9 places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Dubai
The Rugby World Cup is just days away, kicking off on September 18, and Dubai bars are gearing up for the crowds. Big screens and deals on food and drink will make it well worth leaving the comfort of your sofa. Here’s our ShortList of places to watch #RWC2015 live…
What: Boisterous and recently refurbished Sourthern Hemisphere-themed bar with TVs galore in the Manzil Downtown Dubai in Emaar Boulevard. A well-stocked menu of Australian and South African style dishes, including biltong (dried beef) and plenty of pies. Make sure to head down on September 18, as rugby legend Matt Burke will be in Dubai to kick-off the festivities at Nezesaussi Grill. Minimum spend for the evening with Matt Burke will be AED150 per person.
Where: Manzil Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai, +971 4 428 5933,
What: A list about where to watch sport in Dubai that doesn’t include Barasti isn’t complete. Expect massive screens, plenty of space, and lots of Rugby fans – especially of the English variety.
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, +971 4 318 1313,
What: If you’ve ever been here after Dubai Sevens, its rugby credentials ought to be pretty obvious. Casual, reasonably priced and renowned for its large portions of classic British grub, this is the place to be for a proper pub atmosphere.
Where: Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, +971 4 312 2202,