Where to watch the Premier League in Dubai

Premier League matches resume, here are the places showing the 2020 games

Where to watch the Premier League in Dubai

The English Premier League will return on Wednesday June 17, after a three-month break.

Two Premier League football matches will be played on the first day back, Aston Villa versus Sheffield United and Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City against Arsenal.

This is a live list of in Dubai venues that will be showing Premier League football on its return.

Once those games have been played, each side will have had 29 fixtures, leaving each side with nine games left to play. The final game before the suspension of the Premier League in March was Aston Villa against Leicester.

The remaining Premier League fixtures have not yet been confirmed. There will be no supporters at any of the games.

Clubs have voted unanimously to resume contact training, following some smaller group sessions that adhered to social distancing measures. Now squads are allowed to tackle.

The Premier League said "strict medical protocols" were in place at all Premier League training grounds.

Players and staff will be tested twice a week. Not all players are going to return yet, with Watford’s Troy Deeney and Chelea's N'Golo Kante both staying away.

The German Bundesliga has already played a handful of supporterless fixtures.

In the Premier League, Liverpool are in the driving seat to win the title, ahead of Manchester City.

Here are all the places showing the Premier League football matches in Dubai.

Barrel 12

Sitting on the main trunk of the Palm, just before the tunnel through to Atlantis, it operates outside of a hotel and has been a hit with residents for years. This sports bar has industrial-style interiors, plenty of big screens for sport, good deals and a menu of pub classics making it a top spot to watch the match.
Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah (04 552 4000).

BFF Gastro Bar & Lounge

Hops fans will find much to like here, with an intriguing menu of 21 hops-based mixed drinks. Apart from the drinks there’s a wide-ranging food menu offering bar classics, big screens, pool tables, dart boards, table football and more ways to amuse yourself during half time of the Premier League matches.
Open daily 2pm-10.30pm. Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, Jebel Ali (052 177 7541).

Black Tap

This popular burger joint is screening the Premier League football at its JBR branch. With a buzzing, friendly vibe and some stellar, great-value all-American grub, you can’t go wrong here when watching the Premiere League.
Open noon-12.30pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 399 9076).

Bridgewater Tavern

If you’re looking for a relaxed sports bar, with some decent grub and a strong happy hour, you can’t go far wrong here. This spot in Business Bay is one of our favourite sports bars and has a load of massive screens and an all-day happy hour with drinks starting from Dhs35. The compact food menu of burgers, sandwiches and snacks isn’t bank-breaking either, with most of the plates coming in at between Dhs60 and Dhs100.
Open Sun-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 1pm-11pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Fibber Magee’s

Remember when match days meant getting up early on Saturday, meeting your pals for a full English before heading to your local for drinks before kick-off? Well, for us, Fibber Magee’s comes as close to recapturing that traditional charm as anywhere else in the city. Opening at 8am every day, you’ll find a menu bursting with fry-ups, plenty of the black stuff on draught and that lively, comforting atmosphere from home. Screens are dotted around the pub, although if you’re expected to be able to enjoy the match in a quiet setting look elsewhere – Fibbers seems to be a perennial home to a lively, Irish atmosphere.
Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).

Garden on 8

With loads of screens (and one huge one) dotted around the terrace area, and tonnes of drinks promos, events and more, you needn’t look further. It attracts a strong British crowd, with many expat football fans gathering to roar on their teams. The food menu offers all the usual, yet top standard, pub fare – think burgers, pizzas and some of the best chips about.
Open Sun-Wed noon-midnight; Thu-Sat noon-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Goodfellas

The fan pub for The Dubai Reds – the official home of Liverpool FC fans in Dubai – this Barsha Heights bar has plenty of screens lining its narrow walls, some free-to-play pool tables and loads of memorabilia from heroes of a bygone era.
Open daily noon-10.30pm. Ramee Rose Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 450 0111).

JB's Gastropub

This JBR gastropub is an ideal place to pull up a stool by the bar, or at one of the high barrels, and watch the Premier League in Dubai. Being a gastropub, it’s certainly worth trying the food, and we recommend the burger or fish and chips.
Open daily noon-10pm. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3084).

Lock, Stock & Barrel

You can catch all the Premier League action in both branches of this phenomenally popular bar. You can also enjoy all the Premier League matches here in Dubai with a main course and select house pint for a pocket-friendly Dhs90.
Open daily 4pm-10pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 392 7120). Open daily 2pm-10pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195).

McGettigan’s JBR

Watch the Premier League matches from the JBR branch of this top quality Irish haunt. Not only is it smoke-free throughout, but every weekend you’ll be able to get a hearty Irish breakfast with three house beverages for Dhs129.
Open daily noon-10pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2580).

McGettigan’s JLT

Irish pubs make cracking sports bars, and this JLT one is no different. The big space – inside and out – never fails to draw in the crowds, and with 30 different screens dotted around it’s hard to see why. Throw in a daily burger and pint deal for Dhs99 and you’ve got a top combination for watching the Premier League in Dubai.
Open Sun-Thu noon-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT (04 356 0470).

Nezesaussi Grill

This antipodean bar in Manzil Downtown is a cracking place to catch all the Premier League action. It’s dark, it’s cosy, it has some whopping great screens and a tonne of personal tellies on your table for your preferred match. There’s also a similar branch in Dubai Marina, should you be in that part of town.
Daily 11am-10pm. Manzil Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Offside

This sports bar in JBR offers up tonnes of screens and more to get you off your seat this season. 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 and eight other big screens around the bar.
Open daily noon-10.30pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (04 814 5599).

Spike Bar

With 16 screens dotted around the bar plus an extra-large three-metre screen showing live footage of sporting events from around the world and a sprawling, this is a lovely little spot at Emirates Golf Club to watch the Premier League in Dubai.
Open Sun-Thu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 417 9842).

The Irish Village

A favourite among sports-lovers in Dubai, this popular Irish pub is a cracking place to watch the match. A worthy multiple award-winner of Time Out Dubai’s Pub of the Year accolade, and perfectly entitled to being called something of a Dubai institution having operated at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium for more than 20 years. Plus, during the Premier League matches you can get four pints of select hops, plus a starter (think calamari, chopped sausages or chicken wings) and a free gift for Dhs135. 
Open daily 11am-1am. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

The Irish Village Studio City

The third branch of The Irish Village stands up to the reputation the original one set, thanks to an enormous outdoor screen, price points and value for money, along with its hugely popular terrace boasting plenty of space and top views. That meal and hops deal from Garhoud is on offer here, too. 
Open Sat-Wed noon-1am, Thu-Fri noon-2am. Studio One, Dubai Studio City, theirishvillage.com (04 241 8444).

The Red Lion

The current Red Lion is the remodelling of one of Dubai’s oldest pubs. It may be newer now, but the vibe remains the same, and it’s still a top place to watch the Premier League thanks to loads of screens throughout. You may want to avoid this place if you’re a Liverpool sympathiser, since this is home to the other reds – Manchester United (don’t get those two mixed up, whatever you do).
Open daily noon-10pm. Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 0000).

The Rose & Crown

The traditional pub boasts eight large screens, including a projector, for the big matches – including the football. The popular pub also has some cracking offers for all you footy fans including a weekend roast every Friday, Saturday and Sunday where you can either one British roast for Dhs90 or get two roasts with a bottle of grape for Dhs250.
Open daily 11am-11pm. The Atrium at Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 0022).

The Underground

There are more than 20 screens around this English tube-themed bar, with a large projector, a few big TVs, countless smaller screens positioned to give you a view of the Premier League action from every conceivable angle, and some top British pub fare, too.
Open daily noon-11pm. Al Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, JBR (04 399 5000).

Trophy Room

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 Premier League action, rather than just watch it.
Open daily noon-10pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

WXYZ at Aloft Me’aisam

With plenty of big deals including pints and grape at an affordable price and bar bites to tuck into, the WXYZ at Aloft Me’aisam is a top spot to watch all the matches. In fact, it will be screening each match on its giant outdoor screen, with selected beverages from Dhs25 and a special deal for a dish and a selected beverages for Dhs59.
Open daily noon-11pm. Dubai Production City (04 248 7070).

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