Whatever team you support, be sure to do it at one of the city’s top sports bars…
The season finale is tonight, and whoever you’re rooting for, there’s no better way to catch up with mates than over 90 minutes of no-talking while the game is on.
So here are 15 bars and pubs with screens and deals aplenty where you can watch the Premier League in Dubai…
There’s a whole host of options to be had at Barrel 12 over the football season. As well as a daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm, there’s a weekend roast for Dhs99 while you watch the match.
Barrel 12, Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 552 4000. barrel12.ae
This casual Aussie-themed bar on the Palm is a favourite for catching sport. They show an array of sports across their screens from F1 and rugby to cricket and football.
Bidi Bondi, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, daily 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 427 0515. Facebook.com/bidibondi.palmshoreline.
Dhow & Anchor
British gastropub Dhow & Anchor found inside the Jumeirah Beach Hotel boasts 9 screens, which includes two outdoors to show a range of sports and matches at any one time. Make an evening of it and enjoy their traditional roast with generous portions of all the trimmings for Dhs125.
Dhow and Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, daily 12pm to late. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com
Garden on 8
With both indoor and al fresco seating in front of the screens, Garden on 8 is a great option for enjoying the game. There’s a daily happy hour from 4pm to 8pm, where you can take advantage of buy one get one free on a selection of house drinks.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Sun to Weds 12pm to 12am, Thurs to Sat 12pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com.
Catch all the action at Kickers Sports Bar every match day weekend. They’ve got large projector screens to add to the 11 TVs and it’s a good option for Sports City residents who want to get in on the action without travelling too far.
Kickers, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City, Sun to Weds 3pm to 2am, Thurs to Sat 12pm to 3am Tel: (04) 448 1001. kickerssportsbar.ae.
Lock, Stock & Barrel
This popular sports bar shows Premier League matches live every Saturday and Sunday across both its Barsha Heights and JBR locations. Settle in for the game and enjoy it alongside their roast of the day for Dhs99.
Lock, Stock and Barrel, Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, and Rixos Premium JBR, timings vary. Tel: (04) 514 9195. lsbdubai.com.
McGettigans JLT is somewhat of a stalwart pub in the city, and is well known for its extensive coverage of an array of sports across its screens. There’s a brilliant lively atmosphere, and when you tire of the games, head to the new sports hub where you’ll find pool and darts.
McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, daily 12pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 378 0800. mcgettigans.com/jlt
Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina
Big screen TVs, private booths, billiards/pool tables, old-school arcade games and good food. What more could you want from a sports pub? How about some cracking daily deals on food? At Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina, there are a variety of grub offers including Sunday mens’ night (pie and pint for Dhs99); Monday quiz night; Tuesday ladies’ night and Wednesday ribs and hops for Dhs149.
Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina, Address Dubai Marina, daily 4pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 8883444. addresshotels.com
At Dubai’s English country inspired gastropub Reform, there’s a roast dinner served up alongside the weekend matches for Dhs100 for chicken or Dhs124 for beef every Saturday and Sunday. Best of all – they’re offering a tasty two for one on all roasts at the minute.
Reform The Lakes, Dubai, daily 8am to 12am. Tel: (04) 4542 638. reformsocialgrill.ae
The Scene by Simon Rimmer
Known as one of Dubai Marina’s best places for catching the match, perch up by the screens in the bar area and catch all the action alongside a hearty British roast for Dhs125.
The Scene by Simon Rimmer, 4th Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, daily 8am to 2am. Tel: (04) 222 2328. thescenedubai.com
The 44 is perched on the 44th floor of Dubai’s Hilton Al Habtoor City. The vintage sports bar offers up extensive sports coverage from 11 screens across the venue, as well as some impressive views across Downtown Dubai. Bored of the match? There’s plenty of games inside the venue to keep you entertained including darts, pool and even a bowling alley.
The 44, The Hilton, Al Habtoor City, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (05) 4581 1758. the44dubai.com
The Rose & Crown
There’s full sports coverage and a host of deals to be had at this British pub in Al Habtoor City. On a Saturday and Sunday a ‘Roast & Toast’ deal gets you two roast dinners and a bottle for Dhs250.
The Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com.
The Trophy Room
Located in the Fairmont on Sheikh Zayed Road, The Trophy Room is serious about sport. There’s 11 screens showing a variety of sports through the week and weekend, and specials on different days of the week on their menu of English and European bar food.
Trophy Room, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 12pm to 2pm. Tel: (04) 311 8316. Fairmontdubai.com
Stars N Bars La Mer
The Monte-Carlo inspired sports bar Stars N Bars at La Mer has one of the biggest screens in Dubai for watching the nail-biting spots action. As well as the 160-inch screen, there’s several TV’s dotted around the bar.
Stars N Bars, La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 11am to 3am. Tel: (04) 349 9903. starsnbars.ae