Dubai Media City hotel launches sports fan zone

Watch live sports in new Grand Garden M’City at Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City

Dubai Media City hotel launches sports fan zone
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Looking for somewhere new to watch live sport this summer? In an unexpected move, Dubai Media City’s Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City has launched a brand-new venue for sport fans.

Dedicated exclusively to showing a variety of sporting action, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and Formula One, the hotel has transformed its ballroom into what it’s now calling the Grand Garden M’City – and it’s themed exactly as the name suggests.

Carpeted with fake turf and filled with (socially distanced) picnic benches, the indoor garden promises a “safe, vibrant fan zone” with a stadium-style feel, and the capacity for up to 120 guests – all while adhering to health and safety guidance from the authorities.

Huge screens will show live sports, while a menu of stadium-inspired dishes includes pizza, nachos, burgers, stuffed jalapeño poppers, bangers and mash, and chicken wings.

The daily happy hour, however, is far more literal than most – running only from 9pm to 10pm – but applies to draught hops, grape beverages and short measures. Not quite as compelling as the Dhs13 drinks at Twenty Three bar, just upstairs (more on that right here) – but given the fan zone opens at 8pm, you could have the makings of a great night out without setting foot outside the hotel.

A raft of health and safety protocols will be in place at all times, including temperature scans on arrival, hand sanitiser available throughout the venue, digital menus and a distance of two metres between tables. Gloves and masks are also available to guests at reception.

For something new on your next game night, this looks well worth checking out.

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Open daily 8pm-2am. Until August 31. Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City, Dubai Media City (054 793 1423).

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