If you’re not planning to hop on a plane to Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and want something a little closer to home, we’ve got you covered.
Look at it this way, some good food, a little booze and quality time watching football with your mates. What more could you want?
The hype is real so we’ve made a list of the best 10 places around Dubai that’ll be screening all matches from the 14th of June till the 15th of July.
1. Burger & Lobster at DIFC
Burger & Lobster is located in DIFC’s Burj Daman Building and it is THE place to be during World Cup Season.
You can enjoy the specially created Burger & Lobster World Cup menu for AED120 while watching your team battle for the cup on a 9 sqm screen!
Get ready for game night (or month?) with Burger & Lobster.
For reservation, call 04 514 8838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina, Address Dubai Marina
Get ready to watch football with 24 super-screens all around you at the Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina along with a menu that offers a special football-themed section, half-time entertainment AND lively tunes on the jukebox.
From 6.30 till 12am, AED99 per person including two drinks, chicken wings (yum) and a special world cup themed gift.
What a win-win situation.
For reservations, call 04 888 344 or email email@example.com
3. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
If you’re looking for something more along the lines of fun and pocket-friendly, Fairmont The Palm is the place for you.
A fully air conditioned tent with one giant screen in the middle and several others around the tent, you can have the ultimate football experience for AED95.
This includes a bites menu that offers nachos, popcorn shrimp and beef sliders. *wipes drool* Not only this, there will be special offers on the beverage of the night served by bar tenders dressed as referees. So you’ll feel like you’re really there!
For reservations, call 04 457 3457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
McGettigan’s is all ready to host what may be the one the best sports tournament of all times and for this, the Irish bar is all set to welcome die-hard football fans.
- McGettigan’s JLT
Screens – 14 tvs in the main bar, one giant screen + five tvs in The Baggot area and 10 screens in the garden area.
Deals – Happy Hour from Saturday to Wednesday with drinks starting at AED20.
Choose the SOS Breakfast Special and get a dish from the special breakfast menu including an Irish Breakfast plus three house drinks for AED109 OR opt for the ‘Take It Easy Breakfast Combo’ that includes a breakfast dish, juice and a hot beverage for AED98.
Topped Up Thursdays consist of free flowing drinks for AED199 from 9pm to midnight.
Where – Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
- McGettigan’s DWTC
Screens – The main bar houses 19 tvs and one giant screen while the upper level has five tvs and one big screen.
Deals – Happy Hour with drinks starting from AED29.
Choose the SOS Breakfast Special and get a dish from the special breakfast menu including an Irish Breakfast plus three house drinks for AED99 OR go for the Take It Easy Breakfast Combo that includes a breakfast dish, juice and a hot beverage for AED79.
Where – Next to Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road.
- McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Screens – 17 TV screens and one giant screen.
Deals – Happy Hour with drinks starting from AED29
Get free flowing drinks from AED199 every Thursday from 9.30 pm to 12.30 am.
Where – Souk Madinat, Umm Suqeim
For more World Cup promotions and offers, visit mcgettigans.com
5. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai
Get ready to watch your favorite players under the limelight as Armani Hotel is providing multiple screens which means there won’t be a moment in that match you’ll miss.
The FIFA World Cup experience here included a la carte bites, chilled beverages and fragrant shisha. Let’s add the stunning views that the Dubai fountain has to offer as well.
Come watch the match for a minimum of AED100 per game per person.
For reservations, call 04 888 3666 or email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Wavebreaker Beach Stadium
This new beach tent is opening its doors right in time for the 2018 Cup. Located in Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR The Walk, it’s seriously cool.
Take advantage of their deals because you’re in for a surprise. For AED150, enjoy a classic burger or sandwich combined with a cool refreshing bottle of house hops. This offer also includes exclusive access to the pristine beach at JBR.
For those wanting to watch the match with little ones of your own, Wavebreaker’s will be featuring kid-friendly offerings with activities perfect for their age.
For reservations, call 04 399 1111
7. The Courtyard, Manzil Downtown
Enjoy an action-packed experience cheering your favorite teams on at The Courtyard.
Watch the match on a large LED TV in an air-conditioned outdoor seating with a special world cup menu with a minimum spend of AED150.
That’s not all, the adjacent boulevard lounge will feature PlayStation, foosball and face painting.
For reservations, call 04 428 5888 or email email@example.com
8. Links, Address Montgomerie
The beautiful skyline of Dubai Marina, a special themed menu, and happy hours before as well as after the games.
What more could you ask for?
Head over to Links at Address Montgomerie to enjoy the live screening of the world cup games from 6.30 to 12 AM.
There’ll be 2-for-1 offer on selected hop beverages too. Mmmm nice.
For reservations, call 04 363 1276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
In celebration of the World Cup 2018, Reform Social & Grill are launching Your Local Fanzone which will run throughout the tournament and has lots to offer.
Held in Reform’s famous air-conditioned tent, Your Local Fanzone will offers its customers a special football themed menu where the choices will consist of Reform Burger and Chips, Battered Fish & Chips or British Balti Curry – all including a pint for AED99.
Happy Hour will also be available to all customers all day every day.
For those wanting to stay longer, there will be a three-hour package at AED225 per person allowing football lovers to feast on a platter of British faves including mini beef burgers, pies, scotch eggs, crackling, fries plus five beers.
Though entry is free, reserving would be better to ensure you get good seats.
For reservations, call 04 454 2638.
10. Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis will be launching the World Cup Fan Zone which will be airing all matches live from Russia with the capacity of 2,000 fans.
Split into two zones, The Stadium will be the main viewing area for those not wanting to miss anything, and The Bench will offer a more chilled out vibe with casual seating and a gamer’s corner along with its own PlayStation activation.
A specially-designed football food menu offering stadium-style snacks, hope buckets and special drinks including a variety of draught hops, grapes, spirits and softs.
There will also be a painting station for face-paining, state-of-the-art VR football experience. Mini-fans, age six and below, can enjoy in an area designated especially for them.
For those looking to go home as winners, a range of daily challenges will be present with great prizes to be won, including a trip to the winning nation as well as a getaway to Atlantis, The Palm.
Ladies enter for free, men will have to pay AED100 on the door with two drinks. Minimum spend on a table is AED100
For reservations, email email@example.com
11. Perry & Blackwelder’s
Enjoy all the action on 10 screens throughout the venue with the major matches being featured on the big screen next to the main bar.
In terms of food, P&B’s are gonna serving some of its Southern charm in their menu with loads of comfort food and plenty of deals.
- Wings, Rings and Things consists of chicken wings, onion rings and beef brisket nachos and more for AED129. Or try the Wing Your Way Around The World which offers chicken wings infused with traditional flavors from around the world.
- Those looking for drinks can get the six bottled hops for AED129.
- Guest can save up Season Tickets for the whole summer season which rewards fans with generous cashback vouchers during the tournament and beyond.
For more information, call 04 432 3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Habtoor Grand Resort
Cheer your favorite team in JBR’s biggest Fan Zones at the Habtoor World Cup Tent. Get ready for some live entertainment, awesome combo deals, lots of games and more.
LED Screens and Projector screens present for the audience, 20 other HD plasma TV’s in and around the tent. Food and beverage combos and Lucky Strike deals.
And, lotsssss of games.
For more information, call 04 408 4257 or email email@example.com
13. Bidi Bondi, Palm Jumeirah
Bidi Bondi is bringing football fanatics a fully air-conditioned fan zone tent, where fans can watch the match on one of the 17 TVs, three of which are giant screens.
Season tickets packages will be available throughout the summer, offering fans some crazy deals of drinks plus a meal from the a la carte menu.
You can purchase tickets for AED155 per person including four drinks and a meal or five drinks.
For more information, call 04 427 0515
14. The Penthouse
The Penthouse has announced details of its VIP World Cup extravaganza which will be featured a whole set of live entertainment, matches , games and pool parties.
Football fans can enjoy the match and Dubai’s skyline in a transparent air-conditioned tent. There’re gonna be multiple screens, DJ’s and percussionists to set the mood right. Tbh cannot wait.
On the Marina side, every Tuesday is Ladies Night with three complimentary beverages for the girls. Rewind Wednesday’s continues with legendary Dubai DJ Tim Cheddar spinning the best of the 80s, 90s and 00s cheesiest hits from 9pm to 2am.
But that’s not all, The Penthouse are giving you the chance to win tickets to the World Cup and the holiday of a lifetime as a part of their VIP experience.
For more information, call 052 9004868 or email the firstname.lastname@example.org
15. Dusit Thani Dubai
Head over to Dusit Thani to feed your football fever at The View by Dusit.
Watch the games live with 10 buds for AED289 and enjoy some amazing food by Jones the Grocer. Plenty of shisha flavors and ice cold beverages to choose from.
For reservations, call 04 317 4515 or e-mail email@example.com