and be sure to bag the best seat to watch the big fight if you’re in the Garhoud area. Dubai stalwart The Irish Village will be opening from 6am and serving up breakfast classics to keep you fuelled through the morning.

Info: Garhoud Tel: (04) 239 5000. More info on website


Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Dhs85 for a buffet breakfast and unlimited tea, coffee and juices

What to expect: With five large projector screens and 11 TVs, Kickers is making sure you can catch the fight from every angle. They’re serving up a buffet-style “Heavy Weight Breakfast” from 7am which includes freshly baked pasties, a sessional fruit selection, an egg station with a variety of toppings or fillings and a hot buffet with turkey bacon, grilled tomatoes, baked beans alongside unlimited tea, coffee and juices.

Info: Sports Village, Dubai Sports City. Tel: (04) 448 1001. More info on website

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Dhs125 entrance fee including a Vegas breakfast with unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee

What to expect: Complete with ring girls and a full Vegas sound and light show, Lock, Stock and Barrel are taking this fight seriously. From 6am onwards, watch the battle unfold as you tuck into a hearty breakfast. The special viewing experience includes a Vegas-style breakfast, as well as unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Info: Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, Tel: (04) 514 9195. More info on website

McGettigan’s JLT

Open from: 6am

What’s the deal: Free entry, signature breakfast for Dhs79

What to expect: Get yourself prepped for the big fight with a full stomach thanks to McGettigan’s signature breakfast. Enjoy sausage, back bacon, black and white pudding, overnight tomato, baked beans, flat cap mushroom and hash brown served with toast.

Info: Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Tel: (04) 378 0800. More info on website

Nasimi Beach

Open from: 5.30am

What’s the deal: Entry and breakfast for Dhs90

What to expect: Nasimi Beach restaurant will be showing the Money Fight on three large TV screens around the restaurant. Included in the Dhs90 price will be a breakfast buffet featuring the “KO” breakfast bap (that’s veal bacon, hash browns, baked beans, grilled tomato and mushrooms topped with two fried eggs in a bun) as well as fresh fruit, croissants and hot drinks.

Info: Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah. Tel: 04 426 2626. More info on website

Novo Cinemas

Open from: 5am

What’s the deal: Tickets are Dhs74 with breakfast from Dhs25

What to expect: Novo Cinemas is partnering with OSN to show the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor via the big screen in cinemas across the UAE. The showdown between the two boxing legends will be broadcast live, with some locations opening from 5am.

Info: Various locations including Dubai Festival City and Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai. Tel: (04) 368 8995. More info on website


Open from: 7am

What’s the deal: Dhs99 for entry and breakfast buffet

What to expect: Pop-up events space and bar ON42 will be screening the fight live with a Dhs99 breakfast in Media One Hotel. Expect a buffet of eggs, sausages, beans, hash browns, toast, croissants, Danish pastries, juices and coffees while you watch the Money Fight.

Info: Level 42, Media One Hotel. Tel: (04) 427 1000. More info on Facebook

Perry & Blackwelder

Open from: 3am

What’s the deal: Breakfast bites and unlimited coffee from Dhs60

What to expect: Dubai smokehouse and sports bar Perry & Blackwelder’s is kicking off coverage from 3am. Home to 12 big screens, and 11 TVs, you won’t miss a minute of the boxing action. Alongside breakfast bites and unlimited coffee from Dhs60, they will also have a week-long special of “Money Cakes” – a cheesecake, topped with 100 dollar bills, available in two flavours; Irish cream and P&B.

Info: Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 432 3232. More info on website 

QD’s 2.0

Open from: 5.30am

What’s the deal: Full breakfast from Dhs110, brunch packages from Dhs275

What to expect: Emirates Golf Club will be staging a special ‘punch brunch’ in its dedicated summer tent, QD’s 2.0. With 15 wide screen TV’s, a giant TV monitor and full air conditioning, they are making sure no one misses out on the match. There will also be several food and drink packages available from 6am, with a full English from Dhs110, as well as a brunch package inclusive of breakfast and house beverages for Dhs275.

Info: Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills. Tel: (04) 417 9999 . More info on website 

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