Where to party after the sun sets on the Sevens Stadium
Time Out staff
We all know the Dubai Rugby Sevens is one of the biggest parties in the Emirate’s sporting and social calendar.
Now in its 45th year the 7s attracts rugby enthusiasts and serious party folk from all over the world.
The party lasts all day with refreshments available at the Rugby Village. The evenings are likely to be busy with ‘Rugby Rock’ concerts from The Boxtones on Friday night and The Daytrippers getting the merry crowd dancing on Saturday.
Dubai Rugby Sevens after parties are just as lively and popular as the stadium itself.
Check out our pick of the best Dubai Rugby Sevens 2014 after-parties. The Irish Village: For many return visitors the Irish Village is an inseparable part of the Rugby Sevens in Dubai. Shuttle buses leave the stadium every 20 minutes from noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday and there is music from the MapleJacks and DJ Marky Mark both days. Expect to see drink promotions and plenty of rugby kits here. Call 04 239 5000 for more information. Barasti: Like The Irish Village this beach bar is a Dubai Rugby Sevens institution. Whether they’re winners or losers you will find 1housands of rugby players, fans and casual observers congregating on the sand for one of the liveliest parties in Dubai this weekend. Regular shuttle buses will be transporting revellers direct from the stadium from noon on Friday and Saturday. Call 04 399 3333 for more information.
Bidi Bondi: An Aussie favourite all year round this Palm Jumeirah spot becomes all the more popular on Rugby Sevens weekend. Getting there couldn’t be easier – it is one of the stop-offs for Rugby Sevens shuttle buses – so if you fancy a night with Australian rugby fans this is our top pick of where to head. Call 04 427 0515 for more information.
UBK: Fast becoming one of Dubai’s busiest and most talked about nightspots UBK is promising big things for Rugby Sevens weekend. Brilliant breakfast promos before, shuttle buses, DJ, live music and early opening and late dining hours make this a top spot for JLT residents. Call 04 438 0000 for more information. Double Decker: If you’ve never visited the British transport-themed pub in the Murooj Rotana then this weekend (or during major football matches) is the time to do it. Busy, unpretentious and just a short bus ride from the Rugby Sevens stadium this will be a popular haunt for fans of all teams. Call 04 321 1111 for more information. Level 41: OK, this one’s a bit leftfield but it will be a massive party and there are free shuttle buses taking folk from the Sevens Stadium directly to Media City so for techno-loving rugby fans consider this prime choice. Berlin-born DJ Ben Klock will be behind the decks at the Media One Hotel’s hip nightlife venue. Call 050 359 9798 for more information.
Girders: Not to be left out JBR is another Dubai neighbourhood lucky enough to have regular shuttle buses direct from the Sevens stadium. The Time Out award-nominated pub has good grub, outdoor terrace and regular drink deals and promos. What more do you want? Call 04 814 5590 for more information.