You’ve been served: Where to watch Wimbledon 2019

Here are all the top spots and the best deals across the city

You’ve been served: Where to watch Wimbledon 2019

From Monday July 1 until Sunday July 14, tennis fever will be taking Dubai by storm as the 133rd edition of Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, will be taking to our screens.

For those who love the sport, we serve up the most ace places in the city for you to cause a racket and catch the games. You might not be able to enjoy strawberries and cream in your Centre Court seat, but these spots are just as smashing. Game, set, match!

garden on 8

This sprawling bar and rooftop terrace has added its own twist to the traditional British summertime snack of strawberries and cream. During Wimbledon you can get a white chocolate base filled with cream and fresh strawberries for Dhs39. Wash them down with two pints for Dhs99, and there’s also a platter with pub grub favourites if you’re still hungry. With a happy hour that takes place daily from 4pm until 8pm with a two-for-one deal on selected drinks, plenty of TVs, strong pub grub and an air-conditioned tent for the summer, this is a top spot to watch Wimbledon. 
Open noon-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Offside
Fancy catching the match on the biggest indoor screen in Dubai Marina and JBR? Offside, which recently replaced the much-loved Girders Garden, offers up what appears to be the complete sports bar experience. Of course, you’ll get a whole bunch of pub grub, but there’s also a whopping-great, 200-inch screen dominating one side of the venue. There are also eight other big screens around the bar, showing pretty much every single bit of live sport going, including Wimbledon.
Open daily 4pm-3am. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (04 814 5599).

Reform Social & Grill
A bona fide family-friendly Dubai institution, Reform Social & Grill is that rare thing – a community pub. During every match throughout Wimbledon it has a two-for-one offer on a British summer drink, as well as select pints for Dhs35.
Open daily 8am-midnight. The Lakes, Emirates Living (04 454 2638).

Social Company
Located in the quirky Zabeel House by Jumeirah hotel, Social Company has rolled out some quintessentially English deals to coincide with Wimbledon. Get a pitcher of a British summer drink with either strawberries and cream for Dhs129 or with a Wimbledon-themed afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and scones for Dhs165.
Open Sun-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat 10am-2am. Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens (04 519 1111).

The Lion by Nick & Scott
This popular gastropub in The H Dubai is bring Wimbledon to Sheikh Zayed Road this summer. Get a barrel of the popular British summer drink for Dhs99 which serves up about five drinks. There’s also a weekday happy hour from 5pm until 8pm with drinks coming in at Dhs30. For any of the matches that fall on a Tuesday, punters can enjoy the ‘His & Hers’ night. There’s also going to be bar snacks available at discounted prices, pub grub specials and weekend food and drink deals.
Open Sun-Thu 8am-3am, Fri-Sat 11am-3pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

The Rose & Crown
If you’re looking for British pub staples – Sunday roasts, pints and big tellies – then you’re in luck if you visit The Rose & Crown at The Atrium. The traditional pub also boasts a pool table, a dartboard, Jenga and large screens for the big matches – including the tennis championship. Watch the matches from squashy leather sofas or high bar stools for groups. There’s also a daily happy hour from 5pm until 8pm and a weekend roast – get two British roasts with either a bottle of grape or a bucket of hops for Dhs250.
Open daily 11am-2am. The Atrium at Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 0022).

Trophy Room
Grab a leather booth and order up a curry and pint while enjoying Wimbledon at this swish Sheikh Zayed Road sports bar. As sports bars go, the gold-trimmed space is up there with the better half of Dubai’s. The space is inviting, with plenty of screens beaming out plenty of (varied) sports and to top it off there’s a well-stocked board games corner - perfect for your mates who prefer to live the action, rather than just watch it.
Open daily noon-2am. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 526 0773).

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