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If you’re looking for somewhere to catch up with your mates before you all head your separate ways this festive season while still catching all the epic live sporting action, you need to know about Spartan. The newest addition to Sheraton Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Spartan SC a contemporary sports cafe located on the hotel’s fifth floor.

Inspired by Princess Kyniska, the first woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 396 BC, there’s gilded gold accents, with abstract artworks and vibrant textures that give the whole space a feminine touch. The interiors are modern and breezy, with grey stone walls, spherical light fixtures and alcoves filled in vibrant orange. Those that pick a table in the restaurant can enjoy front row seats to all the live action on the multitude of screens. But there’s also a beautiful terrace backdropped by city skyline views, where tables surround a focal statuesque tree, so guests can sip and socialise while enjoying the beautiful winter weather.

Open daily from 11am, guests can meet and mingle over breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu of all-pleasing eats and refreshing drinks. On the terrace, shisha service is an added bonus.

The collection of high tables inside are the perfect reason to switch your WFH location to Spartan SC, transforming into a great working station where you can conduct meetings online or get through that all-important celebration while benefitting from Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa views. Then clock off early and take advantage of the Foosball table, array of TV screens playing the football, rugby, cricket and other sports. Combo deals start from a wallet-friendly Dhs70.

Spartan Sports Café, Level 5, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Barsha 1, daily 11am to 2am. Tel: (0)4 377 2356, @spartan_sportscafe/