16 places to watch the English Premier League
The most exciting league in the World is back, and we have no idea what to expect… Well, aside from Man City winning all their games, Burnley kicking a lot of shins, and the North London derby throwing up 17 goals in each match. To help you find the best spot to watch the magic that is the Premier League, we’ve shortlisted 16 of the best venues in town.
The Irish Village
This place is cracking for a match, and even built its own footy stand for the World Cup. With plenty of viewing options and a daily happy hour with drinks from AED35, you’re in for a storming start to the season here.
Contact: +971 4 282 4750, website
Garden on 8
With loads of screens (and one huge one) dotted around the terrace area, and tonnes of drinks promos, events and more, you needn’t look further than Garden on 8. The food menu offers all the usual, but good standard, pub fare.
Where: Media One, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 4 427 1000, website
This antipodean spot has a load of screens and really livens up at kick-off. Expect deals on food and drink, with a range of different areas offering great views. There are happy hours every day between 4pm and 7pm. The compact food menu is great too.
Where: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 414 3000, website
The always-buzzing venue is offering footie fans two great packages in celebration of the Premier League. The first is a food deal. Priced at AED200, the offer includes a loaded burger, a hot dog, a corn dog and chicken wings as well as two house beverages. The second is a drinks offer. For AED150, you can enjoy the game over five bottles of hops. Nice.
Where: Crown Plaza Dubai Festival City
Contact: +971 4 701 1127, website
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Head over and bag yourself a cracking deal where AED135 gets you a full roast dinner as well as a house beverage. There’s also a daily happy hour running from 4pm until 8pm with two-for-one on house beverages. There are tonnes of TVs, including one massive projector screen downstairs.
Where: Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR
Contact: +971 4 392 7120, website
Perry & Blackwelder’s
Loads of screens, bar bites, and a decent happy hour deal, where you can get your hands on selected drinks for AED29. The deal runs daily from 5pm until 8pm, and all day on Saturdays.
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim
Contact: +971 4 432 3232, website
With games screened live on four massive screens and special packages on food and drinks, Atelier M is the place to head for kick off this season. Bar food includes the likes of chicken wings, nachos, quesadillas and wasabi shrimps and packages start from AED136. Result.
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 450 7766, website
A cosy, low-key place to watch the match with a menu of steaks and stodgy pub grub. Selected drinks cost AED36 during the daily happy hour between 6pm and 8pm and there’s also a burger and hops deal for AED79 between noon and 2am.
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 323 0333, website
Footie fans can watch all the action for free at Zero Gravity’s Sports Lounge. There’s a daily two for one happy hour from 5pm until 8pm, so be sure to get there early.
Where: Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website
Expect an open barbecue pit, a 103-inch TV screen, plus six 42-inch screens, an outside bar, long benches and usually a singer-guitarist serenading the crowd. So get in your requests early for “Blue Moon”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” or “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”.
Where: JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
Contact: +971 4 814 5599, website
With more than 30 different screens dotted around inside and out, McGettigan’s is one of the top places to catch any match. Head down for the daily happy hour deal that runs until 8pm, with drinks available from just AED30.
Where: Bonnington Hotel, JLT
Contact: +971 4 378 0800, website
Sports fans are catered for first and foremost here. There are many big screens scattered about the space and a good happy hour deal that offers a 33 percent discount on food and drinks. Sweet.
Where: Sports Village, Dubai Sports City
Contact: +971 4 448 1001, website
You’ll find a menu bursting with fry-ups, plenty of the black stuff on draught and that lively, comforting atmosphere from home. Screens are dotted around the pub, and the atmosphere is lively to say the least.
Where: Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 332 2400, website
It’s dark, it’s cosy and it’s got some whopping great screens as well as a tonne of personal tellies on your table for your preferred match. With some decent bar grub and plenty more going on, this is one of the top places around for cheering on your team.
Where: Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 332 2400, website
You’re going to be hard-pressed to miss the match at The Dubliners. It will be airing all the action on its massive projector screen and smaller tellies. The venue is also the home of the Celtic fan club, so expect it to get pretty lively at kick-off.
Where: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud
Contact: +971 4 702 2455, website
The venue’s decked with 20 screens including a large projector, a few big TVs and countless smaller screens to give you a view from every conceivable angle. There’s also a daily happy hour offering drinks from AED27 until 8pm, and some top English pub grub.
Where: Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 408 4257, website