The Cricket World Cup has just begun, and Dubai is buzzing with excitement. As a resident or visitor, you might be interested in watching your favourite team play while sipping on a cold one.
But the question is: where to watch?
In this guide, we will share with you the best sports bars in Dubai where you can spend exciting evenings with family and friends. Plus, you get to share your enthusiasm with people with the same interests as yours.
Not a cricket fan? No worries; these sports bars also show Rugby, Formula One, tennis, and football matches.
The best part is that Dubai has unique sports bars all over the city, so you can easily find a spot close to your location. From Bur Dubai to Dubai Marina, we’ve got you covered with our top picks.
Grab the quick list here or read on for details
Best Sports Bars in Dubai
1. The 44
Beautiful monochrome checkered tiles, comfortable sofas, chic bar stools, and a lively vibe – The 44 sports bar is among Dubai’s best sports bars.
Several screens here show different sports matches, so you can have your pick and enjoy the game with a group of friends.
The best part about The 44 is its location. It is the highest sports bar in the city, with breathtaking views that you can enjoy from their terrace. The terrace is also a BBQ and Shisha spot, in case you want to take a break from the game.
You can find The 44 in Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, a luxurious hotel that is easily accessible through public transportation or by car.
Location: Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Wish to learn more? Check out their website: www.alhabtoorcity.com.
Catch all the live sports action at Stables and have a blast. This one-of-a-kind sports bar has a unique equestrian theme with horse-related decor, making it stand out from the rest.
Enjoy your game on one of their big screens while sipping crafty cocktails or refreshing beers. They also have a delicious menu with dishes from all around the world. So, whenever the game stress gets too much, order your favourite dish and feel better.
The bar also offers happy hour deals and Ladies’ Nights, making it more budget-friendly. Don’t miss those out!
The best part is that you can easily find Stables in a standalone venue.
Location: White Crown Building, Sheikh Zayed Road
Check their Instagram handle, thestablesdubai, for more updates.
3. 71 Sports Bar
This one’s for all the golfers out there. If you want to watch the latest golf tournaments while enjoying a good meal, 71 Sports Bar is the perfect spot for you. Their big screens show all major golf championships and other sports events as well.
They currently have some fantastic offers going on because of the Rugby World Cup, so make sure you check them out.
Moreover, this sports bar holds interactive nights every few days to keep the buzz alive. From quiz nights to game nights, there’s something for every sports geek here.
Location: Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Al Hebiah 3rd Street – DAMAC Hills – Dubai
Learn more about their new and exciting menu and the vibe by checking out their Instagram account, 71sportsbar.
4. Rodeo Drive
Next on our list of Dubai’s best sports bars is Rodeo Drive. As the name suggests, this sports bar is an American-style bar with screens to catch all the action. Their extensive drinks menu has everything from classic cocktails to premium spirits.
But wait, there’s more! Rodeo Drive also serves delicious pub food that you can enjoy while cheering for your team. They specialize in American classics like burgers, ribs, and wings that are perfect for game nights.
The highlight, however, is the mechanical bull that you can ride during halftime. It’s a fun way to take a break from the game and enjoy some friendly competition with your friends.
Location: White Crown Building, Sheikh Zayed Road
Check out their website www.rodeodrivedubai.com, to stay updated with their events.
Bedrock is one of the best sports bars in Dubai Marina. It features twenty HD screens, an indoor golfing area, and a state-of-the-art darting zone. This sports bar is for everyone – the watchers and the players!
The minimalist interiors and welcoming vibe will make you feel right at home. They also have a great selection of drinks and food to choose from, so you’ll never go thirsty or hungry here!
They have a daily happy hour and Ladies’ Night every Wednesday to keep you entertained on a budget.
Location: Pier 7 Marina Dubai
Want to learn more about what’s on the menu? Head to their website: www.bedrockdxb.ae.
6. Trophy Room
A sports bar should feel airy, lively, and comfortable, and Trophy Room has all of that. This bar features high ceilings, big windows, plenty of natural light, and a cosy atmosphere. There’s seating arrangement enough for 75 sports lovers!
You can catch all major sports events here on their 11 big screens. Plus, they’ve got you covered with different languages for your sports fix. It’s a winner!
Their menu is extensive with British and Merican cuisines, and their drinks selection is absolutely refreshing. So, whether you prefer melt-in-the-mouth pizzas or satisfying burgers, you’ll get it all here.
Location: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Since the seating space is limited, it’s best you reserve your table beforehand. Here’s where you can do that: www.fairmont.com.
7. Long’s Bar
Long’s Bar is one of Dubai’s favourite British sports pubs, and it’s the ultimate spot to catch live sports action. They’ve got a fully stocked bar right in the middle of the action, surrounded by a whopping 20 screens.
The best part? No matter where you’re sitting, you’ve got a clear view of a TV screen, so you won’t miss a single moment of the game.
And if you’re all about those deals, Long’s Bar has one of the most extended and coolest happy hours in Dubai – you can snag a fantastic 30% off selected drinks.
But that’s not all! They’ve got some fantastic specials, too. So, it’s best you check their website to stay updated on what’s happening at Long’s Bar.
Location: Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road
To check out their dress code and operating hours, visit their website: www.rotana.com.
8. Headlines Executive
What’s a sports bar without some jerseys and flags, right? Headlines is the vibe you’re looking for if you want a sports bar with a cosy, homely feel. Their walls are adorned with flags and jerseys worldwide, making it the perfect place to watch your favourite team play.
Plus, the bar offers some finger-licking good Indian dishes at great prices!
If you enjoy music, visit during the evening hours. They also have a rooftop to view Dubai’s majestic skyline and sip on some cold beer.
Location: Ibis Hotel World Trade Centre
Check them out on Facebook @headlinesIbisDWTC
9. The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill
If you’re looking for one of the most welcoming sports bars in Bur Dubai, Huddle is the place to be. This place has a casual yet pleasant vibe, and its menu is exceptionally reasonable. You’ll get burgers, nachos, steaks, sandwiches – basically everything!
Whether you enjoy a game of football or rugby, this sports bar has enough screens for everyone. In fact, there’s one in every direction you look. So you won’t miss any action.
Location: Bur Dubai and Citymax Hotels Al Barsha
Reserve a table by heading to their website: www.citymaxhotels.com.
10. Wavebreaker Beach and Grill
Fancy a beach sports bar? Rush to the Wavebreaker Beach and Grill! This place is calm, beachy, and has a big screen to keep you entertained. You can enjoy both the cool sea breeze and your favourite game here.
The seating arrangement is very comfortable, with cushy sofas surrounded by greenery. This sports bar also serves lip-smacking BBQ along with some signature cocktails. It’s an excellent spot for sundowners or even a chilled-out weekend lunch with friends. You also get aromatic Shisha here.
If you want access to the pool and beach area, you can pay for it. They also have Happy Hour deals that you can check out on their website: www.hilton.com.
Location: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence
If you’re on the hunt for a great local spot to catch all the matches, you have to check out Spike. This sports bar features 16 screens that are installed such that no one misses a moment of their favourite game. And when it comes to grub, they’ve got you covered with a mix of international goodies like burgers, pizza, and curries.
Oh, and here’s a bonus – if you’re into the Ryder Cup, they have a special menu and some sweet deals on select beers from September 29 to October 1.
Even if sports aren’t your thing, you can hang out on the terrace that looks over a lush green gold course! Definitely a sight!
Location: Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road
To know their daily specials, visit their website: www.dubaigolf.com.
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