It’s back…

For all the football fans out there, a very exciting time is coming up. After a long hiatus, football is back and the Premier League is kicking off on Wednesday, June 17. Now that Dubai’s bars and restaurants are now reopen too, there’s plenty of places where you can watch the big games.

Here are 6 top places and deals to watch the Premier League…

Bridgewater Tavern

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With supersized screens and all-day happy hour deals, the Bridgewater Tavern is a great choice for watching live sports and the Premier League matches. If you work up an appetite cheering on your team, there’s classic bar snacks such as chicken wings, burgers and loaded nachos.

Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis, Sun to Thu 4pm to11pm, Fri to Sat 1pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4143000.

Qube Sports Bar

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Located at the Meydan Hotel, Qube Sports Bar offers hours of entertainment for sports lovers. When you’re not watching the match up on the big screens, challenge your mates to a game of billiards, shuffle board or darts. There are daily meal and drinks promotions, including 25 per cent off the menu for local residents during June.

Qube Sports Bar, The Meydan Hotel, daily 11am to 10pm. Tel 056 525 4040.

Garden on 8

Garden on 8, the cool rooftop bar at Media One Hotel will be screening all of the big games on its giant TV screen. The usual daily happy hour runs from 4pm or you could try the pizza promo, where you’ll get a hearty pizza with the beer of the day for Dhs99. The summer tent will be up and social distancing will be in effect.

Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, open Sun to Thurs 4pm to 11pm, Fri and Sat 12pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 427 1000.

McGettigan’s JLT

For many a die-hard Dubai sports fan, McGettigan’s JLT always ticks the box for a good atmosphere when watching the big games. It’s all about the fun with games like ‘beat the boss’, where the manager selects the team they think will win the game, and if your team beats them, you get a free pint. Or, if you’re wearing the winning team’s football shirt, you’ll also bag a free pint. Don’t forget to try the daily beer and burger combo for Dhs99.

McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, open Sun to Thurs 12pm to 10.30am, Fri to Sat 10am to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 356 0470.

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McGettigan’s JBR

With ten screens dotted around the venue at McGettigan’s JBR, you won’t have to worry about missing a second of the big games. There’s plenty to feast on like sharing nachos, chicken wings, chicken wraps and burgers. If you visit on a Friday or Saturday, enjoy the ‘roast of the day’ inclusive of a house beverage for Dhs100.

McGettigan’s JBR, JBR, Dubai, open daily 12pm to 10pm. Tel: (058) 262 3574.


For a laidback sports bar, check out Offside. With a huge 200 inch screen and 8 additional screens, a beer pong table, foosball, pool table and darts area, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. A new Friday brunch takes place from 1pm to 4pm, with unlimited pizza, chicken wings and beer, priced from Dhs199.

Offside, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai, open Sun to Thurs 4pm to 10pm, Fridays 12pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 814 5590.