Sponsored: Al Habtoor City is your ideal destination for deals, banter and plenty of goals
Time Out Dubai staff
Finally, after four long years, the prime month of football madness returns. From Russia giving it their all playing on home soil, to Germany trying to nab the trophy for a second time in a row, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is sure to be a spectacle. And Al Habtoor City doesn’t hold back when it comes to match venues.
Whether you’re after satisfying pub grub at Cook Hall or fancy watching a match in Le Patio’s air-conditioned tent, Al Habtoor City has you covered. You’re going to want to check out these spots for discounts, prizes and a buzzing vibe.
Prolonged happy hours, deals on dishes to whet your appetite and a vibrant footie scene perfect for a bunch of chaps – what more could you want for this amazing season of football?
Spanning two floors, this modern take on a US gastropub is celebrating this World Cup in style, and it’s getting kitted out for the occasion. Cook Hall at The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City is keen on becoming your new regular, and why wouldn’t it be when it boasts ten 55-inch TVs to make sure fans have a quality view of the each goal and tackle. There’s also a whole bunch of activities; including taking on the lads at foosball, seeing who’s the real pro at FIFA on PlayStation and pool tables for post-match entertainment.
Deals, deals, deals (and grub)
Between 4pm and 8pm you can expect 50 percent off all house beverages during happy hour. You’ll need to get your fill with all the cheering going on too, so give in and reward yourself with a slab of 48-hour slow-cooked barbecue ribs, which come with a chilly pint of hops for Dhs130. Cook Hall has a list of signature pub grub dishes to choose from, including foot-long hotdogs, tender chicken wings and a selection of burgers to dig into. Wash it all down and share a bucket of hops for Dhs150 with your favourite bunch of lads.
Everyone’s a winner
Oh no, has the opposing team just knocked one right in the back of the net? We call foul, but it’s bound to happen. When it does, Cook Hall has just the treat to soften the blow. Every time your team concedes, you’ll get ten percent off your food bill. No one’s a loser here.
Nothing quite beats chilling with the lads in a breezy air-conditioned tent, watching the latest match on multiple gigantic screens with shisha and a bucket of ice-cold hops.
What’s in store
Offering a brilliant way to escape the sizzling heat, the courtyard at The St. Regis has transformed its venue into a haven perfect for footie banter. With mighty grub on offer, like mixed grills, falafel wraps and mezze to munch on, along with plenty of shisha flavours to choose, Le Patio is a place for pints, banter and a whole lot of cheering. Oh, and two huge 3.5m-wide screens set up exclusively for The World Cup, giving you the ideal viewing experience from every seat.
Le Patio is also dishing out a selection of prizes for those who think of themselves as football aficionados. Every match, pick who you think will score the first goal. If you’re right, you’ve earned you and your friends a free bucket of hops. Better yet, with every purchase of selected house beverage, you’ll get the chance to win exclusive prizes from the Al Habtoor City venue.
With quality food, foosball tables, drinks and shisha all in one place, Le Patio is your one stop shop for a World Cup to remember.
Price: Free. VIP tables available upon request. Time: Sat-Wed noon-1am; Thu-Fri noon-2am. Place: St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City. For more information or reservations, email email@example.com or call (04 435 5577).