Where to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup in Dubai
Tonight’s ICC Cricket World Cup final will see England and New Zealand battle it out for the winner’s title…
If you’re a cricket fan, you’ll have been keeping up with all the bats and bowls of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, being hosted by England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
And if you’re planning on catching the hotly anticipated final match tonight between England vs. New Zealand, you’ll want to know where to watch it once work finishes.
There are plenty of venues in the city where you can watch the games in all their glory. If you fancy a change to your usual viewing haunts in Dubai, we’ve got some great venues for you to try…
Here’s some of our top picks…
SUQ will be putting up a summer tent this year, from which they will be screening the cricket, with loads of screens so you won’t miss a thing. If you’re hungry, choose from their special cricket a la carte menu where you can get a selection of quick bites and other delicious dishes.
SUQ, Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, cricket tent open daily between 1pm and 11pm, menu prices from Dhs50. Tel: 04 270 7777. fourseasons.com/dubaijb/
Bar Baar will be serving a ‘Cricket Menu’ featuring ten different food platters and drinks themed around all the participating ICC World Cup countries. There will also be have a ‘Predictometer Booth,’ which will give you chance to win a free drinks.
Bar Baar, Majestic City Retreat Hotel, Dubai, 1pm to 3am daily. Tel: (04) 501 2631. facebook.com/barbaardxb
The Rose and Crown
This cosy British style pub at The Atrium in Habtoor city is the perfect spot to head to catch up with the game, any day of the week. If you go on the weekend, take advantage of their Dhs250 deal where you can get two roast dinners and a bottle of wine or bucket of beer for Dhs250.
The Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com.
Barasti celebrates sports in a big way, with huge screens showing all types of sports, daily. They’ve also got their summer tent up now so you won’t be sweating while you watch the game (as long as your team isn’t losing, that is).
Barasti, La Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Sat to Wed 10am to 1.30am, Thur and Fri 9am to 3am. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com
Hitchki is celebrating the World Cup with some delicious kebabs and a drinks menu with ever-changing prices prices depending on who’s winning the match.
Hitchki, Ground Floor, Grand Millennium Hotel, Dubai, Sat to Wed 12pm to 1am, Thurs to Sat 12pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 587 7189. hitchki.co
The Duck Hook
The Duck Hook will be offering four hops and three nibbles for Dhs199 along with a Scotch ‘Cricket’ Egg and a beer for Dhs99 so there’s something for everyone.
The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills Golf Course, Dubai, from 7.30pm, every other Tuesday , free entry. Tel: 800 666 353. facebook.com/theduckhookdxb
Perry and Blackwelder’s
At Perry and Blackwelder’s, located at Madinat Jumeirah, you can get amazing sharing platters for Dhs99 with comfort food such as Texas BBQ nachos, famous P&B chicken wings, loaded potato skins and the chilli cheese fries or you can get unlimited drinks and P&B chicken wings for Dhs199.
Perry and Blackwelder’s, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Sat to Wed 12pm to 2am, Fri and Sat 12pm to 3am. Tel: 800 666353. jumeirah.com
Garden on 8
This cool outdoorsy Brit bar at Media One Hotel has big screens and a relaxed pub garden vibes with views of Dubai Media City. On Saturdays and Sundays you can enjoy a traditional roast with all the trimmings for Dhs99.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Sun to Wed 12pm to 12am, Thurs to Sat 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 427 1000. facebook.com/gardenon8DXB
Spike Bar at Emirates Golf Club have 16 screens to get your fill of all of the live action. If you’re feeling peckish, they’ve got classic pub dishes, bar bites, asian delicacies and pizzas to satisfy your appetite.
Spike Bar, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, daily 10am to 12.30am. Tel: (04) 417 9842. dubaigolf.com
Head to Palm Jumeirah where there’s a whole host of fun to be had at Barrel 12 whilst watching the ICC Cricket World Cup. You can expect to catch most of the live matches on its multiple screens, plus there’s a cracking weekend roast for only Dhs99.
Barrel 12, Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 552 4000. barrel12.ae
Rock On Cafe at Bollywood Parks
The music-themed cafe Rock On, is named after a 2009 Indian rock musical film of the same name. They’ll be doing a menu of Western and Indian bites whilst you relax and watch the game.
Rock On Cafe, Bollywood Parks, Dubai, 1pm onwards daily. Tel: 800 2629464. bollywoodparksdubai.com
Want to see your favourite sport on the big screen? Head to Novo Cinemas. The cinema brand has been awarded the right to screen selected ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 across its outlets in the UAE. The games will be screened at the following Dubai venues: Megaplex Ibn Battuta Mall Dubai, Dubai Festival City Dubai and Dragon Mart 2 Dubai. Tickets start from Dhs52.50. To buy tickets or to see the match schedule, visit novocinemas.com