Rugby World Cup Final in Dubai: 10 top drinks deals
England will take on South Africa in the massive Rugby World Cup Final from 1pm Dubai time…
It’s been a nail-biting few months since the Rugby World Cup 2019 kicked off in Japan back in September and things are coming to a close, with the match final culminating an exciting tournament on Saturday, November 2 at 1pm.
Over the weekend, we saw England beat New Zealand and South Africa take the victory against Wales, meaning it’ll be England vs South Africa in Saturday’s final game.
Here’s the top 10 drinks deals to take advantage of while you watch it…
What’s the deal: Four drinks and a meal or five drinks for Dhs150
Bidi Bondi’s is a firm favourite of both new and old Dubai residents for the big sports matches. Their Bidi’s Palm Tickets are great value for money, offering you four drinks and a meal or five drinks for Dhs150 anytime between 12pm and 7pm. In celebration of the World Cup games, they’ve also got a brekky brunch from 9am to 12pm for Dhs240, including a selection of breakfast bites and house beverages. If you just want the soft drink package, it’s Dhs140.
Bidi Bondi’s, Shoreline Building 8, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 10am to 12am, daily. Tel: (04) 427 0515. Tel: (04) 427 0515. bidibondi.com
What’s the deal: Bucket of 5 beers for Dhs150
Barasti is Dubai’s oldest and biggest open top bar, with its own beach on the ground level and bar area on the second. A second home for sports fans in Dubai, its had a makeover just for the rugby, with faux grass and big cushy bean bags positioned in front of the massive screen. Beer buckets are priced from Dhs150 for five, and Dhs120 for three, a burger and a pint will set you back Dhs99, or you can devour chicken wings and a bucket of beers for Dhs200.
Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, 10am to 1.30am Sat to Weds, 10am to 3am Thurs and Fri, free entry. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com
What’s the deal: Five bottles of beer for Dhs125
Stoke House is the perfect place for families while the rugby is on, with five screens showing you every second of the live action. Why not squeeze in a round of golf before the game, then enjoy five bottles of beer for Dhs125? Other offers include include a pink gin and mixer for Dhs35 during the game only, two-for-one on chicken wings and breakfast muffins on match days only.
Stoke House, Al Qudra Road, Al Hebiah Third, DAMAC Hills, Dubai, 6pm to 11pm, daily. Tel: (04) 245 3939. facebook.com/stokehousedubai
What’s the deal: Breakfast buffet for Dhs79 and happy hour from 12pm to 8pm
As with any of Dubai’s popular sports bars, you’ll need to get to McGettigan’s early to bag yourself the best seat. So what better then than a breakfast deal to set you up for the day where you’ll get a hearty full Irish breakfast buffet with a tea or coffee for Dhs79 from 10am? Ate before you went? Take advantage of a 12pm to 8pm happy hour with 40 percent off on selected drinks.
McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, Dubai, 12pm to 3am, daily. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com/jlt-dubai
Perry & Blackwelder
What’s the deal: Six bottles of beer for Dhs135 or 12 bottles for Dhs250
Cool smokehouse-style restaurant, Perry & Blackwelder will be showing all of Saturday’s live action with some wallet-friendly deals on drinks, like six bottles of beer for Dhs135 or unlimited signature chicken wings from the start to the end of the match for Dhs199.
Perry & Blackwelder, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 12pm to 2am, Saturday to Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2pm to 3am. Tel: (800) 666353. facebook.com/perryandblackwelder
What’s the deal: Five bottles of beer for Dhs135
Chic lounge-bar Vantage at Mall of the Emirates will be screening the exciting final game this Saturday and you can wash it down with five bottles of selected house beer for Dhs135 or, if you’re feeling peckish, get a bar bite and a pint of beer for Dhs65.
Vantage, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 12pm to 2am daily. Tel: (04) 377 2000. vantageloungedubai.com
The Rose & Crown
What’s the deal: Five drinks and a meal for Dhs150
If you’re looking for an authentic British-style pub to take in the live action, you can’t go wrong with The Rose & Crown in Al Habtoor City. All about sports, there’s multiple screens across the venue along with pool tables to play on if you can take your eyes off the game for a second. Dhs150 will get you five selected drinks and a classic pub meal like burger, fish and chips or a full English breakfast.
The Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com.
What’s the deal: A bucket of beers for Dhs130 and two-for-one on burgers
It’s always packed at Reform at the weekend and it’ll be even more so for Saturday’s match, so make sure you get down there early. Their huge projector will be up for the final, where there’s a bucket of beers for Dhs130 and two-for-one on burgers up for grabs. Pimms and aperol will be priced at Dhs35, wines will be Dhs33 a glass and bottles of prosecco are Dhs210
Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, 8am to midnight, daily. Tel: (04) 454 2638. reformsocialgrill.ae
Lock, Stock & Barrel
What’s the deal: Extended happy hour from 12.30pm to 8pm with 50 percent off selected drinks
Lock, Stock and Barrel is a hugely popular haunt for avid sport-watching enthusiasts, boasting massive screens showing all of the live games in the venue. For Saturday’s match, they’re opening earlier than usual at 12.30pm to give you chance to grab a seat, so don’t be late (the game starts at 1pm anyway). You’ll get 50 percent off selected beverages all day until 8pm.
Lock, Stock & Barrel, Rixos Premium, JBR, The Walk, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3am Saturday. Tel: (04) 392 7120. hlsbdubai.com/jbr
Dhow & Anchor
What’s the deal: A free drink for everyone in the venue if the manager predicts the winners of the game wrong
British gastropub Dhow & Anchor, found inside Jumeirah Beach Hotel, boasts nine screens to showcase the matches in all their glory and have a happy hour that runs from 3pm to 7pm. In a fun twist for the rugby, they’re playing ‘Beat the boss’, where their new manager will predict who will win the big game. If he loses, everyone in the venue receives a free drink.
Dhow and Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, daily 12pm to late. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com