Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in Dubai

A complete rundown of the deals at Dubai's best sports bars

Old Dubai

Al Areesh Club
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Happy hour on selected beverages.
Number of screens: Three small TVs and one big screen.
Al Areesh Club, DFC Al Badia (04 232 6146).

Biggles Pub
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Buy a pint of selected hops for the chance to win a rugby top, limited edition glass or pint. There will be a Rugby World Cup special menu as well. Book for a group of eight and get 15 percent off the food bill.
Number of screens: Seventeen.
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai (04 702 8833 / 04 702 8888).

Casa de Tapas
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Game cards will be issued to win prizes (only one game card per person and game). Guests can guess the try scorer and final result to win the following vouchers: first try scorer – Dhs100 voucher; first try scorer and final result – Dhs200 voucher; all try scorers and final result – Dhs300 voucher. Also, spend more than Dhs100 to be entered into a draw to win free dinner at Casa de Tapas.
Tapas deals:
Three tapas for Dhs75, six for Dhs130 and nine for Dhs175.
Beverage deals: During games, a pitcher of Spanish mixed beverage will cost Dhs110.
Other promotions: On your fifth visit to watch the Rugby World Cup at the venue, spend more than Dhs500 and receive a free Casa de Tapas Rugby World Cup T-shirt.
Number of screens: Fourteen screens, including one large projection screen.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.casadetapas.ae, reservations@casadetapas.ae (04 416 1800).

Champions
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Popular for the number of big screens and flatscreen TVs broadcasting year-round sporting events, including the Rugby World Cup.
JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira, www.jwmarriottdubai.com (04 607 7977).

Concourses A and B, Dubai International Airport
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Hops brand merchandise to be won, plus a chance to win a trip to the rugby sevens in Cape Town, South Africa. There will also be combo deals for hops buckets and food.
Number of screens: Six to eight.
Concourses A and B, Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport, Garhoud, www.dubaiairports.ae (04 224 5555).

Dubliner’s
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Happy hour from Saturday to Wednesday, 5pm to 8pm, with 20 percent off selected beverages. One customer will win a trip to Dublin including flights, a hotel stay and spending money. You'll get one coupon for every Dhs50 spent on food and drink throughout the tournament.
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud, www.dubliners-dubai.com (04 702 2455).

Jacks Bar & Grill, Concourse A, Dubai International Airport
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Hops brand merchandise to be won in the lounges, plus a chance to win a trip to the rugby sevens in Cape Town, South Africa. Combo deals for hops buckets and food.
Number of screens:
Six to eight.
Concourse A, Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport, Garhoud, www.dubaiairports.ae (04 224 5555).

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La Fabrique
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Daily happy hour from 4pm to 8pm.
Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre, Port Saeed Road, www.pullmanhotels.com (04 294 1222).

Lucien Belgian Café
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Hops bucket promotion, discounts on food and selected beverages from 5pm.
Number of screens: Four large projector screens and six large LCDs.
Al Mankhool Road, Ramada Hotel Bur Dubai, Bur Dubai, Dubai, www.ramadadubai.com (04 351 9999).

Mistakes Sports Bar

Rugby World Cup promotions:
Hops bucket: five bottles for Dhs99, or Mexican-brand hops bucket for Dhs149. Daily happy hour from 7pm to 10pm. Tapas from Dhs25.
Number of screens: One 50-inch screen, six 42-inch TVs.
Hues Boutique Hotel, Deira Corniche, www.huesboutiquehotel.com, mistakes@huesboutiquehotel.com (04 603 4810).

Rock Bottom Café (Bur Dubai)
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Usual happy hour deals.
Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai, www.rameehotels.com (04 396 3888).

The Docks Pub
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Happy hour from 5pm to 7pm – buy one get one free on all standard beverages. If your team is playing and you’re wearing the team’s shirt, you will receive one free beverage.
Number of screens: Two jumbo screens and one giant screen.
Ramada Jumeirah Hotel, Al Mina Road, Satwa (04 702 7000).

The Irish Village
Rugby World Cup promotions:
A big screen will be set up at the tennis stadium, where food and beverages will be available.
31a Street, Garhoud, www.theirishvillage.com (04 282 4750).

The Retreat Bar, Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Terrace with 60-inch screen and cooling units. Sharing platters for Dhs195, and buckets of six bottles of hops for Dhs109.
Number of screens: Five screens: Two 60-inch screens, three 42-inch screens.
The Retreat Premier Inn Hotel, Dubai International Airport, 52B Street, opposite Terminal 3 (04 260 4000).

Yesterday Pub & Restaurant

Rugby World Cup promotions:

Hop buckets for Dhs150, mixed beverages for Dhs30. Happy hour from noon to 8pm featuring a selection of beverages. Special seafood menu including seafood soup, seafood pizza, prawn cocktail and grilled jumbo prawns.
Number of screens: Six 47-inch TVs, three big screens, one private area for match viewing.
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 316 9726).

Downtown, Business Bay and Sheikh Zayed Road

Bridges Sports Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Bucket deals, raffles and various other promotions.
Number of screens: Ten large TV screens and one big screen.
Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 5555).

Cabana
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Games will be shown in the venue's private poolside cabanas. Private cabanas can accommodate four people, with TV, sound system, mini bar, refreshments and pool access for Dhs500.
Number of TV screens: One screen per cabana. Total of eight private cabanas.
The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, cabana@theaddress.com, www.theaddress.com (04 438 8640).

Charlie’s Pub & Restaurant
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Themed food, Facebook competitions and prizes.
Number of TV screens: Five screens: one giant screen and four big screens.
Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (04 316 9726).

CLAW

Rugby World Cup promotions:
CLAW’s newest spot, its private gaming den The Barn, will be opening its doors for rugby fans. Guests wearing their national rugby team shirt will receive a free short every time their team scores a try. During games, a bucket of hops will cost Dhs99. There will also be a special Rugby World Cup food menu, featuring loaded potato skins, onion rings, fried chicken strips, grilled jumbo shrimp skewers, buffalo chicken wings and grilled chicken skewers.
Number of screens: Fifteen TV screens in The Barn.
Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, www.clawbbq.com (04 432 2300).

Double Decker Pub

Rugby World Cup promotions:
Usual promotions.
Number of TV screens: One big screen in the main bar, and an outdoor screen when the venue is busy.
Al Murooj Rotana, Al Safa Street, www.rotana.com (04 321 1111).

Fibber Magee’s
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm, Dhs26 to Dhs28 for pints of hops. Pint and bite deal for Dhs50.
Saeed Tower 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.fibbersdubai.com (04 332 2400).

La Porte des Indes
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Live streaming on big screens, plus a canapés and hops bucket package for Dhs225.
Number of screens: Three big screens.
The Address Dubai Mall, www.laportedesindes.ae (04 438 8610).

McGettigan’s DWTC
Special plans for RWC?
VIP Rugby Fanzones that will be available for hire, with private screens and dedicated service.
Rugby World Cup promotions: Pie and pint deal for Dhs79. Interactive competitions throughout the tournament.
Number of screens: More than 20 HD screens in addition to two giant screens.
Next to Dubai World Trade Centre Arena, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.mcgettigans.com (04 378 0800).

Nezesaussi

Rugby World Cup promotions:
Competition on selected beverages to win an all-inclusive dinner for ten guests during Rugby World Cup finals in Nezesaussi (food and beverage included in the prize).
Number of screens: Nineteen screens: three 50-inch screens, 12 42-inch screens and four 60-inch screens.
Manzil Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, dine@vida-hotels.com (04 428 5888).

Original Wings & Rings
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Special food deals and drinks promotions. Hops bucket deals for Dhs119, appetiser platters for Dhs79.
Number of screens: Three huge HD projectors and 17 TV screens.
Liberty House, DIFC, www.buffalowingsandrings.ae (04 359 6900).

The Eloquent Elephant
Rugby World Cup promotions:
The British gastropub will be dedicated to sport throughout the Rugby World Cup. A bucket of hops, jug of mixed beverage or a bottle of house grape will be available for Dhs150. Also, get a curry and a pint or a burger and a pint for Dhs99. A prize draw will take place during every game, with the grand prize draw on the day of the final.
Number of TV screens: Two 72-inch projector screens.
Taj Dubai, Executive Towers, Business Bay, eloquentelephant.dubai@tajhotels.com (04 438 3131).

Jumeirah & Umm Suqeim

Barasti Beach Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Games will be shown on a big screen in the Barasti Summer tent.
Number of screens: One giant screen.
Lé Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.barastibeach.com (04 399 3333).

D&A (previously Dhow and Anchor)
Rugby World Cup promotions:
A competition will be held until September 20 to win two tickets and flights to London to watch the Rugby World Cup. Fans will receive a card to collect stamps, with one stamp earned for every pint of selected Dutch hops bought. Once the card has four stamps, fans can complete their details and drop their entry in the box at the venue for a chance to win. Dhs99
for a burger and a pint of selected hops.
Number of screens: One big screen and three TVs.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, JRGReservations@jumeirah.com (04 406 8999).

Loca Restaurant & Bar

Rugby World Cup promotions:
A promotion in conjunction with well-known hops brand.
Number of screens:
Eight 42-inch screens, plus one projector.
Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah, www.locauae.com (04 346 1111).

Perry & Blackwelder’s
Rugby World Cup promotions:
A competition will be held until September 20 to win two tickets and flights to London to watch the Rugby World Cup. Fans will receive a card to collect stamps, with one stamp earned for every pint of selected Dutch hops bought. Once the card has four stamps, fans can complete their details and drop their entry in the box at the venue for a chance to win. Beverage promotions also available.
Number of screens: Ten.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, JRGReservations@jumeirah.com (04 366 8888).

New Dubai

Biber Lounge
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Four bottles of hops and four mini burgers during any live match for Dhs200 per person (can be bought for one person or two people sharing). Terms and conditions apply. If your rugby team wins, get one free house beverage each for three people. Only valid during live Rugby World Cup matches.
Number of screens: Four widescreen TVs.
Rixos The Palm Dubai, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, www.thepalmdubai.rixos.com (04 457 5454).

BidiBondi
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Buy a pint of selected hops and receive a coin or an entry card. You can then enter the draw and stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to the rugby sevens, or collect the coins to purchase merchandise from the clubhouse.
Number of screens: Sixteen: one video wall, six 44-inch screens, seven 42-inch screens, two large screens and an outdoor screen.
Clubhouse Al Manhal, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, www.facebook.com/bidibondi.palmshoreline (04 427 0515).

Blends Sports Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Competitions with prizes. Pub food and special promotions on beverages.
Number of screens: Eighteen: one giant screen, three large TVs, and 14 other TVs.
The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, www.theaddress.com (04 4367777).

C.Mondo
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Buckets of six bottles of hops for Dhs190 and 12 percent discount of bar snacks and draught hops during games.
Number of screens: One 110-inch projector screen.
Centro Barsha by Rotana, Al Barsha, fb.centrobarsha@rotana.com (04 704 0045).

Crown & Lion
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Usual promotions such as happy hour from 6pm to 8pm, bucket of five bottles of hops for Dhs120. During matches, pint of the month for Dhs35.
Number of screens: Eight screens: one 75-inch screens, six 65-inch screens and one 58-inch screen, all HD,
Byblos Hotel, TECOM, www.bybloshoteldubai.com (04 448 8000).

Emirates Golf Club

Special plans for RWC?
Rugby Central is a dedicated fan zone, open for the duration of the Rugby World Cup and showing all matches live.
Rugby World Cup promotions: Entry to Rugby Central is free. Upon entry, guests can choose to purchase the Fan Package for Dhs80, which includes two beverage vouchers, one snack voucher and a Rugby World Cup t-shirt). A variety of brunch buffet and table packages will be available throughout the tournament, including the Saturday Brunch Buffet (Dhs2,890, unlimited food and 40 beverage vouchers for hops, grape and house beverages, for ten people, 11.30am-3.30pm). Table packages are also available for all matches. There will also be competitions to test your rugby skills and win prizes, including a passing game, conversion challenge and drop goal contest.
Number of screens: Twenty-one wall-mounted TVs and two large screens.
Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, rugbycentral@dubaigolf.com, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9999).

Frevo

Rugby World Cup promotions:
Frevo has plenty of screens plus a variety of food and beverages. There are eight types of hops from six countries (Germany, USA, Holland, Italy, Spain and Mexico) to go along with a food menu featuring Latin American jalapeno poppers, savoury provolone cheese, tostada, tacos, buffalo wings, meat balls, beef sliders, potato wedges and calamari.
Number of screens: Three 52-inch LED screens and one big 2.5 sq m screen.
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.fairmont.com/palm (04 457 3457).

Girders and Girders Garden

Rugby World Cup promotions:
Competition to win tickets for two to watch the Rugby World Cup final in London, inclusive of flights and hotel accommodation. Second prize is two pairs of tickets to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, while there will be weekly prizes of Dhs500 drinks vouchers, Girders hoodies and a rugby shirt signed by England player Mike Brown. The promotion will continue through to the Dubai Rugby Sevens in December, and to enter guests will need to buy one of the selected beverages.
Number of screens:
Girders: one large screen and six regular TVs. Girders Garden: one large outdoor LED screen, three regular TVs.
JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5590).

ICON Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Usual promotions.
Number of screens: Eight.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Madison Sports Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Food and beverage deals. Bucket of five bottles of house hops for Dhs100. Burger and one house hops beverage for Dhs49.
Number of screens: Three screens and one big projector.
Ibis Dubai Al Barsha, near Sharaf DG Metro Station, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 399 6699).

McGettigan’s JLT

Special plans for RWC?
McGettigan’s JLT’s new live music and comedy venue will be transformed into ‘The Baggot Stadium’ just for the tournament. The air-conditioned summer garden will feature fanzones and extra bars.
Rugby World Cup promotions: Pie and pint deal for Dhs79, and interactive competitions.
Number of screens: More than 20 HD screens in addition to two giant screens.
Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, JLT, www.mcgettigans.com (04 378 0800).

Nell Gwynne
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Daily happy hour from 5pm to 8pm with draught hops and house beverages for Dhs28, house grape for Dhs30. Bucket deals with five bottles of hops for Dhs120 during games.
Number of screens: Six.
Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, www.bybloshospitality.com (04 448 8222).

Nelson’s
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Daily happy hour from noon to 8pm. Dhs33 for selected hops.
Media Rotana, TECOM, www.rotana.com (04 435 0000).

Reform Social & Grill
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Pub grub-style food and deals on selected hops.
Number of screens: Two screens: one 2x3m screen inside and one 3x6m outside.
The Lakes, Emirates Hills, www.reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).

Rock Bottom Café (TECOM)
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Usual promotions.
Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM, www.rameehotels.com (04 450 0111).

Rosso at Amwaj Rotana
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Special menu, drinks promotions and competition.
Number of screens: Four large screens.
Amwaj Rotana Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence, www.rotana.com/amwajrotana (04 428 2000).

Studio One
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Bar snacks from the continents of the teams taking part, plus drink deals and competitions.
Number of screens: One giant TV and four small TVs.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR, fb.jumeirahreservations@hilton.com (04 318 2319).

The Rugby Live Lounge (The Address Montgomerie)
Special plans for RWC?
A marquee will be set up at pool lounge Aquaviva. There will be a Q&A with rugby legends, plus a competition to win tickets to the Rugby World Cup semi-final at Twickenham.
Rugby World Cup promotions: VIP tables, bucket deals and a ‘guess the first try scorer’ competition.
Number of screens:
Seven: one jumbo screen, three 60-inch plasma screens and three 42-inch screens.
The Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills, montgomerie@theaddress.com, www.theaddress.com (04 390 5600).

The Underground Pub

Rugby World Cup promotions:
Beverage promotions from the sponsors of the competition and daily food deals. There will also be a daily happy hour from 4pm to 8pm.
Number of screens: One giant screen, one big screen and 14 small screens.
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

Vantage Lounge
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Buckets of hops for Dhs150, house beverages during games for Dhs25, burger and hops combo for Dhs99. Enter your name to win a private barbecue party in the Gazebo on the 24th floor for ten people. The party will include a barbecue for two hours, unlimited house beverages for three hours, background music, and pick-up and drop-off limousine service. Also, during the Rugby World Cup, tweet a picture from Vantage with you and your friends watching a game to be in with a chance of winning food and beverage credit worth Dhs150. There will also be a competition to predict the outcome of the live games; all correct answers will be put into a draw, and the winner will receive a free round of drinks.
Number of screens: Three 55-inch TVs and one 95-inch drop-down screen inside, plus one 105-inch projector screen on the terrace
Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2356).

Voda Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Themed food and bar menu. Happy hour deals with reduced prices for hops and snacks.
Number of screens: One large projector screen will cover the entire wall behind the bar.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com/jumeirahzabeelsaray (04 453 0444).

Wavebreaker
Special plans for RWC?
An outdoor rugby lounge, with bar snacks from all the continents of the teams competing.
Rugby World Cup promotions: Buy a selected brand of hops and receive Dhs200 credit, bucket of hops for Dhs169, British summer mixed beverage jug for Dhs165.
Number of screens: Eight 40-inch TVs and a giant 130-inch projector screen.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR, fb.jumeirahreservations@hilton.com (04 318 2319).

West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge

Rugby World Cup promotions:
Happy hour from noon-9pm and the chance for customers to win two tickets to the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens.
Number of screens: A giant concave screen stretching from floor to ceiling and TVs around the venue.
Open daily noon-3am. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, www.movenpick.com (04 449 8888).

YOTS Sports Lounge
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Themed food such as freshly-prepared mini sliders inspired by the cuisine of the countries playing. Mini sliders cost Dhs75, with one pint of hops.
Number of screens: Five 40-inch screens and a big screen.
Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Marina, info@dubaimarinayachtclub.com (04 362 7900).

Further afield

Kickers Sports Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Special Rugby World Cup menu and drinks promotion.
Number of screens: Ten TV screens, two big screens and one giant screen outside.
Near Fit Republik, behind ICC Head Office, Dubai Sports City www.kickerssportsbar.ae (04 448 1001).

Maison Mathis
Rugby World Cup promotions:
A happy hour and burger promotion.
Number of screens: One big and two small screens.
Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, bonjour@mm-argc.com (04 450 1313).

Qube Sports Bar
Rugby World Cup promotions:
The food menu will be themed around the teams playing in the Rugby World Cup, and access to the pool tables, shuffle boards and darts will be complimentary. During Rugby World Cup games, a special hops deal will be offered.
Number of screens: Sixteen screens and four projectors scattered around the venue.
Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydanhotels.com (04 381 3780).

The Retreat Bar, Premier Inn Dubai Investments Park
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Food and beverage offers including sharing platter and six bottles of hops for Dhs195 or a bucket of five hops for Dhs140.
Number of screens: Four screens, including a 55-inch screen and projector.
Premier Inn Dubai Investments Park, Green Community (04 885 1899).

The Retreat Bar, Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis
Rugby World Cup promotions:
Normal service, including happy hour from 3pm to 7pm.
Number of screens: One 50-inch TV and six 42-inch screens.
Premier Inn Hotel Dubai Silicon Oasis, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (04 336 3084).

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