It’s less of a sports bar per se, and more of a sports-themed bar. Like a Hard Rock Café for football, the walls are lined with framed signed shirts and the classier-end memorabilia. If there’s a word for this place, that’s it; classy. And we defy all but the most snobby of guests not to be impressed – with a loose South African/Australian theme dangling over the menu, this is seriously high-end pub end grub. The infamous breakfast menu serves until 4pm (!), at which stage the menu splits in thirds; the snack/starter platters are an inventive (if expensive at Dhs99) accompaniment to any match. Meanwhile a page of burger recipes is so tongue-smacking good (we’re talking upwards of five extra ingredients) that you barely need a third page of pub classics. For gourmet pub grub this is impressive stuff.