Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! With the Carolina Panthers vs Denver Bronchos game kicking off at the Levi's Stadium in San Francisco at 3.30pm for the 50th edition.
However, here in the UAE it will be 3.30am on a Monday by the time the live action plays. If watching a bunch of men toss a ball around is not your idea of fun, you should at least be tuning in to see Coldplay’s performance featuring Beyonce during the half time show.
So here are some places to go in Dubai that will be so buzzing you won’t have to prop your eyelids up with matchsticks just to stay awake, and if you really can’t face the thought of watching it live, here are some suggestions for seeing it after the action has unfolded.
urban bar & kitchen (ubk)
The restaurant will be hosting guests in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, showing the American football action on multiple screens and in private booth areas. In true US style there will be a themed menu serving up nachos, chicken wings, burgers and a variety of drink specials.
Grab bites from Dhs20 and hops from Dhs25.
urban bar & kitchen - ubk, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A (04 438 0000)
Perry & Blackwelder's
P&B’s will serve a breakfast menu including chicken and waffles along with unlimited coffee to keep fans awake throughout the live four-hour spectacle. For those who can’t keep their peepers open, the evening showing will serve up a wide selection of hops.
P&B, Souk Madinat (04 432 3232)
Catch the game live on one or all of fifteen large screens or check it out later from 8pm. If you do rise in the early hours to watch along with the American audience, you can enjoy comfort food such as Waffle Mash, Game Day Chilli and Breakfast Quesadillas. In the lead-up to the NFL game special news reports will be available to follow and when it's all over movie Coach Carter will be screened to help you with the American football come-down.
Claw, Souk Al Bahar (04 432 2300)
Go if only to enjoy the Super Bowl Sharing Platter of Buffalo & JD Chicken Wings, peppered squid, corn bread, mini sliders, sweetcorn and shrimp spring rolls. Drinks and food packages vary from Dhs150-300 per person to Dhs1,200 for a group of 6-8 people.
Crab Tavern, Media One Hotel, Media City (04 420 7489)
Original Wings and Rings
Pay a flat price of Dhs150 per person at this place which specialises in wings and burgers, and you can enjoy a main course and soft drink in front of the action. Otherwise beverages will be served until 4am and then from 7am until the game is over.
Original Wings and Rings, Level C, Liberty House, DIFC (04 359 6900)